Why low waste? Part 3: We need to reduce our use of plastics

Why low waste? Part 3: We need to reduce our use of plastics

Welcome to my third post addressing some of the reasons why we need to reduce our waste. If you haven’t already, check out the first post (about landfills) and the second post (about recycling).

Today I’d like to focus on why the Zero Waste movement is particularly concerned about plastics. Of course, the goal is to reduce waste of all sorts, including food waste and packaging in general, but you’re right if you’ve noticed a focus on plastic.

Here’s why.

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Why low waste? Part 1: Nothing breaks down in landfills

Why low waste? Part 1: Nothing breaks down in landfills

I realize that I haven’t fully addressed the reasons why I’m making an effort to live with less waste. The reasons are always bouncing around in my head, so I thought it was time to write them down properly.  So here’s the first part of a three-part series about the big “why?” First, I’m writing about landfills.

Here’s the thing:

Nothing breaks down in landfills.

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