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TAKE A SIP, I DARE YOU! ⁣⁣
⁣We are drowning in plastic ⁣
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This is only a majority of microplastics I found washed up on the shoreline of my local beach this morning. ⁣⁣
The last few days we have had some of the highest tides recorded in our area which is why these microplastics have made their way onto the shore . ⁣⁣
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What do you see?
TAKE A SIP, I DARE YOU! ⁣⁣ ⁣We are drowning in plastic ⁣ ⁣⁣ This is only a majority of microplastics I found washed up on the shoreline of my local beach this morning. ⁣⁣ The last few days we have had some of the highest tides recorded in our area which is why these microplastics have made their way onto the shore . ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ What do you see?
This. I first saw this clip a few days ago, and it has been replaying in my mind nonstop. Devastating. This problem belongs to all of us. Not you or I or them or us. This is why I’m trying to raise awareness to our #plasticpollution problem. Plastic does not go away. It can only be recycled a few times and then it just pollutes. This is why I’m trying to change my lifestyle to #zerowaste
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This is one of the reasons why I started this account. This will become our children’s problem too... only it will be worse. 
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Sorry for the image. But this is reality, and it’s heartbreaking. What small change can you make to reduce your plastic usage? Small changes together and over time can make a difference. ❤️🌎🌱
This. I first saw this clip a few days ago, and it has been replaying in my mind nonstop. Devastating. This problem belongs to all of us. Not you or I or them or us. This is why I’m trying to raise awareness to our #plasticpollution  problem. Plastic does not go away. It can only be recycled a few times and then it just pollutes. This is why I’m trying to change my lifestyle to #zerowaste  _____ This is one of the reasons why I started this account. This will become our children’s problem too... only it will be worse. ____ Sorry for the image. But this is reality, and it’s heartbreaking. What small change can you make to reduce your plastic usage? Small changes together and over time can make a difference. ❤️🌎🌱
🇫🇷 Compote de pomme, kiwi et vanille.... Sophia qui déteste les kiwis la ADORÉE. 🇬🇧 Compote of Apple,kiwi and vanilla ..Sophia who hates kiwi. LOVED.

#compote #compotedepomme #pomme #kiwi #fruits #faitmaison #food #vanille #mangerequilibre #homemadefood #apple #gouter #mangermieux #cooking #instafood #zerodechet #gourmandise #zerowaste #zerowasteirl #irlande
This #PlasticFreeJuly start making more switches that will help you reduce your waste even further than you thought imaginable. The smartest switch I ever made was to a safety razor. It provides a closer shave with only one blade. I can use that one blade up to 20 times!!!! 🤗💚🌍❤️🌍 The actual razor itself will last me for the rest of my life. I have only used three blades in the last year. Better yet, my metal blades can be recycled! The average person uses around 1 disposable razor every two to three weeks. Then they throw that disposable razor into the landfill where it will last forever. If you haven't made the switch, I would have to say that it was the best $20 I ever spent!
This #PlasticFreeJuly  start making more switches that will help you reduce your waste even further than you thought imaginable. The smartest switch I ever made was to a safety razor. It provides a closer shave with only one blade. I can use that one blade up to 20 times!!!! 🤗💚🌍❤️🌍 The actual razor itself will last me for the rest of my life. I have only used three blades in the last year. Better yet, my metal blades can be recycled! The average person uses around 1 disposable razor every two to three weeks. Then they throw that disposable razor into the landfill where it will last forever. If you haven't made the switch, I would have to say that it was the best $20 I ever spent!
Yesterday we saved $3.50 and 2 plastic bottles at one rest stop by refilling our water bottles at a water fountain instead of getting water from the vending machine.

#zerowaste #zerowastemom #zerowasteirl #zerowastetravel #momoftwins #momofgirls #momof3 #travelingwithkids #roadtripwithkids #reusablewaterbottle #reusablestraw #reuse #waterfountain
Just hanging with two of my best girls—my composting bins! @like_walter made these by purchasing the bins from a car wash and building the wooden stands. We’ll be getting into the nitty gritty of composting with @perennialcitystl with an Instagram Live this Saturday at 3pm CST. Watch live and get your questions answered, or message me your questions. They can be zero waste, compost-related, or maybe you want to know how to get a green business off the ground. I’m excited to learn more and I hope you’ll join us! ❤️ 🌏❤️
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#zerowastestl #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #zerowastehome #lowwasteliving #lowwastelifestyle #rot #compost #composting #compostingisfun #stlouis #stl #yayforearth #reducewhatyouproduce #zerowasteirl #zerowastevoice
Just hanging with two of my best girls—my composting bins! @like_walter made these by purchasing the bins from a car wash and building the wooden stands. We’ll be getting into the nitty gritty of composting with @perennialcitystl with an Instagram Live this Saturday at 3pm CST. Watch live and get your questions answered, or message me your questions. They can be zero waste, compost-related, or maybe you want to know how to get a green business off the ground. I’m excited to learn more and I hope you’ll join us! ❤️ 🌏❤️ . . . #zerowastestl  #zerowaste  #zerowasteliving  #zerowastehome  #lowwasteliving  #lowwastelifestyle  #rot  #compost  #composting  #compostingisfun  #stlouis  #stl  #yayforearth  #reducewhatyouproduce  #zerowasteirl  #zerowastevoice 
In addition to being #lowwaste and #plasticfree, #homemade coconut yogurt is so much fresher! Just add 1 capsule probiotic to 1 can coconut milk and let sit for a day (or two). 😎 (Oh, and it makes for a great sour cream replacement 👌). Check out @minimalistbaker or @mamaeatsplants for more detailed recipes! 💚💚#zerowaste #plantbased #vegan
In addition to being #lowwaste  and #plasticfree , #homemade  coconut yogurt is so much fresher! Just add 1 capsule probiotic to 1 can coconut milk and let sit for a day (or two). 😎 (Oh, and it makes for a great sour cream replacement 👌). Check out @minimalistbaker or @mamaeatsplants for more detailed recipes! 💚💚#zerowaste  #plantbased  #vegan 
My armpits are zero waste! 🙆🏻‍♀️😁
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I'm on my third brand of natural deodorant and I have liked them all. They all worked for me and I found the switch from canned deo to paste an easy one.
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I'm now using @dirtyhippiecosmetics's one which smells great and I'm very excited about the fact that its packaging is compostable.
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To avoid plastic razors I've just stopped shaving. I haven't shaved for over a year now (both armpits and legs) and I feel liberated. Don't feel like you need to succumb to societal pressure and shave.
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But if you want to shave for you, get a safety razor. They're reusable and will last you a lifetime!
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Finally, they get scrubbed clean with a bar of soap.
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Are your armpits zero waste?
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#armpit #hairyarmpits #zerowastearmpits #natural #naturaldeodorant #deodorantpaste #zerowastedeodorant #plasticfree #zerowaste #plasticfreejuly #gonatural #cleanhippie #armpithairdontcare #leghairdontcare #safetyrazor
My armpits are zero waste! 🙆🏻‍♀️😁 . I'm on my third brand of natural deodorant and I have liked them all. They all worked for me and I found the switch from canned deo to paste an easy one. . I'm now using @dirtyhippiecosmetics's one which smells great and I'm very excited about the fact that its packaging is compostable. . To avoid plastic razors I've just stopped shaving. I haven't shaved for over a year now (both armpits and legs) and I feel liberated. Don't feel like you need to succumb to societal pressure and shave. . But if you want to shave for you, get a safety razor. They're reusable and will last you a lifetime! . Finally, they get scrubbed clean with a bar of soap. . Are your armpits zero waste? . #armpit  #hairyarmpits  #zerowastearmpits  #natural  #naturaldeodorant  #deodorantpaste  #zerowastedeodorant  #plasticfree  #zerowaste  #plasticfreejuly  #gonatural  #cleanhippie  #armpithairdontcare  #leghairdontcare  #safetyrazor 
It struck me as I got ready for work this morning. I brushed my teeth, took a shower with a piece of soap, dried my hair with a towel, brushed my hair, got dressed and was ready to go. It only took me 10 minutes. No waiting for the conditioner to soak in, putting on make up or anything. Just getting clean and ready for the day. I love that simplicity the zero waste lifestyle has brought into my life. .
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Even more importantly, I love the heightened level of confidence and self awareness I gained. I still like to dress up and put on make up once in a while but I don’t feel like I HAVE to do so anymore just because media or society tells me so. .
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By transitioning to zero wasting my life I focused on the beauty on/of this planet and within ourselves, on the precious gifts of life nature provides us with. I realized there’s so much more to life: loving and caring for ourselves, the planet and each other. Seizing the moment, ...
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WHAT MATTERS MOST TO YOU?
It struck me as I got ready for work this morning. I brushed my teeth, took a shower with a piece of soap, dried my hair with a towel, brushed my hair, got dressed and was ready to go. It only took me 10 minutes. No waiting for the conditioner to soak in, putting on make up or anything. Just getting clean and ready for the day. I love that simplicity the zero waste lifestyle has brought into my life. . . . Even more importantly, I love the heightened level of confidence and self awareness I gained. I still like to dress up and put on make up once in a while but I don’t feel like I HAVE to do so anymore just because media or society tells me so. . . . By transitioning to zero wasting my life I focused on the beauty on/of this planet and within ourselves, on the precious gifts of life nature provides us with. I realized there’s so much more to life: loving and caring for ourselves, the planet and each other. Seizing the moment, ... . . . WHAT MATTERS MOST TO YOU?
