I hope you’re having a lovely weekend so far! I’ve been quite busy after the second semester of my school started. Currently I’m drinking green tea and listening to Smooth Operator from Sade. I think it’s an amazing start to Saturday morning. My English class got cancelled this morning so I’ll stay home until noon. After that I’ll go to gym and do some cardio on my rest day.
Anyways, after a quick life update, I want to explain what today’s blog post is about. As you might already know, many organizations and governments started to pay attention to sustainability. UN adopted new global goals and launched: “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” in 2015, which is composed of 17 goals and 169 targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years.
Zero Waste Week International
Zero Waste Week began in 2008 in the UK. After a while it became international and they started to organize talks and workshops all around the world. To encourage more people, they are offering pages for representatives from different countries to post information that is directly relevant to Zero Waste Week in their region and language.
Zero waste week runs from 2-6th September, 2019.
Zero Waste Week is inspiring people around the world dramatically reduce waste they create for good.The Prime Minister – Theresa May
Ways to Reduce Your Impact on the Environment
1.Instead of plastic straws, buy your own stainless steal straw and use it at all times.
2. Carry your own water bottle and coffee cup. Recycling rates are low, and campaigners say at the current pace, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Many coffee chains such as Starbucks offer discounts for customers who come in with their own cup.
3. Say NO to plastic bags! Use your own reusable shopping bag. My mom and I always carry our own shopping bags when we’re out not only because we care about the environment but also we want to spread awareness to our community.
4. Switch from teabags to loose-leaf and an infuser. I didn’t know that although most of a tea bag is made from biodegradable paper, around 20 to 30 percent is not. Solution? Get some loose-leaf tea and pick up an infuser for an easy alternative!
5.Quit smoking. Cigarette butts are the most commonly discarded item worldwide, and they are considered toxic waste, damaging water supplies and making their way into the food chain.
That’s all for today’s blog post. I hope I made it clear about the whole sustainable development and waste free living. If you are interested in this topic and want to learn more about that, I’ll continue this series on the blog.