Artwork by Joan Chan.
I think it is a perfect insight
When I forgot to bring my reusable bags to the grocery store
Just some motivation I saw on Instagram
Bulk frozen vegetables in Romania! First time I've seen somethibg like this
My search for zero waste milk is over! Local milk and I get $2 when I return the bottle!
Bioplastics made from avocado pits that completely biodegrade in 240 days created by Mexican chemical engineering company 🥑
I used bird seed for my graduation pictures instead of glitter/confetti!
You can grow loofahs (they are in the cucumber family), dry them and use them to wash dishes. 5 plants make enough for about 2 years in our house. Fully biodegradable when they're worn out.
Thought this belonged here. Zero waste confetti.
The power of the bags
Sometimes junk store frames don’t come with hanging hardware. Tin can lids get the job done. Learned this trick from my high school art teacher.
Or switch to reusable cotton pads or Thinx period underwear!
Food in the nude concept in New Zealand supermarkets stripped vegetables and fruits from plastic wrapping and, as a consequence, the sale of spring onions, the one vegetable on which they tried the concept at first, rose to about 300 percent
I’m in college and got this foldable cup as a replacement for those classic red solo cups! Yes, it was a new purchase, but it’s helped me divert so much waste and also made my friends think more consciously about theirs!
We could all use some positive zero waste news in our feeds!
The first plastic-free store in Slovenia. At last!
SunnyBee, a farmer's market and store in Chennai, India, has begun wrapping their produce in banana leaves. Makes me glad that my country is thinking forward like first world countries.
A coconut repurposed as a salt container that has been in my family for over 20 years
My local supermarket said Goodbye to individually wrapped broccoli this week! Small changes like these make a huge difference.
Found on fb
I wish every place selling produce was like this!
“Does your storm drain spark joy?”
Had this t-shirt with a small velvet heart which I ruined during laundry.. so I cross stitched a new one, which isn’t perfect but still better though 😅
Found this deflated balloon on a hike, so I used it to wrap my best friend’s birthday present.
I recently joined the app toogoodtogo, where you pay a small amount and you can pick up surplus food from restaurants and cafes. This was the food I picked up from a hotel breakfast buffet!
Ocean pollution cartoon from local paper (USA).
Every medal awarded in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be made from 100% recycled electronics.
A good reminder to always be as mindful as possible with what we throw away. We don’t have time to wait, the time for change is now ❤️
It’s only been three months since my school installed these! This made my day when I saw the number.
Was at a sustainability conference, where they showed us samples of these totally biodegradable, plastic free hard shell containers. They're called Sulapac and come in all shapes for different uses. Here's hoping they become mainstream!
Stumbled upon a package-free/bulk store in my area by pure coincidence - I'm absolutely delighted! [Brussels, Belgium] Those lumbs in the front are soap and shampoo - I bought my first shampoo bar today!
Great to see out society as a whole, progressing 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
If you’re gonna do crime, at least be zero waste.
Shamelessly stolen from me_irl, I forget more often than I'd like to admit
Shower thoughts nailing it
My boyfriend uses lip balm religiously. I saved his used tubes for the last year and today I am re-using them! I found a recipe for lip balm on pinterest.
One month of trash
NOT A MEME VERY IMPORTANT
UK bans single-use plastic from next year.
Reusing Apple product boxes to propagate some plants
Use banners instead of balloons! Banners can be reused again and again, saving you money!
The dangers of animal agriculture are finally being noticed
Portuguese Airline Becomes First To Ditch Single Use Plastics!
Something a little different: the sign I made for my fence so the neighbors don’t think I’m a crackhead
My local Walmart started selling these package free soaps!
Proud of my university!! They make it so easy for everyone to recycle.
Compostable fruit&veg nets in my local grocery
I work at a school and they’re starting to put these in! I’m the first to use this one! One step closer.
All of this year's Christmas presents wrapped using white paper from 1 amazon delivery box!
Crayola recycles markers! Saw this post on my FB feed today.
My first plastic-free shopping trip! (I even rode my bike to the store too)
The office in real life
New York City is enforcing a ban on styrofoam!
Since my community no longer recycles glass (just grinds it up and takes it to the landfill) I now turn my empty medication vials into tiny works of art!
Libraries are so vastly underappreciated.
Eco-Friendly Insulation from Reclaimed Denim
I made shampoo bars: total cost for a year supply was about $20, and no more plastic bottles!
I saw this on instagram..
I’ve started washing out glass jars to use in place of plastic sandwich bags.
turned my old bath loofa into produce bags !
Since my shower always takes forever to warm up, I've started collecting some of the cold water with an old 1L kombucha bottle. Using it to feed my plants!
My line of work is incredibly wasteful, so this made me feel a little better.
This lady rescues unwanted cast iron pans and gives them a new life.
“Those are so cute! What are they-“ said the neighbour, followed by a look of horror.
Worker at Wendy’s let me use my own cup for a frosty, and even gave it to me for free!
Some grocers are using banana leaves as an alternative way to package without plastic.
In more ways than one, the rich are literally waging a direct and indirect war on everybody else
Saw the post about not fitting a stereotype earlier. Wanted to add in mine! My containers aren’t cute or trendy and my lunch isn’t perfectly waste free but I am trying and that’s the important part!
You won't get me this year capitalism.
My old bedsheets I made into table runners for my wedding, what do you think?
