Why I Make Zero-Waste Tasty Videos

  • Published on Jan 26, 2019
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Comments • 919

  • Twisted86
    Twisted86 Day ago

    1:21 it's ok.....we forgive you.

  • Terry Tukula
    Terry Tukula 2 days ago

    We all love Rie😊😊
    jealousy much 😅😅

  • Out of The Hat
    Out of The Hat 2 days ago

    All of these pieces she's talking about people not cooking with my mom has always cooked with and I've always cooked with. Cooking videos drive me nuts because they always throw out like half the ingredients. Who doesn't eat broccoli stalks? Who throws out the entire bottom of an onion? Who dumps leek tops? Well I guess I'm glad those people are getting some videos to show them potential alternatives.

  • Landen Ramirez
    Landen Ramirez 2 days ago


  • Myla Torre
    Myla Torre 2 days ago

    Spread this in your office. The others can learn a thing or two from this video.

  • Cecília Carvalho
    Cecília Carvalho 2 days ago

    You may not be Rie but I love you both 💕

  • Karin Berliana
    Karin Berliana 3 days ago


  • Vivi Nguyen
    Vivi Nguyen 3 days ago

    I noticed the plastic highlighter pens she used in the video. Quick tip, use colored pencils to highlight instead. They never dry out and the only waste is the shavings.

  • Charlotte Wright
    Charlotte Wright 4 days ago

    It’s Merle from one of the original space lift videos!

  • P B
    P B 5 days ago

    great video!! i feel like making the most out of your produce is especially important if you eat meat, one of the things i hate most is when people will grow an entire animal just for consumption and then throw a third of it away. try to eat offal like livers, kidneys, intestines or giblets! use the bones so make stocks! eat the marrow! heck, eat the bones if they're soft enough, they're full of iron and calcium! don't let any of the energy that went into producing your meat go to waste! and if you can, reduce your overall meat consumption!

  • Ericka Scarbro
    Ericka Scarbro 5 days ago

    She needs to have her own TheXvid channel!!!

  • Karyn Andreozzi
    Karyn Andreozzi 6 days ago

    She’s so pretty and so smart wow

  • Necchi The Kitty
    Necchi The Kitty 6 days ago

    This is a great video, and I’m not hating at all, but she looks like my mom when I’ve done something wrong in the thumbnail

  • Zeeshan Gul
    Zeeshan Gul 7 days ago

    I like how she approached the subject without being in your face about it. She has a lot of valid points and most of the suggestions she gave are doable

  • jessiekay86
    jessiekay86 8 days ago

    I always buy the single bananas that are lonely at the top of the pile because those are normally the ones that no one else will buy 💛

  • Jennifer Medvetz
    Jennifer Medvetz 9 days ago

    I loved this video, please keep making more zero waste content.
    It is a subscription service that brings you organic produce to your door that would be wasted otherwise. They are the “reject” fruits and vegetables that stores won’t buy due to cosmetic blemishes. I’ve been using this service for a few weeks, and honestly the majority looks like produce you could get in the store. It’s very affordable, you prevent food waste and it’s convenient. They also accept snap benefits to make it more accessible to everyone. BONUS: you choose the veggies and fruit you want each week, it’s not random

  • Michayla Gabay
    Michayla Gabay 11 days ago

    She low key looks like Emma watson

  • How To Vegan
    How To Vegan 12 days ago


  • Prime No. 6
    Prime No. 6 12 days ago

    Wheres Rie tho

  • ivan flores- Ramirez
    ivan flores- Ramirez 13 days ago

    Look this tree-hugging shitt thing is annoying save the world is it good concept executing it it's hard so this channel should do what it does best show cooking videos only the average person cannot execute is concept because they're busy trying to stay alive

  • Sera Sabran
    Sera Sabran 13 days ago

    she looks like jazmyn bieber

  • Charis Roberts
    Charis Roberts 13 days ago

    Put the bulbs of my green onions in water and they’re now planted! This video inspired me

  • Louisa Hilger
    Louisa Hilger 13 days ago

    6:27 but why? The bananas are totally fine 🤔😉

  • Paul Enos
    Paul Enos 15 days ago

    Of all the disciples that Jesus had in the Bible, only Judas spoke about how you shouldn't waste things.

