A zero-waste(ish) guide

January 6th, 2023
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“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero-waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.” – Anne Marie Bonneau


An introduction to a zero-waste(ish) lifestyle

Zero-waste is defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “The conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials without burning and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health.”


But what do we mean by saying “zero-waste(ish)?”

Eliminating all types of waste isn’t realistic for most, and it can also be challenging for people to maintain. We are surrounded by plastic waste and other materials that go to waste daily, so this practical, comprehensive guide is created for anyone who wishes to begin a zero-waste (or at least zero-waste(ish)) journey!


Throughout this guide, we’ll provide the following:

  • Practical tips + tricks
  • Information specifically curated to help you live more sustainably
  • Share ways you can join us in our pursuit of creating a world without waste



About Brightmark’s Make Your Mark

We’re on a mission to Reimagine Waste—creating circular solutions to solve some of the world’s most pressing waste challenges, including turning organic waste into renewable natural gas and ending the plastic waste crisis. We encourage all to do their part through “Make Your Mark,” an initiative to encourage individuals to become more sustainable by using our suggested resources at home. If we all do our part in creating a world without waste, future generations will enjoy a cleaner, healthier, and happier ecosystem.

Please share this page with your friends and encourage them to make their mark with our resources. Let’s create a better world for all!


A Little Bit About Us

We’re on a mission to Reimagine Waste—providing circular solutions to solve some of the world’s most pressing waste challenges, including closing the loop on the plastic waste crisis and turning organic waste into clean, renewable energy. We focus on providing viable solutions to waste while increasing our positive impact on the environment and the communities around us. Join our environmentally conscious executives in creating a cleaner world and a better future for all generations. We are working hard every day to create a world without waste and encourage you to join us in the movement by “Making Your Mark” with our resources here.

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