Is it possible to be zero-waste in a consumer world?

One of the most common problems that has disturbed natural flora and fauna and has had a significant impact on the climate all around the world is global warming. As ecologists try to figureout different solutions to save our planet, one such solution, which has taken the world by a storm, is the zero-waste revolution. In contrast to waste management and recycling of waste products, zero-waste refers to waste prevention at all costs. Depending on a set of principles, zero-waste encourages the use of reusable items and discourages the use of single use items, such as plastic.
Companies like S Jones Containers , who sell and rent containers mostly for shipping goods, have also introduced alternative eco-friendly uses of containers for other purposes including conversion to buildings, show rooms and exhibition units, which facilitates waste reduction. Governments, organisations and citizens of different countries around the world have already come together to tackle the unnecessary generation of plastic waste. Recently, the UK government announced a 25-year plan which aims at setting a global gold standard on completely eliminating plastic from the region.
However, a number of modern-day consumers, who have always used plastic for shopping and storing different types of things, cannot imagine their lives without single-use plastic bags or plastic storage containers. As you walk down the aisles of the local supermarket, you will find shelves filled with items such as rice, pasta, flour and even vegetables in plastic bags, and drinkables such as milk and juices in plastic bottles. Takeaway food and desserts also tend to come in plastic containers. On the other hand, when we shop online, all our items get delivered in bulky packets that use loads of plastic for packaging the items. With so much of plastic being usedin our day-to-day lives, all we do is toss those single-use plastic items into the trash and never look at them again. This unmindful trash, generated by us over manyyears, has now led to plastic pollution, which has had a considerable effect on the health and well-being of humans, as well as the environment.
Although living a life without plastic might sound unimaginable, it is not impossible. If we look back deep into our own history, we can find simple solutions, which can help us live a zero-waste life. One thing that many people never think of is the world before plastic. For many of us, plastic has existed forforever. While plastic was actually invented in the early 19 th century, it was only processed to make disposable plastic items untilthe end of the 1950s. It was only after the 1960s thatthe mass production of single-use plastic started and it became popular all over the world.
So, how did people manage before the introduction of single-use plastic? The simple answer to this complex question is they had resources available to survive. Whenever people went out for shopping, they...