Tips to Begin a Zero Waste Lifestyle


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A Beginners Guide to a Zero Waste Lifestyle

Beginning a zero waste lifestyle doesn’t have to be a lot of work. People all over the world are taking action and many are discovering throughout the process, that with some planning, it can be very simple! There are many sources online to support you throughout the Zero Waste Challenge in Waterloo Region.

Below are some great online guides that individuals, like yourself, have successfully implemented!
Matt Prindle – 5 Rules for a Zero Waste Lifestyle
Going Zero Waste – Top 10 To Get Started
Matt Prindle – Top 10 Tips for Going Zero Waste

In addition, here is a video of Rob Greenfield giving some great tips on how to live the zero waste lifestyle:


And when it doubt! Just remember…


Refuse and instead purchase items that can be borrowed, rented, and repaired.

Reduce waste by saying no to excessive packaging (i.e. gift wrap).

Reuse by passing items along to others who may need them (i.e. donating).

Recycle items to save their value (i.e. batteries).

Rot the rest (i.e. composting)

Photo Credit: Devin Bettencourt

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