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  • The average American produces 4.3 pounds of trash a day.

    一般美國人平均每天製造 4.3 磅的垃圾

  • That's almost 1600 pounds a year,

    一年就將近 1600 磅了

  • but if we took some simple steps,

    但如果我們從一些簡單的步驟做起

  • we could go off the trash grid and minimize thousands of pounds of waste into just a single jar.

    我們就可以減緩製造大量垃圾,並且將垃圾量從上千磅減少到一個玻璃罐大小

  • So this is my trash jar.

    這是我的垃圾瓶

  • Two years of trash in this tiny little jar?

    這個小瓶子裏面裝的是兩年的垃圾?

  • Yep.

    沒錯

  • That's crazy.

    這太誇張了

  • I mean I probably produce 20 times this much in a day.

    我可能一天就製造出 20 個玻璃瓶的垃圾吧

  • Yeah, this is everything basically that I couldn't compost,

    恩,基本上這裏面裝的是無法用來做堆肥

  • or couldn't recycle, or couldn't figure out what to do with.

    或是無法回收,或者我不知道該怎麼處理的東西

  • Where did you get this idea to become zero waste?

    你怎麼會有零垃圾生活的想法?

  • It kind of all started when I was a senior at NYU studying environmental studies.

    大概是從我還在紐約大學主修環境研究大四時開始

  • And one day after class, I went home to make dinner,

    有天下課後,我回家做晚餐

  • and I opened my fridge, and I saw that everything in there was packaged in plastic.

    我打開冰箱然後發現裡面每樣東西都用塑膠包裝著

  • And I felt like such a hypocrite.

    我覺得自己很虛偽

  • We're supposed to be saving the planet,

    我們應該要拯救地球

  • and here you are making all of this trash.

    但卻仍在製造這些垃圾

  • I feel like it's really important to live your values,

    我認為力行自己的理念真的很重要

  • and my values are having a really low environmental impact.

    而我的理念就是要真的降低自己對環境的影響

  • I have to live like I want that,

    我的生活必需跟我想要的一樣

  • and so that's why I decided to change my lifestyle.

    所以這就是我決定改變生活方式的原因

  • What was the easiest part about reducing your waste?

    你減少垃圾最簡單的部分是什麼?

  • I think it was just like seeing that I didn't have to do that much to produce very little waste, and by composting and buying in bulk, I essentially eliminated 80% of my waste.

    我覺得就是知道我不用做很多事就能夠製造非常少的垃圾,光是製作堆肥跟選擇購買散裝物品,我基本上就已經降低 80% 的垃圾量了

  • Buying package free means needing to have containers

    購買無包裝商品表示

  • to buy things that you can't hold with your hands.

    你必須自備容器去裝

  • For instance, like I buy bulk olive oil,

    舉例來說,我買散裝的橄欖油

  • so I bring a Mason jar to fill it up.

    所以我會帶玻璃瓶去裝

  • I'll pick up some beer from a local shop that sells it in growlers

    我會去有玻璃瓶裝啤酒的本地商店買啤酒

  • that are actually reusable,

    那些玻璃瓶都可以再使用

  • so that's like a totally waste free way to drink.

    所以喝啤酒也不會製造垃圾

  • I imagine you get asked a lot of questions about how do you do this.

    我想應該有很多人問你一堆關於你怎麼做到的問題

  • I've been curious about a few things.

    我對某些事情很好奇

  • - I'm going to throw out a few questions too. - Sure.

    - 我也要問你一些問題 - 沒問題

  • Plastic toothbrushes?

    塑膠製的牙刷?

  • I use a compostable bamboo toothbrush.

    我用的是可分解竹製牙刷

  • Sponges?

    海綿?

  • I use a compostable dish brush.

    我用可分解碗盤刷

  • Paper towels?

  • Cotton napkins.

    廚房紙巾?

  • Plastic cookware?

    塑膠廚具?

  • Wood or stainless steel utensils

    木製或不鏽鋼廚具

  • Cotton balls?

    棉球?

  • Reusable cotton rounds.

    可重複使用的棉質圓墊

  • Dryer sheets?

    防靜電紙?

  • Dryer balls that I make myself.

    我自製的防靜電球

  • What about shampoo?

    洗髮精呢?

  • Bulk castile soap.

    散裝肥皂水

  • Makeup?

    化妝品?

  • Organic vegan makeup in recyclable packaging.

    用可回收包裝盒的有機植物製化妝品

  • Feminine products?

    女性生理用品?

  • Menstrual cup.

