A Zero Waste Holiday Season

It’s Friday night and i’m feeling crafty. I was inspired by a light, well, more specifically a lightbulb that burned out today. WARNING: do not do this with CFL bulbs, if they break they could release mercury, I am using an incandescent bulb!Β  After creating less than a palm full of trash over the past two months, I didn’t want…
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Zero Waste Food Shopping

Zero Waste food shopping probably sounds much more daunting than it is. One would assume it involves excessive preparation, a lot of hard work, and hungry days. This could not be more untrue. Zero Waste food shopping could not be easier for me. First of all I have a relatively regular schedule and know exactly what I like to eat…
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Zero Waste, No-Tape Gift Wrapping

My step mother had her birthday party over the weekend. Not only is she the amazing mother of my beautiful two year old sister, she is an aspiringmidwife who is a living encyclopedia of all things… well… anatomical. To celebrate her birthday and to play on her interests, I found this handmade pillow on Etsy which could not be a…
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Zero Waste Alternatives: The Ultimate List

While the journey towards Zero Waste is never ending, these alternatives will help any step of the way! All of these alternatives have been tried, tested, and approved by me! I would never post anything that I have not researched to the best of my ability and will constantly update this list with new alternatives! Please keep in mind that…
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Life Without Plastic

In 2011 32 million tons of plastic waste were generated. Guess what, only 8% of it was recovered for recycling1. As my journey towards becoming Zero Waste continues, I have worked to eliminate all plastic from my life. I recently found Life Without Plastic, a website that provides plastic-free alternatives to items used in your daily life. In my house…
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