Every year, the waste we are creating is increasing by 3%.
Does that like a small number...?
⏩ This means in 25 years, we will double the amount of waste being made. 😱
We need to turn #PointlessPackaging around.
🖋 by @ecoqulture
📸 via @pointlesspackaging
We often buy stuff we don't need, to impress people we don't know. Whilst we all know the best things in life, actually aren't things.
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Consumerism in the U.S. has reached an all-time high. In 2017, we spent $240 billion on goods such as jewelry, watches, luggage, books, and phones—twice as much as in 2002, even though our population grew by only 13 percent during that time. This is not to mention the 81 pounds of clothes and textiles that each American throws away annually, or the 26 million tons of plastics we collectively dispose of each year.
In this video, the Atlantic writer Alana Semuels describes why shopping is so addictive and emphasizes the urgency in finding an encompassing solution to the problem of wasteful consumerism. To watch the full video, click the link in our bio. 🎨 : @jackie.lay#shopping#consumerism#haul#onlineshopping
Corporations are producing far too much plastic believing it’s disposable. But the truth is, it’s indestructible. According to @1millionwomen, Coca-cola alone produces ONE BILLION throwaway plastic bottles each year. That’s 3,400 every second 😱.
Yes, an incredible amount of plastic just being disposed of EVERY SECOND 😰.
I hope corporations would find a more environmental-friendly substitute to their so called “disposable” plastic bottles that take 400+ years to biodegrade and usually end up in the landfills or in the oceans 🙁😑😣.
Not to mention how much the amount of carbon footprint it takes to make plastic bags or plastic bottles.
DISCLAIMER: If you’re okay with the heatwave and the crazy weather you’re experiencing, this post is not for you.
If you’re okay with the growing plastic-waste problem and the fueling climate change, and with all the news about marine animals found dead with tremendous plastic wastes in the stomach, this post is not for you.
✨If this post resonates you, please click the link in my bio to learn more bout @GreenPeacePh@GreanPeace#BreakFreeFromPlastic movement 💚✌🏼🌏. Great artwork by @lilypadula
I’m moving in with my bf and he just has so much stuff? Is there an alternate universe where I’m living simply with just one bowl and shirt and transcending material reality. Go that bitch.
Nothing threatens a corrupt system like a free mind 🙏🏻 🦅
What are some of the mistakes you have made on your journey or are still making? Share this to remind others what Zerowaste is really about!💕 I think people often forget the core message of Zerowaste (myself included 🤷🏻♀️) I’ve made some silly mistakes especially when I first started like buying a travel sized utensil kit 🙄 yes it was basically just baby sized utensils like come on, instead of bringing one of the 50 forks we had at home 🤦🏻♀️ I also still use plastic pens (we have so many) at school lol I felt like a fraud, but I just have to remember that the core msg of Zerowaste is to use what you have first then replace when u need it! This helps reduce the amount oft waste you create. I think everyone who goes Zerowaste or wants to be more eco friendly starts off by thinking they have to spend a ton of money to achieve that and really at the core that’s not true if you’re using what you have you will save a ton of money. Like using the utensils, plates, plastic tubs, clothes you already have on ur shelf of cupboard. If you need to replace some try the thrift store first they have like $2 T-shirt’s and other crazy things like used Wii’s or chairs for $9. However there are some things that are more expensive like bamboo toothbrushes which u can’t exactly make urself unless you’re really skilled. Organic produce is also often more expensive. But I think the key is to do what you can, nobody is perfect. If you can’t afford organic then don’t try to reduce you’re footprint else where like try to reduce your water usage when showering, try to avoid plastic if u can. Can’t go vegan due to health issues? Then just reduce your intake as much as you can like maybe go 2/3 meals meat free. I’m tired of people trying to make the environmental movement an elitist movement where you have to be 100% perfect because that’s not true we just need people to try 🌎💕 Also here’s to all the ladies that are leading this movement you are truly amazing! #happyinternationalwomensday 🌿