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Religion, Zero Waste And Environmentalism: Connection Explained.

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Religion And Environment

Religions have always advocated and taught becoming a conscious and compassionate living being. The foundation of every religion is based on being ethical.

In the blog we'll be discussing about the connection between Religion and environmentalism.

Basically, every religion teaches us how to treat people and the entire planet with respect. Adopting a zero-waste lifestyle is another virtue that needs to be taught to everyone. So how do these many religions view zero waste?

Hinduism

In daily life, Hindus exalt the Tri Hita Karana way of thinking. This value seeks to uphold harmony and balance in the interactions between people and God and the natural world. Hinduism, like other religions, places a strong emphasis on environmental preservation.

"Humans should not pollute and stop polluting the atmosphere, flora, rivers, water sources, and wilderness because all of these are protectors of various natural resources," says Brahma in Rigweda III, 51.5

All natural resources must only be used by Hindus to fulfil requirements, not desires. Maintaining the harmony of nature has a purpose for humans, allowing them to live peacefully on earth and eventually enter heaven. This idea serves as the cornerstone of a zero-waste lifestyle. We must be able to map our consumption and production demands in accordance with requirements to prevent waste if we are to maintain sustainable production and consumption.

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Islam

In Al-An'am verse 141, the Islamic perspective on food waste is expressed. "And He is the one who makes gardens grow, both trellised and untrellised, as well as palm trees, harvests of various (kinds of) food, identical and different olives, and pomegranates. Eat of (each of) its fruit on the day of harvest when it yields and delivers its due (zakh). And do not overdo it. He dislikes those who engage in excess, in fact.

According to the Holy Quran, Allah restricts Muslims from over consumption since it can result in waste. As a result, the Qur'an exhorts people to eat in accordance with the seasons and to give leftovers to those who cannot afford them.

Christianity

Proverbs 3:19–22 is used in Catholic and Protestant Christian teachings to encourage environmental preservation. (19) The LORD built the earth's foundations with wisdom, and the heavens with insight. (20) As a result of his expertise, the murky depths were split and the clouds let the dew fall. (21) My son, keep discernment and good judgement in mind, and don't let wisdom and understanding escape your eyes.
The passage indicates that God has blessed mankind with a variety of benefits through the creation of an environment that supports human life. People must therefore be humble and thankful for all the blessings they have received. Reducing food waste is a way to thank people for their service that is morally upright. In addition to environmental sustainability, the primary goal should be to show love to people who are hungry.

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Buddhism

Buddhism promotes mindful consumption as a method for living a zero-waste lifestyle. In order to end suffering or complaints in life and reach enlightenment, mindful consumption relates to one of the points of the Aryan Eightfold Path. The key is correct awareness or mindfulness. This idea instils in the followers a lack of greed and calmness regarding global problems. People learn to pay attention and to be conscious of their body, mind, feelings, and mental state here.

The act of mindful consuming involves being fully aware of our need for a product and taking into account its potential effects on the environment. Using this habit, we will practise carefully weighing all aspects of the products we eat, from the manufacturing process to the advantages to the impact. We can use this practise to cut down on the waste we make.

We could feel divided by festivals, dialects, and viewpoints. All religions, however, concur that the creation is a work of God and ought to be regarded as such. So when you don't convinced with the answers from the science, listen to your heart, listen to the divine spiritual power.

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