Reusable cloths made from natural fibres are a great way to eliminate sponges, paper towels, makeup wipes, and cotton facial rounds. Knitting your own is an easy beginner project that can help you learn a new skill and reduce waste at the same time. Already a knitter? You'll have a stack in no time with this simple pattern.
Consumable gifts are a great low waste options any time of the year. Who doesn't like food?! Or a free jar? Over the years I have done baking mixes, soups, coffee, tea blends, and infused olive oils. Most ingredients can be sourced in bulk or even grown in your outdoor space. Gifts in jars are [...]
The holiday season presents a challenge when shifting to a low waste lifestyle with kids. Older children in particular have developed expectations about receiving gifts and are around peers with different experiences. Now is a good time to model giving presents with intention and showing that the meaning of gifts can (and should) go beyond [...]
A common refrain is that a low waste lifestyle with kids is too hard, but says who? It doesn't have to be that way! Remember that you set the expectations for your child(ren), no matter where you start this journey. The role of every parent is to raise their children to be aware of their actions [...]