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Learn How to Fit 2 Years of Trash Into Mason Jar

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Meet Lauren Singer, a woman who can produce just a Mason jar worth of trash in two years. With her zero-waste life approach, more and more people get inspired to minimize their impact on our planet. People are talking a lot about climate change but that itself does not help deal with a ludicrous amount of trash we keep producing every day. On average a single person produces 4.3 pounds of waste per day, and most of it ends up in the ocean. So what can you actually do aside from raising awareness and contributing to the discussion?

Maison jar of trash

Well, Lauren suggests buying food in bulk and making your own cleaning and cosmetic products. She also urges people to buy dishes and other things made out of glass, wood, or steel instead of plastic.

In her blog Trash is for Tossers, Lauren offers zero-waste alternatives to everyday products like razors, hygiene products, and shopping bags. The main idea is to reuse these everyday essentials, and eliminate any disposable packaging that comes with food products and goods packaging. This trick got Lauren down to such little amount of trash that she could fit it into a Mason jar.

And while this is a great personal approach, we’d like to see it enforced on a much bigger scale like in Scotland, where free plastic bags were banned and offered at 5 pence to the customers 80% of which refused to use them. The initiative helped spare 650 million bags for the landfills across the country.

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I am an interior design and fashion enthusiast with a passion for writing, gathering up interesting/alternative home design ideas. I love lofts, canopy beds, fluffy throws and rugs, but also cats, food, and video games.
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