The holidays are fast approaching, and in many cultures, this is the season for spending time with loved ones—and the season for giving. What better way to spread the holiday cheer in your community than by giving back?
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3 Easy Steps Toward a Zero-Waste Home – Part Two
Posted by Ashley Chin on Aug 14, 2018 10:00:00 AMMORE
When last we spoke, we covered three simple steps you can take to reduce the amount of waste produced in the home: starting a home garden, using an eco-bag, and shopping at farmers’ markets and co-ops. Though small, these actions can help reduce methane emissions, plastic waste, and pollution. Because trash that makes its way into the environment can do so much harm—and a startling 79% of all plastics are not recycled and end up in landfills or in the natural environment—one of the simplest ways to do your part is to avoid creating waste in the first place.
The world has a waste problem. And of the 1.3 billion tons of waste produced globally each year, the United States is responsible for 254 million tons of it—nearly 20%, despite making up only about 5% of the global population. The World Bank estimates this to be about 5.6 pounds per person per day, or just over 2000 pounds per person per year.