Have you heard of the zero waste lifestyle? Today's video is a beginner's guide to zero waste: 10 tips for reducing waste! I'm so thankful to partner with Ecosia on this video. Ecosia is a a search engine that plants trees as you search! Learn more about Ecosia here: http://bit.ly/2go362H
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The 5 R's of Waste Management
• REFUSE what you don't need
• REDUCE what you do need
• REUSE what you already have
• RECYCLE what you cannot refuse, reduce, or reuse
• ROT the rest
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→ 30 Day Zero Waste Challenge | http://bit.ly/2ywUvBP
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Thank you so much for the love on this video! If you want to learn more about zero waste, here are recent collabs I did with Jamie Kate, a zero waste blogger and YouTuber:
→ PODCAST: Starting Your Zero Waste Journey w/ Jamie Kate Adoc | https://www.lavendaire.com/lifestyle-73/
→ VIDEO: Reducing Waste with a Zero Waste Kit ft. Jamie Kate
You need to go vegan/ plant based if you want to make the biggest reduction in your waste and footprint, just sayin.....eating animal flesh, breastmilk and eggs is the most unsustainable thing...causes the most pollution , most green house gases, most water, most crops ,most of the deforestation.....i mean the list goes on and on.....using a reusable straw isnt really making a dent when compared to a vegan lifestyle...not that you shouldnt use a reusable straw( do that too) ...but we should tackle the biggest problem- animal agriculture.....and if we do that we ,in the process, eliminate the heart disease epidemic, diabetes epidemic,and high blood pressure and obesity epidemic......just trying to inform
I agree with all except for the last one about not buying books. Books aren’t thrown away, they’re printed on paper that is harvested from tree farms specifically grown to make paper, so those trees get replanted. And reading on a device gives me a massive headache and I love the feel of holding a book and the smell of a book. Any books I get rid of I either give away or sell back to a used book store. Books are not waste.
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I love this video! One thing you can add about bringing in less books and magazines into your home is to become a member at the local library. Not only are you supporting a local business, you are bringing in less paper products into your home and saving money by borrowing books and magazines :)
im so happy that here in finland you can recycle almost everything! theres the machines in stores AND THEY GIVE YOU MONEY IF YOU USE THEM!! do you know how many kids ask their parents to go recycle the bottles to get money? Its an amazing thing! The kid gets money and a little bit of the planet is saved. Im not perfect at zero waste life style but i try my best by recycling, not using plastic bags and by just choosing wisely what to buy and what i dont need etc.
I just have ONE QUESTION, how can you talk about ZERO WASTE when you use CHEMICALS TO PAINT YOUR HAIR?! Isn't that a little bit ambiguous? Because while you are talking about using less products to reduce the impact of pollution, your hair says a different story.
Is it just me then going to comment about that bloody cup for her monthlys ? Like whats that all about ! 😱 im pretty sure if ur cutting down zero waste u can have 400 pounds of at least that waste im sure thats needed !
Thank you for this video. I really want to go zero waste, but I tend to end up buying veggies, like spinach, that I cannot purchase without at the nearest grocery store. Tje one step at a time approach makes it a lot easier, though.🤗
_Is it bad that I don't want to use Menstrual Cups and want to stick with pads? They make me feel the safest and are the most comfortable for me to use whenever I'm on my period. Because in general I really am trying to reduce my waste but I really can't live without pads.._
Your video is very interesting and easy to adopt. I feel very concern about how consumers can reduce their plastic waste in their everyday life. I really want to demonstrate, like you, that small changes can do a big difference for the planet, like you said with the bamboo toothbrush for instance. I already use bee wraps and bamboo toothbrush! They are amazing! Maybe in an other video you can talk about solid soap and toothpaste, which allow us to reduce the plastic packaging of these products when they are liquid! Moreover you can talk about the plastic alternatives when they go camping for example by using bamboo cutlery set, use sugarcane take away containers instead of polystyrene ones! When we go to the supermarket we need to buy in bulk like you said and uses reusable content like glass jar or cotton bags. Concerning the straws there are several alternatives like stainless, bamboo or recycled paper straws. Furthermore, sponges for dishes are very pollutants. The sponge break up in small pieces of plastic and go through the piping. You can use the tawashi sponge which is plastic free. When it is dirty you just need to put the sponge in the washing machine.
Also, I completely agree that menstrual cups are great for those able to use them, but not everyone can use even the smallest cup on the market because sometimes they are just too big for the space. So, if I was a young teen starting out I would probably go for the period panties and sea sponges (but they take far for effort to use and when you're having horrific cramps motivation is at the minimal). There are also cloth pads that snap around your undies like a mini pad.