We are halfway through Plastic Free July. Tell me, what plastic have you been refusing, or what reusable item have you added to your daily routine? I said I wouldn’t buy tortilla chips in plastic bags this month. So I sent my husband to a local Mexican restaurant the other day and told him to ask for a big paper bag full of chips. He came home with this. He is very conscious of our waste, so I knew there was an explanation. I thanked him, and waited until after bedtime to say, “So, you’re not in trouble, but... the plastic bag?” His response: “Aw man, I thought about hiding it in the garage before I came upstairs, but I knew I should be honest about it. They brought it out of the kitchen like that.” Poor guy - so stressed about bringing home my food in a plastic bag - what a sweetie! Lesson learned. I know how to avoid this the next time. This bag of chips was about 1 pound 5 ounces and cost $5. I think it is similar in size to a normal grocery store bag of tortilla chips, which I would expect to be about $4 at regular price. #takethelessonleavetherest #helovesme #letshearitfortheboy #plasticfreejuly #plasticfree #plasticpollution #lifewithoutplastic #tortillachips #chips #nachos #packagefree #refuseplastic #reducereuserecycle #dinner #zerowasteirl #doyourbest #consciousliving #wastelesslivemore #ilovechips #environment #ecofriendly #pnw #summernights #plasticbag #paperorplastic #nothankyou #notrash #zerowaste #lowimpactmovement #seattlefamily
We are halfway through Plastic Free July. Tell me, what plastic have you been refusing, or what reusable item have you added to your daily routine? I said I wouldn’t buy tortilla chips in plastic bags this month. So I sent my husband to a local Mexican restaurant the other day and told him to ask for a big paper bag full of chips. He came home with this. He is very conscious of our waste, so I knew there was an explanation. I thanked him, and waited until after bedtime to say, “So, you’re not in trouble, but... the plastic bag?” His response: “Aw man, I thought about hiding it in the garage before I came upstairs, but I knew I should be honest about it. They brought it out of the kitchen like that.” Poor guy - so stressed about bringing home my food in a plastic bag - what a sweetie! Lesson learned. I know how to avoid this the next time. This bag of chips was about 1 pound 5 ounces and cost $5. I think it is similar in size to a normal grocery store bag of tortilla chips, which I would expect to be about $4 at regular price. #takethelessonleavetherest  #helovesme  #letshearitfortheboy  #plasticfreejuly  #plasticfree  #plasticpollution  #lifewithoutplastic  #tortillachips  #chips  #nachos  #packagefree  #refuseplastic  #reducereuserecycle  #dinner  #zerowasteirl  #doyourbest  #consciousliving  #wastelesslivemore  #ilovechips  #environment  #ecofriendly  #pnw  #summernights  #plasticbag  #paperorplastic  #nothankyou  #notrash  #zerowaste  #lowimpactmovement  #seattlefamily 
Confession time: I hate bread crusts.  If I'm eating sandwiches or a piece of toast I usually eat around the bottom crust.  And I especially HATE the ends of bread, they're nothing but crust!! Since it's so wasteful just to throw them out I save the ends and chop them up in my Ninja to make bread crumbs to save for later.  And since I have to be gluten free this saves me from having to try and find prepackaged gf crumbs at the store.  I don't bother to toast them, I actually like them soft.  They do crip up in the oven/skillet when being used as a breading so it all works out.

Second confession: the breadcrumbs go inside a plastic zipper bag in the freezer.  I know it's awful but it's the only thing I have right now that won't take up loads of room in the freezer.  Someday I'll get a big stasher bag to replace the plastic one but right now this is what I'm doing. .
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#ninjablender #breadcrumbs #glutenfree #makeityourself #wastenotwantnot #usewhatyouhave #dontthrowitaway #zerowaste #goingzerowaste #goinggreen #lowwaste #lowimpact #lowimpactliving #reducingwaste #reduceyourfootprint #ourplanetourhome #zerowasteirl
Confession time: I hate bread crusts. If I'm eating sandwiches or a piece of toast I usually eat around the bottom crust. And I especially HATE the ends of bread, they're nothing but crust!! Since it's so wasteful just to throw them out I save the ends and chop them up in my Ninja to make bread crumbs to save for later. And since I have to be gluten free this saves me from having to try and find prepackaged gf crumbs at the store. I don't bother to toast them, I actually like them soft. They do crip up in the oven/skillet when being used as a breading so it all works out. Second confession: the breadcrumbs go inside a plastic zipper bag in the freezer. I know it's awful but it's the only thing I have right now that won't take up loads of room in the freezer. Someday I'll get a big stasher bag to replace the plastic one but right now this is what I'm doing. . . . . . . . . . . . #ninjablender  #breadcrumbs  #glutenfree  #makeityourself  #wastenotwantnot  #usewhatyouhave  #dontthrowitaway  #zerowaste  #goingzerowaste  #goinggreen  #lowwaste  #lowimpact  #lowimpactliving  #reducingwaste  #reduceyourfootprint  #ourplanetourhome  #zerowasteirl 
#zerowasteIRL I went to #repair this cotton bag (given as gift wrap for something else 💚) but couldn't find any natural fiber thread left in my sewing kit. I went ahead and used what I had and made a note on the tag to "remove polyester repair thread and tag before composting." I am afraid the ink won't hold up to alert someone else in case the bag lasts longer than me or if someone else finds themselves with it at the end of it's life. 
I've also thought about sewing a simple red x near the repair site as a red flag to myself but no one else would know what that means. Has anyone else addressed similar situations? What did you do? I'll prob just have to redo it once I get more natural thread, easy few minutes during late night tv or enjoying some fresh air. 
#usewhatyouhave #lowwaste #improvise #naturalfiber #polyester #microplastic #compost #progressnotperfection
#zerowasteIRL  I went to #repair  this cotton bag (given as gift wrap for something else 💚) but couldn't find any natural fiber thread left in my sewing kit. I went ahead and used what I had and made a note on the tag to "remove polyester repair thread and tag before composting." I am afraid the ink won't hold up to alert someone else in case the bag lasts longer than me or if someone else finds themselves with it at the end of it's life. I've also thought about sewing a simple red x near the repair site as a red flag to myself but no one else would know what that means. Has anyone else addressed similar situations? What did you do? I'll prob just have to redo it once I get more natural thread, easy few minutes during late night tv or enjoying some fresh air. #usewhatyouhave  #lowwaste  #improvise  #naturalfiber  #polyester  #microplastic  #compost  #progressnotperfection 
I found all these empty bottles while cleaning the apartment 😭😭😭 it’s hard to value #zerowaste when your partner values convenience. So what did I do? I took all the water I boiled yesterday and refilled them and placed them in the fridge. Convenient! I will just need to stay on top of keeping them filled so we avoid accumulating more. #lessonlearned #zerowasteirl #planetorplastic #reduceREUSErecycle #plasticfreejuly @zerowastesaigon
I found all these empty bottles while cleaning the apartment 😭😭😭 it’s hard to value #zerowaste  when your partner values convenience. So what did I do? I took all the water I boiled yesterday and refilled them and placed them in the fridge. Convenient! I will just need to stay on top of keeping them filled so we avoid accumulating more. #lessonlearned  #zerowasteirl  #planetorplastic  #reduceREUSErecycle  #plasticfreejuly  @zerowastesaigon
We don’t go out to eat very often, so it took me a minute to remember to bring my own to go container every time. I remembered this time and I managed to get them to take the straws back that they laid on the table. But they still brought my kids waters in STYROFOAM with plastic lids! Are you serious?! They are 7 and 8. If they needed lids I would bring them sippy cups. Ugh. So frustrating. So a word to the new zero waste people...you have to tell your server to bring your kids drinks in adult glasses too!! 🙄-B

#zerowasteirl #zerowaste #saynotoplastic #nostrawsplease #plasticfreejuly #bringyourowncontainer #planahead
We don’t go out to eat very often, so it took me a minute to remember to bring my own to go container every time. I remembered this time and I managed to get them to take the straws back that they laid on the table. But they still brought my kids waters in STYROFOAM with plastic lids! Are you serious?! They are 7 and 8. If they needed lids I would bring them sippy cups. Ugh. So frustrating. So a word to the new zero waste people...you have to tell your server to bring your kids drinks in adult glasses too!! 🙄-B #zerowasteirl  #zerowaste  #saynotoplastic  #nostrawsplease  #plasticfreejuly  #bringyourowncontainer  #planahead 
To make use of my veggie scraps before putting them into the compost, I like to make Vegetable stock. It’s quick, easy and delicious! ⁣ ⁣
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Remove the tops/bottoms/skins/stems from any vegetables you are preparing (avoid vegetables like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, or cauliflower as they will add a bitter taste to your stock) and place them in Airtight container or a ziplock bag- they can stay frozen up to 6 months. ⁣
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Continue like this until your container in full. ⁣
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Place the veggie scraps into pot and fill ¾ of the pot (or until scraps just start to float) with water.⁣
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Bring water to a boil and then let it simmer for at least 30 minutes. ⁣
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Strain water out of stock. ⁣
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Refrigerate stock up to 4 days, or freeze up to 3 months.⁣
To make use of my veggie scraps before putting them into the compost, I like to make Vegetable stock. It’s quick, easy and delicious! ⁣ ⁣ Vegetable stock ⁣ ⁣ Remove the tops/bottoms/skins/stems from any vegetables you are preparing (avoid vegetables like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, or cauliflower as they will add a bitter taste to your stock) and place them in Airtight container or a ziplock bag- they can stay frozen up to 6 months. ⁣ ⁣ Continue like this until your container in full. ⁣ ⁣ Place the veggie scraps into pot and fill ¾ of the pot (or until scraps just start to float) with water.⁣ ⁣ Bring water to a boil and then let it simmer for at least 30 minutes. ⁣ ⁣ Strain water out of stock. ⁣ ⁣ Refrigerate stock up to 4 days, or freeze up to 3 months.⁣
Homemade #vegan blueberry muffins  with @freshfarmdc berries and @blue_crate oat milk...and keeping it #zerowaste with my reusable napkin 🙌💙🤤 Recipe: 
1/2 C flour
1/2 C sugar
2t baking powder
1/3 C coco oil
1 ripe banana, mashed 
1/2 C #oatmilk
1 C blueberries 
I mixed all wet ingredients, added them to the dry ingredients, then folded in the blueberries (I also used more than a cup!). Baked at 400°F for 25 minutes in muffin tins without baking cups. 🎉😍
Homemade #vegan  blueberry muffins with @freshfarmdc berries and @blue_crate oat milk...and keeping it #zerowaste  with my reusable napkin 🙌💙🤤 Recipe: 1/2 C flour 1/2 C sugar 2t baking powder 1/3 C coco oil 1 ripe banana, mashed 1/2 C #oatmilk  1 C blueberries I mixed all wet ingredients, added them to the dry ingredients, then folded in the blueberries (I also used more than a cup!). Baked at 400°F for 25 minutes in muffin tins without baking cups. 🎉😍
Today was day one of the first ever #claesfamilystaycation2018! We started the day bright and early (set the alarm for 6:45 😵) on site at our new house because there was a pile of branches and whatnot left to clear out. After that, we got a few groceries and headed home to chill.
