Welcome to WeHateToWaste
WeHatetoWaste is a global community of influential consumers — ‘green moms’ and teachers, green team leaders and sustainability ambassadors, leaders of local governments, churches and not-for-profit groups, and brand managers and business leaders. We all hate to see things go to waste: food, energy, water — you name it — and want to do something about it at home and at work.
The No-Waste Lifestyle
We have come together at this website and at offline events to share our ideas and stories about practical ways that we can live a no-waste lifestyle by preventing waste, conserving natural resources, and getting the most from the products we buy. (Learn more about the no-waste lifestyle HERE.) With nine billion people expected on the planet by 2050, there’s not a minute to waste!
Join Us…and Share Your Stories!
Got a special way that you’ve devised to prevent waste? Got a tip to share about how to persuade family, friends and colleagues to turn down the thermostat or recycle that bottle or can? Share it with us by writing a blog post, sending in a tip, or commenting on the posts.
Link here to learn how to submit a post.
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Get Involved in Other Ways
Link here to learn more how you can get involved in our special campaigns, surveys, social media and more.
Our Founder and Her Dream
WeHateToWaste.com was founded in 2012 by Jacquie Ottman, a pioneering consultant and author on green marketing and eco-innovation. Since 1989, she has been helping sustainability leaders like 3M, Johnson and Johnson and the Energy Star Label develop new products and engage their consumers in the purchase and use of environmentally sustainable products and services.
With WeHateToWaste, Ottman is trying to make a difference in a new way. Her dream: to grow a community of likeminded others who together can define an appealing no-waste lifestyle and help to invent a wasteless world. The goal: that we all will live lighter, better and more sustainably, — and make sure there’s plenty of resources for generations to come.