Zero-waste movement and living a trash-free life

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Earth in plastic bag. Photo credit: Marco Verch/CC BY 2.0. via Flickr

Think about all the plastic you use just once and then toss: shampoo, makeup, toothpaste. If you order anything online, it usually comes in plastic packaging. Even if you buy goods from the bulk section at your grocery store, you’re probably using plastic bags. This creates a lot of trash, and there’s a growing push to eliminate not just this kind of garbage, but all garbage. It’s called the zero-waste movement.

Credits

Guest:
Rebecca Jennings - Vox reporter covering pop and internet culture for its consumer column, “The Goods”

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer