START YOUR ROF JOURNEY!
Welcome to the ROF Journey! a practical, step by step guide towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Journey with us through 3 distinct levels of sustainable solutions with a focus on maximum impact for minimum effort.
We've created the map, so tie your shoelaces and get ready to start your ROF Journey!
The explorer is concerned about environmental issues and is interested in how they can reduce their footprint. Start the journey by learning the basics of a zero waste lifestyle.
THE EXPLORER: STEP 0
START YOUR ROF JOURNEY
Learn about sustainability and zero-waste. The Journey might seem daunting but we have it covered in simple, practical and fun steps!
THE EXPLORER: STEP 1
REFUSE SINGLE USE ITEMS
Let’s start with the basics - refusing plastic bags, water bottles, trash cups, straws and plastic toothbrushes. Make it a habit to say 'No' and BYO!
THE ZERO WASTER
The zero-waster has learned the basics and is ready to incorporate the zero waste lifestyle into their homes and beyond!
THE ZERO WASTER: STEP 2
REDUCE FOOD WASTE & COMPOST
Discarded food scraps make up to 60% of your bin. Separating organic waste & learning to compost will significantly reduce the impact on landfill.
THE ZERO WASTER: STEP 3
BUY IN BULK
Forget the supermarkets and buy from your local shops, fresh markets and bulk-food stores. Get healthier and Eco-friendly products. Support your community.
THE ZERO WASTER: STEP 4
MAKE YOUR OWN DIY PRODUCTS
What about cleaning products & personal-care essentials? DIY! The best zero-waste alternative is to make your own with natural ingredients that are good for you and the planet.
THE ZERO WASTER: STEP 5
CHOOSE LOW WASTE PARENTING
Disposable nappies are the 3rd largest consumer item in landfill. Rent from a cloth nappy library and enjoy their collection and cleaning services. What about toys? Join a Toy Library !
THE CONSCIOUS CONSUMER
The conscious consumer has already made a significant impact by learning about the zero waste lifestyle. But this is only one piece of the puzzle in reducing our footprint. Where to now?
THE CONSCIOUS CONSUMER: STEP 6
CHOOSE A PLANT BASED DIET
18% of all green-house gas emissions are caused by livestock farming. Cut down on animal products, source them more ethically and when you can, substitute dairy out of your diet.
THE CONSCIOUS CONSUMER: STEP 7
EMBRACE SLOW FASHION
Fast fashion is a dirty industry, using a tremendous amount of natural resources and exploiting cheap labor. Buy second-hand and choose high quality items that will last.
THE CONSCIOUS CONSUMER: STEP 8
BE ENERGY SMART
56% of energy consumption is taken up by heating and cooling. Minimise the use of air-con and heaters. Choose 'energy stars' washing machines. Run eco-cycles at low temperatures.
THE CONSCIOUS CONSUMER: STEP 9
Choose to walk, ride or use public transport on a daily basis. On holidays, refuse mini-size & single-use packaging.Pack light, travel slow and live like a local.
THE CONSCIOUS CONSUMER: STEP 10
We are in 70-80% resource overshoot. Make your life easy. Keep only what is essential and free space in your life.Give yourself more time to enjoy what really matters.