Thought you guys might like this
This makes me so happy to see
Use a mini greenhouse made with CD covers. Long live recovery ! Giving a 2nd vocation to something that is no longer useful
I had a king sized blanket that was 100% cotton that was too damaged to keep using. I was able to save almost all of the yarn. This was my first time undoing something bought that was made of yarn. I can’t believe how much I was able to save.
MIL bought this for me as an Easter present and I’ve never been so excited about a cookbook in my life!
“Oh yum what are you cooking?”
Inhalers are recyclable!
A helpful initiative
“The Fault in Our Straws” r/tumblr post that made think of you folks and our shared interests!
Yeah, lets guilt trip the working class!
Melting down old broken crayons into new ones! (You can do this at home in the oven with some silicon molds)
Collapsible cup!! Never forget it because it’s always right in my purse! Also comes with a silicon straw which folds up inside it and is super easy to clean
Friends broken unwanted plastic storage box = surprisingly perfect mini greenhouse
Courtesy of my mom
Got my apartment to start composting
I'm an ethical artist creating awareness of the environmental impact of humans and promoting less waste - I thought you guys might like this drawing!
Funny lid wrapper on Oatly ice cream
Turning Christmas Cards Into Tags For Next Year
Saw this on r/whitepeopletwitter and thought you all might see the humour too!
Seed Starters as Party Favors... no more plastic knick knacks
Great idea! (Witham library, Essex, England)
How I pack my lunch every day. Not all zero waste enthusiasts are hippies. I’m in high finance and environmentally conscious as we all should be.
My local supermarket has package-free soap for sale!!
Don't discount the narrow-necked bottles! They're great for finer grains, and free up your wide mouth jars for better uses.
I love using empty glass Snapple bottles to make single serve infused water to bring to work! ❤️
PSA: popping your own popcorn is healthier, easy, better tasting, and most important of all, eliminates all the waste of convencional microwave popcorn packaging!
All my schools daily meals are served on glass plates with metal cutlery
Proud of my school!
Adidas is launching recyclable shoes made from reclaimed ocean plastic!
GHG emissions of protein sources
How it all started. LIFE magazine praise of the new ''throwaway'' living.
Just received my National Geographic through the post. No plastic!
Gifts from my sister that doesn't understand but still supports me :)
I blend the scraps from the different veggies I use during the week into a greenery mush and put 1/3 cup in my smoothies in the morning. Does zero food waste count?
Thought this fit here.
Found at a local grocery store
Made some zerowaste dog toys from old tshirts
Went from Nestle bottles to this bad boy
When the Barbarian takes a level in Druid
Chipotle is piloting a new closed loop recycling program to turn used plastic gloves into trash bags. Gloves make up almost nine times more waste than plastic straws.
I saved all of these pants from going to waste after they got holes in the knees.
When you're zero waste as hell & you're left with nothing but old Christmas lights.
I've been trying to become more conscious about the waste I produce. No more single use plastic bags for fruit and veg!
Trader Joe’s just started carrying waxed cotton food wraps to replace plastic bags and Saran Wrap!
Zero Waste on an airplane is a struggle.
Tried regrowing kitchen scraps. That was easy!
Waitrose has stopped selling plastic bags?!
Wedding dress, handmade by the bride. Made from the parachute that saved the groom's life in WWII
This Etsy shop sent paper everything! Even the tape on the box was paper !!!!! I’m stoked
The local pizza place uses little paper bags for parmesan & red peppers instead of plastic containers.
I know everyone here is a pro at this so it won’t be anything you don’t already know but it is a cute little info graphic to share with people just starting their zero waste efforts.
I found a cafe that does takeaway in metal bowls, which you return after using :D
Needed an organizer so I made one out of cardboard instead of purchasing one.
Saw this at a nearby Starbucks!
When you visit your tiny hometown and there's no vegetarian options, no recycling, and no reusable grocery bags
Just finished a HUGE duffle bag made of old jean legs, repurposed zipper from an old bag, and tag sale fabric.
Environment over convenience - Another drawing by me that you might like!
Here’s mine! Made from mostly old tee shirts and fabric scraps.
Saved these beauties from the dumpster today! :)
Warning on placing scraps for birds
The crochet sub thought you might like my rug 🙂
An I the only one?
Always be prepared.
I saw this excellent guide to waste reduction whilst visiting Rottnest Island, WA.
Hasbro made this Travel Yahtzee game with zero plastic anywhere in the packaging or even in the game! I think the score cards are even recycled paper! Good on Hasbro! Album: https://imgur.com/gallery/7rxfN0a
As zero as it gets, plucked these from the wild and fashioned a cup out of some fig leafs and a twig.
A ‘whale’ of plastic trash. This piece of art stands in Utrecht at 11 meters high. Great way to lift the plastic problem out of the water.
This peanut butter jar tells you how to clean it and then re-use it for other items!
Local strip club doing its part for the environment
Classico spaghetti jars are my favorite to reuse. The Ball mason plastic and metal lids fit perfectly for a tight seal. The jar comes with ounce marks & the square shape is easier to grip. The glass is thicker than other jars so they stand up to daily use like storing homemade almond milk.
If only bananas had robust, natural, bio-degradable packaging of their own. Some sort of peelable skin, perhaps [x-post from /r/pics]
Made reusable cotton pads for skincare by cutting up an ugly fleece gift from an ex. Satisfying and fulfilling :)
NatGeo’s haunting new cover
I make new clothes with old clothes.
PARMESAN LIDS FIT ON MASON JARS YOU GUYS