Lauren Singer has made no trash in over three years. Well, nothing except for the few things in the jar you can see above.
“When I tell people that, people think that I’m crazy, or I’m lying, or they ask me questions like ‘So how do you wipe your butt?’,” she told a TED conference in May this year. Lauren goes on to explain that she lives a zero-waste lifestyle, a conscious decision she made while in her senior year of an environmental studies degree at NYU. Lauren explains how she began to feel like a hypocrite for using plastic when she was supposed to be working towards making the world a more sustainable place.
You can read more about Lauren’s top tips for a zero-waste life, and all the ways in which her bold decision has had a positive impact here.