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Whereas most people turn to the “zero waste” lifestyle because of their passion for the environment, Kathryn Kellog actually joined the movement following a breast cancer scare four years ago.
“I started making all these really small changes to try and get my health in check and what I found was that so many of the things I was doing were not only better for my personal health, but also better for the health of the planet,” she told In The Know.
In the past two years alone, she’s collected only enough trash to fill a 16-ounce mason jar.
Part of Kellog’s commitment to living more sustainably is limiting the amount of trash she produces.
“We don’t live in a perfect zero waste world … It’s really not about being perfect,” she said. “It’s just about taking these overarching principles and trying to apply them into your life to be more sustainable by using fewer resources.”
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