Follow Fridays: Lauren Singer

Published on: January 8, 2016

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Mason Jar

FOLLOW FOR ZERO WASTE “It is not so much a question of how to live, but what choices you make. There are always alternatives. ” – Lauren Singer. Lauren Singer, the 24 year old, NYU Environmental Studies graduate, lives a “Zero Waste Life” in Brooklyn, and is teaching the world how to join her movement one post at a time. Heading up her blog,, Lauren shares her tips and tricks on how to edit, select and repurpose your way down to a mason jar full of garbage a year. The proof you ask? Lauren’s timeline of acquired garbage lives on her blog and is shared here.



One month of trash


Two months of trash


Four months of trash


Two years of trash

Why we FOLLOW Lauren? Across the Trash Is for Tossers social feeds, Lauren gets you educated and inspired with her “Simple Swaps” on YouTube, keeps you on the pulse of the latest zero waste innovators within her community and their partnerships on her blog, and shares real time updates of inspiring thoughts, DIY projects and her latest accomplishments on Instagram.

One moment to note is her thought provoking TedxTeen talk called, “Why I live a Zero Waste Life” – you can watch the full talk here. Sprouting from her commitment to zero waste, passion for handmade and appreciation for simplicity, Lauren recently launch her latest venture, The Simply Co.a company of natural and handmade cleaning products, funded through crowdfunding on Kickstarter. We recommend watching this space as well. Below, we share some of our favorite “Trash Is For Tossers” moments and encourage you to FOLLOW FOR ZERO WASTE.  


TRASH IS FOR TOSSERS @trashisfortossers 


THE SIMPLY CO. @thesimplyco





To minimize the use of plastic in your own life, look around your home and work to identify plastic items. From there, seek to find alternatives.