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LL 102: A Mindful Guide to Zero Waste Living w/ Anita Vandyke

LL 102: A Mindful Guide to Zero Waste Living w/ Anita Vandyke

Update: 2019-02-0312
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Zero waste isn’t
just about the trash or the plastic. The modern environmentalist lives in a way
that is mindful of their inner values, gentle on the environment, and still
creative and chic! Today’s guest is Anita Vandyke: rocket scientist, blogger,
and author of “A Zero Waste Life: A Thirty Day Guide”.









Aileen and Anita talk about how decluttering brings you both physical and mental space, how to be a minimalist and still wear designer clothing, what a ‘zero waste’ life truly looks like, and much more.





In this episode we explore:





  • 1:35 – Why Anita quit her corporate job as a rocket scientist to study medicine
  • 3:20 – From maximalist to minimalist: Consumerism, financial struggles, and responsibility to the environment
  • 7:51 – How zero waste and minimalism can improve your relationships and bring you back to your values
  • 10:00 – “Eco-luxe living”: Having a beautiful, mindful, and sustainable life (while still looking stylish)
  • 15:04 – Advice for beginners who want to spread the zero waste/minimalism message
  • 16:24 – A Zero Waste Life: How ‘zero waste’ goes beyond trash, recycling, and plastic
  • 18:13 – The truth and danger of recycling plastic + The big four sustainable living switches
  • 22:44 – Privilege, accessibility & ways to make zero waste work for your own life
  • 27:02 – Anita’s year of giving back: Balancing being a new mom, writing a book, studying medicine, and blogging
  • 29:55 – How do bring zero waste to the manufacturers creating the waste?
  • 33:02 – Q&A: Anita’s dream life, recommended resource, life-changing habit, best received advice & favorite part about life




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Quotes:





  • The modern environmentalist is about living sustainably but also living in a chic way.
  • Now that I know better, I have to do better.
  • Plastic is mother nature’s non-renewable resource, and time is ours.




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LL 102: A Mindful Guide to Zero Waste Living w/ Anita Vandyke

LL 102: A Mindful Guide to Zero Waste Living w/ Anita Vandyke

aileen xu: lifestyle design & personal growth youtuber, blogger, entrepreneur, student for life