Zero Waste Can Only Go So Far

Ava Kocchi
5 min readJun 1, 2021
photo by Shift Workspaces

As plastic waste continues to consume our world, polluting oceans and harming animals, many are beginning to cut plastic out of their life. In December 2000, Warren Snow held the world’s first Zero Waste conference in Kataia, New Zealand. Since then the movement has slowly gained followers. While those in the waste industry may have recognized zero waste, it was a term that was unfamiliar to the general public. But that all changed in…