By valuing and making use of all the resources that are available to us, nothing goes to waste.
I love the principle of “produce no waste” simply because it sets a challenge, but also because in a permaculture setting it is a classic example of closing a loop. Instead of stealing resources from another ecosystem and depleting that system you use everything you have on site to its fullest capacity.
From food crop, to kitchen scraps, into the compost bin, then back out into the garden as compost to feed your crops.
Another way of reusing kitchen scraps is feeding it to the chickens, who produce poop, which can be made into a compost tea to go onto the garden beds.
Do you compost or have a worm farm? In what ways can you be more mindful of your waste?