Zero waste philosophy

Zero waste refers to a set of principles focused on waste prevention that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused.

The module offers a wide range of materials with practical tips on how to lessen our carbon impact. Study them and use these resources to write an essay; the topics are provided at the end of the section and followed with grammar revision and practice in conditional sentences.

What is Zero Waste?
Australian ‘zero waster’ and The Ekologi Store co-founder Katherine Hynes gives her tips for following the 5 Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot.
Glossary
Zero Waste Communities of San Bernadino County
Zero Waste | British Council
Help your pupils develop core skills by exploring issues and solutions to protect our climate and environment.

Meet Lauren Singer – zero waste girl
How much rubbish do you throw away each day? Lauren Singer studied environmental science and decided to change her lifestyle to try and produce less waste. She's now known as 'zero waste girl'!

About the Lingo – Going Zero Waste
lingo:  Bulk: When I talk about bulk, I'm not talking about Sams or Costco. I'm talking about buying loose products to put in your own

Zero waste – philosophy of life for environmental protection
Zero waste, a philosophy of life that encourages to reduce the amount of waste produced by individuals, is an alternative approach to the problem of environmental protection. It is a way of life that …

Student Art Centered on Zero Waste | Factory Direct Promos
In an effort to spread environmental awareness and encourage artistic expression the annual Resource Recovery and Recycling Division's 2012 Art of Recycling Sustainable Student Sculpture Contest was …

Elena Fashion Design Workshops | Zero-Waste Design Projects
blog archiving fashion students projects/portfolios and own design research in ethical fashion – zero-waste design

On the Path to Zero Waste Artistry
As an artist who focuses much of their time on conservation and the betterment of the environment, I find it surprising how much waste an artist produces unintentionally! From the empty paint tubes…



Essay topics

  1. What can we do to create the future without waste?
  2. Why should we all live a zero waste life?
  3. What will it be like if we don’t live zero waste life?
GRAMMAR: Conditionals

Before writing your essay, you may find it useful to revise conditional sentences, especially the 1st and the 2nd types:

Conditionals
If I study conditionals, I will speak better English! That's the first conditional – find clear explanations and lots of practice exercises here.

Online practice:

English Grammar Exercises
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