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32 Zero Waste Quotes - Sayings About Waste Reduction And Plastic Waste

Zero Waste Quotes Plastic pollution in the Environment

Are you looking for inspiring Waste Avoidance Quotes and the Zero Waste lifestyle? Great! Because here you will find a collection of the best sayings in the fight against plastic waste in the environment - one of the greatest environmental problems of our time. But this problem doesn't solve itself. Some days, therefore, you need an extra boost of motivation and inspiration.

I would now like to provide you with some rousing quotes about waste avoidance, zero waste and plastic waste. Let's go!

My please: Keep in mind that many of the quotes about zero waste have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

The Best Zero Waste Quotes About Avoiding Plastic Waste

So, now I don't want to waste too much time. After all, we are on a mission to fight plastic waste in the environment. Here you will find the best quotes about waste prevention, zero waste and all topics that are closely related to it. Just let yourself be inspired!

Waste Prevention Quotes #1-10

  1. "It's pretty amazing that our society has reached a point where the effort necessary to extract oil from the ground, ship it to a refinery, turn it into plastic, shape it appropriately, truck it to a store, but it, and bring it home is considered to be less effort that what it takes to just wash the spoon when you're done with it." (Unknown)
  2. "The cause of environmental pollution is man himself: the poisoning of his mind, the ravaging of his soul." (Phil Bosmans)
  3. "Your receipt is your ballot. Every damn time." (Unknown)
  4. "We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly." (Anne Marie Bonneau)
  5. "Do something drastic – cut the plastic!" (Unknown)
  6. "We have forgotten how to be a good guest, how to walk lightly on the earth as other creatures do." (Barbara Ward)
  7. "It can't be right to make billions of objects that are only used for a few minutes and then are with us for centuries." (Roz Savage)
  8. "There is no «away». If we throw something away, it has to go somewhere." (Annie Leonard)
  9. "«It's just one straw», said eight billion people."», 8 billion people said." (Unknown)
  10. "The world changes by your example, not by your opinion." (Paulo Coelho)

Tip: If you want to learn more about living plastic-free, take a look at my great article on the plastic free lifestyle. Have fun!

Waste Prevention Quotes #11-20

  1. "Be yourself the change you wish to see in this world." (Mahatma Gandhi)
  2. "In Germany, he who points out the dirt is considered much more dangerous than he who made it." (Carl von Ossietzky)
  3. "A Zero Waste Lifestyle is a journey. Not a destination." (Unknown)
  4. "The most environmentally friendly product is the one you didn't buy." (Joshua Becker)
  5. "Less plastic is more." (Unknown)
  6. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it's the only thing that ever has." (Margaret Mead)
  7. "Be part of the solution, not part of the pollution." (Unknown)
  8. "I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." (Edward Everett Hale)
  9. "You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." (Jane Goodall)
  10. "Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." (Desmond Tutu)

Waste Prevention Quotes #21-32

  1. "If we unbalance nature, humankind will suffer. Furthermore, as people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other." (Dalai Lama)
  2. "The best garbage is the garbage that doesn't get created in the first place." (Unknown)
  3. "We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world." (Howard Zinn)
  4. "Today's man has become more dangerous to nature than it has ever been to him." (Hans Jonas)
  5. "Plastic will be the main ingredient of all our grandchildren's recipes." (Anthony T. Hincks)
  6. "We don't have a plastic problem. We have a convenience problem." (Unknown)
  7. "Remember, it's called «best before» and not «immediately fatal off». «Best before» and not «Immediately fatal».“ (Unknown)
  8. "It's as if the Earth has been smoking two packs of cigarettes a day!" (Ove Hoegh-Guldberg)
  9. "We deal with this world as if we had a second one in the trunk." (Jane Fonda)
  10. "Ultimately humanity is one, and this small planet is our only home. If we're to protect this home of ours, each of us needs to experience a vivid sense of universal altruism and compassion." (Dalai Lama)
  11. "What we do today will determine what the world looks like tomorrow." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  12. "The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it." (Robert Swan)

Tip: If you're in the mood for more inspirational sayings, take a look at the Animal welfare quotes and the Sayings for climate protection.

What is Zero Waste?

Zero Waste ist ein umweltbewusstes Lebenskonzept, das darauf abzielt, Müll zu vermeiden und die Wiederverwendung, Wiederverwertung oder Kompostierung aller Produkte zu maximieren.

Das Ziel ist es, möglichst wenige Abfälle zu erzeugen, die dann ansonsten wieder auf Deponien oder in Verbrennungsanlagen landen würden. Der Ansatz arbeitet also mit Prinzipien der Circular economy und zielt darauf ab, im eigenen Alltag natürliche Ressourcen zu schonen.

Wie können Einsteiger ganz einfach Müll vermeiden?

Ich empfehle Zero Waste Anfängern für einen guten Start immer, zunächst Einwegprodukte durch Mehrwegprodukte zu ersetzen. A Stainless steel drinking bottle ist zum Beispiel eine müllvermeidende Alternative für Plastikflaschen.

Außerdem ist das möglichst verpackungsfreie Einkaufen, zum Beispiel in mitgebrachten Behältern auf dem Wochenmarkt oder im Unverpackt Laden ratsam. Ein wichtiger Schritt ist auch die bewusste Reduzierung der eigenen Lebensmittelverschwendung, zum Beispiel durch eine bessere Essensplanung and the sinnvolle Resteverwertung.

Was zählt alles zur Grundausstattung des Zero Waste Lebensstils?

There are einige Gegenstände, die es dir wirklich einfach machen, Müll zu vermeiden! Zur Zero Waste Basic Equipment zählen meiner Erfahrung nach vor allem diese Dinge:

  • Stofftaschen sowie Obst- und Gemüsenetze
  • Mehrwegbehälter und -flaschen
  • Mehrwegbesteck und wiederverwendbare Strohhalme
  • Wachstücher und Behälter mit Silikondeckel
  • Feste Körperpflegeprodukte (z.B Seifen und Shampoos)

Using Quotes About Waste Reduction To Educate

Use these sayings to motivate yourself to reduce waste and also to inspire others. The quotes should be inspiration enough for you to question your own behavior and make positive changes. Be a role model and lead the way instead of running along and carrying on as before. The Zero Waste Lifestyle is a great opportunity for us - one that is absolutely easy to implement without sacrificing quality of life.

Do you have any other Zero Waste quotes that are missing here? Or questions and suggestions for improvement? Then always bring them to us in the comments.

Stay clean,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: In my Zero Waste Blog you will find a variety of informative texts on the subject of waste prevention. For example, learn how to from hard stale bread, make delicious bread chips can!

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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