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When I scroll through my Pinterest home feed, zero waste is a common word that comes up among eco-friendly bloggers. I always wanted to try it, but producing no waste seemed so hard! I was really intimidated by the challenge and felt like I needed help.
So when Alexa Smith, author of An Economic Eclipse, reached out to me to talk all about zero waste, I was definitely on board.
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In this episode, I interview Alexa Smith all about what it means to be zero waste – and it’s not as intense as you think it is. She breaks it down for you in easy to understand terms and like me, she believes progress is better than perfection.
Alexa is only 20 years old and already wrote a book on the subject! If you ever feel depressed about environmental and climate issues, turn to people like Alexa. Young people like her inspire me to keep going and show me that so many of us really do care.
Specifically, we talk about:
- What is zero waste
- Why Alexa decided to go zero waste
- How you can get started going zero waste:
- The biggest thing you can do
- The easiest thing to do
- What is a circular economy
- How Alexa was inspired to and wrote a book (and in only 9 months too!)
- What corporations are doing to tackle the waste problem
- and MORE!
Alexa inspired me to try zero waste at the more extreme level. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss future episodes about my journey.
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Stephanie Schuttler is a wildlife biologist with 17 years of experience in mammal ecology and conservation, education, and outreach. Read her inspirational story, “My Unexpected Journey Into Science” to find out how she went from the daughter of a jeweler to a Ph.D. in wildlife biology. Feel free to contact Stephanie here.