It’s fair to say that the zero waste movement became popularised because of one woman’s mission, alongside her family, to waste less and live more: say hello to Bea Johnson everybody! Last week I had the privilege of hearing Bea tell her zero waste story from Durban’s sunny botanical gardens, and have some tales to share with you as a result.
*Pic of the beautiful works by Christabel Balfour*
Living zero or low waste is a tricky one at the best of times, but Christmas! Christmas and waste seem to go hand in hand. Your credit card can end up seeing more of you than your favourite people as we enter a frenzy of spending on tat that the festive season seems to demand we buy.
Alright. *Negativity over* because we also know that Christmas goes hand in hand with BRILLIANT things; giving, outrageous generosity and quality time with loved ones. Awesome. So how do we reconcile wanting to show people we really like them with acting consciously and loving the planet at the same time?
I thought it about time for some tips for going zero waste following Litterless’s Celia giving us an intro to all things zero waste back in April. Brilliantly, that post is one of my most read which says this is something people are interested in or at least baffled by…