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A girl's quest to live on the greener side.

How to Shop Without Bulk Options

How to Shop Without Bulk Options

What happens when you don't have access to bulk bins or bulk food stores? Can you still live a zero waste life? Can you still go zero waste food shopping? This topic is actually really important to me, considering I don't (technically) have a bulk food store where I live. I have a health food store that has a bulk bin section, which I'm very grateful for. But what if I didn't have that? What if that health food store decided it was going to shut its doors (hopefully it never will, oh my god)? Does that mean I can no longer live a zero waste life? No. It's not the end of the world, actually. You can still be zero waste with no access to a bulk food store. There are ways to purchase food and shop without bulk options that are still very low waste. 

Zero Waste Fall Decor

Zero Waste Fall Decor

Zero waste fall decor is simple, elegant and oh so pretty. I find the simpler the decor, the better honestly. You don't need a big storage bin for zero waste fall decor: Most of it is going to be compostable, I assure you. Bringing the outdoors in is basically what seasonal zero waste decorating is all about. During this time of year, the leaves are changing into their beautiful vibrant colors and new produce like apples, pears, grapes, squash and pumpkins are popping up at the market. You want to highlight that! Capitalize on how stunning the natural world is and you can't go wrong. The decorations I'm about to share with you won't just do that - they won't be destined for a landfill either (in fact, a good majority of them are edible).  

Zero Waste Laundry


Zero Waste Laundry

Lets talk about zero waste laundry. Everyone has to wash their clothes at some point, am I right? But how you do it matters: The average American runs anywhere from four to five loads a week. That's a lot of water to waste on laundry. Wastewater is also a result of the washing process and a big environmental concern. Wastewater refers to the additional energy, lint, soil, dyes, finishing agents and chemicals from detergents that leak into our environment and contaminate waterways. This wastewater is toxic to wildlife and also causes unnatural overgrowth of plants and algae that leads to oxygen depletion in the water. This process is known as eutrophication, and when this happens, animals die. When we use conventional detergents loaded with harsh chemicals, we contribute to this cycle of environmental harm. Plus, the traditional laundry routine generates lots of waste (think about all those plastic detergent bottles, single use fabric softener sheets, etc.). Lets agree to make the switch to a more zero waste laundry routine, shall we? Not only will it help the environment, but it will also save you money in the long run as well.

Zero Waste Cough Drops


Zero Waste Cough Drops

Want to try your hand at making zero waste cough drops? You should! It's super fun and a really great way to soothe a sore throat. Traditional cough drops have a lot of packaging waste that can easily add up when you're feeling under the weather. And most of the wrappers (and bags) are made from plastic. You can avoid the waste (and questionable ingredients) inside conventional cough drops by making your own.