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You Can Live Without Producing Trash



One New York woman is making an effort to change the way we think about waste. Over the past two years, Lauren Singer has produced only enough trash to fill a 16 oz mason jar.

In Going Off Grid, Laura Ling examines how 180,000 Americans a year are choosing to live entirely disconnected from our modern internet-focused world in pursuit of a more sustainable, simple lifestyle.

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Take the #ZeroWaste Challenge with us Tuesday, April 14th to go one day without producing trash. Tweet us @seekernetwork with #ZeroWaste and we’ll donate $1 to Keep America Beautiful.
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Executive Producer: Laura Ling
Producer: Paige Keipper (Hansen)
Cinematographers: Matthew Piniol, Spencer Snider
Editor: Lee Mould

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  1. This young woman is not only very inspiring, but she is so beautiful. Her skin glows with good health, and one senses a deep inner happiness. She should be lecturing on TV and showing people how to manufacture their own hygiene products. Bravo!

  2. My reply to the people that use a family cloth as toilet paper. That's gross of you all sharing the same rag to wipe your shitty asses even if you guys wash it. I can imagine all the bacteria, and infections. At least own your own cloth geez.

  3. It’s not true NOT TRUE that u live crating no trash, that is really impossible. But of course u can try creating less trash as possible. The trash that u called “Recycling trash” it’s a trash that u can’t leave with out crating it every month that’s normal.

  4. I am nowhere near zero waste but I want to start using the market to bulk buy food without packaging.
    My family and I use reusable bags, recycled toilet paper.
    I am guilty to admit that my mum and I been using bamboo toothbrushes and that yesterday, my mum bought me an electric one (because the bristles did not last long). I used the electrical one today but I will probably go back to using my bamboo toothbrush as my teeth did not feel cleaner after using the electrical one. However, buying most of my clothes second hand probably helps as well as being a vegan. When I start University, I am not going to throw away my flashcards and notes. I am going to give them away to someone who is starting their A levels.

  5. This person tries hard,
    Sadly the west actually dose not process the material.
    They ship it to Asia
    You don't even want to know what happens with that
    But your recycling is in the Pacific, or burned in the open.
    Not much gets processed because of wish recycling and fantasy of being good

  6. Somebody mentioned about not agreeing with her? How could you not agree with anything she does? She is hoping to save the earth. And doing a lot to help that. What’s not to like?

  7. I watched this video in my class the day that there was tampons and pads that said help your self in the girls bathroom so there was already drama but then when it said feminine’s products and she was holding tampons the boys were like “waaaaaaaaaaaaa” and I was like omg 😯

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