Zero Waste Is Not the Only Solution – 4 Tips to Have a Bigger Impact


4 zero waste alternatives to help you have an impact without making massive lifestyle changes! While you’re here, help Ecosia plant trees around the world by searching the internet: We’re huge fans of the zero waste movement and we think that it’s attracting important attention to the global garbage and plastic pollution crisis. But we know not everyone is able or wants to take on the zero waste lifestyle because it’s a pretty big commitment. There are lots of other things that non zero wasters can do have an impact, have their voices heard, and make positive changes. We think that by going to the source and connecting with/emailing the companies who are creating unnecessary waste, we can have a bigger impact than just avoiding a specific product. In addition, making sure that our communities are doing everything they can to run an effective waste management program where we live (recycling, composting, etc) will go a long way to reducing the amount of trash being sent to landfills. Picking up trash and reducing our own waste are other things we can do to help local wildlife and to make a difference in our area. Here are links to the resources we mentioned in the video: Video – 12 Cheap and Easy Tips for Reducing Your Waste:… Greenpeace Petition for supermarkets to ditch plastic packaging:… Tadashi Kawamata Over Flow art installation at the MAAT in Lisbon:… A Plastic Ocean documentary (on Netflix and Amazon): Bunz money-free trading app: Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ————————————————————- STAY IN TOUCH! ————————————————————- Blog: Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives ————————————————————- COMMENTS ————————————————————- We want our channel and our comments section to be an inclusive space where everyone feels welcome to watch and to contribute. For this reason, comments that are inappropriate or hateful will be reported and/or deleted. Please discuss and debate with respect, and report inappropriate or hateful comments directly to YouTube. ————————————————————- SUBTITLES AND CLOSED CAPTIONS ————————————————————- Thank you to our subtitle and closed captions contributors! If you would like to contribute subtitles or closed captions to an Exploring Alternatives video, please click here to see which ones need your help:… If you have any questions about adding subtitles and closed captions, please email us at: ————————————————————- SPONSORS ————————————————————- We occasionally include paid sponsor messages/integrations in our videos to help fund the channel. We do our best to work with companies and organizations that offer products or services that are in line with our values, and that we think would be interesting and useful to you, our viewers. We will always disclose if we’re promoting products that were given to us for free, or if we’re including a sponsored message in a video. For business or sponsorship inquiries, please email us at ————————————————————- CREDITS ————————————————————- Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives. Editing Credits: Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives Filming Credits: Mat of Exploring Alternatives