A wise man once told me, we’re the captain of our own ship. We might not get to decide on the kind of ship, but we can choose where it’s headed; it’s a bit like this planet we’re on. If this were a film, I’d cue the voiceover:
In a world full of waste, why be a waster? Choose your future. Choose life. Choose a zero-waste lifestyle.
How to live a zero-waste life
So, here’s your chance to give it a try! Plot your own course and follow the steps to find out how to be zero-waste:
1. You’re stood in your kitchen with a couple of old batteries in your hand from a games controller that ran out of juice, just as you were about to get a dub. Do you:
A- Chuck them in your ‘man drawer’, next to your tape measure, two half-used rolls of sticky tape, and a key for… something? [Go to Q7]
B- Throw them in the non-recycling bin. You know they’re not recyclable and if you squash them down enough then nobody will know what you’ve done. [Go to Q4]
C- Check online and see that most shops and supermarkets that sell batteries will have responsible battery recycling bins that you can leave them in. [Go to Q2]
2. You’re at a festival and for once, it’s boiling hot. Do you:
A- Grab a plastic bottle of water from a nearby burger stand. [Go to Q3]
B- Whip out your reusable water bottle and go and find one of the free water stations dotted around the place. [Go to Q5]
C- Go one step further and share the next-door tent’s bowl of water… the one they’ve left out for the pooch. [Go to Q8]
3. *buzzer noise* Have another go!
4. You want to know how to go zero-waste? This ain’t it.