"We don't need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly."
This quote by Canadian blogger Anne-Marie Bonneau, better known as The Zero-Waste Chef, is about aiming for *progress not perfection* in our journey to 3P sustainability.
Perfect action by everyone, including zero waste, would be the most impactful way to solve the linked biodiversity and climate crises. But if each one of us gives in to disaster paralysis – which Bonneau calls “doomerism” – and do nothing, then these crises will certainly get worse.
What if we all create our own change in our own lives? If millions of people do even 20% better, we’ll have more impact than a few people doing 100% better.
For Bonneau, a sustainable lifestyle starts in the kitchen with wasting *less* and *reducing* trash. Where does your sustainable lifestyle start?