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The first real activity planned was testing out a new-to-us ice cream parlor - and we were not disappointed! Everything is homemade with quality ingredients and the flavors were out of this world delicious!
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The Big Guy and I treated ourselves to a trio of sorbets topped with fresh cut fruit (we got six different flavors total so we could try a maximum 😋) and The Little got herself a waffle topped with ice cream and fresh cut fruit 🙌
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I was really happy to see just as many sorbet flavors proposed as there were ice cream flavors! I didn't feel like a weirdo not wanting to consume dairy because there were so many options for me! Plus, The Big Guy prefers sorbet so we could share 😊
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And, besides the napkins, everything was reusable! Indulging while helping the planet, yes please!
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Anyone else treat themselves to something yummy recently?
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#zerowastefood #zerowaste #zerowasteirl #zerowastefamily #zerowastevegan #govegan #vegan #plantbased #plantbaseddiet #sorbet #dairyfree #icecream #family #slowlife #slowliving #positivevibes #positiveparenting #positivekids #iscreamyouscreamweallscreamforicecream
Today was day one of the first ever #claesfamilystaycation2018 ! We started the day bright and early (set the alarm for 6:45 😵) on site at our new house because there was a pile of branches and whatnot left to clear out. After that, we got a few groceries and headed home to chill. . The first real activity planned was testing out a new-to-us ice cream parlor - and we were not disappointed! Everything is homemade with quality ingredients and the flavors were out of this world delicious! . The Big Guy and I treated ourselves to a trio of sorbets topped with fresh cut fruit (we got six different flavors total so we could try a maximum 😋) and The Little got herself a waffle topped with ice cream and fresh cut fruit 🙌 . I was really happy to see just as many sorbet flavors proposed as there were ice cream flavors! I didn't feel like a weirdo not wanting to consume dairy because there were so many options for me! Plus, The Big Guy prefers sorbet so we could share 😊 . And, besides the napkins, everything was reusable! Indulging while helping the planet, yes please! . Anyone else treat themselves to something yummy recently? . . . #zerowastefood  #zerowaste  #zerowasteirl  #zerowastefamily  #zerowastevegan  #govegan  #vegan  #plantbased  #plantbaseddiet  #sorbet  #dairyfree  #icecream  #family  #slowlife  #slowliving  #positivevibes  #positiveparenting  #positivekids  #iscreamyouscreamweallscreamforicecream 
// What is self care to you? In the past, it was usually a bath + book for me, but these days, it’s getting out in nature, especially “grounding” (walking barefoot in grass or sand - it really does rejuvenate me!) Did you know that being in nature has proven scientific benefits? The closer you live to a natural area, like a park, forest or nature preserve, the healthier you’re likely to be, as well as better sleep quality and lowered levels of depression and anxiety. People who hike frequently have much lower cortisol and blood pressure levels. Gardeners live longer lives than non-gardeners. And did you know that spending time in the morning sunlight may help reduce the risk of obesity? Mother Earth really does provide 🙌🏼 How do you take care of yourself? Can you take five minutes today to do something just for you? 💗
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Sensual Bath Soaks shot by @gulfcoastashley
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#zerowastelifestyle #zerowastehome #zerowastelife #plasticfree #wastefree #wastezero #zerowaste #goingzerowaste #consciousconsumer #votewithyourdollar #ecofriendlyproducts #ecofriendlyliving #zerowasteirl #zerowasteliving #zerowastevegan #zerowastejourney #planetorplastic #reducewhatyouproduce #reducereuserecycle #savetheplanet #plasticfreeliving #circularliving #wastenotwantnot #yayforearth #plasticfreejuly #plasticfreeforthesea #selfcareroutine #selfcarematters
// What is self care to you? In the past, it was usually a bath + book for me, but these days, it’s getting out in nature, especially “grounding” (walking barefoot in grass or sand - it really does rejuvenate me!) Did you know that being in nature has proven scientific benefits? The closer you live to a natural area, like a park, forest or nature preserve, the healthier you’re likely to be, as well as better sleep quality and lowered levels of depression and anxiety. People who hike frequently have much lower cortisol and blood pressure levels. Gardeners live longer lives than non-gardeners. And did you know that spending time in the morning sunlight may help reduce the risk of obesity? Mother Earth really does provide 🙌🏼 How do you take care of yourself? Can you take five minutes today to do something just for you? 💗 . . Sensual Bath Soaks shot by @gulfcoastashley . . . #zerowastelifestyle  #zerowastehome  #zerowastelife  #plasticfree  #wastefree  #wastezero  #zerowaste  #goingzerowaste  #consciousconsumer  #votewithyourdollar  #ecofriendlyproducts  #ecofriendlyliving  #zerowasteirl  #zerowasteliving  #zerowastevegan  #zerowastejourney  #planetorplastic  #reducewhatyouproduce  #reducereuserecycle  #savetheplanet  #plasticfreeliving  #circularliving  #wastenotwantnot  #yayforearth  #plasticfreejuly  #plasticfreeforthesea  #selfcareroutine  #selfcarematters 
Hobbies and Zero Waste. Anyone else struggle with zero wasting their favorite hobbies? 
I get really excited when I start a new hobby or project and want to buy EVERYTHING associated with it. Well, everything my minimalist heart deems necessary at least. I love creative projects. I love to sew and I bead on occasion. I have a few scrapbooks, not that I ever work on them, and I love stickers and washi tape. My newest obsession is bullet journaling and planner decorating. 
My strategy for minimizing my waste while still enjoying my hobbies is not that different from my everyday zero waste strategy. 
1. Learn everything you can about what you want to do.
2. Simplify the list of things you need so it fits your lifestyle.
3. Get what you can secondhand (friends, family, buy nothing groups, thrift stores)
4. Shop for new things with intention, making the most sustainable choices you can.
5. Enjoy your life and let go of the guilt!
That last one is the hardest for sure! 
Tell me about your hobbies! How do you enjoy your favorite activities and stay “zero waste?”
Hobbies and Zero Waste. Anyone else struggle with zero wasting their favorite hobbies? I get really excited when I start a new hobby or project and want to buy EVERYTHING associated with it. Well, everything my minimalist heart deems necessary at least. I love creative projects. I love to sew and I bead on occasion. I have a few scrapbooks, not that I ever work on them, and I love stickers and washi tape. My newest obsession is bullet journaling and planner decorating. My strategy for minimizing my waste while still enjoying my hobbies is not that different from my everyday zero waste strategy. 1. Learn everything you can about what you want to do. 2. Simplify the list of things you need so it fits your lifestyle. 3. Get what you can secondhand (friends, family, buy nothing groups, thrift stores) 4. Shop for new things with intention, making the most sustainable choices you can. 5. Enjoy your life and let go of the guilt! That last one is the hardest for sure! Tell me about your hobbies! How do you enjoy your favorite activities and stay “zero waste?”
Do you drink teas and infusions for wellness?
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I’ve always enjoyed making herbal teas, tinctures and infusions for my family.
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I knew I wanted to nourish and strengthen my body for the marathon of natural childbirth, so my midwife @intuitivemothermidwife shared her recipe for a nourishing tea infusion.
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The herbs that lend benefit to this mixture are:
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Nettle - Rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, and K. And is richer in calcium and magnesium.
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Red raspberry leaf - It is high in potassium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B, and vitamin E, along with a number of powerful antioxidants and alkaloids. It's also been known to strengthen the uterine muscle.
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Oatstraw - Rich in minerals such as calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, silicon, and sodium.
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Alfalfa -  Contains all the best B vitamins you find in prenatal supplements such as niacin (b3), thiamin (b1), riboflavin (b2), pantothenic acid (b5), and folate (b9). Along with protein, vitamin A, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese.
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Rose hips - Are packed with vitamin C, A, E, and B vitamins too. As well as minerals like calcium, iron, selenium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur, silicon, and zinc.
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Lemon balm amd Spearmint - Both members of the mint family, these two lend powerful antioxidants and refreshing flavor. They both help ease common pregnancy symptoms like nausea, indigestion, hormone imbalance, stress, and low energy.
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I've been enjoying this infusion iced lately, but I have been taking similar ingredients in the form of my Multi-vitamin Tincture (recipe on the blog) for years. 
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*please check with your healthcare provider.
