Intro to Zero Waste Living

Understanding the 5 key principles of waste reduction
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (374 ratings)
6,068 students
48min of on-demand video
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You will have the basic understanding of what the zero waste movement is all about, and a firm grasp of the zero waste principles to begin implementing them in your life.


  • No specific knowledge or tools required.


Learn how to reduce your trash, simplify your life & care for the Planet in this Intro to Zero Waste Living course.

We will review the 5Rs of living zero waste: refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot. Refusing what you don't need, reducing your consumption, reusing items, recycling what you are left over with, and composting your organic waste.

We will also touch upon barriers you may have to minimizing your waste, specifically looking at privileges in the form of money, time, health, location, community, and education.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for anyone and everyone who wants to reduce their waste, simplify their life, and care for the Earth.


Environmental Educator
Christelle Siohan
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 543 Reviews
  • 8,579 Students
  • 4 Courses

Christelle is a bubbly environmental  educator and permaculture instructor who infuses optimism in her classes  and laughs at her own jokes. Originally from Geneva, Switzerland, her  studies and career have focused on environmental protection. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies and a Master's degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development. She's worked at international environmental organizations including the United Nations Environment Program, Greenpeace, the World Wide Fund for Nature, and OneAction. She's the co-CEO of the Permacrafters online Eco-School. She’s  multilingual, a mama (or “Permamacita”), a beekeeper, and a foraging  enthusiast with an insatiable curiosity for life.  

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