5 Tips to achieve zero waste

5 Tips to achieve zero waste

My family is so blessed to live in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It is a truly beautiful area of the country situated in Algoa Bay, which is one of six Hope Spots in South Africa launched by Dr Sylvia Earle. ‘Hope Spots are special places that are critical to the health of the ocean.’ ~ Dr Sylvia Earle https://mission-blue.org/he

Algoa Bay Hope Spot is rich in biodiversity, however it is also threatened by many of our actions. It is so important that we each make changes to our lifestyle to protect the environment around us.

I have worked in the NPO environment in Algoa Bay for a number of years, both at the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal birds (SANCCOB) and the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST). The work has given me a true sense of purpose through “working for a cause”, and allowed me to see the impacts of our actions on the marine environment. The threats that marine birds, other marine mammals and indeed ourselves are faced with, are part of very large global issues. The knowledge of this can seem overwhelming however if we all take small steps towards sustainability, we can make a difference. Through this blog, I will share the changes I have made to my lifestyle to live more sustainably. It is important for all of us to realise that by doing one small thing, we can contribute to the larger global movement.

The video below is a master class I gave through Sustainable Seas Trust, where I share “5 tips to achieve zero waste at home”.

Tip 1: Shop smart.

Tip 2: Eliminate single use items.

Tip 3: Separate at source.

Tip 4: Use your organic waste.

Tip 5: Be prepared.

I look forward to sharing more tips and tricks, to help all of us move towards sustainable living.

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