Zero Waste Deodorant That Actually Works

Smelly armpits are pretty unanimously unsexy. I hear people saying all the time that they cannot find deodorant that is sustainable or “eco” that keeps their armpits scent free and they go back to plastic packaged, chemical laden store bought deodorant.

That was until I discovered Meow Meow Tweet’s small-batch, vegan, all-natural and organic deodorant sticks. Get yourself one below.

If you’re in the mood to DIY, I created a recipe for deodorant that kept me smelling fresh and clean even when working out. Check out how I keep stinkiness at bay in this video:

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Contact Lenses

I have terrible vision.

When a doctor first told my mom that I had bad vision there was a brief second of excitement, glasses! But then reality struck. It was so cool to see like 70 percent of what was in front of me, but then there was this large range outside of the glasses that I couldn’t see and it was weird and terrifying and so I graduated to contact lenses. I have been wearing the for over 12 years now and can’t see myself going back to glasses (no pun intended)Β and the thought of getting laser eye surgery isn’t even a thought for me.

So how do I live a Zero Waste lifestyle and still wear contacts? Check out this video below!

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How to Compost Anywhere

One of the best ways that I avoid sending trash to landfill is by composting. If you haven’t heard of composting before, it is essentially taking organic waste (food, yard trimmings, paper) and breaking it down into soil again using heat, time, and sometimes worms (also known as vermicomposting). In the United States, based on the EPA chart below, 14% of our landfill waste is composed of food waste that could be composted. In addition to food waste, we could also compost yard trimmings, wood, and paper, so we have the potential to be composting 61.3 percent of what we are currently sending to landfills, cutting our nation wide landfill waste IN HALF. Composting is easy, fun, and natural and in this video I will show you how I do it in my Brooklyn apartment so you, too, can compost wherever you live.

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How to Shop at the Farmers Market Without Producing Waste

When I first started living a Zero Waste lifestyle I had never really shopped at a farmers market before. It seemed intimidating, scary, and overwhelming. But a few simple shopping hacks made it a lot easier and made buying food go from a super wasteful, time consuming process, to one that is easy and totally waste free! Check out this video to see how I shop at the farmers market.

Step 1: Big Stuff, Big Bag. Any large items don’t need a bag of their own, just throw them in your tote!
Step 2: Small Stuff, Small Bag. Any small loose items can be put into smaller organic cotton reusable bags, or any smaller reusable bag you have (or make!)
Step 3: Reuse containers whenever possible. This works well for berries, eggs, and other items that might have a container. Bring them back to the farmer so they can reuse them.
Step 4: Pay in cash to avoid receipts.
Step 5: Napkins double as a great way to buy bread and pastries package free!

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How To Shop Zero Waste at the Farmers Market

Every Saturday I go to the farmers market in my neighborhood in Brooklyn to drop off my compost and to buy my food for the week. Not only is it less expensive than going to a conventional supermarket, it creates a lot of diversity in my diet because I arrange my meals based on what is fresh and seasonal.

In this video you will learn how I prepare before I go to the market and the tools that I bring to ensure it is completely waste free.

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Zero Waste Sex

Oh, I’m going there.

Because you’ve gone there. Over, and over, and over again.

This is the #1 question that I get asked. More often than when I’m asked about toilet paper, more often than periods, it is “how do you live a zero waste lifestyle and still have sex?”

Well, besides the fact that I am incredibly single right now and when it comes to having sex… well, ermm… I don’t… cue sad violins… when I do, I have a couple of suggestions, of which I have included in this video.

Check it out!

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Toilet Paper

Check out this video that talks about my Zero Waste bathroom adventures, yay!Β I use recycled toilet paper wrapped in paper instead of big packages wrapped in plastic. When the toilet paper is flushed it goes to a wastewater treatment plant where it naturally biodegrades (breaks down).

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