Watch the following video to see how easy, and enjoyable zero-waste shopping can be:
Being an earth conscious consumer can be overwhelming. Dame Jane Goodall said it best:
“You can’t live through a day without making an impact on the world. And what’s most important is to think about the impact of your actions on the world around you.”
Over the years we have bought into convenience, excessive packaging, disposable items, fast fashion and the “next big thing we all need to have” without really thinking about the consequences for our planet or ourselves. We are literally consuming our home!
Zero-waste has a big role to play in reducing the negative impact we are having on this beautiful pale blue dot. It’s a philosophy of least harm that aims to prevent waste from being released into the environment where it causes harm to ecosystems, humans and non-human animals. That sounds like an impossible challenge but, as we’re proving at Full Circle™, Cambridge’s zero-waste shop, knowhow, creativity, planning and patience makes zero-waste possible. It really is much easier than you think.
By shopping zero-waste, it also allows you to also buy as much or as little as you need which prevents overbuying and food waste, which in the UK amounts to 20m tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year – the same emissions as 3.5m cars.
So grab your reusables and let’s change the world one refill at a time!
Join us for a conversation between Liz Bonnin and Sir David Attenborough where he will tell us his hopes for our planet before answering some of your questions. This will be aired at 2pm on Sunday 4 April.
What happens when we use all our natural resources? Listen the story of Gobble, a very hungry goblin that had to learn the hard way how to care for his planet.
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