Why I live a zero waste life | Lauren Singer | TEDxTeen

  • Опубликовано: 27 май 2015
  • Lauren is an Environmental Studies graduate from NYU and former Sustainability Manager at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, and the amount of trash that she has produced over the past three years can fit inside of a 16 oz. mason jar.
    Lauren Singer is author of the Zero Waste blog, Trash is for Tossers and founder of organic cleaning product company, The Simply Co.

    Through her blog, she has empowered millions of readers to produce less waste by shopping package-free, making their own products and refusing plastic and single-use items.

    Her work has been profiled by New York Magazine, MSNBC, NBC, AOL, CNN, Yahoo, Fox Business, BBC and NPR, among others.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

Комментарии • 2 717

  • Yasmin Flor
    Yasmin Flor 6 часов назад

    The zero wast home

  • Achraf El Rey
    Achraf El Rey 7 часов назад

    I don't know why she sound like she's about to cry oh maybe the zero waste life style is that stressful, if so I don't want it 😁

  • Gabriela Blumberg
    Gabriela Blumberg 15 часов назад

    She's amazing but I was wondering, what about the packaging of the ingredients to make her products? Baking soda for example

  • Prakash M
    Prakash M 15 часов назад

    Love your attitude... from Chennai, India

  • Rhonda Callahan
    Rhonda Callahan 15 часов назад

    Beautiful young lady

  • Arella NS
    Arella NS День назад

    Please every person writing these comments!!! It’s good that you are saying positive things about the video and things like that but PLEASE do something more than write a cute comment go one step further and start implementing this tips in your life PLEAAAASEEEEE

  • deep blue charly
    deep blue charly День назад

    In Germany we hardly even have any bulk shops 🙄
    I try my very best to use less plastic and always have my water bottle, produce bags, and a tupper with me for leftover food ... but I am not happy with that
    Everything (!!!) Is packed in plastic
    And if not that it's in paper ...

  • Alejandro Fernandez
    Alejandro Fernandez День назад

    Que vida tan sana llevas! tienes mucha razón de cuán nocivos somos las personas con el plástico, cuanto daño le causamos al mundo y a nosotros mismos cuando usamos demasiado plástico. Apoyaré y usaré menos plástico sé que seré un grano de arena en éste oceano de contaminación pero ayudaré.

  • zach pelletier
    zach pelletier 2 дня назад

    this should be titled how, not why

  • Tegariana Puteri Q
    Tegariana Puteri Q 4 дня назад

    I want to know how she buy oil or any other liquid product...They're usually packed in plastic package/ pouch.

  • Sakshi Hingane
    Sakshi Hingane 5 дней назад +1

    What does she do about house dust?

  • Mandy Koh
    Mandy Koh 7 дней назад

    Wait hold on don’t tell me her clipped fingernails and toenails are inside that one jar too?

  • Ayu Maharani
    Ayu Maharani 8 дней назад

    What about bandaid?

  • Nelly Rodriguez
    Nelly Rodriguez 10 дней назад

    amazing women!
    an example
    love it🌎❤️

  • WonderWoman
    WonderWoman 10 дней назад

    this is all a big commercial for her shop lol

  • Ayşe Betül Seven
    Ayşe Betül Seven 12 дней назад

    Çekingen hali çok hoş, çok seker bir bayan. Harika bir konuşma. Bayıldım

  • Matej Glivar
    Matej Glivar 12 дней назад

    But are you VEGAN??

  • Joerg B.
    Joerg B. 12 дней назад

    shes so cute

  • German Guzman
    German Guzman 13 дней назад

    She is beautiful

  • Catqueen 2107
    Catqueen 2107 13 дней назад

    Does anyone little steps to move out of plastic and eventually out of waste.

  • cavewallmedia
    cavewallmedia 14 дней назад

    intersting points, thanks.

  • Zerowaste-Africachild
    Zerowaste-Africachild 14 дней назад

    You are such a strong person Lauren , I love what you are doing and I wish there are more of you in Africa to help making sense in our continent. I am trying to bring the same message here and I just release my first video and I am looking for your support and motivation.

  • nathalie nercedes
    nathalie nercedes 15 дней назад

    Whats her blog anybody knows

  • Alien Eater
    Alien Eater 17 дней назад

    how i can solve rapid proliferation of plastic people?

