We are honored to have Max La Manna as our guest blogger. Check out what he has to say about his zero waste movement and how you can make a difference too!
"My name is Max La Manna; I’m a zero-waste vegan chef living in Brooklyn, New York. I was working in a restaurant and saw how much food was being thrown away. When I asked the chef about the food waste, he simply shrugged his shoulders and didn’t care. This made me very upset, and I knew that something needed to happen. I moved on and started cooking privately, incorporating this zero waste method – where no food would ever go to waste.
Today, we live in a world of convenience where everything we want is at our fingertips. However, everything has a cause and effect. The number one occupant in American landfills, according to the EPA, is FOOD WASTE! We can feed everyone on this planet with the food that we produce, but instead, it is thrown away because it’s grown imperfectly and is therefor non-profitable. We hear the saying, “leave the planet in better shape than how you found it” – I’m working on that right now – it may take me my whole life, but I am okay with that.
In order to make a better, cleaner world I am going to need clean, pure water to help me achieve this goal. How do you do this? Say no to plastic packaging! Bring your own vessel for water – I guarantee you will save money and help avoid plastic from ending up in landfills and our oceans.
We as humans can live without food much longer than water. Water is so vitally important for our health and well-being. When I introduced Berkey into my routine, I noticed it made a huge difference right away in the taste and how I felt. This is because it removes toxins and impurities from the water that I was consuming.
Did you know that Berkey Filters will remove 200+ contaminants? I want to operate my body and mind at the highest level and having the clean, pure water that Berkey provides is going to help me reach this goal.
I leave you with this, imagine a world, where everyone has access to clean, pure water. What a world that would be and how different we would all be."
- Max La Manna.
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