Oct 31, 2017
Happy Halloween everyone! I thought we could start the show
today in Planet Money style with two numbers, 4.4 and zero. I’ll
give you a second to guess their significance. Alright,
If you said that 4.4 is the average number of pounds that we
Americans produce as waste on a daily basis, you’d be correct.
Kinda scary isn’t it?
As for zero, that’s the average amount of waste that Kathryn
Kellogg (@goingzerowaste) produces annually!
Kathryn is part of something called the Zero Waste Movement.
It’s something that, frankly, I didn’t know was possible until very
I was curious to talk with Kathryn about how she’s able to
live without producing trash. Does it mean living in a hut
somewhere and growing all your own food? It turns out that’s not
Kathryn was able to break it down in a way that I found to be
really accessible and applicable. It got me thinking differently
about the things that I purchase and consume and I’ve even made
some changes, (composting is the big one), that I’m really
This conversation really shifted what I thought was possible
and left me feeling more empowered as an individual. I hope you
enjoy it and if you decide to make any changes of you’re own, I’d
love to hear about them!
Let me know on twitter @lifedonediffrnt.