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The Zero Waste Movement Is Growing: Nothing Goes To The Landfill

The zero-waste lifestyle revolves around three Rs — reduce what you need, reuse what you have, and recycle as a last resort.

Meet Kathryn Kellogg who enjoys shopping free of waste. She brings her own cloth bags for groceries, buys in bulk, and even carries her own metal to-go containers.

Kellogg is also a blogger who writes about the zero waste movement, with the ultimate goal to send nothing to the landfill.

As she puts it, “It’s all about small changes every one of us can make that can have a massive impact.”

In her effort to avoid plastic packaging, NBC News reports that Kellogg even makes some of her stuff — in her kitchen, she makes almond milk, while in the bathroom, she uses her homemade deodorant, and even toothpaste.

Although making our own toothpaste might seem going too far, Kellogg thinks it’s all about balance. “If you don’t have time, find a sustainable solution that fits your budget,” she explains.

Her zero-waste lifestyle revolves around three Rs — reduce what you need, reuse what you have, and recycle as a last resort. Kellogg concludes that the zero-waste movement is not about recycling more but about recycling less.

The zero-waste movement is not a new concept, but it gained a wider audience through social media. One of the inspiring images is the one of a challenge that Kellog completed — fitting her 2-years worth of trash in a 16 oz Mason jar.

Check out the video about this from NBC News below:



Nikola uses his background in electrical engineering to break down complex sustainability topics for GreenCitizen's readers. He is a firm believer in environmental conservation, which he practices daily through recycling and home-grown food. He enjoys hiking, engaging in white-water sports, and collecting pocket knives.

One Comment on “The Zero Waste Movement Is Growing: Nothing Goes To The Landfill

    The Zero Waste movement is growing, and it’s not just about the environment. We’re taking a holistic approach in our effort to reduce contamination rates around Earth-home

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