Imagine that in every yard on the world's coastline, there are 15 grocery bags filled with plastic garbage.
How much land is that-
In just one year, plastic waste has entered the world's oceans.
There are at least three in the world.
According to World Bank researchers, there are 5 million tons of plastic and other solid waste per day, 10 times that of a century ago. The U. S.
It's the king of garbage, creating a world.
About 0. 25 billion tons ahead each year.
4 pounds of garbage per person per day.
However, more and more people are often young millennials women who are part of zero. waste movement.
Their annual garbage production can be small enough to accommodate eight. An ounce of cobbler jars.
Instead of wanting to be a hippie, these people like the modern, minimalist way of life.
They say it saves them money and time and enriches their lives.
Kellogg is a zero.
Waste bloggers who share her experience of trying to make small packages and singles-
Use plastic as much as possible.
She lives in Vallejo, California, with her husband Justin Norton.
Kathryn Kellogg, one of those young millennials, has shrunk the size of the garbage dump, so the value of two years is actually in a 16-ounce jar.
At the same time, Americans produce an average of 1,500 pounds of garbage per year. (
Learn more about Kellogg in the recently published National Geographic magazine. )
'We also save about $5,000 a year by buying fresh food instead of packaged food, buying it in batches and producing our own products, such as detergent and deodorant, 'said kelog, she and her husband live in a small house in Vallejo, California.
Kellogg is one of a few zeros.
Waste blogs, they share details of their efforts online, as well as practical tips and encouragement for others who want to accept zero --Waste of life
For three years, she has gained 300,000 months of readers on her blog goingzerowaste.
Com and Instagram.
"I think many people are ready to reduce waste," said Kellogg . ".
However, she did not want people to cram all the rubbish into the jar. Zero-
Waste is actually to minimize your trash and make better choices in your life, she says.
Buy as little as you can.
Breast cancer scare in college has led kelog to start reading personal labels
Care for the product and find ways to limit her exposure to potentially toxic chemicals.
She found a replacement and started making her own product.
Like her own readers, Kellogg has learned from others, including Lauren Singh in New York City, who owns a very popular piece of junk in the Tossers blog.
In 2012, as an environmental research student, Singh began to reduce her waste footprint and has now become zero.
Wasted in the career of speeches, consultants and retailers.
She has two shops that specialize in garbage.
It is easier for everyone to live freely.
There is an active zero.
Waste the community sharing ideas, challenges and support online for those struggling with useless friends and family who think it's weird to worry about rubbish.
Kellogg says fear of being rejected when you try to do something different.
But cleaning up kitchen spills with towels instead of paper towels is not a radical act.
Many solutions can reduce common waste use practices before the age of plastics and disposable products.
Napkins and handkerchiefs for cleaning, glass or stainless steel, vinegar and water
Steel container on the left
These, and similar old ones.
In the long run, school solutions will not be wasteful and cheaper. Going zero-
Waste means questioning what is normal and thinking outside the box, says Kellogg.
For example, she mentioned that she likes tacos but hates making them.
But as her Zero
It's a waste of time and she doesn't want to buy packaged at the grocery store.
In the end, she came up with a solution: Buy a bunch of fresh
She made it in a local Mexican restaurant.
The restaurant would even be happy to put the tortillas in the kellog container as it would save them money.
Many of these waste solutions are very simple, she said.
Any steps to reduce waste are a step in the right direction.
S. Rachel Felous took a few more steps in January 2017 and reduced her trash to a bag this year.
Felous was surprised and pleased with the impact it had on her life.
On March 2018, residents put down materials at the new zero waste center in Vancouver, Canada.
The center is one-
Stop domestic waste collection sites where residents can discard waste for reuse or recycling to help reduce the number of landfill sites.
"Zero Waste is great," she said . ".
"I found an amazing community, made new friends, and new opportunities have come," Felous said . ".
While Felous is an eco-friendly nature lover, she didn't really think about how much waste she produced before she moved.
When she realized how much she had accumulated, including a dozen and a half
Used shampoo and conditioner
Not long after reading an article about zero
She vowed to take more responsibility for her footprint.
Felous also recorded on Instagram her struggles, challenges and successes in the process of cutting garbage.
Of all household waste, 75-80% of the garbage is organic matter that can be compost and converted into soil by weight.
As an apartment resident, Felous handles organic waste by putting it in a refrigerator.
Once a month, she went to her parents' house with frozen meat cubes, where local farmers picked up to feed animals or compost.
If organic waste enters the landfill, it is likely that it will not be compost because there is not enough air circulation there.
Felous, who runs her own web design and photography business at home, advises others to show their kindness with small steps close to zero waste.
Changing the way of life is a journey that is not done overnight.
But such efforts are worth it, she says.
I don't know why I didn't start early.
Sean Williamson started ten years ago.
When his neighbor outside Toronto dragged three or four bags of trash to the side of the road on a cold winter night, Williamson kept warm while watching hockey on TV.
In those 10 years, Williamson, his wife and daughter brought only six bags of rubbish to the side of the road.
We live a very normal life.
'We just eliminated waste, 'he said.
Contrary to what most people think, reducing waste is a big job, he added.
'We buy a lot to reduce our shopping trips, which saves us money and time, 'says Williamson.
The only unusual thing is their 20-
He estimates that the old house is used to store the number of shelves that buy a lot of rice, flour, dried beans, nuts, toilet paper and other products, enough to avoid shopping within a month.
There is nothing messy here.
My car is still in the garage.
Williamson, a business consultant focused on sustainability, said his goal was to reduce waste in all aspects of life.
This is a mentality of finding a better way to do things.
Once I figured it out, the effort to maintain it was small, he said.
His community has a good plastic, paper recycling plan which is helpful, metal and he has space for two little scammers in the backyard, one in the summer and winter, he produced a lot of fertile land for his garden.
For everything else, he carefully shopped to avoid waste and pointed out that throwing away things would cost money: packaging would push up the cost of the product, and then we would pay for the disposal of the package in the tax, he said.
From meat to soap, it is easier to buy foods and other products that are not packed with local products.
When there is no choice, he will leave the package at the checkout counter.
The store can often reuse or recycle the avocado and leave the message: many customers do not want the avocado to be wrapped in plastic.
These plastic-packed peppers are sold in North London.
However, 42 companies in charge of 80% plastic packaging in the UK have signed an agreement to reduce plastic pollution in the next seven years through a series of measures.
Even after ten years of cutting waste, new ideas still emerge in Williams's mind.
Here, he means wasting time in a wider sense, not getting a second car parked at 95% a day, or shaving in the shower to save time.
His advice: take a good look at what you might have wasted in your life.
If you eliminate it, your life will be happier and more profitable, he said. 1. Refuse -
Refuse to buy many things packed. Reduce -
Don't buy something you really don't need. Reuse -
Re-use worn items, purchase old items, and purchase reusable products such as steel kettles. Compost -
Up to 80% of waste is organic by weight.
But this is rarely broken down in landfills5.
Recycling still requires some energy and resources to recycle, but it's better than sending things to a landfill or making it junk * These are listed in notes edited by importance: we corrected the spelling of Catherine's name from an earlier version of the story.