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[Ambassador report] [Thematic Report] Zero Waste

by Pranav Gaba | 21-09-2021 17:01 Comments 4 recommendations 0



In the Pacific , north of the equator, there’s a growing, “floating island” of trash that’s double the scale of TX, and three times the scale of France. It’s simply another example of how we’re treating our planet variety of a container.

Experts say that every year, we have a tendency to throw away enough plastic to circle the planet fourfold . At that rate, by the year 2025, there will be a lot of trash in our oceans than there are unit fish

What is the 'Zero Waste concept'?

Zero Waste is additionally a full system approach to resource management focused on reducing, reusing, and recycling to create employment work for everybody. Manufacturing recycled materials uses less energy and saves a lot of trees than manufacturing "virgin" materials.

What is the goal of Zero Waste?

a). Maximize employment

b). Minimize waste

c). Reduce consumption

d). Ensure product area unit created to be reused, repaired, or recycled

Zero Waste means coming up with and managing product and processes to consistently avoid and eliminate the number and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them.

How is Zero Waste completely different from Recycling?

The bottom line is that recycling could also be a a section of Zero Waste which is far broader in scope. Once we have a tendency to discuss zero waste, we have a tendency to conjointly sit down with the construct of recyclability, however once we have a tendency to discuss recyclability, we have a tendency to don't essentially talk about about zero waste. The primary aim of zero waste is to cut back or eliminate waste at the supply rather than deal with it later.

Main Idea behind Zero Waste

The main plan behind making no waste may well be an idea that was coined in the nineties referred to as “cradle to cradle.” It’s an easy construct at the core: biological product like food, and things fabricated from natural merchandise like trees, area unit used till they can't be used in their current kind. Then they’re weakened throughout a natural approach, like composting, to assist create new materials.

For instance, “cradle to cradle” doesn’t mean we have a tendency to can’t keep victimization smartphones. It simply means that we've to recycle them once they break, therefore their parts are typically repurposed for complete bright merchandise.

If we have a possibility to live waste-free future, the economy would wish to alter, as folks wouldn’t demand or settle for plastic or single-use merchandise like we have a tendency to presently do. There would be a ablated demand for lowland area, as less trash would be created, which means there would be less waste to eliminate .

Ideally, long-term, we’d have cleaner water, cleaner air, more trees, and we’d mine fewer metals to be used in advanced things like smartphones. We’d even have richer gardens because of a lot of compost, as a lot of folks would be contributory their manage garbage to community or personal compost bins.

Buying less stuff may even create folks happier, and ready to sleep in smaller homes, that might, on a grander scale, facilitate to accommodate the population boom we’re expecting across the planet inside subsequent few decades.


 

Zero Waste Thematic Report

4 Comments

Pranav Gaba

  • Pranav Gaba says :
    Dear Joon and Hannah Mentor,

    Thank you for reading my article and giving your valuable feedback. I am delighted that you liked what I have written and your support & guidance mean a lot to me. I completely understand the reason behind your late feedback and I totally empathize with it.

    Green Cheers!
    Posted 28-09-2021 18:59

Hannah Mentor

  • Hannah Mentor says :
    Hello Pranav, this is your mentor Hannah.
    Sorry for the late feedback. I'm in progress to comment more quickly.
    Your report is very well organized, people who didn't know about zero waste would be able to understand 100%.
    As you have written, the main idea of zero waste is 'cradle to cradle' and recycling is a way of going toward zero waste.
    Thank you for your great article and please keep up with your wonderful work :)
    Posted 24-09-2021 17:18

Joon Mentor

  • Joon Mentor says :
    Hello Pranav,
    this is your mentor Joon.

    First of all, I would like to apologize for late feedback as It was Korea's National
    Holiday from September 18th to 22nd. I last checked the articles on 20th.

    Nicely read your Article, and like the way you have organized the meaning of
    Zero Waste, its goal, main difference between Recycling which is
    highly confusing, and main idea behind it. Though the part Maximize employment
    is not on the 5R principle that Bea Johnson, the founder of Zero Waste movement,
    suggested, I guess it might be a positive effect caused by Zero Waste. What I
    personally think is going Zero Waste is similar to going to sustainable product
    cycle so it first aims to reduce the creation of waste as much as possible, then
    if it is not, make it recyclable or bio-degradable. By keeping this action, it would
    keep our environment sustainable.

    Thank you for your well-organized report

    I will be looking forward for your next article

    Best regards,

    Joon
    Posted 23-09-2021 23:21

Pranav Gaba

  • Pranav Gaba says :
    Dear Mentor, waiting eagerly for your feedback!

    Green Cheers
    Posted 21-09-2021 17:04

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