January has been dedicated to raising awareness to and advocating the Zero Waste Movement. The month is coming to an end, but we at GreenSpace hope you've become more knowledgeable of the Zero Waste lifestyle and would give it a try this 2021! The journey has just begun!
To act as your guide in beginning to minimize waste, here's a short compiled list of tips:
In Metro Manila alone, about 2,175 tons of food scraps end up in trash bins on a daily basis. 52% of solid waste in the Philippines consists of biodegradables, food waste, and garden waste. 1.3 billion tons of food, enough to feed 3 billion people, is lost and wasted around the world annually. All these food lost and wasted end up polluting the earth—but they shouldn't be!
All these food lost and wasted could do so much good—if only we put them in the right place. Here's one way to do just that: compost it!
One of the benefits of segregating your trash at home is that it helps you realize what you might need to buy less of. It can also help you decide what items you can switch to more eco-friendly alternatives.
But… where do these segregated trash go?
That’s one of the problems that need to be addressed! Sadly, even when we do our part and segregate at home, they still end up together in landfills.