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#plantbased #simpleliving #plasticfree #zerowaste #zerowastehome #secondhand #stopdropandmom #thehappynow #circularliving #lowimpactmovement #zerowasteirl #zerowasthome #bulkshopping #yayforearth #gogreen #sustainable #slowliving #sustainability #lowimpactparenting #ecoblogger #lifewithoutplastic #DIY #ecobaby #ecofriendly #ditchplastic #holisticlifestyle
Do you drink teas and infusions for wellness? --- I’ve always enjoyed making herbal teas, tinctures and infusions for my family. --- I knew I wanted to nourish and strengthen my body for the marathon of natural childbirth, so my midwife @intuitivemothermidwife shared her recipe for a nourishing tea infusion. --- The herbs that lend benefit to this mixture are: --- Nettle - Rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, and K. And is richer in calcium and magnesium. --- Red raspberry leaf - It is high in potassium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B, and vitamin E, along with a number of powerful antioxidants and alkaloids. It's also been known to strengthen the uterine muscle. --- Oatstraw - Rich in minerals such as calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, silicon, and sodium. --- Alfalfa -  Contains all the best B vitamins you find in prenatal supplements such as niacin (b3), thiamin (b1), riboflavin (b2), pantothenic acid (b5), and folate (b9). Along with protein, vitamin A, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese. --- Rose hips - Are packed with vitamin C, A, E, and B vitamins too. As well as minerals like calcium, iron, selenium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur, silicon, and zinc. --- Lemon balm amd Spearmint - Both members of the mint family, these two lend powerful antioxidants and refreshing flavor. They both help ease common pregnancy symptoms like nausea, indigestion, hormone imbalance, stress, and low energy. --- I've been enjoying this infusion iced lately, but I have been taking similar ingredients in the form of my Multi-vitamin Tincture (recipe on the blog) for years. What do you do to nourish your body naturally? --- *please check with your healthcare provider. . . . . #plantbased  #simpleliving  #plasticfree  #zerowaste  #zerowastehome  #secondhand  #stopdropandmom  #thehappynow  #circularliving  #lowimpactmovement  #zerowasteirl  #zerowasthome  #bulkshopping  #yayforearth  #gogreen  #sustainable  #slowliving  #sustainability  #lowimpactparenting  #ecoblogger  #lifewithoutplastic  #DIY  #ecobaby  #ecofriendly  #ditchplastic  #holisticlifestyle 
Half the population gets a period for on average 39 years... so lets talk how you can #simplify it while being more #ecofriendly 
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According to the @zero_waste_countdown podcast 20 billion tampons and pads go to the trash every YEAR. That’s A LOT. Not to mention all the chemicals in those products that you are putting into your body. 
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Have you heard of a menstrual cup? I hadn’t before researching #zerowaste 
It’s made of medical grade silicone and you just wash it (and boil it after each cycle). There also are period underwater like #thinx that absorb a lot. Another option are reusable cloth pads which I just ordered on Etsy (you can also use those postpartum FYI). ____
I made the switch to these products 4 months ago. And never looking back. But take my advice use up your current products first because now I have a full box of tampons just sitting there 🙄. I guess must use them or #minimize #donate
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#minimalist #minimalistmom #minimalistamom #zerowastejourney #zerowasteirl #simple #simpleswaps #goinggreen
Half the population gets a period for on average 39 years... so lets talk how you can #simplify  it while being more #ecofriendly  ____ According to the @zero_waste_countdown podcast 20 billion tampons and pads go to the trash every YEAR. That’s A LOT. Not to mention all the chemicals in those products that you are putting into your body. ____ Have you heard of a menstrual cup? I hadn’t before researching #zerowaste  It’s made of medical grade silicone and you just wash it (and boil it after each cycle). There also are period underwater like #thinx  that absorb a lot. Another option are reusable cloth pads which I just ordered on Etsy (you can also use those postpartum FYI). ____ I made the switch to these products 4 months ago. And never looking back. But take my advice use up your current products first because now I have a full box of tampons just sitting there 🙄. I guess must use them or #minimize  #donate  ____ #minimalist  #minimalistmom  #minimalistamom  #zerowastejourney  #zerowasteirl  #simple  #simpleswaps  #goinggreen 
Come on baby light my fire!⁣
I never thought I would get excited about fire starters and matches that aren’t wrapped in plastic, but here I am! ⁣
It’s winter time here in Australia (for those who live in Victoria) and there is no better feeling than the warmth from a fire. ⁣
I came across Redheads fire starter in Bunnings by accident. ⁣
Redhead firestarters are a match and firelighter all in one, how awesome is that? ⁣
The firestarters are environmentally friendly made for 40% wood from managed forests and 60% wax⁣
Now the most important question... Do they work?Yes! The only advice I can give when striking the match at the tip of the fire lighter is to gently place the fire lighter into the fireplace. ⁣
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Bunnings didn’t stock any plastic free matches, but I was able to find them at my local Foodworks. ⁣
Redheads matches have 10 boxes of x 45 safety matches. Matches are FCS - certified and rainforest alliance certified. ⁣
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Small wins ⁣🤟🏼
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The firestarters were $4.65 AUD⁣
The matches were $2.45 AUD⁣
Come on baby light my fire!⁣ I never thought I would get excited about fire starters and matches that aren’t wrapped in plastic, but here I am! ⁣ It’s winter time here in Australia (for those who live in Victoria) and there is no better feeling than the warmth from a fire. ⁣ I came across Redheads fire starter in Bunnings by accident. ⁣ Redhead firestarters are a match and firelighter all in one, how awesome is that? ⁣ The firestarters are environmentally friendly made for 40% wood from managed forests and 60% wax⁣ Now the most important question... Do they work?Yes! The only advice I can give when striking the match at the tip of the fire lighter is to gently place the fire lighter into the fireplace. ⁣ ⁣ Bunnings didn’t stock any plastic free matches, but I was able to find them at my local Foodworks. ⁣ Redheads matches have 10 boxes of x 45 safety matches. Matches are FCS - certified and rainforest alliance certified. ⁣ ⁣ Small wins ⁣🤟🏼 ⁣ The firestarters were $4.65 AUD⁣ The matches were $2.45 AUD⁣
Choose to reuse, if you can!
Zero waste/less waste doesn't have to be sparkling new bottles and fancy containers. My motto is: use and reuse what you've got first.  I've been refilling that plastic, yes plastic shampoo bottle for 5+ years! I plan on using it forever if I can. The brown bottle and pink bottle are also reused and I didn't bother removing the labels, because why waste the water.🤷💦 My shower routine is simple. I have shampoo in the green bottle, face cleanser in the brown and ACV in the pink bottle. I'm really thankful I have access to my local co-op, for an amazing bulk section. I get my shampoo, face cleanser and ACV in bulk. I prefer bar soap because it's easy to find either unwrapped or wrapped in paper, natural, inexpensive, and moisturizing. Also pictured is a pumice stone  and natural nail brush. The brush is great for dirty gardening and climbing nails.😅🌿🧗🙌 Not everyone has access to a co-op or bulk refill store. That's where bar soap comes in. It's easy to find at most grocery stores, big box stores, markets, even convenience stores. Bar soap is very versatile and can even be used as shampoo. Check out my blog post on Personal Care and Beauty, and other zero waste tips, link in bio above. Do you have access to a co-op or bulk refill store? 
#zerowaste #choosetoreuse #ourplanetourhome #zerowastecollective #plasticfreejuly #sustainable #shoplocal #shopcoop #loveearth #yayforearth #refill #byo #bulkisbeautiful #zerowasteIRL #zerowastecommunity #simple
Choose to reuse, if you can! Zero waste/less waste doesn't have to be sparkling new bottles and fancy containers. My motto is: use and reuse what you've got first. I've been refilling that plastic, yes plastic shampoo bottle for 5+ years! I plan on using it forever if I can. The brown bottle and pink bottle are also reused and I didn't bother removing the labels, because why waste the water.🤷💦 My shower routine is simple. I have shampoo in the green bottle, face cleanser in the brown and ACV in the pink bottle. I'm really thankful I have access to my local co-op, for an amazing bulk section. I get my shampoo, face cleanser and ACV in bulk. I prefer bar soap because it's easy to find either unwrapped or wrapped in paper, natural, inexpensive, and moisturizing. Also pictured is a pumice stone and natural nail brush. The brush is great for dirty gardening and climbing nails.😅🌿🧗🙌 Not everyone has access to a co-op or bulk refill store. That's where bar soap comes in. It's easy to find at most grocery stores, big box stores, markets, even convenience stores. Bar soap is very versatile and can even be used as shampoo. Check out my blog post on Personal Care and Beauty, and other zero waste tips, link in bio above. Do you have access to a co-op or bulk refill store? #zerowaste  #choosetoreuse  #ourplanetourhome  #zerowastecollective  #plasticfreejuly  #sustainable  #shoplocal  #shopcoop  #loveearth  #yayforearth  #refill  #byo  #bulkisbeautiful  #zerowasteIRL  #zerowastecommunity  #simple 
#zerowastevoice | Have you reached out to one business or elected official yet? For this challenge, keep in mind that your feedback or request doesn’t have to be negative. Maybe you had an excellent experience at a restaurant or local shop - drop them a line to tell them that they’re awesome! Or maybe your local municipality made a decision that is in line with your values - send an email to your elected official letting them know you’re paying attention and you appreciate their vote.
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Perhaps there is an item or service missing in your area - take a minute to ask for what you would need to make your #zerowaste journey easier. After I saw @woke_n_wasteless’s IG story featuring @biokleenhome’s powdered laundry detergent offered at @rainbow_grocery, I felt a pang of jealousy. Laundry detergent is a LOW priority, but I knew it would only take a few minutes for me to ask @pccmarkets if they’d be willing to carry it. I provided a condensed version of my feedback message here to give you all an idea of what you could say when making a request.
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How will you use your #zerowastevoice?
