“Roughly 4.4 pounds of trash per person per day is produced by Americans.
“The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of plastic and other solid waste a day, 10 times the amount a century ago.”
“…And yet there are a growing number of people—often young millennial women—who are part of a zero-waste movement. Their yearly trash output can be small enough to fit inside an eight-ounce mason jar. These are not wannabe hippies, but people embracing a modern minimalist lifestyle. They say it saves them money and time and enriches their lives.”
touts National Geographic Article “How People Make Only a Jar of Trash a Year”
Naturally, as a self-proclaimed sustainable person, I am supremely jealous of how “good” these bohemian minimalists are…
And I doubt how realistic their lifestyles are for us to emulate.