Influencers Inspiring Us To Waste Less
From plastic in our oceans to personal health concerns, there are a multitude of reasons to attempt a zero waste lifestyle. In the spirit of Earth Month, (and spring cleaning), we’re highlighting seven blogs which can help you get on board.
Adapting to zero waste practices is a process and looks different for each person. Yet, knowing what you can do is invaluable. When you simplify your life, you are able to make room for peace and discovery. There are small actions you can take each day to minimize the mess you leave behind, and these bloggers and influencers will inspire you every step of the way.
1. Going Zero Waste
Going Zero Waste is a blog run by Kathryn Kellogg, who felt compelled to share her journey after experiencing health issues. She committed to natural ingredients, DIY practices, and eco products in an effort to stay healthy! Kathryn has happily put those health issues behind her and embraced a zero waste lifestyle. Her site features homemade recipes (for food and home products), thrifting adventures, and a beginners guide to zero waste.
2. Trash is for Tossers
Trash is for Tossers is a site created by Lauren Singer, who rose to popularity after her TEDxTeen talk in 2015. Since then, she has created a sustainable and completely natural laundry detergent called The Simply Co. Lauren added store owner to her roster of titles, through her zero waste shop called Package Free.
3. Zero Waste Home
Zero Waste Home is arguably the original zero waste website. Bea Johnson, originally from France, began changing her lifestyle when she learned about the effects of waste on our planet. She went from glamorous housewife to plastic-free activist and created Zero Waste Home to tell us all about it. Bea write a book that guides newcomers into the world of reducing waste, going natural, and doing it yourself!
4. Zero Waste Habesha
Zero Waste Habesha is actually an Instagram account, but we’re making an exception for a truly talented individual. Zero Waste Habesha is dedicated to zero waste practices and fighting for inclusivity within the movement. So often environmental issues are thought of as largely white issues and Olivia Lapierre is fighting to change that.
5. Zero Waste Guy
Zero Waste Guy is a website by Jonathan Levy, a zero waste project manager in Los Angeles. Jonathan brings a unique perspective as someone who has a background in environmental work, and as one of the few men who populate this community. Through his blog, Jonathan reports on happenings locally and around the world.
6. Wasteland Rebel
Wasteland Rebel is a online space created and run by Shia Su. Her blog is all about making zero waste simple! Using easy recipes and “life hacks” Shia is pushing to make this lifestyle accessible to anyone who wants in. All of this information is nicely curated in her ready-for-preorder book (originally in German) Zero Waste: Simple Life Hacks to Drastically Reduce Your Waste.
7. Zero Waste Chef
Zero Waste Chef is a site devoted to zero waste cooking. There are so many different areas of life that need to change when attempting this new lifestyle, and anything that boosts your focus is wonderful amidst the overwhelm. Along with a wealth of information online, Anne Marie Bonneau teaches classes on topics such as Kombucha, fermentation, and sourdough bread.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Audrey Stanton was born and raised in the Bay Area and is currently based in Los Angeles. She works as a freelance writer and has an exciting venture of her own in the works! Audrey is deeply passionate about conscious fashion and hopes to continue to spread awareness of ethical consumption.