  • sahasradal ghara
    sahasradal ghara 17 дней назад

    Your concept is really going to make twisting this today's economical world .now I would also like to follow your concept . You are really like a life changing person . Thanks

  • best boi
    best boi 18 дней назад

    She's so beautiful

  • اريجّ الجوني
    اريجّ الجوني 19 дней назад +1

    She is a god woman 🙏🏻

  • Troy Turton
    Troy Turton 20 дней назад

    No matter how environmentally friendly a person is? Nobody can live a 100% zero waste life. It's simply impossible. Even recycling creates waste.

  • Troy Turton
    Troy Turton 20 дней назад

    In whose eyes do you live a zero wasteful life? Your own? lol. What do you do with all the clothes you're wearing, when you don't wear them anymore?

  • Myeonie Cotton
    Myeonie Cotton 20 дней назад

    this women really change my minddd

  • Emma Schultz
    Emma Schultz 21 день назад

    My mum works at method/ecover which is for the environment

  • Pia Faist
    Pia Faist 21 день назад

    True Heroine! *-*

  • nickability
    nickability 26 дней назад

    I love that she's doing this zero waste lifestyle and the speech and her as a person. But my god her speech is cringey because it doesn't sound natural and spontaneous and predictable and I feel like I'm in college listening to someone trying to pass their speech class. I like the message and everything but she needs to work on her speech delivering abilities.

  • Sagar Shroff
    Sagar Shroff 28 дней назад

    The ending quote 😍 very inspiring.

  • Saliha Boussaid
    Saliha Boussaid 28 дней назад

    لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله اللهم صل على سيدنا محمد وعلى اله وصحبه اجمعين عدد ماذكره الذاكرين وتغافل عن ذكره الغافلين

  • Kamalini Bandekar
    Kamalini Bandekar 28 дней назад

    I am a teacher of Environmental Studies. I am proud of you.

  • Mohammad Kakhi
    Mohammad Kakhi 29 дней назад

    Hahahah 🤣

  • Amira Lakhouane
    Amira Lakhouane Месяц назад

    I think we all need to be more conscious about this. But what about my Amazon deliveries?!

  • Daiana Arantes
    Daiana Arantes Месяц назад

    Congratulations, you are amazing!

  • Bharath Kumar
    Bharath Kumar Месяц назад

    you did a great job

  • Sofija Jaunberga
    Sofija Jaunberga Месяц назад

    Why does she sound like she is crying?

  • Maura Jay
    Maura Jay Месяц назад

    Even a small change can change a lot. Reusable water bottles, grocery bags and straws, etc. These are easy changes that are fairly inexpensive and everyone reading this should switch to these now!

  • ed shaminith de la torre
    ed shaminith de la torre Месяц назад

    i love this woman. Her heart is into the environment really.

  • sarah
    sarah Месяц назад

    Imagine watching this and you’re the girl who inspired her because of your plastic lunch

  • Okot Ray
    Okot Ray Месяц назад

    Love your song
    "I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough
    Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up
    Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low?
    Remind me once again just who I am, because I need to know (ooh oh)
    You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
    You say I am strong when I think I am weak
    You say I am held when I am falling short
    When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
    And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)
    What You say of me (I)
    I believe
    The only thing that matters now is everything You think of me
    In You I find my worth, in You I find my identity, (ooh oh)
    You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
    You say I am strong when I think I am weak
    And You say I am held when I am falling short
    When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
    And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)
    What You say of me (I)
    Oh, I believe
    Taking all I have and now I'm laying it at Your feet
    You have every failure God, and You'll have every victory, (ooh oh)
    You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
    You say I am strong when I think I am weak
    You say I am held when I am falling short
    When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
    And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)
    What You say of me (I)
    I believe
    Oh I believe (I), yes I believe (I)
    What You say of me (I)
    Oh I believe (oh)"

  • trcnadine
    trcnadine Месяц назад

    i appreciate this lifestyle but i doubt that everyone is capable of doing this because some only afford products that use plastics for a fact thay they're cheaper

  • H Dinesh
    H Dinesh Месяц назад

    Words are falling short to praise you sis...great

  • andro glieseaxis
    andro glieseaxis Месяц назад

    you are my zero waste

  • Alx Bread
    Alx Bread Месяц назад

    Really beautiful speech, I bearly got into zero waste idea and I got so much inspiration from you and others that also took inspiration from you. You DO make a difference!

