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Zero Waste Chocolate Bark


Zero Waste Chocolate Bark

Zero waste chocolate bark is enough to get me drooling. The best part? It's stupid-simple to make. Seriously. You only need a few ingredients to make it - four to be exact. The great thing is you can adjust the recipe to whatever ingredients you like best. Personally, I used whatever I had easy access to in bulk. My health food store has a bulk bin section I'm in love with. I can use my own containers to get a bunch of dry goods, including all the ingredients for this chocolate bark. It was such a no brainer for me. But you can also look and see what you already have in your kitchen as is - got some pumpkin seeds you need to use up? How about some sad looking dried apricots? Use it up in this recipe! It's super customizable, which is probably what makes it so super amazing and great.

25 Zero Waste Stocking Stuffers


25 Zero Waste Stocking Stuffers

Looking for some zero waste stocking stuffers? I hear you: Every year my family puts out the same stockings we've been using forever. And I'm always left scratching my head wondering what I should fill them with. Especially since going zero waste: I cannot tell you how many plastic items there are in this world that fit inside Christmas stockings. It's incredibly annoying, considering the smaller the plastic item, the less likely it'll actually get recycled (and only 9 percent of plastic ever gets recycled anyway). That's because small plastic items are so much easier to lose in the recycling system. 

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.