It is wonderful to see local food outlets and restaurants switching out their plastic plates and cutlery for cardboard or bamboo items. However, it is important to spread the word about how to dispose of these items, so that we don't continue to create the same problem we are trying to solve.
I know sometimes a Zero Waste lifestyle can feel stale. While I know my passion has not diminished in the slightest, I find that sometimes, I am doing everything that I can, and I feel as if there are no more changes to make. But I know there has to be more I can do, … Continue reading A Plastic-free July to keep you on track
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?
I just discovered a great app/website called Oilo. It is a great app that allows people to list food or non-food items that are going to go to waste and allows other people to claim them and pick them up for use. This is not a sponsored post or anything, but it is a great … Continue reading Is anyone using Olio?
I was reflecting this week on how much Zero Waste living has changed my life. Prior to taking this journey, I was not a shop-o-holic or a big spender, but what I was obsessed with was holding on to everything that I had - just in case one day I needed it. I did not … Continue reading My favorite of the 5 R’s
Decluttering is a lifetime journey. I know we all want to hear that once it is done, thats it - you are a minimalist (or you have a tidy home that works for you) and it will stay that way for the rest of your life. Now while that simply isn't the case, there are … Continue reading After Your Declutter – How to keep it that way.
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?
Recently, I attended a Q&A screening of 2040, a new documentary film by the same people who brought "That Sugar Film". The film documents the year 2040, and the world that Award-winning director Damon Gameau hopes that his daughter will live in. Every single person who is a part o the Zero Waste movement, or … Continue reading Why Every Zero Waster should go see 2040!
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
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)
I had about five towels I had to get rid of this past week, and it inspired me to make a bunch of other items for my bathroom out of them. Here are 5 things you can make or repurpose for the bathroom instead of buying. 1. Facewipes - whether they are small makeup wipes … Continue reading 5 things you can make at home instead of buying (from the bathroom)
When you look at Zero Waste Living on Instagram or promotional material, you will see perfectly lined mason jars on a tidy shelf with no plastic in sight. It looks beautiful, and I can see why people would want to be a part of it. But the "Fairly Local Vegan" said it best recently when … Continue reading Don’t get stuck in the ‘idea’ of Zero Waste!
One of the biggest changes that I made when I went Zero Waste was to give up my merchandise habit. And by habit - I mean it - I was addicted to displaying the books, movies, and musicians that I loved on my clothes, my books, and around my home. Sometimes I would purchase up … Continue reading My Merchandise Free Life
When I first went Zero Waste, I definitely purchased some of the "essentials" that were marketed by the Zero Waste community. Looking back, some of these were great purchases that I still use today, others, well, they clearly were a representation of my former consumerist behavior. Inspired by Immy from Sustainably Vegan and Christina from … Continue reading Which Zero Waste “essentials” are essential for me, and what do I regret?
If you have been following my journey thus far, you know that over the Queensland summer, I decluttered my whole house. We got rid of in excess of 3 carloads worth of items by donating them or giving them to friends, family, or the community. At this point, I thought I was done, at least … Continue reading 5 things I decluttered this week
I looked around my Zero Waste life this week, and noticed a bunch of things I no longer buy - so I thought I would share them with you! New clothes - I get all of my clothes second hand from thrift stores, op-shops, facebook market place, friends and family, or markets. I choose not … Continue reading 5 things I no longer buy
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
The reality is, there aren't many of us who were born into beautiful Zero Waste families who have never used plastic in their lives. Most of us have some plastic, single-use items lying around our home that we don't know what to do with. Well, here are 5 things you should do with single-use plastic … Continue reading 5 things you can do with single-use plastic you already own
Getting take out or food in my own containers was one of the most nerve-wracking experiences I've ever had - the first time that I did it. Now, it is a semi-regular occurrence (I don't eat out very often) that doesn't phase me at all - And I want to help you to take that … Continue reading 5 Tips to using your own container
I wanted to share today what I have discovered is the best thing I can do to save the planet. It isn't a particular diet or a way of life, a miracle cure or a lifestyle change, but more so, it is all of these things in one. The most important thing we can do … Continue reading The best thing you can do to save the world
The cause that is close to my heart is Zero Waste environmentalism that will allow our species to live on this planet for centuries to come. But along this journey, there are other movements that really align with my values such as minimalism and frugality. These different movements have one major theme in common - … Continue reading When Zero Waste, Frugality and Minimalism Collide
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
So for a long time, I wasn't going to write this blog. There are so many Zero Waste/Low Impact starter lists out there on Youtube, in Blogs and generally on the internet. But something occurred to me when I was chatting with a friend the other day. The more Zero Waste beginner lists out there, the … Continue reading 10 Tips for Zero Waste Absolute Beginners