Since being in lockdown, I have had quite a bit of time to spend on social media looking at what my fellow Zero Wasters are doing with their time. That's when I discovered that there are a lot of stereotypical Zero Waste things that I am the worst at. Here are 3 Zero Waste things … Continue reading 3 “Eco Friendly” Things I suck at
I recently found out, in light of the coronavirus, our local libraries are closing until further notice. At first, I was devastated - don't get me wrong, I understand it - but the library is a resource I use on a weekly basis and without it, I wasn't sure how I was going to get … Continue reading Reading Challenge Time!
My grandmother was the most amazing woman I ever met. She was loving, she was kind, and boy was she frugal. And while I haven't quite taken on everything that she did, I have been realizing lately how many things she taught me that were Zero Waste. Now she wasn't trying to be Zero Waste, … Continue reading 5 Things my grandmother taught me about clothes
This past month, we did another cleanout of our house. Don't get me wrong, we don't like a lot of new things coming into our home, but the more you declutter, the more you realize how much you really don't need. Here are 5 things we found duplicates of, that we realized we didn't need. … Continue reading 5 Things I only need one of
Yesterday, I was watching a Youtube video of someone grocery shopping. They were a normal, everyday person purchasing normal everyday things - but I couldn't help that the contents of their shopping basket struck me as a little odd. However, it did inspire me - so here are 3 everyday things that I have not … Continue reading 3 Things I haven’t purchased on my Zero Waste Journey
I don't know about you, but for me, one of the most wasteful places in my home was the bathroom. This was also one of the most toxic places in my home - and by purchasing cheaper, cleaner, package-free products, I have really changed the landscape of my bathroom. Switch to bar soap, shampoo, and … Continue reading 5 Easy Zero Waste Switches in the bathroom – updated
As many of you know, my partner and I are not vegan. We are in the process of reducing our animal product intake and being more conscious of our choices. I know it can be taboo to say, but at first, this change was a little difficult. When you grow up in a meat and … Continue reading 5 Vegan Changes No One Will Even Notice
I have had a few conversations recently about frozen food, and how freezing food can change the taste or texture of food, and some people simply don't like it. While I grew up with the practice and am probably more used to the practice, I know that this can be true with some foods. Here … Continue reading How to make frozen meal prep fresh again
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
Last week, one of my ceramic coffee mugs had a large crack appear down the side of it. As it was leaking, it was no longer usable as a mug, but I thought it was a great opportunity to get crafty with it and make it into a pot plant holder for my small basil … Continue reading My Zero Waste Fail (well, one of them)
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