While our planet has been harmed by humans corn hundreds of years, recently copious amounts of research have been done to prove that our planet isn’t deteriorating at a rate faster than anyone thought possible, so it is only common that certain individuals decide to take action for themselves, enter the “Zero Waste Lifestyle”. For those who may not know, a zero, or low waste, lifestyle is when a person makes a commitment to produce as little waste as possible, reducing their carbon footprint and pollution path in their lifetime.
While a lifestyle change such as this may seem unreachable, thousands of Americans are, in fact, reaching it. So much so that they’re documenting their journeys with a glass mason jar that holds all of their trash (yes all of it). They achieve their goals by purchasing gifts fresh produce and grains, “old fashion” packaging such as burlap sacks, never buying non-recyclable materials, shopping for their wardrobes from thrift stores and sustainable brands, and over all making the conscious decisions to reduce their waste.
This lifestyle is intimidating, but it is not unattainable. Imagine a life where all your trash is in a regular sized mason jar instead of our land fills, rivers, and oceans? Imagine if every human only produced a few pieces of trash per year? It starts with you.