✨ Reusable Beeswax Wraps with a tale to tell ✨
With all the right ingredients an idea will grow, the bread will rise, the fire will burn! We threw a whimsy, a delicious idea into the winds & it came to grow a field of beauty!
The art of collaboration ripens such juicy fruit!
Artist. Dreamer. Creator ~ Michelle of Danceypants Disco, lent us her dreams to enliven our own! @danceypantsdisco @danceypantsdiscomakes
Sharing her art to bring magic & wonder to Beeswax Wraps!
Entice your little Eco Warriors to care for, wash & reuse their Lunch Wrap with a fairytale story print, an enchanting folk tale or forest walk inspiration.
The power of imagination burns brightly ✨
If I tell you these are all the things I need for cleaning my dishes, will you be surprised? Just a cloth, a dish soap bar, wooden brush and my favourite of them all - a reusable sponge. I've never realised how many sponges I use per month - and if I was supposed to count how many I used in my life... I can't imagine it, really... Sponges are not recyclable and on top of that they release microplastics into the water. My new reusable sponge is made from cellulose and can be washed in the washing machine when needed :) There are other alternatives for "sponge-free" cleaning, you can get yourself a loofa, coconut scrub or just wash your dishes with a cloth - reducing waste really isn't that hard or expensive :) If you want pointers where to get these, just DM us or comment below! #allthingssustainable#UofGreen#universityofglasgow#europeanweekforwastereduction#ewwr#waronwaste#waronplastic
So much goodness in one Squeeze! 💜⠀
My Squeeze reusable pouches can be filled with any squeezable snack of your choice! Baby foods, smoothies, yoghurts, chia puddings.. the list is endless!⠀
Easy for little ones to hold and themselves it is great as they gain independence.⠀
What would you add to your My Squeeze? .
Just a #morningthought . For everyone there’s a reason behind this desire to #simpleliving lifestyle and for a while I was thinking about my reason. First of all I want surround myself with less things because I want to be attached to less things. I buy things that I certainly need and I don’t buy them just because „oh I think I might use it“. And lately to get rid of things I don’t use/need is easy because I’m not attached to them (repeating: getting rid of things doesn’t mean throwing them into the trash, it’s means donating and recycling). Another reason for trying to live simple - I try to buy #reusable and easy #recycable things as much as possible and the choice of those things is very limited. That means I don’t have to stand and waste my time choosing, since there’s probably only one version of what I need. Basically for me this whole concept means to give less attention to material things and more attention to things which make me feel #grounded & #mindful .
Cat and I (Chris) wanted to send a heartfelt thank you to each of you in this community for all the support and encouragement you have provided! We are so happy whenever we receive your DMs, likes, comments, follows and purchases of course! 😘😚😌
Personally since starting The Curious Consumer, it's been a crazy journey - full of growth on so many levels as well as ups and downs, making all the highs so much sweeter. We truly believe in our mission to save 50 million plastic items from entering our oceans and landfills by 2023 🙌🌟 We want you to know that we are on track and that is thanks to each of your purchases, ambassador sign ups and all who continue to follow us here 💖
We'll update again soon as we have exciting news lined up - in the meantime we both send each of you all our love and wish each of you a fantastic weekend ahead! 🤗❤️
Never been so grateful for a trip, for a group of girls and for the daily dose of 🌊 yes I’m back in London but my IG feed will stay in Florida for a while more. But you knew that would happen right 🌊😍💅
Closing (the) Loop. is hard work, but we’ll get there. See you on November 21! 🌸
10% off on all our items on closing day, AND waste-free taho and dirty ice cream on us! RSVP to our event (link in bio).
🇫🇷 Le froid est à peine arrivé que nous sommes déjà tous malades🤧. En temps normal j’essaie d’utiliser le plus possible mes petits mouchoirs en tissus, mais en temps de crise on opte pour des mouchoirs en papier, mais bien sûr j’emballe la boîte dans un furoshiki pour que ce soit plus joli 😏. J’ai découvert récemment un remède naturel contre les virus assez efficace. Le miel d’or : c’est un mélange de miel, de curcuma et de gingembre (j’y ajoute aussi une pincée de piment de Cayenne🌶) ça picote je peux vous dire 🙀😁. Je ne suis pas une grande fan du curcuma mais là ça passe et je trouve que ça soulage bien. Et vous quels sont vos remèdes de grand-mère pour l’hiver ?