  • Theng Madriaga
    Theng Madriaga 15 days ago

    "Who doesn't love Rie?" YAZ WE LOVE RIE

  • Zerowaste-Africachild
    Zerowaste-Africachild 16 days ago

    Delicious so yummy, watch my video from Africa

  • CookingAndJava
    CookingAndJava 16 days ago

    Why I make Zero-Taste Wasteful videos

  • Zeath
    Zeath 18 days ago

    Moldy tomato soup time

  • Tori Carrillo
    Tori Carrillo 18 days ago

    Such a great video with reasonable expectations. ❤️

  • regina george
    regina george 18 days ago


  • O mglom
    O mglom 19 days ago

    Did anyone pause
    to look at her recipes??

  • business Career
    business Career 19 days ago

    Hi missis how do you ?

  • alex benjamin
    alex benjamin 19 days ago

    Good idea for environmentalists but nothing goes to waste in this world. Everything mother earth produces is returned to it and hence the cycle continues. Am i wrong ??? Except for one thing that is plastic -it would take years for it to degrade. So don't feel bad if you waste some food without an intention. After all nobody really wants to waste something unless they are multimillionaires

  • Keith Montefalco
    Keith Montefalco 19 days ago

    gosh, she so beautiful 😍

  • BOGObiology
    BOGObiology 19 days ago

    Great content but be mindful of the audio editing; the volume changes pretty dramatically! Example is at 5:54-5:55!

  • Jam Food
    Jam Food 19 days ago

    good!!! come on!

    SUSMITA'S CARE 20 days ago


  • Baylee LeBron
    Baylee LeBron 20 days ago

    This is really awesome. She presents the information in a wonderful way. I love that she recognizes that not everyone can go completely waste free, but still encourages to do what you can. I am vegan, but I will admit that I may use too much plastic and waste the end bits of my veggies. This video has educated me further to think about the waste I contribute.

  • Natalie Rees
    Natalie Rees 20 days ago

    Love this video

  • Sheer Tan
    Sheer Tan 20 days ago


  • Dinusha K.Perera
    Dinusha K.Perera 21 day ago

    composting is good but other things are really stupid..throwing away fruits and vegetables never harm the planet..they`ll become compost,naturally
    talk about plastic recycling ,that`s the major problem.
    any animal aren`t going to die because u throw away an ugly carrot.

  • ธวัชวุฒิ ไกรจรัส

    She's beautiful girl.

  • zedrick wyne
    zedrick wyne 21 day ago


  • ꧁༺ Yuri ༻꧂
    ꧁༺ Yuri ༻꧂ 21 day ago

    Because Tasty ran out of ideas?

  • Siti Khadijah
    Siti Khadijah 21 day ago

    You are so beautiful! I love tasty producers! You guys are so awesome in your own way!

  • Bpk Suhadi
    Bpk Suhadi 21 day ago

    Watch people eat fried worm on TheXvid

  • Valerie Moya
    Valerie Moya 21 day ago

    Nigga Just give all the plastic to Mexicans we can reuse ANYTHING😂💀💀

  • allealleh hidar
    allealleh hidar 21 day ago

    oh shes cute and gorgeous

  • Joshua Michael
    Joshua Michael 21 day ago

    Just get a house bunny like I did and you don't have to worry about half the food waste!

  • Carl Hewitt
    Carl Hewitt 21 day ago

    Just watched to look at Merle but great video

  • Maechen Heitzman
    Maechen Heitzman 21 day ago

    Thank you for making this video!!

  • S S
    S S 21 day ago

    I have a Guinea pig. Eats a lot of vegetable stalk

  • Randy Ramkissoon
    Randy Ramkissoon 21 day ago

    Shes so pretty xD

  • KIKI
    KIKI 21 day ago

    This is really cool, glad we have people like you to help this world and make some impact!!