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#zerowasteIRL #askandyoushallreceive #pnw #washington #WAmade #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #zerowastehome #goingzerowaste #makeyourvoiceheard #advocacy #yayforearth #bezero #makelesstrash #planetorplastic #bulkisbeautiful #plasticfreejuly #seattlezerowaste #ditchdisposables #breakfreefromplastic #breakupwithplastic #reusable #refill #bringyourown #refusesingleuse
#zerowastevoice  | Have you reached out to one business or elected official yet? For this challenge, keep in mind that your feedback or request doesn’t have to be negative. Maybe you had an excellent experience at a restaurant or local shop - drop them a line to tell them that they’re awesome! Or maybe your local municipality made a decision that is in line with your values - send an email to your elected official letting them know you’re paying attention and you appreciate their vote. . Perhaps there is an item or service missing in your area - take a minute to ask for what you would need to make your #zerowaste  journey easier. After I saw @woke_n_wasteless’s IG story featuring @biokleenhome’s powdered laundry detergent offered at @rainbow_grocery, I felt a pang of jealousy. Laundry detergent is a LOW priority, but I knew it would only take a few minutes for me to ask @pccmarkets if they’d be willing to carry it. I provided a condensed version of my feedback message here to give you all an idea of what you could say when making a request. . How will you use your #zerowastevoice ? . . . #zerowasteIRL  #askandyoushallreceive  #pnw  #washington  #WAmade  #shoplocal  #shopsmall  #supportlocal  #zerowastehome  #goingzerowaste  #makeyourvoiceheard  #advocacy  #yayforearth  #bezero  #makelesstrash  #planetorplastic  #bulkisbeautiful  #plasticfreejuly  #seattlezerowaste  #ditchdisposables  #breakfreefromplastic  #breakupwithplastic  #reusable  #refill  #bringyourown  #refusesingleuse 
As I have plenty of resting and reading time at the moment (for some strange reason 😂), I decided to put together a post about who have been my dominant sources in shaping my low impact/simple living lifestyle. The main bloggers who have been influential and still are -apart from Bea Johnson who got me started - I have listed below via their Instagram accounts. Who are your favourites?  I would be interested in comparing notes. Apologies re the lack of photo-crutches life is limiting!
@readtealeaves @going.zero.waste @greenindyblog  and 3 Australian ones:
@therogueginger @gippslandunwrapped @treadingmyownpath
 #zerowasteliving #zerowastelife #lowimpactliving #thelowimpactmovement  #simplelifestyle #morelife  #lowimpactlifestyle #zerowasteirl #gettingmylifeback
As I have plenty of resting and reading time at the moment (for some strange reason 😂), I decided to put together a post about who have been my dominant sources in shaping my low impact/simple living lifestyle. The main bloggers who have been influential and still are -apart from Bea Johnson who got me started - I have listed below via their Instagram accounts. Who are your favourites? I would be interested in comparing notes. Apologies re the lack of photo-crutches life is limiting! @readtealeaves @going.zero.waste @greenindyblog and 3 Australian ones: @therogueginger @gippslandunwrapped @treadingmyownpath #zerowasteliving  #zerowastelife  #lowimpactliving  #thelowimpactmovement  #simplelifestyle  #morelife  #lowimpactlifestyle  #zerowasteirl  #gettingmylifeback 
Homegrown celery!
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I was able to avoid buying this in plastic today because I grew this from a scrap that I put in a jar of water. I later transplanted it to my garden!
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You guys I have NEVER had a green thumb so this is exciting for me :). Minimizing my families things has changed me. Sounds silly but #mariekondo and her book is what started a snowball effect for me. Read it if you want to finally understand how to declutter and start a new chapter of your life. #crazy #iknow #minimize #konmari #lifechangingmagic #gardening #green #goinggreen #goingzerowaste #zerowaste #zerowasteirl #backtobasics #homegrown #sparkjoy #ourplanetourhome #littlethings #littlechanges
Homegrown celery! _____ I was able to avoid buying this in plastic today because I grew this from a scrap that I put in a jar of water. I later transplanted it to my garden! ____ You guys I have NEVER had a green thumb so this is exciting for me :). Minimizing my families things has changed me. Sounds silly but #mariekondo  and her book is what started a snowball effect for me. Read it if you want to finally understand how to declutter and start a new chapter of your life. #crazy  #iknow  #minimize  #konmari  #lifechangingmagic  #gardening  #green  #goinggreen  #goingzerowaste  #zerowaste  #zerowasteirl  #backtobasics  #homegrown  #sparkjoy  #ourplanetourhome  #littlethings  #littlechanges 
When you get invited to a party that was apparently done in your honor, you wouldn't be able to stop smiling all night!! Special giggles for real dinnerware, homemade Filipino food, fruits all you can, custom dedication cake for dessert, and new friends!! Also got to use our reusables originally prepared for El Salvadorian pupusas but actually utilized as take home containers for karekare, grilled salmon, pansit and laing!! How wonderful! 💚🙏🇵🇭👰💍💒🔔 #bringyourownbag #reusables #lesswaste #zerowasteIRL #zerowastediary #zerowaste
When you get invited to a party that was apparently done in your honor, you wouldn't be able to stop smiling all night!! Special giggles for real dinnerware, homemade Filipino food, fruits all you can, custom dedication cake for dessert, and new friends!! Also got to use our reusables originally prepared for El Salvadorian pupusas but actually utilized as take home containers for karekare, grilled salmon, pansit and laing!! How wonderful! 💚🙏🇵🇭👰💍💒🔔 #bringyourownbag  #reusables  #lesswaste  #zerowasteIRL  #zerowastediary  #zerowaste 
Not exactly zerowaste but definitely a more conscious purchase. ✔️Got this lipstick from the nearest pharmacy (no extra shipping needed). 💄
✔️In a color of my liking 💋
✔️Price point just fair for someone not particular w brands💸
✔️Recyclable packaging (TY, Palo Alto) ♻️
✔️I also read of @burtsbees' sustainable efforts and I am impressed! 🐝

#zerowasteIRL #zerowastediary #zerowaste #zerowasteph #lowimpactliving #lesswaste
Not exactly zerowaste but definitely a more conscious purchase. ✔️Got this lipstick from the nearest pharmacy (no extra shipping needed). 💄 ✔️In a color of my liking 💋 ✔️Price point just fair for someone not particular w brands💸 ✔️Recyclable packaging (TY, Palo Alto) ♻️ ✔️I also read of @burtsbees' sustainable efforts and I am impressed! 🐝 #zerowasteIRL  #zerowastediary  #zerowaste  #zerowasteph  #lowimpactliving  #lesswaste 
According to @nationalparkservice, “Americans use 500 million drinking straws every day. To understand just how many straws 500 million really is, this would fill over 125 school buses with straws every day.”
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People ask us if giving up something as small as straws really makes a difference, and the answer is yes. Not only are straws one of the top 10 plastics found in our oceans, but they can take hundreds of years to break down, but may never fully biodegrade. Refusing plastic straws or bringing your own reusable straw is an easy step to reduce your waste and reduce the number of plastics in our oceans and landfills. There’s still 15 days left in #plasticfreejuly and never too late to start a new habit!
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If you’re a restaurant or business owner, create an “ask first” policy rather than automatically bringing out drinks with straws, or choose to eliminate plastic straws altogether. If you opt for the outright ban, be sure to keep some plastic straws on hand for patrons with disabilities.
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#noplasticstraws #plasticstrawban #plasticfreeoceans #plasticfreeliving #zerowasteokc #zerowasteirl #environmentalist #okc #oklahoma
According to @nationalparkservice, “Americans use 500 million drinking straws every day. To understand just how many straws 500 million really is, this would fill over 125 school buses with straws every day.” 🌿 People ask us if giving up something as small as straws really makes a difference, and the answer is yes. Not only are straws one of the top 10 plastics found in our oceans, but they can take hundreds of years to break down, but may never fully biodegrade. Refusing plastic straws or bringing your own reusable straw is an easy step to reduce your waste and reduce the number of plastics in our oceans and landfills. There’s still 15 days left in #plasticfreejuly  and never too late to start a new habit! 🌿 If you’re a restaurant or business owner, create an “ask first” policy rather than automatically bringing out drinks with straws, or choose to eliminate plastic straws altogether. If you opt for the outright ban, be sure to keep some plastic straws on hand for patrons with disabilities. 🌿 - - - #noplasticstraws  #plasticstrawban  #plasticfreeoceans  #plasticfreeliving  #zerowasteokc  #zerowasteirl  #environmentalist  #okc  #oklahoma 
Made affogato for the first time this weekend! Something about the Missouri heat and humidity had me craving a cold, sweet treat! I made my own ice cream using almond creamer, and made a stronger brew of @themellowrooster herbal, caffeine free coffee. I’ll detail my process in my IG story! You can make this a vegan treat by omitting the salted caramel fudge topping. Enjoy! ☕️ 🍦 🍨 .
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#mellashell #affogato #zerowaste #zerowasteirl #zerowastestl #vegan #vegandessert #lowwastelifestyle #zerowastecooking #zerowastebaking #plasticfreejuly #plasticfree #noplastic #zerowastehome #zerowasteliving #icecream
Made affogato for the first time this weekend! Something about the Missouri heat and humidity had me craving a cold, sweet treat! I made my own ice cream using almond creamer, and made a stronger brew of @themellowrooster herbal, caffeine free coffee. I’ll detail my process in my IG story! You can make this a vegan treat by omitting the salted caramel fudge topping. Enjoy! ☕️ 🍦 🍨 . . . #mellashell  #affogato  #zerowaste  #zerowasteirl  #zerowastestl  #vegan  #vegandessert  #lowwastelifestyle  #zerowastecooking  #zerowastebaking  #plasticfreejuly  #plasticfree  #noplastic  #zerowastehome  #zerowasteliving  #icecream 
I have been friends with these ladies for 20 years and haven’t seen them in a while, so our weekend was full of catching up, sightseeing, reminiscing of high school through drinking wine and dancing to our prom playlist and talking about the future. We also discussed #sustainability and living #lowwaste, which even included a trip to a local grocery store! 🍎🍉🥑🥜 I don’t think it’s realistic to expect your friends and family to overhaul their lives based upon your personal decision to change yours, but by living a certain way, others become more cognizant of issues that need attention, and sometimes that’s all it takes to drive social change. ✌️#zerowaste #plasticfreejuly
I have been friends with these ladies for 20 years and haven’t seen them in a while, so our weekend was full of catching up, sightseeing, reminiscing of high school through drinking wine and dancing to our prom playlist and talking about the future. We also discussed #sustainability  and living #lowwaste , which even included a trip to a local grocery store! 🍎🍉🥑🥜 I don’t think it’s realistic to expect your friends and family to overhaul their lives based upon your personal decision to change yours, but by living a certain way, others become more cognizant of issues that need attention, and sometimes that’s all it takes to drive social change. ✌️#zerowaste  #plasticfreejuly 
Terzo e ultimo (per ora) componente della famiglia #Ànemo e la Crema Fluida Corpo formulata per idratare a fondo la pelle senza appesantirla grazie alla combinazione di 🌳 #OlioEVO nutriente e sebosimile e dermoaffine, estratto di 🌵 #FicodIndia antiossidante, astringente e idratante e 🍚 #BurroDiKaritè che oltre a nutrire la pelle dona a questa crema una texture setosa, che viene trasmessa alla pelle che risulta morbida e liscia, subito rivitalizzata da nutrienti tanto pregiati. 
