Honest, inspiring and real life tips from artist and activist Carol Nathan Levin as she documents her journey to live a waste free life…
I have always been interested in recycling and ways to reduce my waste.
Recently I have noticed a trend of people who are living “waste free”.
So I have taken up a challenge to be super conscious and document how I go about my day aspiring to creating a waste-free life as much as possible, and at the very least keep trash out of the landfill.
It is so simple but requires a small amount of thought and planning and is very satisfying when it becomes a habit.
Carol Nathan Levin is an artist and Art Activist. She lives in the Plettenberg Bay area.
My passion about being waste and plastic free began at the age of 18 when I worked in a clothing boutique and was horrified at the packaging that arrived at the store that the customer never even sees. It opened my eyes to packaging per se.
Over the last 30 years I have noticed that marketing has become “cleverer” and packaging much more layered. Many of my friends, (some of them directors of huge Ad agencies), have left the advertising world in disgust when they finally realised that they are dreaming up how to sell “stuff” that people don’t want or need. And then it comes wrapped in 3 layers of plastic and gets shipped around the world.
Now 35 years on from my first “awakening” I see the exponential growth of the affect of not addressing the garbage as well as the unconscious disposal of it. “Out of sight out of mind” and a blind trust of authorities.
I believe every single individual has a massive impact through their choices and that each one of us can affect powerful long lasting change.