Cut back on waste, reduce your carbon footprint, and live more sustainably with these 100 (almost) zero-waste tips
In a perfect world, we would all be able to fit a year’s worth of waste in a mason jar. But for most of us, doing so can be immensely intimidating or simply not feasible.
But even if you can’t be perfectly zero waste, you can still have a profound impact on our environment, climate, and health by making some simple changes to your lifestyle and habits. Author Melanie Mannarino shares 100 simple tips for being less wasteful in a variety of contexts: -At Home, with advice not only for the kitchen and food, but also for cleaning and home organization -Travel, from commuting to vacations -Fashion, including finding sustainable brands and caring for your clothing -Community, helping you identify ways to make a broader impact beyond your home
Beyond limiting your personal waste, learn about how you can reduce your “unseen” waste by making more eco-friendly choices, such as purchasing clothes with more sustainable fabrics and adopting a “Meatless Monday” regimen to help decrease your carbon footprint.
If you’re someone who wants to reduce waste in your daily life and make a positive impact on the planet without making drastic changes in your habits, then look no further. This highly accessible and practical guide will have you living a greener, more sustainable life that is (almost) zero waste in no time!
About the Author
Award-winning journalist Melanie Mannarino has written and created content for magazines including Seventeen, Real Simple, and Cosmopolitan and has worked as Deputy Executive Editor for Redbook and News Editor for Marie Claire. The author of The Best Gender-Neutral Baby Name Book, Epic Baby Names for Girls, and The (Almost) Zero Waste Guide, Melanie likes to scour antique shops for vintage clothes, walks to mass transit, and repurposes leftovers like a pro. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, son, and two cats.
“Living a zero-waste lifestyle is undeniably admirable. But similar to those lofty New Year's resolutions that are so unachievable we abandon them within a week, attempting to make an overnight switch to a zero-waste existence probably isn't sustainable for most of us. For a less intimidating approach we can actually stick to, we consulted Melanie Mannarino's new book, The (Almost) Zero Waste Guide: 100+ Tips for Reducing Your Waste Without Changing Your Life. As the title suggests, the book focuses on small but meaningful ways to live a less wasteful life. It delves into everything from cooking, to travel, to clothes. . .”—realsimple.com