En este momento estás viendo Scrip short film the Challenge

Scrip short film the Challenge

 

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It all started with a straw

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That reached the sea

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and ended up inside the nostril of a turtle,

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and someone asking the right question,

Wouldn’t it be the best to stop producing waste at all?

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There were already people who weren’t producing waste

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Is it really possible to avoid producing waste?

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I decided to try it myself, and I convinced my family too.

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Our goal is to produce the least amount of garbage in our home,

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She has shown us some videos with tips

to stop generating so much waste

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From the documentaries films we saw,

I was very shocked from the one that showed birds,

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That are found dead on the coastlines,

Because they ingest the garbage that we have thrown away

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Somehow the garbage reaches the rivers and the sea,

The birds consume it, and die,

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This story started some time ago

when I met a friend who was a „minimalist“

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and she inspired me, she always tried not buy in packages,

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And she had very little stuff in her room,

only the things that were strictly necessary.

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My name is Gabriela Baeza,

and I have started this zero waste project

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It is complicated, I support more the idea of reducing our waste production by half compared to the average Mexican family

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Because we don’t have the infrastructure to be a zero waste family,

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in my understanding of what zero waste is, I really don’t

understand clearly what zero waste actually means.

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WEEK 1

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The challenge: Zero waste

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The plan was to buy in bulk and without package,

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but we forgot about a detail.

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What are we going to do with all these plastic bags?

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I am going to go myself to the supermarket,

to see if it is possible to be zero waste,

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Because maybe it is not even feasible

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We decided to go and buy fabric,

and then make our own bags,

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then, buy the products, and put them inside the fabric bags,

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We have to try and see if the people at the supermarket allows us to do it

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Well no one said anything at the supermarket,

They only looked at us weird…

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But everything went very well.

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Later on, we went shopping at the local market,

it was also kind of easy.

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During this time we have used the 5 „Rs“ of the zero waste movement

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Reject, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Reincorporate

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What are they all about?

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Reject simply means to be attentive that someone

will not be giving you something that you  do not want,

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Like when you order a drink and someone gives you a straw,

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or that someone puts your shopping in a plastic bag,

or gives you a flyer,

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Reject means to be very attentive and say no thanks,

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Please do not give a straw, please don’t give me that accessory,

Is being very attentive and reject.

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The second step is to Reduce,

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Which consist on asking yourself,

do I really need what I am about to buy?

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The third step is to reuse,

And buy quality and long lasting stuff,

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so that you don’t have to be buying often

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We have always being told that recycling is a very great thing,

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But in terms of the environment and the energy recycling is not the optimal solution,

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Recycling requires a lot of energy, and it is something that we can avoid if we follow the 3 previous steps.

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The last one is to reincorporate, which means that when we have our organic waste,

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Clean and separated we can either

make compost, or take energy out of them in a digester.

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From both processes, we can have a natural fertilizer.

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This week was very intense because I went to get all

the things that we required to stop producing waste,

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From that, what took more energy was to find the milk,

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I searched on the web, and I have found

like the last milk store from back in the day,

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that still sell milk inside glass jars.

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I found a store of soaps and shampoo,

the soaps come without package and the shampoo is solid,

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and I have tried it and it leaves your hair clean and soft

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I wanted to discover where our waste is going

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not only from the internet or from books

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I wanted to go and see it with my own eyes.

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And, well I am a bit depressed,

Because it is very sad, what we saw yesterday

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It is terrible, there are mountains and mountains, especially of plastics, 
 
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The hovels of the waste pickers that live there,

the conditions under which they are living are very sad,

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They live right next to the garbage, their kids are playing with garbage,

People eating there at the dump

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They don’t have access to clean water, there are no services and they live there

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The stream that flows from there

contains a lot of pollutants, heavy metals,

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It is a red colored water. Where does it go?

It filters in the aquifer mantle, and what does it pollute?

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It is also very sad the situation of the dogs that are living there,

they literally eat garbage,

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and they don’t have any other water to drink,

other than that polluted water,

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I don’t know what damage is it causing to their kidneys,

I just believe that any living being deserves that kind of life.

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Now we will go to the recycling center where we will deliver

all the garbage that we have accumulated during these past two months,

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And well, let’s go

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We will go deliver our waste, and they will give us vegetables and other products,

in exchange of our well-separated wastes

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The actions that we are implementing

with the purpose of not generating waste,

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Well they have brought to me a lot of satisfaction,

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Because I know that we are doing something

 for our environment, even for our own health.

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I am very happy of participating on this project,

I believe that another benefit is that we are helping the local economy,

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Plus, we are eating healthier and fresher

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I believe that I underestimated the goal,

I am very surprised by all the reduction level we reached

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I am skeptical that we can reach the zero percent,

But it is an excellent exercise to see the level of reduction that we can reach.

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Waste does not exist in nature, everything is reused

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We can live our lives under a wiser logic

Like the logic of our planet.

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And if you use this? Versus that?

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In a returnable bottle taste better

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Say no to free samples

Gaby Baeza

Hola Soy Gaby! Me encanta la protección a nuestro planeta, el movimiento zero waste, tocar la guitarra, amo el indie y amo a los Beatles.