Conscious Waste: how we slashed our year’s garbage to 1.5 kg

Heidi Bischof
10 min readNov 28, 2018

So you may have heard there is a global waste crisis and plastic is killing our oceans, and we are ALL contributing to it, through the stuff we buy, how we buy it and what we do with our waste.

Globally we generate over 2 BILLION TONNES of waste each year. The average Australian household produces around 1.5 tonnes a year and much of this, like plastic packaging and food waste, is avoidable.

How much waste do you generate? (image © Alan Levine, reproduced under license)
Heidi Bischof

Sustainability educator & activist, founder @ Earth Ethic