  • Ravi Mainali
    Ravi Mainali Месяц назад

    very simple but great lifestyle! Over seven billion people on this planet should practice such habit. Our existence of this planet would be for thousands of years more. I am highly impressed.

  • JustynaSitko
    JustynaSitko Месяц назад +1

    So inspiring! Zero waste is not easy to achieve in modern world but reducing a lot is my goal!

  • Kelly Alejandra Peña
    Kelly Alejandra Peña Месяц назад

    Está doblado en todos los idiomas menos en español

  • zalfa daulah
    zalfa daulah Месяц назад +1

    If i make it by myself for exemple i buy baking soda, baking soda has a packaging too

  • mantu kumar
    mantu kumar Месяц назад

    I am really happy in my state bihar plastic bag ban officially

  • Rah
    Rah Месяц назад

    no one cares

  • Chi Linh
    Chi Linh Месяц назад


  • Érika Éthier Dupont
    Érika Éthier Dupont Месяц назад


  • Shahrzad
    Shahrzad Месяц назад +1

    Any one know her blog?please let me know😊

  • Robyn Rambunctious
    Robyn Rambunctious Месяц назад

    Thank you, this is so useful and inspiring. My parents have started to buy unpackaged fruit and vegetables too. Mum bought me a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush and sanitary pads for Christmas 😂. I have been writing to various companies about their waste disposal issues and recieved 2 replies. Check out my Instagram if you are interested. Still, I have a long way to go before I become waste free. Still in the reduction phase. I am going to ask my parents to stop buying me ready meals too. Like you, I am trying to get better at cooking from scratch. Thanks and wish me luck.

  • Ent- oLedge
    Ent- oLedge Месяц назад

    I understand the power of her work!!!!! You are doing a GREAT job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Archer King
    Archer King Месяц назад +1

    If every body lives like u earth 🌍 will be heaven for humans n animals specifically fish 🐠. I'll try to be like u

  • Audrey Steele
    Audrey Steele Месяц назад

    Don’t believe it, sorry

  • Vinai Uthipratuma
    Vinai Uthipratuma Месяц назад

    Way to go, Lauren. Way to go. Keep inspiring; keep up the good fight.

  • di
    di Месяц назад

    Zero waste is a great idea for sure. However, jumping to zero level should be really difficult for most people. So let’s get started with the action “notice”, then move on to “less plastic”.

  • eggcelent
    eggcelent Месяц назад

    the depth of the last line really got to me

  • LEE주엽역 첼리스트
    LEE주엽역 첼리스트 Месяц назад

    My mom read " ted" teps.😂

  • Chicken Nugget
    Chicken Nugget Месяц назад

    Absolutely inspiring, a little you can do for the well-being of our earth

  • djmove2
    djmove2 Месяц назад

    The implications of zero-waste mean changing your entire life, the way you eat, no shopping, traveling to find a grocery that sells organic and in bulk (here the closest Whole Foods is 20 minutes away by car), finding a butcher who sells grass-fed meat and doesn't wrap it, stores that do not give a paper receipt, finding a place that composts (the closest is 2 buses and a walk open only on Saturdays from 8am to Noon), finding the time to make all your own products, and on and on and on. I do what I can by using my own bags, reusing any plastic bags I do end up with, carrying my own water bottle, buying second hand when I can, using non-toxic cleaning products (mostly vinegar and castile soap), using recycled and less paper products. I will continue to look for more ways that I can change a wasteful life and get closer to no-waste, but, as you know, it is a battle all the way.

  • Julie De Fee
    Julie De Fee Месяц назад

    Live simply That Others May simply live.

  • callMe Meow
    callMe Meow Месяц назад

    You're truly inspirational. Thank you very much for this 😊

  • Alexandrova Ekaterina
    Alexandrova Ekaterina Месяц назад

    Thanks for sharing!
    I hope we win the waste

  • Hasan Hefas
    Hasan Hefas Месяц назад

    wow she is the perfect example of beauty with brains

  • Maayke Xxx
    Maayke Xxx 2 месяца назад

    Watched this video a year ago and are as zero waste as posible living with my parents and 3 other kids LOL

  • Trinh Trinh
    Trinh Trinh 2 месяца назад +1

    Wow very intersting

  • syeda rabia nusrat
    syeda rabia nusrat 2 месяца назад

    Inspired 🎉❤️

  • Abhishek Singla
    Abhishek Singla 2 месяца назад

    She is so pretty :)

  • Bastian Pinang
    Bastian Pinang 2 месяца назад

    Wow, she's an inspiration!

