Category: zero waste

zero waste month: take two

Last year for my birthday I celebrated by collecting every piece of trash I produced during the month of June and put it in a fancy 16oz pasta sauce jar (sans the sauce). This year, I upped the stakes and I traded in my…

happy blog-iversary to me!

One year ago today I started writing about bamboo toothbrushes. No one really asked me to and I’m not entirely sure what prompted me to go down that very specific rabbit hole-but I’m sure glad I did. It’s been one year and I’ve covered…

Secondhand Fashion in the DC Area

You’ve probably been hearing the term “fast fashion” buzzing around your social media and news outlets lately but what is it and why is it harmful? One of my favorite blogs, The Good Trade, states that โ€œFast fashion utilizes trend replication, rapid production, and…

5 Simple Steps that WILL Save the Planet!

Does it sound too good to be true? That’s cause it is! Now hold up! This is an inclusive blog that encourages people to take small steps in an effort to live more sustainably, what’s with the Onion-esque article title? Hear me out- have…

a quick guide to bulk shopping

So you want to shop more sustainably, good for you! I’m going to make this brief because contrary to popular belief- shopping in bulk is simple and exceptionally easy to integrate into your lifestyle. Check it out: before you go 1. Write your shopping…

Does it bring you joy? Marie Kondo and the “throw away society”

After watching the first episode, I couldn’t help but notice that the series didn’t address one of the biggest issues that zero wasters have with tidying up and why we find it so difficult: where do all of our discarded items go? How can we prevent them from going to waste? And how can I be a responsible steward to items that no longer bring me joy?

The Glorious Gift of Wrapping Paper

Not the kind you’re thinking about… It has been 4 months since I started going zero waste. I have accumulated a lot of stuff in that time; unwilling to throw anything away. I have paper bags, tissue paper, calendars, magazines, newspapers, junk mail, crinkly…

Zero Waste- Cleaning Swaps

These are general cleaning alternatives to single use items or items in plastic containers that ultimately end up in our landfills. I haven’t made all of these swaps yet but I’m working towards it! Every bit helps! When in doubt, make as many of…

Zero Waste- Laundry Swaps

Dryer Sheets We use dryer sheets once and then we toss them in the trash. It’s not the most sustainable method but it’s the one we’re used to. We don’t have to settle. I’ve switched to wool dryer balls and add in essential oils…

Zero Waste- Kitchen Swaps

Aluminum Foil Aluminum foil is awesome. Unfortunately, we can’t reuse it because of the ways we typically use it (ie. food prep, fire…). I guess you can recycle it if you’re wearing it as a hat. Luckily for us, it’s 2018 and we can…

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