Looking to help the environment and your budget? Then take note: cutting back is the new keeping up.
There’s a lot to be gained from a way of life where we generate less trash: cleaner air and oceans, and protected natural resources and habitats, to name a few.
While living a zero-waste lifestyle is an extreme challenge, you can start small and still make an impact, which is why a “low-waste” movement has bloomed. Parents are preparing plastic-free lunches at local schools. Big companies are pledging to reduce their contributions to the waste stream in the years ahead. They may seem small, but these gradual changes can add up to a cleaner Earth — and they can even have a lasting impact on your budget.
To get started, check out these easy tips from change leaders who have discovered inventive ways to cut back on what they toss out.