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.



Quote 1

“Don’t be useless. Use less.” – Unknown

Quote 2

“Only we humans make waste that nature can’t digest”. – Charles Moore

Quote 3

“The most environmentally friendly product is the one you didn’t buy.” – Joshua Becker

Quote 4

“It’s only one straw,” said 8 billion people. – Unknown

Quote 5

“Fast fashion is like fast food. After the sugar rush, it just leaves a bad taste in your mouth.” – Livia Firth

Quote 6

“Recycle aluminum. Why? Because you CAN.” – Unknown

Quote 7

 “Be part of the solution. Not part of the pollution.” – Unknown

Quote 8

“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.

Quote 9

“Do something drastic – cut the plastic!” – Unknown

Quote 10

“The ground’s generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty. Try to be more like the ground.” – Rumi

Quote 11

“Waste is a design flaw.” – Kate Kreba

Quote 12

 “My stockbroker asked me something important today: paper or plastic?” – Jay Leno

Quote 13

“Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry.” – Pope Francis

Quote 14

Renewable energy? I am a big fan

Quote 15

“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho

Quote 16

“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean”. – Arthur C. Clarke

Quote 17

 “Plastic will be the main ingredient of all our grandchildren’s recipes.” – Anthony T. Hincks

Quote 18

“Don’t litter, it makes the world bitter!” – Unknown

Quote 19

“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

Quote 20

“When life gives you compost…grow a garden!” – Unknown

Quote 21

“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

Quote 22

“Don’t blow it – good planets are hard to find.” - Unknown

Quote 23

“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

Quote 24

“Fast fashion isn’t free. Someone, somewhere, is paying.” – Lucy Siegle

Quote 25

“There is no planet B.” – Unknown

Quote 26

“Feel what it’s like to truly starve, and I guarantee that you’ll forever think twice before wasting food.” – Criss Jami

Quote 27

“Please don’t waste food. Live simply, so that others may simply live.” – Unknown

Quote 28

“Keep calm and make compost.” – Unknown

Quote 29

“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

Quote 30

“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!


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