We all have old clothes that are worn, broken, or generally could not be resold or donated. But before you send the fabric to landfill, there are so many things you could do with it. Lets get a little creative with these 5 options. Upcycling to new itemsWhether its an old shirt, a pair of … Continue reading 5 Things to do with old Clothes
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
If there is one thing a lot of us have been doing over the past few months, its watching TV. I know I have been watching more than I should, but I have noticed something about a lot of content that has come out in 2019 and 2020 - and I am loving it. Over … Continue reading TV – how show are getting the eco-friendly message out there
If you have been reading this blog for a little while, you know that I have really struggled with gifts, both giving and receiving. I thought that telling people that I didn't want or need anything was the best way to maintain my zero waste and minimalist lifestyle. And even though I would still be … Continue reading 4 Gifts that I love giving and receiving
In 2019, I really spent a lot of time convincing myself not to buy the things that I want to purchase. While I'm not a big shopper if you have been reading this blog for a while. you will know that I can sometimes get sucked into a bargain, and 2019 was all about changing … Continue reading Starting a shopping list for 2020
Welcome to a new year, and a new decade. I hope your holiday season was full of family, friends and lovely food. This year, I have decided it is time for an Eco-Friendly reset on my life. I have been on m Eco-Friendly journey for over two years now, and I think I am doing … Continue reading 2020 – A Fresh Start
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
We were all there at the beginning of our journey. Some of us were there a long time ago, some of us recently, some of us go there all the time, and some of us, I'm sure, are there right now. We never forget the first time we ask for a Zero Waste Swap. For … Continue reading 5 Ways to get past your Zero Waste Nerves
I recently read Kathryn Kellogs book, 101 Ways to go Zero Waste. I would personally like to congratulate Kathryn on this massive achievement. Writing a book is a mammoth task, and this one was eloquent, well researched and an amazing representation of the Zero Waste movement. That said, It is important to note that this book … Continue reading 101 Ways to go Zero Waste – A Review
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 thought, since it is Plastic Free July, I would share with you one of the most surprising plastics I gave up early in my Zero Waste Journey. I am so sorry to put you off your after lunch snack, but that gum is made of plastic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kttVyakHN4 While chewing gum and bubble gum was … Continue reading That Gum You’re Chewing? Yep, It’s Made of Plastic.
A lot of people in my life ask me why I no longer use teabags. While many understand that I no longer purchase them, as they often come in plastic, I also refuse them if they are offered to me in the office, and I won't order them in a restaurant. Did you know that … Continue reading Why not teabags?
I found in my Zero Waste journey that the kitchen was the easiest place to start. The things in my kitchen were the things we purchased and cycled through the most, and they seemed, for the most part, the easiest to change. Aside from food, which you will be able to read about in my … Continue reading 5 Easy Zero Waste Swaps in the Kitchen
So one of my favourite things to in the kitchen is make up new recipes. I have never been one to follow instructions in the kitchen, and as far back as I remember, I have loved to cook with what I have. Every Sunday, I try to look in my fridge, lay it all out … Continue reading Clean Out The Fridge – Vegetable Bake
I just arrived back from a trip to Japan. It was a spectacular experience that I will never forget. The people, the music, the atmosphere, the food (YUM) and unfortunately….the plastic (YUCK!) Trying to reduce your waste at home can begin to feel easy (or easier). You know your local stores, you know how they … Continue reading 5 Things I learned trying to be Zero Waste on my holiday!