We thought it was going to be a nice, easy, waste-free option that would be done in no time at all. But 16 hours into our baking day, we knew things were going to be a little more difficult than that. Let me back up a little - this Christmas, we decided to make up … Continue reading Reflecting on Festive Gift Giving
Sometimes I forget to take a moment to be grateful for the people around me. In this fast-paced world, and this beautiful low waste movement, it can be so easy to be frustrated at the world around you and to forget what is important - or at least that's how it feels for me. I … Continue reading Taking a moment for gratitude
With Christmas coming up, I wanted to share some Christmas activities that I have participated in with my family. As many of you know, I don't have any children of my own at this stage of my life, but I have some great little cousins that I spend a lot of time with! These activities … Continue reading 6 Low Waste Christmas Activities for the Family
I feel like in some ways, we are in the era of meal prep promotion. Whether it is for fitness, convenience or budget, everyone is on the meal prep bandwagon - or at least they should be. But something that isn't often discussed is that meal prep can save the environment too. Here's how: It … Continue reading How does meal prep save the environment?
Grocery shopping is one of the top 5 areas of life that we can really reduce our waste. I have been asked quite a few times where I do my grocery shopping, so I thought now was a great time to break down my grocery shopping for you. I do my grocery shopping fortnightly, on … Continue reading Where do I shop?
I am all fired up today - all fired up about sneaky plastics. You know the ones, you go to the grocery shop, with the best intentions, you've been to the farmers market and the bulk store, but there are a few things that you need from the conventional grocery store. You walk in with … Continue reading Sneaky Plastics
Whether it's Zero Waste, Minimalism, Veganism or any other major lifestyle change, often it means that the people around us need to do some adapting. Sometimes your partner is on board with the change, and sometimes, we simply grow at different rates, and they aren't in the same place as we are. Here are some … Continue reading What to do if your partner is not Zero Waste
I was visiting a lovely family friend when I was on a recent trip to Melbourne, and she held a dinner party for our visit. This lovely family friend is not Zero Waste, but the dinner party that she threw reminded us that the things we call "Zero Waste" were actually just normal practices a … Continue reading Going back to your grandparent’s dinner party style
You have probably heard me say this before, but gift-giving holidays make me pretty stressed out. The idea that it is easter, so I must purchase the people I love bunny shaped chocolate eggs - well, I just don't like it. The truth is, if I had my way, I would purchase my loved ones … Continue reading Gift Alternatives this Easter
As a rule, I'm not a big snacker. For me, meals are usually enough. However, my partner and many of the people around me are big snackers, and this is usually their downfall when it comes to reducing waste. Snacks can often lead to convenience foods that are heavily packaged and packed with nasty ingredients, … Continue reading 3 Quick and Easy Zero Waste Snacks