Minimalism and Zero Waste

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
  • Aesthetics
  • Quality/long lasting products
  • Creating more time/space
  • Focus on the important things in life
  • Simplicity
  • Peace of mind
  • Conscientiousness/Intentionality
  • Easier to clean
  • Opting out of consumerism
  • New sense of gratitude/appreciation (especially for what you already have)
  • Creativity
  • Renew/Reuse/Upcycle
  • 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!



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