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How to Have a Zero Waste Christmas

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I love Christmas. It's a time for cheer, merriment and all around goodwill. What I don't love is the waste that comes with it. All that wrapping paper is enough to give me a headache. Not to mention the plastic packaged gifts! And lets not forget the push for mass consumerism, starting with Black Friday. The holidays are indeed wasteful, but I'm happy to say there's so much you can do to cut back on it. I firmly believe the individual has a lot of power to make a difference. You can totally have a (nearly) zero waste Christmas, if you just get a little creative and think outside the box. 

3 Zero Waste Alternatives to Black Friday

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It's Black Friday and you know what that means: People are rushing to the stores to participate in mass consumerism. Almost everyone knows about this day following Thanksgiving. I've even participated in it in the past. But not anymore. Now, there are plenty of zero waste alternatives to Black Friday I much prefer, and encourage you to try too. Here are three zero waste ways to combat the consumer madness we're all encouraged to participate in this time of year.

How to Create a Zero Waste To Go Kit

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Creating a zero waste to go kit is such a simple and effective way to curb waste on the go. If you're familiar with any zero waster, chances are you've noticed we each have our own unique zero waste to go kit. 

5 Ways to Fight Food Waste: Plan, Store, Thrift, Donate and Compost

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Food waste is a huge problem, especially in America. Forty percent of all food in America is wasted. When food is wasted, it goes to landfills where it produces methane, a greenhouse gas 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide. That's because food in a landfill does not break down properly. Consumers are just as responsible for food waste as are grocery stores (who tend to throw out perfectly good food when they can't sell it). Consumers (like me and you) will toss food we don't feel like eating in the trash, along with food scraps (like banana peels and the tops of strawberries). All of this leads to methane gas which harms our planet even further. This is unacceptable, considering there are so many starving people in the world. According to a 2018 report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 821 million people globally go hungry and are undernourished. The sad truth is we have enough food to feed everyone. But food waste (and food loss) prevent us from doing so. That's why fighting food waste is such an important task we all must undertake. Here are five ways to fight food waste and become a food waste warrior.