30 Zero Waste Quotes to Inspire Sustainable Action
By now, we all know the importance of zero waste living. Or if you didn’t, I’m so glad you found my blog! The zero-waste movement works towards the idea of producing less trash, recycling more materials, and eliminating single-use plastic items.
Sometimes, a zero-waste lifestyle can be challenging and even test your endurance. It can seem like daily actions require a little more thought than they used to. Just remember that individual actions, no matter how small, can have a huge environmental impact.
For today’s post, I’ve compiled a list of 30 straight-to-the-point zero waste quotes to keep you motivated (and laughing) along the way.
“Don’t be useless. Use less.” – Unknown
“Only we humans make waste that nature can’t digest”. – Charles Moore
“The most environmentally friendly product is the one you didn’t buy.” – Joshua Becker
“It’s only one straw,” said 8 billion people. – Unknown
“Fast fashion is like fast food. After the sugar rush, it just leaves a bad taste in your mouth.” – Livia Firth
“Recycle aluminum. Why? Because you CAN.” – Unknown
“Be part of the solution. Not part of the pollution.” – Unknown
“One of my biggest pet peeves is single-use plastic bags. I think it’s one of the stupidest ideas in the world.” – Philippe Cousteau Jr.
“Do something drastic – cut the plastic!” – Unknown
“The ground’s generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty. Try to be more like the ground.” – Rumi
“Waste is a design flaw.” – Kate Kreba
“My stockbroker asked me something important today: paper or plastic?” – Jay Leno
“Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry.” – Pope Francis
Renewable energy? I am a big fan
“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho
“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean”. – Arthur C. Clarke
“Plastic will be the main ingredient of all our grandchildren’s recipes.” – Anthony T. Hincks
“Don’t litter, it makes the world bitter!” – Unknown
“We buy a bottle of water in the city, where clean water comes out in its taps. You know, back in 1965, if someone said to the average person, 'You know in thirty years you are going to buy water in plastic bottles and pay more for that water than for gasoline?' Everybody would look at you like you're completely out of your mind.” – Paul Watson
“When life gives you compost…grow a garden!” – Unknown
“You wouldn’t think you could kill an ocean, would you? But we’ll do it one day. That’s how negligent we are.” – Ian Rankin
“Don’t blow it – good planets are hard to find.” - Unknown
“Imagine if trees gave off Wifi signals. We would be planting so many trees that we’d probably save the planet – too bad they only produce the oxygen we breathe.” – Unknown
“Fast fashion isn’t free. Someone, somewhere, is paying.” – Lucy Siegle
“There is no planet B.” – Unknown
“Feel what it’s like to truly starve, and I guarantee that you’ll forever think twice before wasting food.” – Criss Jami
“Please don’t waste food. Live simply, so that others may simply live.” – Unknown
“Keep calm and make compost.” – Unknown
“To me, it’s sort of funny that wasting food is not taboo. It’s one of the environmental ills that you can just get away with.” – Jonathan Bloom
“Stop destroying the earth. It’s where I keep all my stuff.” – Unknown
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Which quote is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!