Zero Waste Bloggers are a great source of information and inspiration for your low waste lifestyle. They provide a lot of creative solutions to modern conveniences that you may not have thought of yet.
When I first started my journey towards living more sustainably, I would reference zero waste bloggers for new ideas, sustainable businesses to support, and so on. You may already be familiar with some of these bloggers, but I bet there are a few you haven’t heard of that can inspire your low waste lifestyle.
Zero Waste Bloggers that Will Inspire Your Low Waste Lifestyle
Lauren Singer was the first zero waste blogger I found. She inspires me with her confidence in how simple it is to reduce your waste. She spent her time in college studying the environment and her passion flourished into the zero waste movement. This is what zero waste means to Lauren:
Zero Waste means that I do not produce any garbage. No sending anything to landfill, no throwing anything in a trash can, nothing. However, I do recycle and I do compost.Lauren Singer, Trash is for Tossers
I found Bea Johnson’s Ted Talk shortly after finding Lauren’s website. I was impressed that her family of four only produced enough trash to fit into a mason jar. That alone is impressive, but note that living a zero waste lifestyle and teaching it to others is her career.
Her book Zero Waste Home is a great starting resource for reducing your waste and a book I reference often. Her rules for living a zero waste lifestyle are what is called The 5 Rs:
- Reuse [repair]
According to Bea, when you focus on these rules balance is possible for living a zero waste lifestyle.
I often come across Lindsey’s posts on Pinterest, and find the information she shares practical and simple to implement. She started her journey thanks to a Plastic Free July flier that inspired her to do more than normal recycling.
Her book Less Stuff teaches you how to declutter without sending things you no longer want to the landfill. It’s a more mindful approach that I believe any person pursuing a low waste lifestyle can benefit from reading.
Kathryn is a hustler when it comes to sharing information. She not only shares how to reduce your waste, but also changes the world is making to clean up our planet. This quote from her ‘About Me’ page is one that I stand behind and always encourage others to take note:
Small actions done by hundreds of thousands of people will change the world. You don’t have to be perfect to make a difference, you just have to try.Kathryn Kellogg, Going Zero Waste
Manuela is probably my FAVORITE zero waste blogger and YouTuber! I just love her energy and transparency. She’s not someone who promotes only having a glass jar of trash, because she’s human and things happen. I love that she doesn’t hide that.
Another thing you should take notice of with her is her slow approach to her online presence. She doesn’t have tons of content like the other people I shared, but what she does share is purposeful and useful. Not to say the others aren’t, but Manuela has a present approach to advocating for the zero waste movement.
There you have it! These are the five zero waste bloggers I recommend to help inspire your low waste lifestyle.
Remember that it isn’t necessary to mimic their lifestyle and everything they share. Pull the key pieces from them for your life that you can use.
Each of our journeys are different, therefore the tips we need and use will be different. That’s the fun in the journey to a low waste lifestyle and the fact that we benefit from other people’s experiences.
Do you have a zero waste blogger that inspires you not mentioned in this post? If so, let me know below in the comments so that I can be inspired them, too!