Hi there! My name is Mira Petrova and I'm a young illustrator and graphic designer who lives in Sofia, Bulgaria. For many years now, I've been occupied with thoughts and feelings about global warming and the way we, humankind, harm our planet.

I dream of living a zero-waste life, but very often I fail miserably, and it makes me sad and discouraged. The simple truth is—zero waste living can be hard! But I realized the following: the more I become "aware" of what I buy and what alternatives I have, the more conscious I become; my decision-making process changes and with that, the amount of waste I produce. That's how the term "waste awareness" appeared in my life. Zero waste just sounded way too ambitious and overwhelming.

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Night Owl
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1 year ago (edited)

I love that motto. I wish all tourists were like that (and throw their garbage in garbage cans)

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So with that new approach to the subject, I started creating this comic strip (with the inspirational help of my super supportive boyfriend). We decided to call it Waste Aware Animals. We wanted to give people a fun and positive way to learn and share about the zero waste philosophy, free of shame and guilt. And spread the message that we can all be part of the change or inspire it in others, sometimes even with the smallest actions.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

Unless you get those plastic wrapped bananas from a few days ago..

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Jordy Star
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1 year ago

Or it was wrapped in plastic

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The fox characters, Mr and Miss Fox, are, of course, based on two of us. As for why the characters are all animals (even though they live in the big city and face all the everyday life problems that we do), well, who could possibly be a better inspiration for sustainable living than the animals? And also—who could be cuter?

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Blakkur Sverrir
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1 year ago

Me

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Jordy Star
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1 year ago

This is 100% true. If you know how to shop at the goodwill you can find some nice stuff

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All the stories in the comics are inspired either by my personal experiences and situations that I have witnessed or overheard. Since we started publishing it, people also write in to share zero waste-related situations, ideas, and successes and I couldn't be happier and more grateful. It makes me feel like we're all part of one big community and together, we can make a difference.

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hunger games
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1 year ago

Me too!

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Jordy Star
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1 year ago

k

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MADELEINE KIMBALL
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1 year ago

Cloth Bags!!

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

Gretas ark😊

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Francis
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1 year ago

yes it is normal for the climate to change BUT not that fast and not that extreme!

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Annabell H.
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1 year ago

... I can’t drink coffee so I don’t know

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Francis
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1 year ago

i always try to take a little plastic bag with me when i go into the woods or at the beach and collect trash that i find on my way, so i can dispose/recycle it all.

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Jordy Star
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1 year ago

Everything they told me was a lie!

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

Holy crap!! A million bottles a minute?!?

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Jordy Star
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1 year ago

Damn, well that is just depressing.

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Pretty Pangolin
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1 year ago

You can buy stainless steel cutlery at the thrift store for just a dollar or two. It doesn't harm the environment because it already exists - you're just re-using it. Get a couple of sets and wrap them in a cloth napkin to take with you. If they accidentally get lost/thrown out it's not a big deal.

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Janine B.
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1 year ago

My carpool is called the bus. lol

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Gina Bina
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1 year ago

what a great idea!

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

As I've said before, trees are my favorite things ever. I appreciate what they do for us and they are so beautiful! Especially in winter, I call naked trees cemetery trees.

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pusheen buttercup
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1 year ago

I get people hate ads and people don't like bills- I see no reason to have it in paper form, imo. For books, I like actual paper books, if they're for fun to read, but for everything else, just email it. Easier to sort, easier to clean up, and delete when done! No mess. Also that better for the environment thing. When they email us they ALSO send paper! I don't want to see the same thing twice, and deal with it, twice.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

I don't get it..wasted water..?

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Magpie
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1 year ago

Remember the big chain shops employ teams of psychologists to make us buy more. Try taking a list - and a pen. As you shop write the prices on the list. Add them up as you go along. Repeat the first sentence to yourself as you shop.

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Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
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1 year ago (edited)

Or use a modern steam washer that automatically adjusts and uses far less water in the first place

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Jordy Star
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1 year ago

Who would honestly use a glass straw, I get silicone, bamboo and even steel but not glass. Its just weird to me honestly

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Pillowhead
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1 year ago

Last year I put my small Rosemary in the living room as my Christmas tree

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Birma Gustafsson
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1 year ago

You CAN choose the clean alternative, by using renewable sources of electricity and smart solutions to stop dirty emissions of production. We're supposed to be smart - so let's show it!

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

But can't they be recycled? Like that paper bag?

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Elif Kertenkeleyiyengil
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1 year ago

Silk is murder...

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Karly Codr
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1 year ago

i just realized that Christmas is spelled wrong

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That one marvel fan
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1 year ago

Yeas they do I am Recycling cans and bottles to fundraise for my 8 grade trip and i am almost halfway there!

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Jordy Star
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1 year ago

Just use some old fashioned baking soda

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