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Zero Waste = Good Taste

Bea Johnson, Founder of the Zero-Waste Lifestyle Movement | Khor Sue Yee, Co-founder and Director, Zero Waste Malaysia | Jasreel Lim, Head of Finance & Business Development, Zero Waste Malaysia

01-Apr-24 15:00

Zero Waste = Good Taste

International Zero Waste Day was just celebrated on the 30th of March, with the aim of promoting sustainable consumption and production patterns, supporting a societal shift towards circularity, and raising awareness about how zero-waste initiatives contribute to the advancement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. According to the UN, the waste sector contributes to the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity and nature loss, and pollution. It's said that zero-waste initiatives can encourage sound waste management and minimise and prevent waste, helping to address the planetary crisis, protect the environment, enhance food security, and improve human health and well-being. Here on Earth Matters, we've had the privilege to speak to several zero-waste practitioners, who have shared their own journeys of transforming their lives and consumption patterns, and going as ‘zero-waste’ as possible. In this look-back episode, we hear from Bea Johnson, the French-born US-based environmental activist, author and motivational speaker, cited as the founder of the zero waste movement, who is best known for reducing her family's annual trash down to a pint and for authoring the book Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste. We then hear from Zero Waste Malaysia's Khor Sue Yee (Co-founder and Director) and Jasreel Lim (Head of Finance & Business Development), who discuss Trashpedia, which is dubbed the ultimate guide to waste segregation and sustainable living.

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Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs

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Categories:  environment

Tags:  the bigger pictureearth mattersTrashpediaplastic pollution crisiszero wasteplastic freezero waste malaysiathrow-away culture5r’srefusereducereuserecyclerotmy zero waste lifeplastic pollutionwaste segregationsustainable living

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