Basta un veloce massaggio per riportare freschezza ed equilibrio alla pelle anche dopo un bagno di Sole 🌞
Adatta anche alle pelli miste e a chi mal sopporta, col caldo estivo, creme troppo corpose 🍃🍃🍃
L'avete provata? 🌵🍃🌳🍃🍚🌵🍃🌳🍃🍚🍃🌵🍃🍚🍃
PH:A. M. 
Per acquistarla direttamente dal nostro shop, o trovare il rivenditore più vicino, visita il nostro sito (link in bio 👆)
🙌Spedizioni sempre gratuite a partire da ordini di €50,00🙌
Terzo e ultimo (per ora) componente della famiglia #Ànemo  e la Crema Fluida Corpo formulata per idratare a fondo la pelle senza appesantirla grazie alla combinazione di 🌳 #OlioEVO  nutriente e sebosimile e dermoaffine, estratto di 🌵 #FicodIndia  antiossidante, astringente e idratante e 🍚 #BurroDiKaritè  che oltre a nutrire la pelle dona a questa crema una texture setosa, che viene trasmessa alla pelle che risulta morbida e liscia, subito rivitalizzata da nutrienti tanto pregiati. Basta un veloce massaggio per riportare freschezza ed equilibrio alla pelle anche dopo un bagno di Sole 🌞 Adatta anche alle pelli miste e a chi mal sopporta, col caldo estivo, creme troppo corpose 🍃🍃🍃 L'avete provata? 🌵🍃🌳🍃🍚🌵🍃🌳🍃🍚🍃🌵🍃🍚🍃 PH:A. M. Per acquistarla direttamente dal nostro shop, o trovare il rivenditore più vicino, visita il nostro sito (link in bio 👆) 🙌Spedizioni sempre gratuite a partire da ordini di €50,00🙌
It’s good to be home. ⁣⁣
Over the weekend a friend and I went to @growlightly. Grow lightly is a non - profit community based organisation and that humbling community presence was felt as soon as you walk through the door. ⁣Grow light may not have the variety that you see at your large supermarket chains, because their produces is seasonal to the time of the year. ⁣⁣
You just can’t beat fresh locally grown produces.
It’s good to be home. ⁣⁣ Over the weekend a friend and I went to @growlightly. Grow lightly is a non - profit community based organisation and that humbling community presence was felt as soon as you walk through the door. ⁣Grow light may not have the variety that you see at your large supermarket chains, because their produces is seasonal to the time of the year. ⁣⁣ You just can’t beat fresh locally grown produces.
Celebrating National Ice Cream Day in Zero Waste Fashion!
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Enjoying your favorite creamy frozen treat doesn't need to create any trash. Simply order your favorite flavor in a cone and devour all the yumminess. At the end, all you'll be left with is the paper cone wrapping that you can compost or recycle.
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#zerowaste #newyearsresolutions #zerowasteresolutions #2018 #sustainableliving #consciousliving  #zerowasteirl #zerowastelifestyle #plasticfree #plasticfreejuly #choosetorefuse #bringyourown #reuse #recycle #nationalicecreamday #froyo #icecream #sugarcone #frozentreat #softserve #sundaefundae
Celebrating National Ice Cream Day in Zero Waste Fashion! . Enjoying your favorite creamy frozen treat doesn't need to create any trash. Simply order your favorite flavor in a cone and devour all the yumminess. At the end, all you'll be left with is the paper cone wrapping that you can compost or recycle. . Not pictured - I also had a stainless steel cup handy that I was able to use when the ice cream started to melt. . . . #zerowaste  #newyearsresolutions  #zerowasteresolutions  #2018  #sustainableliving  #consciousliving  #zerowasteirl  #zerowastelifestyle  #plasticfree  #plasticfreejuly  #choosetorefuse  #bringyourown  #reuse  #recycle  #nationalicecreamday  #froyo  #icecream  #sugarcone  #frozentreat  #softserve  #sundaefundae 
#goals

#Repost @simpleishliving (@get_repost)
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Low waste in real life!
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My pantry isn’t exactly #pantrygoals but hey, I think it’s a pretty realistic pantry. I mean I still use my old plastic containers to store dry goods!
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I still have plastic packaging on the bottom shelf (some of which I can recycle at redcycle, and some that I can’t and will unfortunately go to landfill). I still produce waste. This is a fact. While I try and produce pretty pictures, the reality is I’m not perfect. Perfection has never been the answer or the goal. The Zero Waste label is more of an aspiration, the “impossible” dream, and I think there’s nothing wrong with that. While it isn’t my overall goal, it’s still something to aspire to. The hardest part is trying to not beat myself (and yourself) over the imperfections
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The part of my pantry which contains “single-use” packaging is slowly disappearing, from when I posted my last pantry pic it had a whole shelf to itself!! Now, it’s just half a shelf. Once upon a time it was the whole pantry.
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Our pantry isn’t exactly minimalist. We eat at home a lot, so I like to stack it with essential staples. It’s mostly: beans, tea, peanut butter, pasta, white and brown rice (I’m Asian, it’s a staple, you know?), and oats. These have a long shelf life so I don’t particularly mind having a pantry full of these. It never goes to waste. We eat and drink these staples almost on a daily basis. (Although my partner doesn’t like rice, so the rice is all me 😁).
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When I buy packaged goods now, I try and buy the ones that I can repurpose, i.e. glass jars or bottles. Bulk food stores aren’t always cost effective (or accessible) and I don’t mind buying packaged goods if I can repurpose them
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What’s inside your pantry?
#zerowasteirl
#goals  #Repost  @simpleishliving (@get_repost) ・・・ Low waste in real life! ♻️ My pantry isn’t exactly #pantrygoals  but hey, I think it’s a pretty realistic pantry. I mean I still use my old plastic containers to store dry goods! 🌏 I still have plastic packaging on the bottom shelf (some of which I can recycle at redcycle, and some that I can’t and will unfortunately go to landfill). I still produce waste. This is a fact. While I try and produce pretty pictures, the reality is I’m not perfect. Perfection has never been the answer or the goal. The Zero Waste label is more of an aspiration, the “impossible” dream, and I think there’s nothing wrong with that. While it isn’t my overall goal, it’s still something to aspire to. The hardest part is trying to not beat myself (and yourself) over the imperfections 🗑 ✌🏽 The part of my pantry which contains “single-use” packaging is slowly disappearing, from when I posted my last pantry pic it had a whole shelf to itself!! Now, it’s just half a shelf. Once upon a time it was the whole pantry. 😅 Our pantry isn’t exactly minimalist. We eat at home a lot, so I like to stack it with essential staples. It’s mostly: beans, tea, peanut butter, pasta, white and brown rice (I’m Asian, it’s a staple, you know?), and oats. These have a long shelf life so I don’t particularly mind having a pantry full of these. It never goes to waste. We eat and drink these staples almost on a daily basis. (Although my partner doesn’t like rice, so the rice is all me 😁). ♻️ When I buy packaged goods now, I try and buy the ones that I can repurpose, i.e. glass jars or bottles. Bulk food stores aren’t always cost effective (or accessible) and I don’t mind buying packaged goods if I can repurpose them ✌🏽 What’s inside your pantry? #zerowasteirl 
This page will document my journey as a #zerowaste wannabe. I went to MOM’s Organic today to pick up some ingredients I was missing to make Pad Thai (final product on second picture). I also got some great fruit, but I failed to check if the fruit had stickers! Looking to get some more stickerless fruit from the farmer’s market on Tuesday. Let me know some vegetarian recipes I can try! #zerowasteirl
This page will document my journey as a #zerowaste  wannabe. I went to MOM’s Organic today to pick up some ingredients I was missing to make Pad Thai (final product on second picture). I also got some great fruit, but I failed to check if the fruit had stickers! Looking to get some more stickerless fruit from the farmer’s market on Tuesday. Let me know some vegetarian recipes I can try! #zerowasteirl 
// I’ve had acne for 13 yrs now, which is over half my life. I’ve tried Proactiv, Curology, and every drugstore face wash available. I’ve been to multiple dermatologists and was prescribed topical creams that dried my skin so much it flaked off in scale-like chunks. I started taking birth control pills at 15 for the sole purpose of managing my breakouts, which also led to me gaining 30 lbs that I haven’t been able to drop even after 3+ yrs of hormone-free bc. I’ve also tried every single home remedy that’s ever existed: honey, baking soda, acv, lemon, oatmeal, sugar scrubs, salt scrubs, etc etc etc. I cut out dairy, meat, gluten, sugar from my diet. I stopped wearing any makeup. I tried meditation. Somethings would work for a little while, then I’d flare up again.... It’s exhausting and it’s embarrassing.
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I got started making my own natural skincare products (which eventually turned into @bestowedessentials) while searching for a “cure” to my acne. Along the way, I’ve learned that there is no cure. Acne is probably something that will be a part of my life forever. Having some spots and scars on my face and back doesn’t make me any less of a beautiful, badass babe though, that’s for damn sure.
