Coppell to inform citizens on zero waste lifestyle


Shriya Vanparia

People can decrease their carbon footprint by living a zero-waste lifestyle, which advocates for dismissing single-use plastics, limiting food waste, starting a compost bin and more. The zero-waste living talk will be held in the Cozby Public Library and Community Commons this Saturday at 1 p.m.

Shreya Beldona, Staff Writer

The idea of creating no waste is not a new one. In fact, the idea of producing no waste or zero waste has been around for two decades. Yet, in recent years the zero-waste lifestyle has been turning more and more heads.

Coppell is offering an introduction into the zero-waste lifestyle this Saturday at the Cozby Public Library and Community Commons at 1 p.m. 

“We just need to look at things like climate change and the environment, the bigger picture,” Cozby librarian and zero waste event planner Jennifer Franz said. “We need to break them down into the smaller things individuals can do to make a difference.”

The zero-waste lifestyle is associated with multiple pros for the environment including reducing our climate impact, pollution levels and helping the economy.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the responses [from residents] and seeing if people are interested in programs like this,” Franz said. “[Coppell] hasn’t had this particular program before so we are very curious if there are other topics related to this that people are interested in.”

The talk will be held in partnership with Tiana Lightfoot Svendsen, an environmental sustainability manager for the city of Garland and a certified practitioner of zero-waste principles and practices. 

“[The City of Coppell] already has events like document shredding and Earth Fest throughout the year,” Franz said. “This is just a way for the library to do something [like those events]. The zero-waste lifestyle is so specific.”  

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