We should all aspire to a zero-waste lifestyle: being careful what we buy, feasting on leftovers and composting the scraps, but also trying to eliminate plastic packaging and in fact all waste from all aspects of our life. It might sound idealistic but the notion is catching on.
Virginie Little is a zero-waste crusader and consultant in Poland, where she lives with her husband and two children. The whole family is committed to campaigning locally, with the Polish Zero Waste Association, as part of a burgeoning global movement.
She shared, “We applied the 5 Rs, starting from refuse: we refused everything we didn’t need; reduced what we needed…and then we reused. We buy reusable containers and we recycle as much as possible…We don’t waste food in our family and that’s something we are very proud of.”
The family goes shopping every day, sourcing their food locally and ethically. They also avoid bulk-buying at the supermarket.