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There are things that work better than others. I’ve learned that my skin likes natural simplicity. Plant-based diet. Cold water. This Dead Sea Mud + Tea Tree Soap. Aurora + Luna Face Toner. My Face Mask for Scarred Skin. They help significantly, and even more important to me, consistently. Nothing I’ve ever found or created has completely gotten rid of my acne overnight, but I’m so happy to have found a simple routine that doesn’t stress me out anymore. It just is what it is - I have scars leftover from 13 yrs of picking at my skin, sometimes I still get a few new zits. I’ve stopped obsessing over it though. Ain’t nobody got time to freak over a couple blemishes when they’re too busy building their business and trying to save the world 😉✌🏼🌎 #skinpositivity #bestowed
// I’ve had acne for 13 yrs now, which is over half my life. I’ve tried Proactiv, Curology, and every drugstore face wash available. I’ve been to multiple dermatologists and was prescribed topical creams that dried my skin so much it flaked off in scale-like chunks. I started taking birth control pills at 15 for the sole purpose of managing my breakouts, which also led to me gaining 30 lbs that I haven’t been able to drop even after 3+ yrs of hormone-free bc. I’ve also tried every single home remedy that’s ever existed: honey, baking soda, acv, lemon, oatmeal, sugar scrubs, salt scrubs, etc etc etc. I cut out dairy, meat, gluten, sugar from my diet. I stopped wearing any makeup. I tried meditation. Somethings would work for a little while, then I’d flare up again.... It’s exhausting and it’s embarrassing. 🖤 I got started making my own natural skincare products (which eventually turned into @bestowedessentials) while searching for a “cure” to my acne. Along the way, I’ve learned that there is no cure. Acne is probably something that will be a part of my life forever. Having some spots and scars on my face and back doesn’t make me any less of a beautiful, badass babe though, that’s for damn sure. 🖤 There are things that work better than others. I’ve learned that my skin likes natural simplicity. Plant-based diet. Cold water. This Dead Sea Mud + Tea Tree Soap. Aurora + Luna Face Toner. My Face Mask for Scarred Skin. They help significantly, and even more important to me, consistently. Nothing I’ve ever found or created has completely gotten rid of my acne overnight, but I’m so happy to have found a simple routine that doesn’t stress me out anymore. It just is what it is - I have scars leftover from 13 yrs of picking at my skin, sometimes I still get a few new zits. I’ve stopped obsessing over it though. Ain’t nobody got time to freak over a couple blemishes when they’re too busy building their business and trying to save the world 😉✌🏼🌎 #skinpositivity  #bestowed 
These are all our bathroom utensils we had with us on our #vacation in #oslo .
It's not completely #plasticfree but this is the reality 🤷🏻 #morerealityoninstagram #zerowasteirl .
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 #bamboobrushes + dent tabs + dental floss (in a glass container) for our teeth 😁
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The eyeliner and maskara are old ones I still try to use up, but I didn't even use them 🙈😅
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I also made my own body butter a while ago and filled it in a reusable smaller container
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The razor is single-use, but for travelling with handluggage only, they are good enough 👌🏻 also I'm not going to buy new ones when they'll be used up. .
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#summer2018 #zerowaste #zerowastenorge #zerowastegermany #zerowastetravel #plastfri #noexcuseforsingleuse #travelgram #zerowastetraveller #travellight #minimalism #plastikfrei #breakfreefromplastic #berlinstagram #oslove #zerowastenorway #plasticfreejuly #diykosmetik #diybodybutter
(Werbung, da Marken sichtbar, alles selbstgekauft)
These are all our bathroom utensils we had with us on our #vacation  in #oslo  . It's not completely #plasticfree  but this is the reality 🤷🏻 #morerealityoninstagram  #zerowasteirl  . . #bamboobrushes  + dent tabs + dental floss (in a glass container) for our teeth 😁 . The eyeliner and maskara are old ones I still try to use up, but I didn't even use them 🙈😅 . I also made my own body butter a while ago and filled it in a reusable smaller container . The razor is single-use, but for travelling with handluggage only, they are good enough 👌🏻 also I'm not going to buy new ones when they'll be used up. . . . . #summer2018  #zerowaste  #zerowastenorge  #zerowastegermany  #zerowastetravel  #plastfri  #noexcuseforsingleuse  #travelgram  #zerowastetraveller  #travellight  #minimalism  #plastikfrei  #breakfreefromplastic  #berlinstagram  #oslove  #zerowastenorway  #plasticfreejuly  #diykosmetik  #diybodybutter  (Werbung, da Marken sichtbar, alles selbstgekauft)
There’s no “right way” to be zero waste- everyone’s solution may look different. Here’s a clip from our KOCO5 interview with Markie Martin on Friday’s  9AM show talking about how living a zero waste lifestyle may vary from person to person. 🌿
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We're getting there! Welcome to week six! This week we're cutting the waste in our bathroom and beauty routine.
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Start replacing everything in your beauty routine with eco-friendlier options as you run out.
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This could be a natural
product that comes without packaging or one that comes in recyclable glass, paper or steel packaging, or a homemade version.
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Avoid buying anything that comes in plastic packaging from here on out. Start seeking out
alternatives when levels start getting low, so you
are prepared to replace it before it is finished.
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This week’s mantras: “Do I really need this?” and
“Is there a better option?”.
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Keep an eye out for this week's competition. We've got another $30 @biomestores voucher up for grabs.
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#zerowastechallenge #reusablenation #challenge  #zerowaste #wastefree  #plasticfree #plasticfreejuly  #competition #biome #zerowastetakeaway #zerowastebathroom #giveaway #8weekstowastefree
We're getting there! Welcome to week six! This week we're cutting the waste in our bathroom and beauty routine. . Start replacing everything in your beauty routine with eco-friendlier options as you run out. . This could be a natural product that comes without packaging or one that comes in recyclable glass, paper or steel packaging, or a homemade version. . Avoid buying anything that comes in plastic packaging from here on out. Start seeking out alternatives when levels start getting low, so you are prepared to replace it before it is finished. . This week’s mantras: “Do I really need this?” and “Is there a better option?”. . Keep an eye out for this week's competition. We've got another $30 @biomestores voucher up for grabs. . #zerowastechallenge  #reusablenation  #challenge   #zerowaste  #wastefree   #plasticfree  #plasticfreejuly   #competition  #biome  #zerowastetakeaway  #zerowastebathroom  #giveaway  #8weekstowastefree 
Second hand dress and my to-go container in tow.
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Being eco friendly can be classy 💁🏻‍♀️ #goinggreen #goingzerowaste #ecofriendly #bethechange #datenight
Low waste in real life!
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My pantry isn’t exactly #pantrygoals but hey, I think it’s a pretty realistic pantry. I mean I still use my old plastic containers to store dry goods!
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I still have plastic packaging on the bottom shelf (some of which I can recycle at redcycle, and some that I can’t and will unfortunately go to landfill). I still produce waste. This is a fact. While I try and produce pretty pictures, the reality is I’m not perfect. Perfection has never been the answer or the goal. The Zero Waste label is more of an aspiration, the “impossible” dream, and I think there’s nothing wrong with that. While it isn’t my overall goal, it’s still something to aspire to. The hardest part is trying to not beat myself (and yourself) over the imperfections
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The part of my pantry which contains “single-use” packaging is slowly disappearing, from when I posted my last pantry pic it had a whole shelf to itself!! Now, it’s just half a shelf. Once upon a time it was the whole pantry.
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Our pantry isn’t exactly minimalist. We eat at home a lot, so I like to stack it with essential staples. It’s mostly: beans, tea, peanut butter, pasta, white and brown rice (I’m Asian, it’s a staple, you know?), and oats. These have a long shelf life so I don’t particularly mind having a pantry full of these. It never goes to waste. We eat and drink these staples almost on a daily basis. (Although my partner doesn’t like rice, so the rice is all me 😁).
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When I buy packaged goods now, I try and buy the ones that I can repurpose, i.e. glass jars or bottles. Bulk food stores aren’t always cost effective (or accessible) and I don’t mind buying packaged goods if I can repurpose them
✌🏽
What’s inside your pantry?
#zerowasteirl
Low waste in real life! ♻️ My pantry isn’t exactly #pantrygoals  but hey, I think it’s a pretty realistic pantry. I mean I still use my old plastic containers to store dry goods! 🌏 I still have plastic packaging on the bottom shelf (some of which I can recycle at redcycle, and some that I can’t and will unfortunately go to landfill). I still produce waste. This is a fact. While I try and produce pretty pictures, the reality is I’m not perfect. Perfection has never been the answer or the goal. The Zero Waste label is more of an aspiration, the “impossible” dream, and I think there’s nothing wrong with that. While it isn’t my overall goal, it’s still something to aspire to. The hardest part is trying to not beat myself (and yourself) over the imperfections 🗑 ✌🏽 The part of my pantry which contains “single-use” packaging is slowly disappearing, from when I posted my last pantry pic it had a whole shelf to itself!! Now, it’s just half a shelf. Once upon a time it was the whole pantry. 😅 Our pantry isn’t exactly minimalist. We eat at home a lot, so I like to stack it with essential staples. It’s mostly: beans, tea, peanut butter, pasta, white and brown rice (I’m Asian, it’s a staple, you know?), and oats. These have a long shelf life so I don’t particularly mind having a pantry full of these. It never goes to waste. We eat and drink these staples almost on a daily basis. (Although my partner doesn’t like rice, so the rice is all me 😁). ♻️ When I buy packaged goods now, I try and buy the ones that I can repurpose, i.e. glass jars or bottles. Bulk food stores aren’t always cost effective (or accessible) and I don’t mind buying packaged goods if I can repurpose them ✌🏽 What’s inside your pantry? #zerowasteirl 
Sorry I haven’t been posting much over the last few days. We had some family come to stay, which was really nice but also meant that my regular routine was a little off. . . 
