Ditch the Trash is a zero-waste lifestyle blog, where we explore ways of making the world a little bit better, healthier, and happier. We primarily explore sustainability and intentional living.
Zero Waste, as promoted here, is a philosophy based on a set of practices aimed at avoiding as much waste as possible.
For me, I achieve this by following the 5 R’s in this exact order:
- Refuse what I do not need.
- Reduce what I do need.
- Reuse by using reusables.
- Recycle what I cannot refuse, reduce, or reuse (as a very last resort)
- Rot (compost) the rest.
We understand that perfectly achieving “zero waste” is currently impossible, as we live within a linear economy, not a circular one. However, in recognizing the need for a circular economy, we aim our actions and purchases in supporting one.
Inclusivity stands above all. We recognize environmental justice is tied with many pursuits including, but not limited to, dismantling colonialism, fighting for racial justice, and promoting economic justice.
Read some of our blog posts to discover specific ways we pursue living sustainable and zero waste.
If you’re interested in sharing a post on zero waste living, slow fashion, minimalism, sustainability, or intentional living, please contact us. We love to have more contributors.