If you have never heard of something called waste hierarchy, you may be wondering what it might mean. Waste hierarchy is the order of priority of actions to be taken to reduce the amount of waste generated and to improve overall waste management strategy. Waste hierarchy consists of the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. By reducing the amount of waste generated, you reduce the carbon footprint you are leaving behind. By incorporating the 3 R’s in our lives, we help conserve our natural resources, landfill space and energy. By reusing items more than once and recycling the items that are no longer in use by transforming them into something new, you are contributing to a healthier planet.

We are planning to start a new zero waste fashion program at the 240 Share & Reuse Space. The whole idea behind the program of revamping old clothes into something new is to promote awareness of waste hierarchy and zero waste fashion. Zero Waste Fashion challenges our thinking by making use of used fabric in order to create a more sustainable world. What our workshop will be practicing is something called upcycling. The upcycling fashion concept involves using pre-existing clothing and accessories to make new garments. This approach is very cost-efficient and energy-efficient. Zero Waste Fashion is a great way to reduce our carbon footprint and help conserve our natural resources. The program is expected to start in the month of February.