  • Thamindu kavinda
    Thamindu kavinda 2 месяца назад +1

    She is gorgeous

  • Candace Jenkins
    Candace Jenkins 2 месяца назад

    So where do you buy your packaged free foods? What about if you need coconut oil for toothpaste? The coconut oil comes in a plastic or glass container. Trying to figure this all out?

    • Holly Holly
      Holly Holly Месяц назад

      I was about to comment the same thing. I make some of my own products, but I still need coconut oil, essential oils, vinegar, baking soda, etc... All that stuff comes in packaging. Where does she shop for her supplies that she is able to bring her own container to refill her coconut oil? I am skeptical.

  • junaid ahmad
    junaid ahmad 2 месяца назад


  • gaskheart
    gaskheart 2 месяца назад

    She is such an inspiration.

  • Mel Shipton
    Mel Shipton 2 месяца назад

    OUTSTANDING! BRAVO! KUDOS! I am inspired to start my journey to live a zero waste life. Thank you Lauren and TEDxTalks for spreading the word and empowering ordinary people to be live extraordinarily!

  • FollowingAmanda
    FollowingAmanda 2 месяца назад

    All of those products you make, have ingredients that come in packaging.

  • Hyder Hadi
    Hyder Hadi 2 месяца назад +1

    goddamn it i can't focus she is distracting me with her hotness XD

  • Marcus A. Brown
    Marcus A. Brown 2 месяца назад

    If only I could find a cute minimalist chick that's NOT an environmentalist. 😅👌🏾

  • brandon lyddon
    brandon lyddon 2 месяца назад

    I've been trying to reduce waste myself and have done a lot of the things she has mentioned. I've made a lot of progress but man is it hard to go absolute zero waste. But I'm getting there.

  • Waseem Abbas
    Waseem Abbas 2 месяца назад

    I am an Environmentalist and after watching this video finally realized that now I am going to spend my zero waste life style; late but not so late

  • Cari CNC
    Cari CNC 2 месяца назад

    Very good speech but I cant stop looking at her hair though, sooo nice and healthy, i’m jealous! :p

  • Olivia Cirignano
    Olivia Cirignano 2 месяца назад

    If she was going to move away from that plastic where would she move away from

  • Olivia Cirignano
    Olivia Cirignano 2 месяца назад

    well what will she do about it huh Lauren what will you do about that girl at NYU don't be a whiss Lauren make your move right away before she does it to you go for it Lauren do it then

  • Ritik Jain
    Ritik Jain 2 месяца назад

    she is Beautiful😍

  • Violet C
    Violet C 2 месяца назад +1

    This is like trying everything to avoid the necessity of going vegetarian....

  • Rohit Goswami
    Rohit Goswami 2 месяца назад

    Sorry for waiting dear

  • Rohit Goswami
    Rohit Goswami 2 месяца назад

    Welcome sweetheart ...lord bless u

  • Olivia Cirignano
    Olivia Cirignano 2 месяца назад

    Lauren i love you so much i wanna hangout with you because you are so beautiful you remind me so much of my teacher Ms. Vassos now

  • Olivia Cirignano
    Olivia Cirignano 2 месяца назад

    I think Lauren's so smokin hot because i would die to get her autograph just because i love her channels really i surely do i'm her biggest fan honestly i love that girl no seriously i like her a lot

  • Olivia Cirignano
    Olivia Cirignano 2 месяца назад

    Omg to me Lauren singer is such a good comedian plus she's really hot but i like her as my best friend

  • M Awais
    M Awais 2 месяца назад

    she still didn't tell us how she wipes ! ;)

  • Panda Lion Birdy
    Panda Lion Birdy 2 месяца назад

    So inspirational!❤️

  • LEE주엽역 첼리스트
    LEE주엽역 첼리스트 2 месяца назад

    She is beatuful and kind.🙂