    月亮杯

  • Gift wrap?

    禮物包裝?

  • Why?

    為什麼需要呢?

  • Okay, so you are going to teach me how to make toothpaste.

    好,所以你要教我怎麼做牙膏

  • Yes.

    沒錯

  • What do I do?

    我要做什麼?

  • So we're going to mix two tablespoons of organic coconut oil,

    我們要把兩大湯匙的有機椰子油

  • and then a tablespoon of baking soda,

    和一大湯匙的小蘇打

  • and then about 20 drops of the organic peppermint oil.

    還有大概 20 滴有機薄荷油混在一起

  • So this is how you make your toothpaste.

    所以你就是這樣做牙膏的

  • Mm-hmm.

    恩恩

  • Let me see your teeth.

    讓我看看你的牙齒

  • They look very nice.

    很好看

  • Yeah.

    沒錯

  • What does your dentist think about this?

    你的牙醫對此有什麼看法?

  • They haven't gotten mad at me yet.

    至少目前為止他們還沒對我生氣過

  • So I'll just take this spoon and scoop it onto my toothbrush.

    所以我會直接用這支湯匙挖一些牙膏到我的牙刷上

  • It's not bad.

    還不錯

  • It's actually kind of salty.

    其實有點鹹鹹的

  • Yeah, that's the baking soda.

    沒錯,那是小蘇打的味道

  • Yeah, my teeth really do feel cleaner.

    我的牙齒真的變乾淨了

  • So, thank you.

    謝謝你

  • So do you have any garbage cans in your home here?

    那你家裡有任何垃圾桶嗎?

  • No, I don't have any garbage cans in my home.

    沒有,我家裡沒有任何垃圾桶

  • Because you don't have any garbage.

    因為你沒有垃圾要丟

  • Exactly.

    沒錯

  • It really does compel me to want to try to reduce my waste.

    這樣真的會讓我想要試著減少我的垃圾

  • So what tips can you give me or somebody else that wants to do that as well?

    那你有什麼祕訣可以跟我或其他想這麼做的人分享嗎?

  • Yeah I would suggest, you know, look in your garbage can

    我會建議你們先看看自己的垃圾桶

  • and see what your garbage is,

    看有那些垃圾

  • and until you do that you don't really know what you're reducing, right?

    只有這樣做你才知道你要減少什麼垃圾,是吧?

  • Step two, using a reusable bag instead of a plastic or paper bag.

    第二步是用環保袋,不要用塑膠袋或紙袋

  • Just like easy one time changes.

    這是一次簡單的改變

  • I mean, and then the last one would be to actually make your products yourself.

    然後最後一步是真的自製你需要的產品

  • So learn how to make toothpaste.

    所以要學會做牙刷

  • Learn how to make deodorant.

    學會做除臭劑

  • It's a really fun thing to do.

    這其實很好玩

  • What is your ultimate goal?

    你最終的目標是什麼?

  • Before I lived my lifestyle,

    在我開始這樣生活之前

  • I wonder, you know, why is there all this trash and why is that okay?

    我常想,為什麼會有這麼多垃圾,而為何這樣是正常的?

  • And we have to find solutions before it gets out of control.

    我們必須找到解決方案,在一切失控之前

  • I've never told anyone, oh, you should live this lifestyle

    我從來沒有跟其他人說過,你應該這樣生活

  • or you have to live this way.

    或是你一定得這樣生活

  • I kind of just live my lifestyle,

    我就只是過自己的生活方式

  • put it out there, and see what happens.

    然後推廣它,看看結果怎麼樣

  • Be sure to check out another episode of "Going Off Grid"

    記得看看另外一集「活出欄外」

  • with Mike Basich and his 225 square foot tiny home.

    拜訪 Mike Basich 和他 225 平方英尺的小房子

  • I like to think of it as getting back to the basics of humanity.

    我認為這是回到人性的最初點

  • I like feeling connected to the Earth.

    我喜歡感受與地球之間的連結

  • This episode is a part of "seeker stories".

    這一集屬於「故事探索」

  • We're trying to bring you cool stories from around the world,

    我們試著將全世界有趣的故事呈現在你眼前

  • but in order to do that, you need to subscribe.

    但要做到這點,我們需要你的訂閱

  • So please click on that button, and thanks for watching.

    所以請按下訂閱鈕,感謝收看

The average American produces 4.3 pounds of trash a day.

一般美國人平均每天製造 4.3 磅的垃圾

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【環境教育】你也做得到,一起零垃圾愛地球! (You Can Live Without Producing Trash)

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