This Zero-Waste Guru Will Inspire You to Live a Cleaner, Healthier Life

Global warming, air pollution, and trash, lots and lots of trash. Modern life has its downfalls and Environmental Studies major Lauren Singer is prepared to tackle them, one soda can at a time.

Her zero-waste lifestyle is documented in her online blog and social media outlets, Trash is for Tossers. For Singer, zero waste means not producing any garbage whatsoever. “No sending anything to landfill, no throwing anything in a trash can, nothing. However, I do recycle and I do compost,” she explains.

It all started in 2012, when she noticed her classmate would bring his lunch in a single-use plastic bag, a disposable water bottle, and a plastic takeout container. “I would sit there and think: we are supposed to be the future of this planet and here we are with our trash, messing it up,” writes Singer.

And to Singer, a zero-waste lifestyle is not as torturous as it may seem, and can actually be quite fun and, naturally, cost-effective. So, would you consider turning your life around?