How does reaching out to each other help you make less trash? Today we fight against the Plastic waste in the environment - a problem that we ourselves have created. The solution is complex - but an essential part of it is communication. Whether we give away excess food and meals to our neighbors or lend them the drill so they can save themselves lots of packaging waste and, at the same time, the Save money that he would otherwise spend on a new device.
Social, communicative behavior is thus quite closely related to the Zero Waste Lifestyle together? In this article, I would like to share my thoughts with you. Let's go!
Avoiding waste by approaching each other
Anyone who actively tries to Life without plastic to lead, it has certainly already determined: By reaching out to others, you can save a can save a lot of trash. And I'm not just talking about ordinary plastic waste, because reaching out to each other also helps you cut your Reduce food waste. We can, for example, coordinate super with our neighbors. If someone has bought too much food, they can offer it to their neighbor before it ends up in the trash can. Once you've built up a functioning community like this, everyone saves a lot of waste together. And it brings the neighbors together.
Of course, no one rings all the doors in the apartment building. But to have an overview of offers from the neighborhood, there are a few helpers from the Internet. In the article Zero Waste AppsI've picked out the best smartphone apps to help you. Some of them you probably already have, others might make your everyday life a bit more waste-free. Food Sharing unfortunately doesn't have an app, but is another perfect example of how we can avoid plastic waste by reaching out to each other.
Has reaching out to one another become old-fashioned?
In my opinion, it is. Smartphones, the Internet and many other technical developments have changed our society. However many advantages new technologies bring, we still have to keep one thing in mind: We have become more comfortable and increasingly clarify things by short message via WhatsApp. Phone calls have become rarer, almost unfamiliar. Our verbal, personal communication has suffered a bit from the new technologies and we approach people less. The point at which we find something very challenging is also reached more quickly than it used to be. But if you are aware of this change, you can take targeted countermeasures.
What do you think about reaching out to each other and the connection to Zero Waste and especially the evolution of our society? I look forward to your comment under this post.
PS.: Look also at the contribution Say no for less waste another important principle of the Zero Waste lifestyle.