What is zero waste?

Zero waste is about making conscious, more sustainable choices and always focusing on what works best for you.

It is more of a goal or ideal rather than a complete target. The intention of living (an almost) zero waste lifestyle is to:

  • refuse things that we don’t need
  • reduce what we need
  • reuse as much as possible
  • repair things
  • compost (rot) our food waste
  • and lastly, to recycle what’s left.

Why going *almost* zero waste?

For the planet, for the animals, for the people.

Living almost zero waste has plenty of benefits, and the biggest one is that it will allow you to live in harmony with our planet.

It can teach us how to be happy with less stuff, how to be less wasteful, how to be more creative by re-purposing and repairing things, and how to save our money and the resources from our planet.

Additionally, this blog is not about being perfect. My purpose is to share everything I know and to show that anyone can learn how to live a sustainable, healthy, and happy life.

The goal of Almost Zero Waste

My goal is to share simple guides, DIYs, and frequently asked questions going through my head when I started to live more sustainably. 

You can find tips on how to reduce your waste, how to recycle different stuff, how-to DIY various products, how to save money by living zero waste, where to find plastic-free products, and even how to make simple & waste-free vegan food!

I want to show you that EVERY action and every person counts! And that together, we can make a difference. ⚡️ 

Who’s behind Almost Zero Waste?

My name is Merilin and I’m 25 years old 🙂 I am an imperfect zero waste advocate, passionate about sustainability, veganism, and living harmoniously with nature.

Growing older, the idea of having a lower footprint on the planet was something that I wanted to achieve. However, I never really thought about waste and plastic pollution. 

In 2015, I moved to Denmark and found zero waste for the first time.

About - Almost Zero Waste

It sounded very intimidating. However, I was intrigued by living a more sustainable lifestyle, so I slowly started making simple changes, like:

  • always have a reusable bag with me 
  • buying fewer products wrapped in plastic and trying to find plastic-free alternatives
  • making homemade nut milk
  • getting a wooden toothbrush 
  • buying reusable water bottle
  • making DIY toothpaste, etc.

The truth is that I wasn’t, and I’m still not, perfect. I’m constantly learning new things and trying to improve along the way. This blog motivates me to spread the message and make more sustainable choices.

Finally, I just wanted to say thank you so much for being here. It means a lot 🙂

For questions, collaboration ideas, or any other inquiries, feel free to send me an e-mail. Also, feel free to follow my social networks, where I try to post regularly: