ZeroWaste (Definition - Hisotry - Further readings)


  Zero Waste  Is a set of principles focused on waste prevention that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. The goal is for no trash to be sent to landfills, incinerators, or the ocean. Currently, only 9% of plastic is actually recycled. The process recommended is one similar to the way that resources are reused in nature. The definition adopted by the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) is:

👉🏽 Zero Waste ♻ : The conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of all products, packaging, and materials, without burning them, and without discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health 🌱

Zero Waste refers to waste prevention as opposed to end-of-pipe waste management. It is a whole systems approach that aims for a massive change in the way materials flow through society, resulting in no waste.
Zero waste encompasses more than eliminating waste through recycling and reuse, it focuses on restructuring production and distribution systems to reduce waste.Zero waste is more of a goal or ideal rather than a hard target.
Zero Waste provides guiding principles for continually working towards eliminating wastes.Advocates expect that government regulation is needed to influence industrial choices over product and packaging design, manufacturing processes, and material selection.Advocates say eliminating waste decreases pollution, and can also reduce costs due to the reduced need for raw materials.  



History of the Concept

📜341 – 270 BCE Epicurus : “He who is not satisfied with a little, is satisfied with nothing.”

📜65 – 8 BCE Horace :  “He who is greedy is always in want.”

📜4 BC – 69  Lucius Annaeus Seneca :  “For greed all nature is too little.”

📜570  Muḥammad ibn ʿAbdullāh :  “Do not waste water even if you were at arunning stream.”

📜609 – 632  Quran : A'raaf, Verse 31  : “ Eat and drink, but do not waste; indeed He does not like the wasteful.”

📜1869 - 1948 Mahatma Ghandi :  “ There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed. ”

📜1847-1933 Annie Besant :  “ The man of meditation is the man who wastes no time, scatters no energy, misses no opportunity.“ 

📜1887-1948 Aldo Leopold : “ Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land. “ 

📜1942-2018 Stephen Hawking : “ We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.“ 

📜 1958  Tulsi Tanti :  “ Energy conservation is a responsibility that falls on every country and individual.“ 

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Further Readings

Mismanaged plastic in the world

Zero waste lifestyle in the office

Zero waste lifestyle in the office

The need to cut down plas­tic waste is an ur­gent mat­ter. Plas­tic waste harms our liveli­hoods, block­ing drains and ex­ac­er­bat­ing flood­ing, for ex­am­ple. It also poses threats to the en­vi­ron­ment.

Ma­rine an­i­mals have in­gested plas­tic bags, mis­tak­ing them for food. 

Plas­tic waste in the ocean has also de­graded into mi­croplas­tic con­sumed by ma­rine micro­organ­isms such as zoo­plank­ton and fish, en­ter­ing into our aquatic food chain.

Gov­ern­ment agen­cies need to en­gage di­rectly and equally with all man­u­fac­tur­ers and distrib­u­tors of plas­tic ma­te­ri­als, set­ting tough rules that will pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment even though this may up­set them.

Zero waste lifestyle in the office

Zero waste lifestyle in the office

Zero waste lifestyle in the office


There are numerous things that an individual can do to be part of an effort to reduce the production of waste in the office. See the following tips :

1- Reusable bag, reusable water bottle, dining kit, and stainless straw may already be in your bag. This habit should definitely be kept when you are going to the office.

2- Use recyclable, compostable and reusable office supplies.

3- Reduce use of Paper.

4- Sort the recyclable.

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Zero waste lifestyle in the office

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As a zero-waster, there are several ways to make your laundry routine more sustainable. You can add dryer balls to your dryer (free of chemicals and proven to make clothes dry faster) take advantage of horse chestnuts as a laundry detergent alternative, and even pretreat stained clothes with distilled white vinegar.

Make sure to use the eco-friendly button on your machines if you have one! (Cold water, always.) 

We know that soap nuts act as a natural detergent, eliminating dirt, oils, and other stains in clothes and fabrics. But did you also know that soap nuts may have the ability to kill bacteria? 

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