Avec notre Furoshiki S.
🇬🇧 Winter has just started and everyone’s already sick at home🤧. Usually I try to use my fabric tissues but in critical times like now we switch to regular paper tissues. But of course I wrap the box in a Furoshiki so it looks nice 😏. I’ve recently discovered a great natural remedy for colds and viruses : gold honey. It’s honey mixed with turmeric, ginger and I add a pinch of Cayenne pepper🌶. It’s hot I can tell you guys 😁 but it relieves the symptoms a bit plus it has strong anti-inflamatory properties. What are your go to natural remedies for colds? -
With our Furoshiki S. -
The amount of plastic I see while travelling is shocking. Bali was probably the most heartbreaking. Even on the top of the mountain, at the edge of the cliff, tons of plastic everywhere! The most popular type-straw, I saw piles of it in places where it shouldn't be seen, even stuck on the trees. Bali sits in the middle of the ocean and it doesn't help that streams bring all the trash to the shores. "Garbage emergency" already started here and people and government are trying to make a difference. Many restaurants offer paper straws, natural packaging and don't offer plastic bags, while in other places you still get each item double wrapped in plastic.
Every tourist has an opportunity either to add to this disaster or try to leave less impact and here are some tips on how I try to harm nature less:
🐢We changed hotels either every or every second day. It means that you would normally leave unfinished shampoo and shower gel bottle behind in every hotel, which then gets thrown away. I open a set in the first hotel and carry it with me until I finish it. I saved at least 30 small plastic bottles.
🐧During this trip, I also finished some products and I didn't throw them away because I knew that those big bottles can be recycled back home. At least take the plastic that you brought with you back! 🐳I have used my @watertogo from Asia to Africa which allows me to drink tap water safely. Simply during this trip, I reduced my water bottle consumption by at least 70%. Next goal-100%. Still got a plastic bottle by accident? At least finish it don't leave it behind in restaurants and on tours.
🐬Have your own straw, it would definitely come handy when you want to have a sip of coconut at the beach!
Following these tips takes absolutely no effort but makes such a huge difference!
Czy wiesz że…? 1. … w ciągu pierwszego roku życia jedno dziecko zużywa średnio 2520 pieluch jednorazowych? Biorąc pod uwagę to że z wiekiem dziecko zużywa ich coraz mniej, a średni wiek odpieluchowania to 2,5 roku to na wysypisko trafia około 4500 jednorazówek!!! Jedna pieluszka waży około 40 g. Jeśli dodamy „wkład” wyprodukowany przez dziecko (pojemność pieluchy to około 300–400 ml), można uśrednić ciężar zużytej jednorazówki do 300 g. Przeciętny okres pieluchowania łączy się z wyrzuceniem na śmietnik 1,5 tony pieluch, które nie dość, że nie mogą być przetworzone na nowy produkt, to jeszcze dokładają się do produkcji gazów cieplarnianych.
Wybierając pieluchy wielorazowe potrzeba ok 30-40 sztuk w zależności od systemu i wymagań dziecka. Po zakończeniu pieluchowania można je zostawić dla następnego potomka lub sprzedać.
BIG BIG NEWS!!! ∙
The day has arrived we are announcing our 100% biodegradable product the @bambuubrush ... a toothbrush made of completely bamboo! ∙
Everyone reading this now, uses a toothbrush twice a day at least, we are creating a movement for people to make one small change to your lifestyle, join the movement and help combat this plastic epidemic we have found ourselves in st this present moment! ∙
Our aim is to change #1millionby2020 and we want you guys involved as much as possible! We are the first generation that understand the effects plastic have on our planet so let's work together to make a real change! ∙
"One small simple change, multiplied by millions can change the world!" ∙
Who wants to join the @BambuuBrush movement?
