The Ethics of Zero Waste

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Photo by Rodion Kutsaev

 

 

The “zero waste” movement has come full force into the eco-friendly, environmentally-conscious, and low impact communities, but what if you’re a vegan and you think you do enough already? What if you’re a zero waster but not a vegan?

Vegan sisters and budding zero-wasters Athena (@sproutbliss) and Caitlin (@caitlinac) discuss how veganism and zero waste come from the same ethical foundation and encourage everyone to start doing both.

Along with sharing their initial (hilarious) experiences of moving towards a zero waste and plastic-free lifestyle, Athena and Caitlin offer a few tips and tricks for getting started as zero waste vegans.

Resources shared in this episode:

Bea Johnson and Zero Waste Home

Zero Waste Home on YouTube

Lauren Singer and Trash is for Tossers

Trash is for Tossers YouTube, with lots of instructional videos

Beautifully handmade (by a vegan zero waster!) cloth grocery bags by The Zero Waste Girl