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Leading A Simple Life Through Zero Waste


Last update: 11/01/2018

By Fatin Nabihah Marzuki and Suhaila Said

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- For some minimising waste may appear insuperable, especially looking at the fact the modern society is a consumer society and is constantly lured by a never ending list of products and services.

Along with consumerism comes by products like waste, and with waste comes problems like overwhelmed waste disposal facilities, pollution, environmental degradation and etc. However, Bea Johnson and her family in California, US, have proved that it only takes a single glass jar to put in their 365-day consumer waste! And this is what they have been doing since 2008.

Bea, the Global Zero Waste Movement founder, has been the zero waste lifestyle icon around the world due to her enthusiasm and efforts in helping to reduce waste on earth and create a sustainable environment for future generations.

Zero waste as defined by Zero Waste International Alliance is a goal in educating the society to reduce, consume and recycle unwanted sources so that the waste could be used for other purpose or given back to nature.

CHANGE THE CONSUMPTION HABIT

Regardless of food, clothes, stored stuff, personal hygiene products and everything in daily life, Bea has been making sure that every single thing needed is waste-free. Her waste free life is the outcome of her year-long experiment in simplifying things that suits her lifestyle.....