We’ve always known that recycling can help us save money, although to our knowledge, that seems like fairly little. Sure enough, making rags and rugs out of old clothes helps – but the zero-waste movement, and how much you can get out of it, is much more than that.
Reality check: The world currently generates 10 times more waste than a century ago, according to the World Bank. With that in mind, many restaurants, stores and organisations have incentivised patrons with rewards for their recycling habits.
Before we delve into that, let us first explore what minimising waste really means: