Americans throw away 25 billion Styrofoam coffee cups each year; one million plastic bags are used worldwide each minute. After seconds of use these items spend an eternity in landfills taking hundreds and thousands of years to decompose. From a reusable water bottle to a set of bamboo utensils, you’ll come to find that living a zero-waste lifestyle isn’t so hard to manage. Stainless steel food containers are perfect for packing a hastily-made breakfast to eat on-the-go. How about a simple Mason jar and stainless steel straw for your green smoothie? Ditch the styrofoam, refuse any single-use plastic, and stray away from wasteful disposables! Imagine the ripple effect that occurs when a still body of water is disturbed by a stone. Not only will you be opening up a couple of extra spots in the landfill, but you could also be opening up the minds and outlooks of every person who crosses your zero-waste path.