Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - Well, it's the day of the Zero Waste Challenge. - I'm probably the most competitive out of the three of us, and I really wanna win. - I ordered something on Amazon, more waste! (waste material banging) - Of all the plastic ever created, only 9% has actually been recycled. - I've been making some efforts in my life to go zero waste. My lovely green grocer still does the kale like that, and it's like well my health is one thing and the Earth's health is the other. - Doing zero waste for one day probably would be easier if it was just me, but its got me, my lovely partner Amanda Millie, and my two beautiful children. - The key thing really is making a bit more effort. - Hello there, my name is Captain Robert Sheehan Esquire. - Hello there, my name is Thomas Hopper. - Hey there, I'm Byron Knight. - And I'm one of the triumvirate of hosts of "The Earth Locker Podcast". We dive in to discovering what makes us better earthlings. - Seems like you guys are kind of already interested in this, but just to break it down, zero waste basically just means trying to send as little as possible to landfill, and it actually started as a waste management term. I think all of you are mostly based in London, and I went ahead and I looked at your Mayor's Environmental Strategy. London aims to be zero-waste by 2026. - Did not know that. (laughs) - Yeah, so what do you guys say? Do you wanna get into looking at your trash? - So organic stuff. - That's great. You can compost all that. - Greek yogurt, takeaway food, Glade container thing, there's tissues, there's leads. - Maybe do some meal prepping, so that you're not eating out and using single-use plastics. For your yogurt, try to find either a glass yogurt that you can purchase, or you could try making your own coconut yogurt. - Right now I'm in quarantine in Canada, so I find it tricky to be zero-waste. So they'll come on these Flow Waters. I get a drink for like two to three. But the other thing I noticed as well, is back home I would never know, 'cause I'm using the cups from my own house. But it's these, I get that delivered. - See if there is a way you can tackle your coffee routine, even if you just get coffee grounds in a container, and you get your hands on a French press or something, and also trying to eliminate your single-use water. - Sitting next to my trash now. Divers. - Oh yeah. - I actually was too busy to have lunch. Normally I would have gotten take away somewhere, but- (laughing) - I see that you had some blueberries, perhaps shopping trying to get some produce at the farmers market. Thank you, guys for showing me your trash. You're already doing so well. I'm so excited for your 24 hours of no trash, and I am challenging you to try and make as little trash as possible. And if you make any trash, I might, you know, spank you or spit on you, just kidding. I only wanna be your cheerleader. But whoever- (laughing) - I'm gonna make a ton of trash now. (laughing) Hello, hello. This is how far I've come with my Zero Waste cosmetic routine, which includes wiping your bum, 100% recycled, no inks, dyes or scents. Here's my shampoo and condish, no plastic there. Here's a little soap pouch for catching the remnants of bits of soap, toothpaste in jar, because all toothpaste tubes tend to end up in the landfill unfortunately, all of them, every single one that's ever been sold. Here's some refilled shampoo and condish as well. Those are reused bottles. This is a refill place near me, where I just refill my shampoos and conditioners. I do my best, you know, do my best. - So I'm still zero-trash, a couple of meals in. Had some meat in a Tupperware I'm drinking my reusable water bottle from the tap water. The only major difference really is because I haven't got the water filter yet here in quarantine is the chlorine taste that you get from tap water. So that's not ideal. But filters are on the way charcoal filters which can go in these and get some work gloves or some disposal glass on painting on site. And I thought okay, I'm not gonna get the disposal gloves, I want to get reusable gloves. And that way I don't have to throw away and I'll use it a few times and it'll be better. And then look my first fail of the day for trash it came in a frickin plastic bag through the day trash free day. God dammit I ordered something on Amazon more waste. But it is an eco friendly mattress topper Auri threw down and she said I challenge you to produce zero waste in 24 hours. - As little trash as possible then I was entertaining. I had a couple of friends coming over. So Alas, we made a mess. I made toast with sardines and rockers, and a bit of common bear. So I made a little bit of waste with like a sardine tin and the wrapping around it. - One thing that I found when we did the the meetup with Auri near the guys is I had way more plasticky trash. So I'm determined to not have any plastic waste today. I think I can do it because I've not had a coffee this morning. Not because I'm not addicted, but because I want to win. But yeah, so far, no trash. - Okay, so I'm on Zero Waste challenge today, I don't want to make any trash, no packaging. So what I want is some meat and takeaway containers. That's it looks good. Zero Waste trip to the butchers. Look at that! More trash. - Uh, I failed the zero waste challenge this time. It's an interesting thing to think about, how much plastic Am (bleep) i into the environment daily on this zero waste challenge. I think a big component of it is self compassion, trying to remove that voice in your head that goes I must. I must. I must. I should. I should. I should. And it's it's just it's a combatant. And it ultimately compels you to do the opposite of what you want to do. - The last piece of meat that I have was from this, so I'm gonna count this in my 24 hours. - So this is what happened today for a family of four definitely got a Whammy because I'd order something off Amazon and arrive today. So epic fail. For me. That's my actual trash for the day. I think I kind of rocked today. Good job completing the challenge. I'm proud of you all for even attempting this in a pandemic. So Pat yourselves all on the back as zero waste is so difficult, especially during this time. And it's not about being perfect. It's just trying our best. And you guys all did that. If you guys could kind of guesstimate how many pieces of trash you each made what would you say - Putting it generously I'd say 15 to 20 but they were bottles and paper I opened a couple of things. sardines, my constant complaints about ruckus, that it's wrapped in a plastic suitcase. - Personally, as an individual on the no challenge. I've had one tissue paper, one plastic bag that my bloods came in.