Over the next few weeks we will be realising more and more information and getting you guys involved - STAY TUNED 👊🏼
How to tell that your Buddha bowl was good? There's nothing left in the bowl and you didn't need to add any 'extras' like dressings etc - it was already packed full of flavour!! 😍 Definitely making more of these in the future - filling, delicious AND healthy! 💕💖💞 You'll have to scroll a couple of pics prior to see the full bowl 😉
📣 N E W product alert 📣
Want to keep your little one at the table longer? We have the answer that makes mealtime fun at home or on the go! 👌🏻
Our new Colour Mat is made from silky soft 100% food grade silicone and designed for kids of all ages. Reusable, durable and easy to clean! 👍🏻
Colour again and again - simply wipe with a damp cloth or baby wipe on the go! #SuperEasy
Markers are non-toxic and come in 4 colours: red, green, yellow and blue
A fun and interactive placemat that will keep your little one entertained at the table longer. They make great, unique gifts too ☺️
On sale for $24.95 with FREE postage 👏🏻 Offer ends 21.11.18
***Say no to plastic straws*** am Freitag war ich seit langem mal wieder feiern in Frankfurt. Meinen Aparol Spritz habe ich ohne Strohhalm bestellt. Das ist kein Problem in vielen Bars. Erschreckend zu sehen war allerdings die vielen bestellten Drinks mit Strohhalm. Selbst Flaschen-Getränke wie Cola, Bioande selbst Wasser waren damit bestückt. Lieber zur Alternative greifen und einen Metall Strohhalm mitnehmen. :) Aber es tut sich was, die Bar Sullivan in der Kaiserstraße 12 in Frankfurt verzichtet seit neustem komplett auf Plastik Strohhalme der Umwelt zu liebe. Großartige Idee. 👍👍👍 // Werbung unbezahlt // #nostraw#zerowaste#saveturtles#changeyourmindset#noplastic#lesswaste#denkum#nowaste#savetheworld#reusable#savetheseas#sustainable
ADVOCACY // "Over the past few years, our global consciousness has expanded to recognize the importance of individual actions in preserving our planet.
2018, for example, has been the year of the “straw ban,” led primarily by individuals through grassroots social media efforts. The #strawban has been particularly remarkable because the efforts of average people, harnessed on a mass scale through the magic of the internet, have caused sweeping tangible results. In September, California became the first U.S. state to ban straws by prohibiting full-service restaurants from providing single-use plastic straws to a consumer unless requested by the consumer...
In spite of the effectiveness of straw ban, there is still much work to the done to create a more sustainable globe: plastic cups and bottles are still readily available and highly utilized (over 500 billion plastic bottles are currently being consumed globally on an annual basis), high global consumption of animal products means that almost a third of all water used for global agricultural production is expended through animal production, and there is still a massive 79,000 metric ton garbage patch floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that is comprised primarily of abandoned fishing gear.
For you and me, who are sitting at home with a #reusable water bottle and a #recycling bin, these global sustainability issues feel huge, untouchable, and unsolvable. As a person who is already not using plastic bottles, what can I do to stop global widespread use of these single-use plastic products? What can I do about fishing nets if I don’t own a fishing company? What else can I do about limiting animal production if I am already #vegan ?" To learn how to move beyond your individual actions and better advocate a culture of sustainability in your local community, click on the link in our bio to read @veggiemeatkitchen’s article. This article goes back to basics, great for those starting off on their journeys, and serves as a refresher for activists. 📸Shutterstock💚#zerowaste#sustainability#environmentalist#climatechange#sustainableliving#activist#plasticfree#ecowarriorprincess
Happy Sunday folks! We hope you are spending the day relaxing at home or enjoying the outdoors. Check out these super gift ideas from the Australian Wandarrah team. Handmade Australian goodness - reusable bags are soooo handy and these ones are beautiful as well! Enjoy♥️🎄🇦🇺