Zero Waste Living


What is Zero Waste Living?

Rini Saha started a project in 2019 to help the Takoma Park/Silver Spring/DC community approach zero waste. Her business is now a storefront called FullFillery. They sell cleaning products in bulk or without packaging, with minimal fossil fuel use. Local vendors are used so that they come into the store to drop off their products, instead of shipping them.

Zero Waste and Circular Design

Zero waste means that there isn’t even anything to recycle in the product that you purchase. A glass bottle full of shampoo, cleaner or even something to drink can be reused over and over again. That’s what’s called circular design, a product with no waste. The product has been designed with either no container or packaging.

As we talk to Rini we will discuss the following questions.

  1. What is a zero waste product and how does it fit into sustainability? What is circular design? How does zero waste compare to recycling?

  2. Why is pursuing zero waste important?

  3. Ok, how do busy families put this into practice? What can this actually look like?

  4. What is the best way to get started for beginners? Do you have any favorite products?

Composting resources

Annapolis Compost

Residential Landing