Supporting small businesses is always important, but especially now. When you buy from a local business, you keep money in your community rather than making large corporations even richer. This holiday season, avoid major online retailers and focus instead on quality over quantity from small businesses!
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how to pack a zero waste school lunch
Thanks to Kind Humans for sponsoring this post and donating a zero waste lunch kit to our local school community. For many parents, figuring out what to send for school lunches is a challenge unto itself. We worry about nutrition, allergies, convenience, and now more than ever, plastic. With 180 school days on average, this [...]
a comprehensive guide to low waste laundry
Laundry is the chore than never ends, isn't it? It takes a lot of energy (literally and figuratively), but adapting your routine for low waste living is more sustainable for both your lifestyle and the planet. Included in this guide are all options that I have tried and/or currently do. Find what works for you!
an almost zero waste wedding
Having recently celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary, I thought I would share some of the things we did to have a (nearly) zero waste wedding ceremony way back in 2010. With small, backyard weddings gaining in popularity (especially during Covid), approaching the day with a low waste mindset has never been easier. This is not [...]
How NOT to Go Zero Waste
There has been a lot discussion lately as to whether or not Covid-19 restrictions on reusables mean the end of the zero waste movement. Although I began my low waste journey about 20 years ago, quarantine has thrown some thoughts about living "zero waste" into sharp relief for me. To be honest, I struggle with [...]