While we have found many ways to repurpose our waste, we are also working to vastly reduce the amount we produce. Zero-waste solutions are multifaceted, ranging from reusable products that eliminate the need for single-use items to in-home composting appliances. Reconsidering the potential of waste, we are redefining what is un-usable. Manufacturing, animal, and agricultural by-products are being re-purposed as salvageable goods. Many businesses in various industries are adopting a waste-free model, coming up with new ways to capture the full value of everything that goes into their manufacturing plants.
Energy conservation and efficiency are essential to this movement. Simple lifestyle changes, such as the use of low-consumption, high-output lighting, entertainment systems, and appliances are increasingly commonplace. And as more people seek to make pollutive energy sources obsolete, more homes are being modified to run on solar power.