Category Archives: Zero Waste

5 Rs to Zero Waste

You’ve probably heard of the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. While the chasing arrow symbol is meant to underscore the equality between these, recycling is the process that everyone seems to remember. Here, we’ll explore why recycling should be pushed … Continue reading

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Simple Sustainability: Simple Gift-Giving

Want. Need. Wear. Read. ‘Tis the season. For buying too much stuff. Gigantic hauls under Christmas and Yule trees, gifts exchanged beside candelabras, gifts that represent consumption mania, environmental devastation, guilt trips, debt, and disappointment. Kids running out of steam … Continue reading

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Enough

The minimalist and Zero Waste movements intersect from the start. Béa Johnson, in her book: The Zero Waste Home, introduces the hierarchy of Zero Waste, known as the 5 R’s. The first two: “Refuse what you do not need” and … Continue reading

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What is Zero Waste?

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. – Ancient Proverb If you’re anything like me, you know that you care for the environment and you’ve known this for a long time. In that time, you … Continue reading

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My “To-Go” Kit (Revisited)

Last year, I was quite excited over creating a zero waste “to-go” kit. I’ll include pictures here: It seemed quite classy, in my opinion, and I was impressed with myself. However, reality has sunk in. I’m not in college anymore … Continue reading

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Zero Waste Period Gear & Postnatal Recovery

WARNING: Content below may be unsuitable for certain audiences. Reader discretion is advised. I won’t be having a period any time soon. It’s one of the perks of being pregnant. Last year, I discussed my period solutions in some detail. … Continue reading

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Clothing Kids Zero Waste Style (Revisited)

A year ago, I figured I could buy all my kids clothes and shoes (minus socks and underwear) from a local used kids’ clothing store called the Lilly Bean.   I’ve been doing pretty well. This store is still my … Continue reading

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