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As an environmental studies student at New York University, Singer began to recognize her own contribution to the trash heap. Inspired by Bea Johnson, an early zero-waste advocate and author of the book Zero Waste Home, Singer pledged to cut unnecessary waste out of her life.
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When COVID-19 (Coronavirus) hit North America in a frenzy of panic-buying and shelter-at-home orders, the zero-waste movement was faced with a major hurdle. So-called disposable goods were suddenly inescapable.
Facilities achieve TRUE certification for zero waste by attaining at least 31 out of 81 credit points on the TRUE scorecard and meeting 7 minimum program requirements. The rating system outlines these certification requirements and credits in detail, and includes important program information.
TRUE pilot credits are a group of credits not in the current version of the rating system which are designed to test new innovative zero waste strategies and/or facilitate introduction of new credits to TRUE. Pilot Credit 1 intends to gain the understanding of zero waste that is required by a TRUE project and to facilitate the application preparation process for certification.
TRUE pilot credits are a group of credits not in the current version of the rating system which are designed to test new innovative zero waste strategies and/or facilitate introduction of new credits to TRUE. Pilot Credit 2 aims to understand and eliminate adverse health impacts on personnel associated with solid waste management activities at the facility seeking certification and to promote their health and safety.
Guidance outlining the requirements and process for projects to achieve TRUE precertification. Review this free document to understand how you can get started on your zero waste and TRUE journey by getting TRUE precertified.
Handbook of the TRUE Advisor certificate program, which provides a comprehensive curriculum for the individual who wants to be trained on the TRUE Rating System and learn about zero waste policies and programs. TRUE Advisors understand the requirements of the rating system, help projects achieve TRUE certification and are committed to advancing zero waste values and policies. The TRUE Advisor certificate program consists of 12 on-demand, self paced modules and the assessment will be delivered online via a computer-based testing platform.
Spread the word about your TRUE certification or TRUE Advisor certificate. TRUE offers several opportunities and resources to help you tell your zero waste story. With template social media and press release language, TRUE's marketing team provides tailored offerings to help continue to get involved with the circular economy community.
Lauren and Oberon Carter are also from Australia (they live in Tasmania) but their zero waste living experience differs from the media stereotype of the young urban-dwelling woman-only lifestyle: they live on a 850m2 block in Hobart with their three daughters, whom they homeschool, and grow a lot of their own food. They also run the Zero Waste Tasmania Facebook page and an online store called Spiral Garden.
Suited to anyone who loves the idea of embracing the DIY, self-sufficiency side of living in a modern, 21st century way. This book is for those wanting to go further than the more straightforward and most talked-about swaps; and for those interested to learn more about how a family of five can live waste free.
Sarah Wilson is a journalist and TV presenter most well-known as the founder of I Quit Sugar, but she is also passionate about reducing food waste (among other things). Her last I Quit Sugar book, Simplicious Flow is actually a zero-waste cookbook.
Lindsay Miles is an educator, speaker, author and passionate zero waste/plastic-free living advocate helping others live more meaningful lives with less waste and less stuff. She has been sharing ideas, tips, tricks and strategies on her website Treading My Own Path since 2013. Her first book, Less Stuff, was published in 2019 and her second, The Less Waste No Fuss Kitchen was published in June 2020. Originally from the UK, Lindsay now lives in Perth, Western Australia.
Throughout my Journey Towards Zero-Waste, I've constantly sought council from people practicing zero- / low-waste lifestyles. Their advice, support and encouragement has been transformative for my life and for my footprint.
Students for Zero Waste Week invites you to take the Zero Waste Week Challenge to reduce waste at your school, in your community and at home. The list below is not complete. Can you think of other ways to reduce waste and help keep our ocean clean?
If your city or town is not yet part of the zero waste movement, now is the time to urge action. Talk to town or city leaders, as well as local business owners, about launching local zero waste initiatives.
Zero waste conserves natural resources and materials along with reducing pollution from extraction, manufacturing, and disposal. Moving toward zero waste can also help establish a community as everyone can work together to accomplish a goal.
Lunches: Ask your parents to pack your lunch in reusable packaging and try to limit the trash you throw away. If needed have a place to put your trash to bring home to compost. Fruits are good snacks that are healthy and do not produce much waste.
Books: Instead of buying books, borrow them from the library or read them on a kindle or online. Books use up a lot of paper and cutting back can reduce paper waste. Swapping books with friends or contributing to a little free library is a fun way to reduce waste!
Spread Awareness: Tell your friends, classmates, and teachers about moving toward zero waste and encourage them to give it a try. The more people working towards zero waste the healthier our planet will be. You can even start a club to educate your friends about the environment and share helpful tips.
No Freebies: Do not accept unecessary free things that are offered as they can end up becoming waste. For example, do not accept free things from the dentist or doctors that you do not need.
Host: You can host different activities such as litter sweeps, book clubs, discussions, etc. with your community. Spreading awareness and cleaning up your community can help reduce waste.
Talking to your parents can be nerve-wracking. It can be hard to convince them to change their lifestyle and start buying different products. It can help to educate them and list the benefits of zero waste. If you research information, such as the average waste a person in the US produces a year (2,072 pounds), you can demonstrate the harmful effects of the waste we produce. Figuring out where our waste goes and how it affects our planet can help your parents understand the severity of our waste problem. After you explain the problem, talk about the benefits of moving towards zero-waste and the easy ways they can start.
Start off by introducing simple things like bringing cloth bags to the grocery store and bringing fruits for snacks at school. Then slowly add more activities such as composting or avoiding plastic wrapping. Make sure to include how this change will positively impact you and your family. If your family sees that you are passionate about zero waste they probably will give it a chance. Just be calm and confident and know that no matter the result you tried your best and did your part.