Simple Ways I Went Zero-ish Waste This Year

It’s easier than you think, and it saves money.

As an American living abroad in Australia, I came to notice firsthand at how rapidly we’re destroying the planet. Sydney, Australia, is arguably one of the most beautiful places in the world; however, I was absolutely horrified the first time I leaned over the harbor railing to look into the deep-blue seawater, only to find it littered with plastic bags, takeaway containers and empty bottles. I stumbled upon straws and plastic bottle tops strewn on beaches. In the heart of the city, I saw countless bins…