The Be Zero Organisation Guides a Waste-Free Movement .
It’s always inspiring to find individuals, groups and communities that are pioneering for positive change amongst society. The Be Zero Organization is one of these groups; providing education and guidance on how to lead a zero-waste lifestyle, in attempts to reduce the environmental impact of unnecessary waste and return the true value and importance back to our belongings.
The Be Zero Organisation is an NFP organisation that seeks to engage individuals, families and local communities to rethink consumer and lifestyle habits and to activate personal power and personal empowerment to address growing environmental impacts such as global trash, plastic pollution (land & ocean), climate change, and overconsumption.
They promote a zero-waste lifestyle. Zero waste is a term used to describe a circular based economy in which all processes of design, manufacturing, consumption, disposal, and recovery, are designed without waste in mind. It’s the foundation for the work that the Be Zero Organisation do, focussing on tactics that can be implemented to reduce unnecessary waste for individuals and communities.
Zero waste doesn't mean producing or consuming nothing. It's about carefully and intentionally designing, producing, and consuming without waste as an end product.
The term Circular mindset is used often when talking about achieving Zero-waste. It’s is a way to rethink our daily consumer and lifestyle habits to help us reduce our trash and plastic footprint. It’s also a mindset that encourages us to add value back into the things we use, the communities we live in, the food we eat, those who create the materials we consume and the resources used to make them.
A circular economy resembles how nature works. For example, the leaves from a tree are designed to be reabsorbed back into the ground once they fall. Those nutrients can be put back into the circle to be used again and again without harm to the planet.
The following infographic, designed by the By Zero organisation, suggests simple tactics to achieve zero-waste in your everyday life.
Some great ideas for starting off on your zero-waste journey include swapping plastic water bottles for a reusable bottle, avoid buying foods in plastic packaging, refusing plastic bags (always carry a reusable cloth bag with you), say no to straws when you buy a drink out, use a reusable coffee cup in place of a disposable takeaway one, start using bamboo toothbrushes (these can be composted), wrap foods in waxed paper rather than cling wrap/foil/baking paper, and remember to compost all your food scraps.
Be Zero has inspired many individuals and communities around the world to adopt a zero-waste attitude in their own lives.
If you are feeling inspired and want to learn more, you can find further information about the Be Zero movement on their website, or follow them on Instagram to keep up to date with helpful hints and tricks to assist you on your personal zero-waste journey.
"What you’ll learn here will change your life".
— Andrea Sanders, Founder & Director of Be Zero
Images and information for this post were sourced from the Be Zero website.