As the world faces increasing pressure from climate and waste crises, many of us are looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact. However, for busy people, it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, Stephanie Miller, author of Zero Waste Living, the 80/20 Way, has a solution. In her talk, Miller describes the easy and impactful steps that busy people can take to make a positive environmental impact. She calls these actions her «magic three»: focus on food, purge plastics and recycle right.
Focus on Food One of the biggest contributors to environmental impact is the food we eat. Miller suggests that busy people can reduce their environmental impact by focusing on food. This means choosing organic, locally sourced and in-season produce, reducing meat consumption and avoiding processed foods. By making small changes to our food choices, we can have a big impact on the environment.
Purge Plastics Plastic is one of the biggest contributors to waste. Miller suggests that busy people can reduce their waste by purging plastics from their lives. This means using reusable bags, water bottles, and containers, avoiding single-use plastics and looking for alternatives to products that are packaged in plastic.
Recycle Right Finally, Miller suggests that busy people can have a positive impact on the environment by recycling right. This means learning what can and cannot be recycled in your area, properly sorting your recyclables and avoiding contamination.
By following Miller’s «magic three» steps, busy people can make a positive impact on the environment. Whether you’re focused on food, purging plastics or recycling right, there are easy and impactful steps that you can take to reduce your environmental impact. Miller’s talk will empower you to take action today and help others around you do the same.