Did you know that every year in the U.S. we throw out enough plastic wrap to cover the entire state of Texas? Yuck. The silly thing is, plastic wrap is totally avoidable and easy to replace! There are so many ways to avoid keeping plastic wrap in your kitchen without leaving your leftovers open in the fridge. My favorite option? Beeswax wraps. Designed to imitate plastic wrap, beeswax wraps are 100% natural, 100% plastic free, and 100% compostable at the end of their lives. M
Welcome! You're probably here because you've jumped on the Zero Waste train and want to know where to start! Or you may have heard about the zero waste movement from a hippie friend of yours and just want to learn more. Well...this blog post is for you! Zero Waste is, in a nut shell, a movement that strives to raise awareness around the production, consumption, and disposal of products. We do this by promoting sustainable alternatives to disposables and encouraging reclaiming
It wasn't very long ago that the idea of using a bidet really freaked me out. When I was living abroad for a year in high school, my host family had one and I never used it - not once! So I don't blame you if you are also hesitant about installing a bidet in your bathroom. I think you'll find though that they are not quite as intimidating (or weird) as you might have thought. But why even use a bidet? Why not just keep using toilet paper? First, it doesn't actually use more w
Before I jump into the break down of my trash jar this month, I just have to say that not a single piece of Halloween candy is in there. Not one! As a huge fan of KitKats and Reece's Peanut butter Cups, I'm pretty proud of myself for resisting the temptation of consuming any. Instead, I bought some chocolate malt balls in bulk and ate those instead :) I produced 2.4 ounces of trash last month. Here's what was in my trash jar: 1 lightbulb 1 name tag 1 Scotch-Brite wrapper 1 Xf
For a lot of people, secondhand shopping can be unappealing. The volume of secondhand clothing in thrift stores can be incredibly overwhelming—where do you even start when there are rows and rows of shirts, dresses and jackets to sort through? It can also be nearly impossible to find what you are looking for, with plus-size options being slim and the idea going in that most of your options will be decked out with shoulder-pads and outdated pleats. That’s where keeping in mind
When you choose to start reducing the waste in your life, it tends to make you hyper aware of every bit of trash around you. Or at least that was what happened to me. Suddenly I was noticing trash thrown out at my house, at work, on the street, and by friends and family. It was a really difficult time to manage my desire to educate people on waste and also recognize that not everyone was invested like I was. In order to avoid causing harm to the important relationships in you
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