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Celebrating World Environment Day: How To Achieve A 'Zero-Waste' Lifestyle?

The goal is to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.

"There is no planet B. We have to take care of the one we have." - Richard Branson

The impact of waste on our environment is immensely detrimental, and we have enough examples right before our eyes. As people have become more aware of it, the 'zero-waste lifestyle' concept is getting more and more attention these days. It's a lifestyle choice that encourages us to adopt 'minimalism', helping to conserve resources and reduce the amount of waste. As many believe, it's one of the most practical and effective solutions to environmental damage.

Well, contrary to the popular notion, a 'zero-waste' lifestyle isn't hard to achieve. All you need to do is make some small changes in your everyday life, and those will create a significant impact in the long run. Today, on the occasion of World Environment Day, let's discuss some easy ways that you can follow to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle.

Say 'NO' To Plastic

This is absolutely non-negotiable. Say a big 'no' to plastic as plastic contributes to a huge amount of waste in the environment. Instead of buying packaged water bottles, use glass or stainless steel bottles for your regular use. Replace plastic bags with reusable cloth bags for shopping, which can be used multiple times. And avoid all single-use plastic products such as straws, utensils, etc.

Purchase In Bulk

When you purchase products in bulk, it not only saves your money but also reduces packaging waste significantly. For instance, buying a 50-kg bag of rice requires far less packaging than buying ten 5-kg bags of rice. Also, as you buy more at once, it leads to a lot fewer trips to the store, and subsequently, less fuel consumption. And you can bring your own containers (obviously reusable) to the store to take them.


In recent times, composting has become a major part of the zero-waste lifestyle. Basically, it's a process that transforms organic waste into nutrient-rich soil.

You may have noticed that a big portion of your household waste is organic materials. Instead of throwing them away (which ultimately end up in landfills), use composting to turn that waste into nutrient-rich soil for your garden. It requires minimal effort and equipment, and the process is quite fun as well.

Reuse Old Clothes & Other Items

Do not discard your old clothes. Instead, reuse them in various ways to reduce waste. For instance, a pair of old trousers can be turned into a pair of shorts which you can wear at home. You can turn an old saree into a tablecloth. Go as creative as you can, as there are countless options. And if your clothes are in good condition (and if you still don't feel like wearing them), consider donating them to charity instead of throwing them away.

On the other hand, you can reuse your household items as well, preventing them from disposing in landfills.

All it requires is a change in mindset, and the rest will fall into place. This World Environment Day, let's pledge to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle and contribute to a more sustainable future.