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Based on an article by Bree Rody-Mantha: https://thefinancialdiet.com/7-zero-waste-habits-that-are-secretly-unneccessary-money-wasters/

The zero-waste trend: https://www.cnn.com/2017/05/01/health/zero-waste-package-free-trnd/index.html

100 companies responsible for 70% of carbon emissions: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/10/100-fossil-fuel-companies-investors-responsible-71-global-emissions-cdp-study-climate-change

Individual recycling an insufficient solution: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-06-27/plastic-recycling-is-a-problem-consumers-can-t-solve

Online shopping much worse than brick & mortar: https://ctl.mit.edu/SITES/CTL.MIT.EDU/FILES/LIBRARY/PUBLIC/DIMITRI-WEIDELI-ENVIRONMENTAL-ANALYSIS-OF-US-ONLINE-SHOPPING_0.PDF

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Temere says:

Very well stated.

BeChickaboom says:

I love this channel but I disagree with a few things in this video. For one, I believe we should continue pushing for individuals to make sustainable choices and not just demand big corporations to make those choices. Both individual and corporate actions are important and they influence each others. One aspect is that corporation are much more inclined to invest in sustainability, at the expense of lowering their profit margins, if they know that this matters to their client base. Another aspect is that corporations are made of individuals and if those individuals made lifestyle choices to be more sustainable, they will drive their corporation to go in that direction as well.

Daniela Diosdado says:

Why do I feel like some people watched the first 2 minutes and starting commenting on what "she missed "???🤔🤔

Robin Pressler says:

This is an excellent counter point to many of the misconceptions of “going zero waste” and an eye opener for me! Very well said and has motivated me to put more of my focus on some of the bigger picture change makers. Thank you!!

ahri says:

The reality for most people is more like: Recycle, maybe Reuse, I'll think about Reducing 😂

Maritza Rodriguez says:

Agree on the whole replacing the containers for glass. I look at everyone and think I have literally had the same plastic containers for YEARS and have no intention of throwing them away. That would be a waste!

little bit says:

This reeks of authoritarianism while at the same time managing to discourage individual effort. Change in society comes from growth from within itself, encouraging others around you and radiating outward, not using the heel of big government. And just because government demands something, doesn't make it anymore affordable/reasonable/accessable for the individual.

Stephanie King says:

Okay this girl just clapped BACK and I am not mad about it

Danteax says:

THANK YOU. Oh my god the zero waste thing is just eco capitalism

Alex Kropp says:

The consumer votes with their dollar in order to influence companies themselves to be the ones to change. Of course, the companies are the ones that need to change, but the most that a consumer can do is vote with their dollar. Money is what influences companies, and if we tell companies that we want eco-friendly options and practices, they will do so

Alex Kropp says:

A point of buying stuff online – there are a lot of companies that track their carbon footprints and plant trees to equal it out as much as possible. These companies can also do things like stopping deforestation, picking up garbage, or helping other eco-friendly movements for every purchase and shipping. There are companies that do care, we just need to be careful to order from one's that are

Rag Doll Cookie says:

I could use a dry shampoo bar on my hair, and baking soda or whatever in the kitchen and they'll last a certain length of time. Or I could use bakibg soda or whatever (which I have in my kitchen anyway) and it'll last half the time or less. So what's the point? You're using the same amount of stuff. Using kitchen products on your hair, or lipstick on your cheeks, or similar, is not saving anything because it's the same amount of product just with less variety and more inconvenience. I want to wash my hair with shampoo, thanks.

Bridget Ambrose says:

Love love love the fact that you put the blame for this on the corporations that are actually causing the problem. It's impossible for every individual to "do their part" without massive systemic change.

Danielle M Hall says:

This is the best video I've watched on this channel.

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