If every person on this planet lived like the average American, we would need over 4.5 planet earths to sustain the global population. Items such as single-use plastics and styrofoam are used for mere minutes before spending eternity in landfills, taking hundreds and thousands of years to decompose while releasing methane along the way. Reducing waste helps combat climate change and conserve vital resources for future generations. From a reusable water bottle to bamboo utensils, you’ll come to find that a zero-waste lifestyle at school isn’t so hard to manage. Say no to straws, ditch the styrofoam, and refuse single-use plastic by replacing wasteful disposables with zero-waste items.