Environmental Science and Policy major studying at Clark University
What Is the Point of Zero-Waste?
What is zero-waste? Zero waste is the initiative of creating zero-waste in your day-to-day life—think recycling, but on steroids. So, no using single-use plastics, no packaged goods, no throwing anything out. "What about recycling and composting, can you do that?" Well, that depends on who you ask, but the most common answer I have come across is no. This initiative is putting the emphasis on reducing and reusing and considering recycling a last resort.