A Zero Waste Alternative To Dry Cleaning

Dry cleaning. Let’s talk about it. First of all, I stopped going to the dry cleaner years ago. Not for environmental reasons, but because they are SO expensive. Paying $8 in NYC to have a shirt cleaned? No. Besides the cost of getting my clothes “professionally cleaned”, I began to learn about what they were actually being cleaned with. The…
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Cleaning the Toilet Without Waste

Cleaning the toilet is definitely not the most glamorous thing in the world, but at least it isn’t hard. Some people use bleach and other nasty chemicals to get their bathroom clean, not me! My method is completely non-toxic! I use four things to clean my toilet: 1) Organic liquid castile soap 2) Distilled white vinegar 3) Washcloth 4) Plastic…
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Zero Waste Toilet Brush

…a toilet brush? Sometimes i’m not sure how I have friends. But anyway, this is not just ANY toilet brush. It is special. I ordered this gorgeous thing from my favorite online shop, Life Without Plastic. It is made of sustainably harvested, untreated beechwood with soft pig bristles. It also has an edge cleaner so I can get up under…
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Zero Waste Toothpaste

I once told my boyfriend that I would never brush my teeth with baking soda like he did, and went so far as to scoff at his “unhygienic” ways. I guess the alien idea of being clean without using a packaged product with miscellaneous ingredients was too farfetched and implausable for me at the time. But here I am. Less…
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Zero Waste Dental Hygiene

I recently saw an advertisement that said there are 4.7 billion plastic toothbrushes produced annually with each brush lasting about 1000 years. I saw a second piece, which said that over 80 million pounds of toothbrushes are thrown into North American landfills each year. Please note, while I could not track down the reviewed sources of these statements and can…
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