We hear the term zero waste a lot in our daily lives, mainly through our social feeds I’m sure. But what does it actually mean?
Zero Waste is a growing movement that aims to minimize the amount of waste generated by individuals and businesses. It is becoming increasingly more popular in recent years. As our attitudes towards shipping are changing we are becoming more aware of the impact that our shopping habits have on the environment. Essentially zero waste is about reducing our environmental impact by reducing the amount of waste that we create. This involves making changes to our shopping habits and the way we live.
How do we change our shopping habits?
Zero waste shopping involves choosing products that have minimal packaging or that are packaged in materials that can be easily recycled or composted. For example, choosing to opt for fresh fruit and bveg that hasn’t been pre-packaged at a supermarket, can greatly reduce the amount of your packaging waste.
Another example of a growing shift within this movement is that we are seeing more zero waste stores opening on our highstreets. These are stores that rely on customers using reusable containers and bags when shopping for groceries, rather than relying on single-use packaging. This includes using refillable containers for household cleaning products, such as vinegar and baking soda. As well as cereals and food products.
As well as the packaging, consumers are more mindful of the products that you buy, and choosing products that are made from natural, biodegradable materials, such as bamboo or hemp. This helps to reduce the amount of plastic waste in landfills, and helps to protect our environment for future generations.
There you have it, in a nutshell, zero waste shopping is about making conscious decisions about the products that we buy and the waste that we generate. As our attitudes towards waste and the environment continue to change, zero waste shopping is becoming increasingly popular, and it is an important step towards reducing our environmental impact. By making simple changes to our shopping habits, we can all make a difference, and help to create a more sustainable future