  • Isaac Esplin
    Isaac Esplin 21 day ago

    I think it is funny when she is talking about plastic she is writting with a plastic pen and there are plactic Hi-lighters in the corner.

  • Lele Lele
    Lele Lele 21 day ago

    I got a Tasty advertisement 😂

  • Eline Cacau
    Eline Cacau 21 day ago


  • Gaming_With_Tyler
    Gaming_With_Tyler 21 day ago

    The real reason - $$$$$$$

  • Roo’s World
    Roo’s World 21 day ago

    I just posted a video on my newfies first birthday I’d love if you would check it out

  • Howard Lovecraft
    Howard Lovecraft 21 day ago +1

    If she doesnt want to waste her piss, i'll be happy to make use of it 🌮💦💦💦🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Skylar S
    Skylar S 21 day ago

    Helpful video. but why her sound change so much. Plus reading the text and listening to her facts - theres too much going on

  • EtoTheOwl
    EtoTheOwl 21 day ago

    had to dislike the video cuz it wasnt Rie. Tasty without rie is just trash

  • Another Spectator
    Another Spectator 21 day ago

    This lady has the most pleasant face...
    This is the first time in ages that I felt obliged to sit though a vid and listen someone out.
    A very compelling character and I actually learned quite a bit. I am now into something new.

  • Kitchworks
    Kitchworks 21 day ago

    I hate wasting food! I am always teaching my clients how to overlay ingredients. I will be sending them over to this video. Thank you!

  • Dorean Heurtelou
    Dorean Heurtelou 21 day ago +1

    Most of the stuff that u labeled as “scraps” I actually use in my cooking. Thanks to my wonderful Haitian mom who has a pet peeve for wasting

  • Hanna Bnd
    Hanna Bnd 21 day ago

    More of that!!!!

  • Armada
    Armada 22 days ago

    I love rie lol

    I'VE McFALLEN 22 days ago

    She's gorgeous

  • deerfan
    deerfan 22 days ago

    Merle is so gorgeous... i love her just as much as i love Rie 😭

  • Anjana Majumdar
    Anjana Majumdar 22 days ago

    Well plastic cannot be composted. If composted it pollutes the atmosphere for 40 to 50 years or more.

  • Olivia Cook
    Olivia Cook 22 days ago

    I give my veggies to my bunny’s

  • Sakeef Sani
    Sakeef Sani 22 days ago

    She is beautiful ❤️

  • Kimber Lee
    Kimber Lee 22 days ago

    I regrow so much now! And we have a Flemish Giant rabbit who loves to eat scraps

  • Daniela Morán
    Daniela Morán 22 days ago

    This type of video should be all over the internet. We need more people like you in this world, if we want to save the planet, for ourselves, and the next generations 🙏🏼🌍

  • WizeWade
    WizeWade 22 days ago +1

    Do a giant donut

  • Paulina Dackiw
    Paulina Dackiw 22 days ago

    I LOVE you guys!!! You're INCREDIBLE!!! These tips have helped me make my life sooooo much more sustainable!!! And, AND I vowed to myself that I will try as hard as possible to Save our Planet\Nature. I REALLY want to help our planet and I am doing this school thing where I am making people more aware of our biggest problems!!! Thanks sooooo much for spreading the word!!!💗

  • Tauni Zadi
    Tauni Zadi 22 days ago

    Leeks are really good at hiding dirt in crevaces. You have to rinse them well.

  • Naiyo
    Naiyo 22 days ago

    Doesn't matter if its a meat or vegan dish over consumption and waste is a common thing and a major issue now a days.

  • lovely ritu
    lovely ritu 22 days ago


  • Jessika Austin
    Jessika Austin 22 days ago

    She is gorgeous

  • Maxi Lopez
    Maxi Lopez 22 days ago

    She's hot *_*

  • Leisa 1974
    Leisa 1974 22 days ago +1

    Stop peeling your root veg. Just wash them. The nutrient is just under the peel. Less composting to.

