The Zero Waste initiative
The 5 R method
In Switzerland, we count, a year and per capita, 701 kg of waste all in all among which 333 kg are not valuable. Near half of our waste thus finish in the incinerator and produce atmospheric pollutants (according to the data of the federal service of the environment in 2018). While the other half is sorted out then recycled, which means treated and modified to create again objects.
By adhering to a lifestyle without waste, we wish to go beyond the approach of recycling, supposing that the easiest waste to recycle is the one which does not exist!
The 5 R method described below, gives lines of thought onto our modes of consumption and a procedure to reduce our waste and so minimize our ecological footprint. The purpose is not to deprive ourselves but to take responsibility and to question all current habits and to consume in a smart way.