Everything consumers purchase has an environmental footprint from sourced materials to the end user, or consumer. The main focus lately of the zero waste movement has been the end-of-life of a package. So we asked the experts, is the zero waste movement the solution to climate change? The zero waste movement is a global movement that has been around for about three decades. It started in Sweden when some people noticed that taking plastic out of the waste stream led to a large reduction in waste. The belief was that if all products were made from materials the earth could regenerate, there would be no need for landfills and no greenhouse gas emissions, or so it seems. The movement has gained popularity recently with sustainability minded consumers, influencers, and brands mining for ideas on the internet. The idea is to minimize and ultimately eliminate the trash we produce, usually focused on the consumer. Thus, the zero waste movement is mostly a consumer-side solution.