Several months ago, I started a journey towards zero-waste living: one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Why and how do people go zero waste? How long does it take? Experiences within the community differ but all follow the same path. Every zero waster always goes through 3 distinct stages.
The first stage is the one that I name “the wake-up call”. It occurs when what you read, watch and learn deeply scares you and opens your eyes to how the world might end up. Zero-waste living becomes then your goal. The second stage is a period of transition. You decide to take action and switch to waste-free alternatives. The last stage is a constant calling into question of those allowing you to find even more environmentally friendly, practical or economical solutions.