  • MrPcanfly
    MrPcanfly 22 days ago +1

    Digs in garbage can *"This will make a great stock"*

  • HeavyTuber
    HeavyTuber 22 days ago


  • TAZZI Khanni
    TAZZI Khanni 22 days ago

    Hey alvin make a big chiken zinger burger plzzz bro

  • Anika E.
    Anika E. 22 days ago

    Are you that girl that was in Davids vlog? Where Jason was playing ukulele in Davids car?

  • Sasha Siregar
    Sasha Siregar 22 days ago

    Oh the background music is so good!

  • i dont knoe
    i dont knoe 22 days ago

    I really appreciate how she acknowledges that not everyone can afford to be 0-waste, and teaches more affordable ways to help the environment.

  • Achiya Begum
    Achiya Begum 22 days ago

    The reason you make zero waste food is because you are a extra bitch and u literally have no life also for the views. Duhhh🤦🏻‍♀️🤔🤭🙄

  • Senpai Cupcake
    Senpai Cupcake 22 days ago

    Life hack: Wanna get fresh fruits or veggies, weigh them under bananas. Bananas are cheap. Like super cheap majority of the time. Save some money

  • Mary Grace Buni
    Mary Grace Buni 22 days ago

    You can change the term to low impact. I know we try but its npt alwayss 100% zero waste but i think trying is enough. Thank youu

  • Rizzo4417
    Rizzo4417 22 days ago

    Zero waste equals zero taste lol

  • Crystal Bartelson
    Crystal Bartelson 22 days ago


  • Jasmine Barkley
    Jasmine Barkley 22 days ago

    Like, who doesn't love Rie, sorry that im NOT Rie🙃.............👀......🤨 uh, you good???

  • Lauren Esper
    Lauren Esper 22 days ago

    i appreciate the compost pun. “break it down for you” i giggled

  • Winnie Pooh
    Winnie Pooh 22 days ago +1

    I think this video is more directed at 1st world countries that waste more because they have the luxury to do that.

  • noirettebeauty
    noirettebeauty 22 days ago

    Is this possible in a north-facing nyc apartment? I didnt know what being pale was like until i moved to nyc from california
    Also, i want statistics on how much waste individual New Yorkers produce on a daily basis. They dont have the time to make their own food, let alone to sort their trash. Composting does not exist in harlem, and the produce at any Fine Fare and Morton Williams are partially rotted. I had to store my vegetables in the fridge because they wither in the dry central heating. My husband purchases his smaller-than-I’m-accustomed-to oranges at Whole Foods, and the sign says, “Grown in California” and they rot within 2 days. Stores impulsively place the smallest items-a candy bar-into a plastic bag. I rarely see people whip out their own produce bags at grocery stores here. The amount of waste and trash in New York makes the environmentalist in any Bay-born-and-raised Californian cry
    Atleast they dont depend on gas-guzzling SUVs like people in LA lol

  • 09yulstube
    09yulstube 22 days ago

    I didn't know tasty had zero waste videos apart from Rie's apple pie

  • Bliss Reborns
    Bliss Reborns 22 days ago

    Because waste is a problem - we put fruit and veg waste in a compost bin. We throw plastic such as the packaging that leeks, cucumbers and so on in the trash that will not decompose like the scraps.
    If companies stopped producing so much plastic, we wouldn’t have such a problem that we have.
    I respect nature and the planet, I try to avoid foods packed in plastic but can’t always because it’s everywhere and I can’t find veg that is sold in my local supermarket, getting unpackaged food is difficult because they used to offer plastic bags to fill with your own vegetables and fruit; Morrison’s and M&S in the UK where I am are only just listening to their customers by replacing the plastic bags with paper bags that degrade much faster and in a more natural way to any of the plastic bags.

  • Alexander Pohorily
    Alexander Pohorily 22 days ago