So Money - Episode 561

Lauren Singer

Founder of Trash is for Tossers

How much trash do you think you toss each day? How many plastic items do you own? Check your fridge and cupboards. My guess is we amass more waste than we really realize. Today’s guest is here to inspire us to make small changes to live a “Zero Waste” lifestyle. Her name is Lauren Singer and she apparently only produced enough waste in the last 4 years to fit a 16 oz. mason jar. Unbelievable! Her lifestyle has caught the attention of The New York Times, Vogue and many other outlets. Lauren is the creator of the blog Trash is for Tossers and founder of the organic cleaning product company, The Simply Co.

She graduated from NYU with a degree in Environmental Studies and prior to starting her own company, she was the Sustainability Manager at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection.

In our conversation we discuss…how and why she decided to change her habits and live a Zero Waste lifestyle. What does that look like? She takes us through a typical day. How much has she saved, as a result of her new habits and what are some very simple ways you and I can reduce waste in our lives.

If you’d like to learn more about Lauren visit or and follow her on Twitter @Trashis4Tossers. She’s also offering So Money listeners 20% off at using code ‘SOMONEYPODCAST’.

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