9 of the Best Ted Talks on Zero Waste You Need To Watch Today!

Ted Talks on Zero Waste

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Trying to live a zero waste lifestyle can be hard at times. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a world that helps or encourages us to lead this type of life. Zero waste is bad for business.

If you are starting to feel overwhelmed then I’d highly recommend stepping back for a bit and just reassess what it is you are trying to achieve. I’ve found it beneficial to concentrate on one area of our home at a time. Slowly work on that and once you’re happy with it move on to the next.

Personally, I started with our bathroom and concentrated on reducing the amount of waste we produced there. It took over a year to finally get to the point where I was happy with it. The best moment was when I got rid of all our bathroom bins because we no longer needed them. Small wins!

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When I have moments of feeling overwhelmed I find the best thing I can do is to get inspired again by reading blogs on zero waste, starting a new book or watching an inspirational video.

Today I’ve put together 9 of the best Ted Talks on zero waste for you. Hopefully, they will inspire you with your journey of reducing your waste.

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9 Ted Talks on Zero Waste 

Why I Live a Zero Waste Life: Lauren Singer


Two Adults, Two Kids, Zero Waste: Bea Johnson


Going Green: Tips for a Zero-Waste Lifestyle: Haley Higdon


What if we Refuse Trash?: Andrea Sanders


Why Plastic Pollution is Personal: Natalie Fee


How To Live a Plastic-Free Life: Alexis McGivern


Cut The Crap: Waste is History: Kristine Ullaland


The Non-Disposable Life: Lindsay Miles


Zero Waste is Not Recycling More, But Less: Bea Johnson


I really hope you enjoy watching these ted talks on zero waste. Let me know which one is your favourite in the comments section below.

Gina Caro

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2 thoughts on “9 of the Best Ted Talks on Zero Waste You Need To Watch Today!”

  1. I think zero-waste is a great thing to strive for and with a little niftiness, we can all become more zero-waste. A lot of my beauty and skincare is already zero-waste. The main thing I struggle with is food items. Without a zero-waste shop in my area, it is difficult to buy grains, legumes, and nuts without plastic. But I already buy most produce and bread without wrapping, so it is a step in the good direction!

  2. These talks about taking personal responsibility are completely misplaced.
    I know Zero Waste. I was the first person in the world to use the term publicly when I named my company Zero Waste Systems Inc. in 1974. We took in all of the industrial and laboratory chemicals considered waste in the Bay Area and resold them, mostly just as is, without any purification. They were perfectly usable but thrown away for no good reason.
    ZW is not going to be achieved with any level of merely taking personal responsibility. It is a design problem. All goods are designed for discard, and that is what will happen to them no matter what the buyer thinks. If goods were designed for perpetual reuse, and the social institutions to support that reuse were created, then individuals would not need to berate themselves. Reuse would be the norm.
    Personal consumption is a tiny amount of the designed waste we produce as a society. What about cars, trucks, airplanes, tractors, industrial equipment, industrial chemicals, streets, buildings, bridges and tunnels? Those are all made by our industrial society. They are more important than plastic bottles and food in the big picture. Design for reuse is the key. Every university should have a dept. that studies the ways in which all manufactured goods can be redesigned for reuse. That is the only way to achieve ZW, not personal changes, well-intentioned though they may be.

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