83 episodes

Finding alternatives to single-use plastics, reducing our waste, and reducing our environmental footprint.

The Zero Waste Countdown Podcast Laura Nash

    • Society & Culture

Finding alternatives to single-use plastics, reducing our waste, and reducing our environmental footprint.

    83. Recycling Waste Water

    83. Recycling Waste Water

    Riggs Eckelberry is the founder and CEO of the water technology company, OriginClear, which is delivering water solutions for industrial customers worldwide. OriginClear has developed and licensed an invention that treats industrial and agricultural waste water with very little energy, and no chemicals. Industrial users can treat theirwater right where they use it, using prepackaged “point of use” water treatment systems that have a life cycle of up to 100 years or more.
    Riggs is driving the disruption of the trillion-dollar big water industry that has fallen behind the times and is affecting the health of millions. Our billion-dollar centralized water systems aren’t coping with demand, and water quality is getting worse, but the solution is for businesses to do their own water treatment, using modular, prefabricated systems that are trucked right on site. They get better water quality,lower rates through recycling, and even improved environmental grades. Ten years after launching public company OriginClear, Riggs and his team are offering those truck-in-place modular systems in the USA, while licensees are building products internationallyusing OriginClear’s low-energy, chemical-free innovation.

    • 30 min
    82. Home Renos

    82. Home Renos

    Matt Daigle joins the ZWC to talk about his company Rise, a place where we can see home rebates and incentives from every province and state across America!
    We talk about sustainability in New Brunswick, construction waste, efficient choices for renovations, and what it takes to become a Certified B Corp. 

    • 29 min
    81. Sandor Katz: Fermentation Revivalist

    81. Sandor Katz: Fermentation Revivalist

    What does fermentation have to do with zero waste living? Quite a bit, actually! Fermenting foods allows us to store and preserve fresh local food so we can eat healthy and reduce the packaging we'd otherwise need to buy. 
     
    Sandor Katz is a native of New York City and a graduate of Brown University, currently living in Cannon County, Tennessee. Since 2003 when Sandor's book Wild Fermentation was published, he's taught hundreds of  fermentation workshops and has empowered others to reclaim this important transformational process. The New York Times calls Sandor “one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene.” His latest book, The Art of Fermentation (2012), received a James Beard award and was a finalist at the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

     

    • 54 min
    80. Zero Waste in Hawaii

    80. Zero Waste in Hawaii

    Scott Cooney is the Founder and CEO of Pono Home Essentials, an organic zero waste company born on Oahu that has recently expanded to Las Vegas, and the energy efficiency company Pono Home in Hawaii. 

    His mission is to reduce waste and teach the world (not just Hawaii) on how to live in a healthier and greener home. Pono Home Essentials has a unique zero waste mission for customers to return their empty product bottles to use and Pono Home Essentials will BUY them back (this also helps customers recycle more while reducing waste). 
    Scott discusses the current litter situation in Hawaii, what it's like being sustainable in the middle of the ocean, and how his company operates without waste. 

    • 33 min
    79. Ocean Legacy Foundation

    79. Ocean Legacy Foundation

    Chloe Debois, co-founder and president of Ocean Legacy Foundation, joins the ZWC to talk about her work cleaning up beaches and shorelines around the world.
    They recently released a program called E.P.I.C.- Education, Policy, Infrastructure & Cleanup - a management strategy aimed to support ecologically sensitive areas and communities that are in a plastic pollution crisis. 

    • 30 min
    78. Zero Waste in Hong Kong

    78. Zero Waste in Hong Kong

    John Morris lives in Hong Kong and hosts his own podcast called Zero Waste Money. John gives us a glimpse into Hong Kong through a zero waste perspective and discusses his own personal purchases, and the cultural aspects of Hong Kong and waste. 

    • 54 min

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I love this podcast! My eyes were opened to our global waste and plastic pollution problem around the time this podcast began. Laura picks incredible topics and I have learned so much about how to live a more healthy and sustainable life through the wide range of people she talks with and topics she covers. I am always inspired and encouraged to continue this journey with each and every podcast! Can’t wait to see what’s next!

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