I don't know but I use my plastic bags as garbage bags and I've never bought trash sacks as a result. It's free and that's what I personally need. I recycle my brown grocery sacks to either get new groceries or to put my recycling in.
I don't know if I could ever get rid of my paper books. But I always reread my favorites or give away the ones I don't read. I will start implementing the other tips though. Thanks for the advice! Do you have any tips for reducing waste from makeup? (Empty packaging, etc)
its easy to say all this stuff like "get jars, get bags, wooden toothbrushes, technology over books" but they are all so much more expensive! The economically viable one is the cheapest to make, and worst for the environment, so this all really isnt our fault. Companies and govements should be innovating new ideas to make essintial products more viaable, but great for the enviroment too.
Stop supporting WWF! They have CAUSED most of the problems to the environment since 1960's. Sounds Ridiculous, right? Climate Change and the release of CO2 has been caused by deforestation. Deforestation also occurs because fo mining, and mining poisons people. Mining also brings in diseases, which kills the local indigenous population.
Since the beginning of its work the WWF has received much appreciation from all governments on earth. It even acts in many nations as a de facto ministry for the environment. For good reasons:
1. WWF is able to polish up the governments' good environmental image.
2. WWF helps to protect very small areas as nature reserves and therefore gives space for the indiscriminate destruction of huge remaining areas, by industry and small scale land grabbers. Their bluster about 'illegal' logging is merely a smoke screen to cover up the 95% of logging that is legal.
3. WWF helps to develop remote places with large areas of intact nature and get control over it.
4. As these remote areas are generally tribal lands of non-assimilated peoples WWF assists governments to get control over them and to assimilate them into the mainstream.
5. WWF promotes a very profitable tourism industry.
As a result of all this, the losers are savage peoples and - it may look paradoxical at first glance - wild nature in general due to the sacrifice of most of the land. As usual, the winner is the wealthy world.
The oppression of savage tribal peoples done by nature conservationists has never been a focus of discussion. Results of nature conservation activities have always been spin doctored to imply that the damages done to the savages were properly redressed. Shanty towns and coca-cola are no replacement for a three million year old culture. The point here is that compensation is irrelevant anyway, since these people should not be forcibly removed in the first place. The argument about compensation is a red herring to divert attention from the genocide being conducted by NGOs who pretend to support human rights.
In Zaire the Barhwa Pygmies were driven out of their ancestral land in order to establish the Kahuzi-Biega National Park. WWF has been deeply involved. The victims formerly lived, in dignity, in their traditional ways but are now exposed to alcoholism, prostitution, extreme poverty and exploitation by the neighbouring Bantu people. Likewise Bambuti Pygmies were driven out of the Maiko National Park as result of joint Government and WWF activities.
Similarly in Cental Africa, the Dzangha-Sangha Project which has been directed by WWF since 1988, has resulted in the destruction of the livelihood and loss of dignity of the Baka Pygmies in this area and in the loss of their ancestral homeland.
In Rwanda the Batwa Pygmies were driven out of the Nyungwe Natural Forest in 1994 to make way for a Nature Conservation Site. WWF was involved in the creation of this area and as a result the Batwa of Rwanda have lost their ancestral land and last refuge.
In Kenya the Tsavo East National Park has been established and is managed with the help of WWF, on the Sanye ancestral land. The Sanye have been severely prosecuted as poachers on their own land. As a result the Sanye peoples have been virtually destroyed as a society of hunters and gatherers.
In Namibia the Hai'om Bushmen have been driven out of their ancestral land, the Etosha Pan, which WWF is involved in securing as a conservation area!
In consultation with WWF the Government of Botswana declared, at the Xane kotla meeting in February 1996, that the 3000 last remaining Bushmen, in broadly traditional hunting and gathering lifestyles, have to leave their ancestral land and their traditional lives. The reason being that their ancestral land is now proposed as a new game reserve.
In South Africa the 40 last remaining Bushmen have been chased out of their ancestral land which is now largely used as the Kalahari Gemsbock National Park. WWF has been and still is involved. Furthermore they continue to discount the land claims of the evacuated Bushmen.
In India the Gujjar nomads in Uttar Pradesh are victims of a Nature Conservation Project, where WWF is directly involved. Also the last few aborigine peoples, belonging to the Negrito race, have been victimised by National Park projects in the Nilgiri mountains where WWF was and still is active.
