Welcome to We Hate To Waste
WeHateToWaste.com is an online global community of people just like you who hate to see things go to waste: food, energy, water — you name it! (You know the waste we’re talking about. It’s the kind that makes you cringe and cry out, “What a waste!“) Collectively, we define what we call the No-Waste Lifestyle™.
By providing a platform for ardent waste haters from all over the world to share their stories and tips with each other, we hope to cross-fertilize the best ideas for conserving resources and eradicating wasteful practices. To spread our No-Waste Lifestyle™ around the globe, we connect our community with businesses and governments who, in turn, can help millions, if not billions of consumers meet their own needs more sustainably.
The No-Waste Lifestyle™
Our No-Waste Lifestyle™ of the We Hate to Waste community is reflected by our 8 defining categories, each of which cover a way to prevent materials and precious natural resources from going to waste. Learn more about the 8 facets of this lifestyle, and start to take advantage of our many blog posts and tips that can help you dive deeper into each one.
See the Less Is Better tips HERE.
Check out Less Is Better blog posts HERE.
Use It Up
See the Use It Up tips HERE.
Check out Use It Up blog posts HERE.
Make It Last
See the Make It Last tips HERE.
Check out Make It Last blog posts HERE.
Share, Don’t Own
See the Share, Don’t Own tips HERE.
Check out Share, Don’t Own blog posts HERE.
See the Respect Food tips HERE.
Check out Respect Food blog posts HERE.
Save Watts, Drops, and Trees
See the Save Watts, Drops, and Trees tips HERE.
Check out Save Watts, Drops, and Trees blog posts HERE.
See the Live Smart tips HERE.
Check out Live Smart blog posts HERE.
Recycle and Compost
See the Recycle and Compost tips HERE.
Check out Recycle and Compost blog posts HERE.
Our Founder and Her Dream
We were founded by ‘Junky’ Jacquie Ottman, an expert and author on green marketing and eco-innovation. After 25 years of working withsustainability leaders like Johnson and Johnson and eco-labeling programs like Energy Star, she decided to make a difference in a new way: by empowering a community of like-minded Waste Watchers — the conservers, the repurposers, the mindful and the resourceful — to ignite a cultural change that can help prevent waste.
Her dream: that we all can live lighter and more sustainably, sharing resources with generations to come — and with more time, money and freedom to do what really matters.
Join Us…and Share Your Stories!
Learn more about Junky Jacquie Ottman and the other Waste Watchers who blog on this site. Link here to learn how you can become an “Official Waste Watcher” by making WeHateToWaste your own blogging platform.
Get Involved in Other Ways
Link here to learn more how you can get involved in our special campaigns, surveys, social media and more.