With climate change becoming an ever-more real issue that we face, people are starting to wonder what can be done. While it is hard to change the world, many people have decided to commit to smaller changes and are looking for ways to reduce their footprint. With that has come the rise of the five R’s: refuse, reduce, re-use, repurpose and recycle. Some people commit their lives to living with zero-waste, and they are huge inspirations.
If you’re looking to reduce your impact on our planet but are daunted at the prospect, fear not! Humans lived nearly waste-free for centuries, and while modern life might not be accommodating toward that lifestyle, you can definitely make small changes that will make a big difference. Recently, I made it my goal to reduce my waste in 2016. Here are some of the things I’ve been doing!