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Zero Waste Culture Children's Books

Highlighting cultural practices from around the world that promote a zero waste lifestyle through children's books

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This idea is still in its early phases, but the idea is to research zero waste food/drink practices in cultures around the world and write a children's book promoting these practices. There could also be a section or website that corresponds with the practice where people could go to experience these cultural practices. For example, in the Philippines, there is a word 'kamayan' that means eating with your hands (zero-waste!). The book would talk about kamayan and then there could be a recommendation for local Filipino restaurants where families could go to try it out. 

Idea Title

A Book About No Waste

Where are you / your team located?

Detroit, MI, USA

How does this Idea redesign unrecyclable small format plastic items that often end up as waste?

Promotes practices that do no use small format plastic packaging.

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

Families with small children

In what geographical context or area does your Idea plan to operate / solve?

Not region specific

How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

Idea could be scaled by finding avenues for book sales and partnering with local restaurants around the world.

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Research & Early Testing: You are exploring an idea, gathering inspiration and information needed to test it with real users.

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

Group brainstorm


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Photo of QuickStir: Sugar & Creamer Solution Reinert

Jane, I love this idea! Teaching no-waste culture early is fantastic, and having kids who adopt better usage and are reminders in such a 'convenience' culture, is a great idea.

Would love to see how this gets developed! (As an aside, I Kickstarted a Tiny Living coloring book and independently published it, if you need any resources or tips on how to get this rolling!).

Best of luck!

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Dana Reinert thanks for your comment! That's awesome you've gotten a book independently published. I'll definitely reach out if this project progresses!