One Planet Life’s Reduce Waste Eco-Journey encourages you to follow the three Rs – reduce, reuse, and recycle!
One Planet Life has created six unique journeys, each with an assigned set of actions or “Joyful Changes,” to help you achieve the goal of reducing one ton of carbon emissions each year. Changing lifestyle habits can be challenging, but if you start by focusing on a targeted area where you feel you have more control, making those changes can be easier and more rewarding. Get to know our six eco-journeys and pick the one that is best for you.
The Reduce Waste journey brings awareness to the amount of waste in your life and provides solutions that decrease the amount of trash your household sends to a landfill.
Americans produce 332 tons of garbage per year – about twice as much trash per person as major European countries like Germany and Italy. One-third of the trash found in American landfills is food waste, which releases methane gas into the atmosphere as it decomposes. Methane gas is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide and exacerbates our current climate crisis.
The Reduce Waste Eco-Journey can help you become more acutely aware of the waste in your life and guide you to make changes for a better planet.
The Reduce Waste journey can help you reduce 1 ton and 66 pounds of carbon emissions over the course of one year.
On this journey, you are encouraged to avoid unnecessary waste with single-use products and repurpose items in clever ways – by upcycling, consigning gently used items, and diverting food waste from landfills through composting.
Some of the Joyful Changes you will find in the Reduce Waste journey are:
- Reduce Food Waste (Buy only what you can consume before product expiry)
- Switch to Reusable Wraps/Containers
- Use Reusable Shopping Bags
- Use Reusable Water Bottles
- Compost Food Waste
- Buy Second-hand Clothing or Household Items
At One Planet Life, we understand that everyone’s journey is unique.
The journeys in the One Planet Life App are completely customizable to fit your unique life. After you select a journey on our app, you can replace any assigned Joyful Change with a different one that may better fit your lifestyle. You can also add on extra Joyful Changes to increase your impact.
Reducing your waste and maximizing your journey progress is even easier with the Reduce Waste Eco-Journey Starter Kit.
The items in this kit were specially selected for your journey by the One Planet Life team and make it easy for you to reduce, reuse, and recycle. You will find the following products inside the Reduce Waste Eco-Journey Starter Kit:
UNPaper Towels by Cheeks Ahoy Ultra-absorbent, more effective than paper towels, and reusable for years
Collapsible Travel Mug by Stojo Avoid paper beverage cups or bring your home-brewed coffee on the go
Reusable Snack Bags by Zero Waste MVMT A greener, cleaner, reusable alternative to single-use plastic bags
Foldable Tote by One Planet Life Durable and roomy, made using efficient cutting and stitching methods
In the One Planet Life Reduce Waste Journey Eco-kit, we include a book to help you on your journey.
Penned by the One Planet Life team, you’ll find reminders of why embarking on the Reduce Waste eco-journey matters to you and the planet. You’ll also find tips and resources to help you stay committed to your goal.