Each year collectively we throw away enough plastic to circle the Earth four times. In the States, Thirtyfive billion plastic bottles get thrown in the bin every year, with just 25% being recycled.
We are encouraged to watch our carbon footprint by recycling and being mindful of our environmental decisions. But what about if instead of this damage control approach we just stopped producing so much waste?
This is the idea put forward by Nicola & Richard the founders of The Zero Waste Shop- the first shop of its kind in which all produce is stored within containers and customers bring their own reusable packaging to refill each time they visit.
There are over 150 organic unpackaged foods and a range of eco friendly cleaning products to choose from. Customers fill up their own containers and pay by weight.
Can we tackle global waste by simply cutting off the demand for it? Please share if you want a zero waste shop near you!
I am Luke Miller the author of this article, and creator of Potential For Change. I like to blend psychology and spirituality to help you create more happiness in your life.Grab a copy of my free 33 Page Illustrated eBook- Psychology Meets Spirituality- Secrets To A Supercharged Life You Control Here