As I’ve mentioned before, I think minimalism goes hand in hand with the zero waste movement. Although both come from different goals and ideals, I think there is a lot of overlap since they share a common element: living and consuming more intentionally and conscientiously. What that looks like will be different for every person. The following is a list of words/phrases that come to mind when I think of minimalism and zero waste, things that can apply to both (but don’t necessarily have to).
- Necessities vs. Wants
- Money saving
- Quality/long lasting products
- Creating more time/space
- Focus on the important things in life
- Peace of mind
- Easier to clean
- Opting out of consumerism
- New sense of gratitude/appreciation (especially for what you already have)
- Refusing more “stuff”
- Fewer things, more life
All of these things are reasons why I strive daily to be even more a part of the zero waste and minimalism movements!