Since beginning to shop local, choosing farmers markets and local bulk food stores, I have noticed a massive reduction in our waste. Each week when we have garbage collection, our bin is rarely even half full. This seemed to be a natural transition as we buy less and less food with packaging, and something I'm proud of. With all of this being said, this weeks doco reminded me that I can always do more.
Waste Deep is a short, free to view doco with a big impact! Featuring insights from passionate environmentalists and simple living advocates like Sarah Wilson from I Quit Sugar, Tim Silverwood of Take 3 and Costa Georgiadis of ABC's Gardening Australia, it explores the effect each household has on the environment in terms of waste. Not only with food but with everything we purchase. New clothing, homewares and even cars. It asks you to question how much you need, and whether you always need to buy new. Is there a second hand option? Can I borrow something from someone? All the while saving the planet.
Aside from the facts within this film, it's actually beautiful created all round, the filming and editing is beautiful, and it's really a joy to watch.
Watch Waste Deep now, it's quick (20 mins) and free, you have no excuse!