In the Philippines the Haribon Foundation acts with WWF as a partner and receives considerable financial support from them. In 1988 the Haribon Foundation tried to chase the Batak, aborigines of Palawan island, out of their forested ancestral land all around Mount Puyos (Cleopatra's Needle) to make space for an extension to the Mount Saint Paul's National Park. The Batak were supposed to be resettled on a denuded area to help in tree plantations, commonly termed as reforestation projects. FPCN (see below) was able to put a stop to that plan, but the Haribon Foundation continued, using WWF money, to 'develop' the Batak. The money was raised mainly in the "debt-for-nature swap" business.
This resulted in a more or less forced settlement of the formerly free moving Batak and with this an almost complete loss of their culture and traditions. IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature - the umbrella organisation of which WWF is a part) is presently carrying out a study on the impact of the Batak on the remaining natural forest, regardless of the fact that thousands of Filipinos intruded on the Batak's ancestral land, making meaningful analysis unfeasible.
PictureIn Malaysia the Mannee, the very last aborigines still holding on to their traditional lifestyle, have lost access to half of their ancestral ground in the Banthat range due to a National Park project on Mannee tribal land, for which WWF is largely responsible. The remaining land is open to loggers, farmers and settlers.
WWF planned to evacuate the Papuan people from the area of the Lorentz National Park in Indonesian-occupied West Papua. WWF is in partnership with the Indonesian Government and the destructive American intruders holding the Freeport mine and is responsible for the killing of at least seven OPM (Organisation for a Free Papua) freedom fighters, who were killed during the rescue of WWF staff taken as hostages last year. Still though, WWF does not recognize OPM interests and land claims.
There are many more cases of small peoples victimised by joint Governmental and WWF 'nature conservation' activities and policy. As with most other conservation programs, this is a front for corporate expansion and destruction. These peoples have very few friends on Earth. Friends of Peoples Close to Nature, a non-hierarchical network, exists to rectify this situation, both by direct action and by political lobbying. If the process of civilisation and globalisation is allowed to wipe out the last remaining non-western cultures, we will be left with a human monoculture. If biodiversity is important, then human diversity is too. We must make alliances with and give support to these last bastions of hope for the future of humanity.
Whilst we in the 'first' world are trying to get our land back, these people still have it. They live as they have always done. As they die, our dreams die with them. Without them, the future of humanity is sealed in its present course, all alternative futures will be gone and the aberration of ten thousand years ago in Mesopotamia (see agriculture article in this issue) will have parasitised the whole planet. We need people to get involved. Not to be told what to do, or to buy t-shirts, but to actively join in the resistance of wild peoples around the world by attacking the heart of the problem right here in the 'rich' world. There can be no social justice within a culture that commits genocide on its neighbours.
Some of these peoples now number only a few hundred, in a couple of years they will be gone for ever, and part of our own humanity will be gone with them - unless we act decisively now. For more information and to find out what you can do to help, send an SAE to FPCN England & International Office, 50 Hillside Crescent, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 7LT, ENGLAND, Tel/Fax: +44-(0), 1257-230218
Thanks to you, I now use Ecosia and have been using it for around two months. It’s a great app, feels so nice to know that you are helping the planet.
P.S. I plan on doing a zero waste lifestyle when I move out.
Noble idea madam..
I am so inspired & motivated by your channel that recently I bought jute and clothes bag for daily fancy use. People say me crazy when I carry my own container while buying meat but I don't care because I care my environment.
Thanks for sharing...
My last 7 recently bought books are from a book thrift shop. It wanders around our town and opens every weekend and 1 book is just 1€ (1,20$ and 80£ i think), which is really really cheap. You may dont find the book you want but they have thousands of books. I really enjoy looking through them knowing some of them will get a new life at my house.
Sry for any fails, I'm a native german ^^
If you're interested in products with zero packaging, try Lush's solid shampoo and conditioner! It takes a little bit of getting used to, but they're actually supposed to last a really long time, they work just as well, and they have no packaging whatsoever. You can buy these metal tins to keep them in or so you can travel with them, which are still pretty small. They aren't cheap compared to regular shampoo and conditioner, but the amount of time they're supposed to last for should make up for it. And because it's Lush, everything that's in it is also ethically produced and vegan, if that's important to you.
thank you for your tips. I am making mesh bags for my fruits and produce. I like to separate them because it's less hassle at check out. I am also making very fine small bags for the items I purchase in bulk. Easier to carry and store at home since I am very limited on space. Bonus...I'm making them this year for my family's stocking stuffers.
Great advice! I wish eco friendly products were cheaper than plastic though. Where I live, for example, a bamboo toothbrush costs 10 times more than the cheapest plastic one. 10 times, KARL! And mind you, you have to change them every 3 months or so. Not everybody can afford that luxury, I must say.
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