Zero Waste Quotes

I have always loved inspirational quotes which encourage positive action. So I have collected a few here to inspire you. I decided to choose zero waste quotes, because often saving the the environment and being thrifty means reducing waste. But note that when I say zero waste, I don’t mean actually producing zero waste. It is a helpful concept but taking the idea of being zero waste too far can be extreme.

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“Most of my wardrobe is vintage and I’ve worn dresses to the Oscars that I got for $10. At Sean Penn’s last Haiti gala I wore this vintage dress that I’d worn to a film premiere in 2005. I know that’s kind of a no-no in the fashion world, but why wear something just once if you love it?”

Winona Ryder

It isn’t enough just looking for the quality in the products we buy, we must ensure that there is quality in the lives of the people who make them.

Orsola De Castro, Fashion Revolution

There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away, it must go somewhere

Annie Leonard, Story of Stuff

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.

Dr. Jane Goodall

We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

Native American proverb

Be the change that you wish to see in the world

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The most environmentally friendly product is the one you didn’t buy

Joshua Becker, Becoming Minimalist

The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.

Robert Swan

Refuse what you do not need; reduce what you do need; reuse what you consume; recycle what you cannot refuse, reduce, or reuse; and rot (compost) the rest.

Bea Johnson, Zero Waste Home

Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both

Benjamin Franklin

Cutting food waste is a delicious way of saving money, helping to feed the world and protect the planet

Tristram Stuart

Food waste isn’t considered a problem because, for the most part, it isn’t considered at all. It’s easy to ignore because it’s both common and customary.. I have yet to meet someone who is pro-food waste, but many aren’t convinced that it’s important

Jonathan Bloom

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference

Reinhold Niebuhr

Hope you enjoy reading these zero waste quotes and feel inspired by them. Let me know which ones are your favourites or if there are any more you think I should add.

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