At We Fill Good, we are passionate about the environment and our goal to empower the community to reduce our plastic footprint while having fun and sharing ideas for a low-waste lifestyle.
Notes from We Fill Good owner, Marla:
Going zero waste is a next to impossible task, that I personally have not achieved. That said, there is so much that we can all do to help the planet. I don’t think the answer is a small group achieving zero waste, but ALL OF US REDUCING OUR WASTE AS MUCH AS WE CAN. Thus the term, LOW-WASTE LIFESTYLE! I learn new ways to cut back my plastic consumption, trash and impact on the environment every day with easy lifestyle changes.
A few facts that motivate me to try harder:
*91% of plastic in the US is never recycled
*50% of the world's plastic is only used 1 time and less than 10% is recycled
*The average American throws away almost 5lbs of trash every day
Think how a low-waste lifestyle can create immediate changes!
You ask, how do I start? I suggest you start with the 6 R’s:
*Refuse - Say NO & find a reusable alternative
*Reduce - Less is more - make less trash - buy wiser
*Reuse/Repair - Donate - buy 2nd hand - swap with friends
*Repurpose - Upcycle - be creative - use your empty jars for bulk
*Rot - Compost - compost - compost! It’s great for the planet and will reduce your weekly trash hauls in half
*Recycle - what you can