82 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.

    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
    77. Recycling Coffee Cups

    77. Recycling Coffee Cups

    Coffee cup litter is a big problem in Canada and almost all municipal recycling facilities in Canada do not accept coffee cups in blue bins, because there's a thin layer of PET plastic on the inside of the paper cup to make it waterproof. There's a company who does recycle them though, and produces products made of recycled paper.
    Renée Yardley is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sustana Group, who produces sustainable, recycled fibres and paper products. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and MBA from McGill University, and an M.A. in General Management from Harvard University.
    Renée joined the ZWC in Philadelphia at the Sustainable Brands New Metrics conference in November 2019 to discuss the world of recycled paper and fibres.

    • 28 min

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Most informative podcasts

Well worth a listen with guests that are highlighting today’s issues ... Laura is a well balanced and informed host who knows her stuff!

OurGreenerLife ,

SO inspiring!

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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