It also meant that we had a lot of plastic and waste enter the house that we wouldn’t have normally accumulated. . . 
I feel bad about the extra plastic and waste created these past few days. But I also recognise that a lot of this was out of my control. As much as I would like the whole world to change overnight, it’s not possible.
And we can only educate and inform people to do better rather than control them.
Sorry I haven’t been posting much over the last few days. We had some family come to stay, which was really nice but also meant that my regular routine was a little off. . . It also meant that we had a lot of plastic and waste enter the house that we wouldn’t have normally accumulated. . . I feel bad about the extra plastic and waste created these past few days. But I also recognise that a lot of this was out of my control. As much as I would like the whole world to change overnight, it’s not possible. And we can only educate and inform people to do better rather than control them.
me in my element, no makeup, (no bra), rushing to package up orders before the mailman comes cuz as always I’m swamped with a million things to do. Dreams don’t work unless you do! 🖤✌🏼🚐
me in my element, no makeup, (no bra), rushing to package up orders before the mailman comes cuz as always I’m swamped with a million things to do. Dreams don’t work unless you do! 🖤✌🏼🚐
I ran out of face cleanser, so I made oatmeal & almond scrub from @madeleineolivia’s ebook, Minimal Beauty. It has the same ingredients as a scrub I previously purchased. It only cost me about $1.00. 🎉
I ran out of face cleanser, so I made oatmeal & almond scrub from @madeleineolivia’s ebook, Minimal Beauty. It has the same ingredients as a scrub I previously purchased. It only cost me about $1.00. 🎉
Yesterday afternoon, I left my home on foot. I walked to the bus, took the bus to the train, then hopped into a Lyft Line all to have a few beers and some vegan fare; maybe you saw it all go down in my story. While many see public transportation as slow and dirty, I mostly see it as an adventure - one that moves at a pace that allows me to take in the nuances of life in a fast-moving city like Los Angeles. If you have time, can make the time, and live where it’s possible, it might just be worth your while to try out a car free day once a week or maybe one weekend a month. It will lighten your environmental impact and maybe even brighten your day. 
Recently, I was fortunate to participate in a series by @multimodalemily about how Angelenos relate to transportation. For me, using a car as my main transportation is intrinsically tied to my zero waste journey. If you’d like to know more about how I got here and how I make it work in Los Angeles, the interview link is in my profile. 
Photo credit goes to my good friend, wine snob buddy, and almost favorite Ivy League graduate, @larskenseth. Apparently, he makes funny cartoons too.
Yesterday afternoon, I left my home on foot. I walked to the bus, took the bus to the train, then hopped into a Lyft Line all to have a few beers and some vegan fare; maybe you saw it all go down in my story. While many see public transportation as slow and dirty, I mostly see it as an adventure - one that moves at a pace that allows me to take in the nuances of life in a fast-moving city like Los Angeles. If you have time, can make the time, and live where it’s possible, it might just be worth your while to try out a car free day once a week or maybe one weekend a month. It will lighten your environmental impact and maybe even brighten your day. Recently, I was fortunate to participate in a series by @multimodalemily about how Angelenos relate to transportation. For me, using a car as my main transportation is intrinsically tied to my zero waste journey. If you’d like to know more about how I got here and how I make it work in Los Angeles, the interview link is in my profile. Photo credit goes to my good friend, wine snob buddy, and almost favorite Ivy League graduate, @larskenseth. Apparently, he makes funny cartoons too.
Farmers market haul!
Along with some frozen chicken from the vendor there. #simple #simpleliving #simplejuly 
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I go back and fourth buying meat wrapped in the butcher paper at the butcher counter in the store and buying it wrapped in plastic from the farmers market. On one hand im supporting a local farmer and on the other im producing #zerowaste by purchasing it without plastic and composting the paper. Not sure which is better 🤷🏻‍♀️🌱❤️. Any insight? 👇
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I know less meat is better for the environment, but my family is not there (yet?). You do what you can. If we all did what we could the planet would be much better off #goodvibesonly #farmersmarket
Farmers market haul! Along with some frozen chicken from the vendor there. #simple  #simpleliving  #simplejuly  _____ I go back and fourth buying meat wrapped in the butcher paper at the butcher counter in the store and buying it wrapped in plastic from the farmers market. On one hand im supporting a local farmer and on the other im producing #zerowaste  by purchasing it without plastic and composting the paper. Not sure which is better 🤷🏻‍♀️🌱❤️. Any insight? 👇 _____ I know less meat is better for the environment, but my family is not there (yet?). You do what you can. If we all did what we could the planet would be much better off #goodvibesonly  #farmersmarket 
// the new Aloe + Tea Tree Shampoo Bars are selling like hot cakes and I couldn’t be more excited about my newest creation!
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I had a ton of requests for solid shampoo bars after Lush started heavily advertising theirs a couple months ago. The difference between Lush’s shampoo bars + mine are that mine don’t have sulphates (linked to cell damage) such as SLS (linked to organ toxicity + skin damage), parabens (estrogen disrupter), synthetic colors (potentially carcinogenic + linked to ADHD in children), and artificial fragrances (associated with allergies, skin irritation, respiratory disease + infertility).
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Instead, aloe vera helps hair retain moisture, plus relieves itching and inflammation, while castor oil promotes hair growth and tea tree oil helps prevent dandruff.
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Have you tried a solid shampoo bar before? The best practice is to lather the wet bar in your hands, then massage your hands, not the bar itself, into your scalp. Though your hair might have buildup from your old shampoo at first, once your scalp gets truly clean + used to not being stripped of its natural oils every single day, you’ll find that you only need to wash your roots every couple days, or even less, when you’re using a properly formulated shampoo bar. Plus it’s zero waste! 😍 #bestowed
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// the new Aloe + Tea Tree Shampoo Bars are selling like hot cakes and I couldn’t be more excited about my newest creation! 💚 I had a ton of requests for solid shampoo bars after Lush started heavily advertising theirs a couple months ago. The difference between Lush’s shampoo bars + mine are that mine don’t have sulphates (linked to cell damage) such as SLS (linked to organ toxicity + skin damage), parabens (estrogen disrupter), synthetic colors (potentially carcinogenic + linked to ADHD in children), and artificial fragrances (associated with allergies, skin irritation, respiratory disease + infertility). 💚 Instead, aloe vera helps hair retain moisture, plus relieves itching and inflammation, while castor oil promotes hair growth and tea tree oil helps prevent dandruff. 💚 Have you tried a solid shampoo bar before? The best practice is to lather the wet bar in your hands, then massage your hands, not the bar itself, into your scalp. Though your hair might have buildup from your old shampoo at first, once your scalp gets truly clean + used to not being stripped of its natural oils every single day, you’ll find that you only need to wash your roots every couple days, or even less, when you’re using a properly formulated shampoo bar. Plus it’s zero waste! 😍 #bestowed  . . 📸: @gulfcoastashley
Farmer’s market mornings 🌻 Such a visual array of color and texture, from the juicy red tomatoes to the vibrant bell peppers, to the striping on the zucchini, to the speckled rind of a cantaloupe. Walking by a cart of sweet corn you can’t help but be drawn in by their delicious aroma. A visual feast for now and a tasty feast for later 🌿🥗🌽 Don’t forget your reusable grocery and produce bags as you venture out on your shopping trips this weekend. Farmer’s markets are a great way to avoid plastic since most items don’t come in plastic packaging and don’t need plastic produce stickers. What was your favorite find today?
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Farmer’s market mornings 🌻 Such a visual array of color and texture, from the juicy red tomatoes to the vibrant bell peppers, to the striping on the zucchini, to the speckled rind of a cantaloupe. Walking by a cart of sweet corn you can’t help but be drawn in by their delicious aroma. A visual feast for now and a tasty feast for later 🌿🥗🌽 Don’t forget your reusable grocery and produce bags as you venture out on your shopping trips this weekend. Farmer’s markets are a great way to avoid plastic since most items don’t come in plastic packaging and don’t need plastic produce stickers. What was your favorite find today? - - - - #edmondfarmersmarket  #paseofarmersmarket  #okc  #zerowasteokc  #zerowasteIRL  #plasticfreejuly  #gozerowaste  #oklahoma  #farmersmarketfinds  #noplasticbags 
Today's shopping at @minimalwastegrocery. Brought my own containers, some which were already conveniently labelled 😉 Nutritional yeast, cacao powder, flax seeds, dried cranberries, white vinegar (for cleaning), and a shampoo bar. The stuff we chose to buy are things that we use a lot and they are also cheaper to buy like this. Second picture is from my first time visiting @minimalwastegrocery, where I bought three soap bars. We have started using one of them and we really like it! Seems to do a better job than the "normal" soap, which I honestly did not expect. #minimalwaste #minimalwastegrocery #vegan #lowwaste #zerowaste #zerowasteirl
Today's shopping at @minimalwastegrocery. Brought my own containers, some which were already conveniently labelled 😉 Nutritional yeast, cacao powder, flax seeds, dried cranberries, white vinegar (for cleaning), and a shampoo bar. The stuff we chose to buy are things that we use a lot and they are also cheaper to buy like this. Second picture is from my first time visiting @minimalwastegrocery, where I bought three soap bars. We have started using one of them and we really like it! Seems to do a better job than the "normal" soap, which I honestly did not expect. #minimalwaste  #minimalwastegrocery  #vegan  #lowwaste  #zerowaste  #zerowasteirl 
@heidixlau, who got this takeaway meal in her own containers from David Jones, is the winner of this week's @biomestores voucher. Congrats and thank you for saving a heap of single use waste from landfill!
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Week 6 starts tomorrow! Hope a couple of you are still with us. 😘
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#giveaway #competitionwinner #zerowaste #winner #zerowastewin #reusable #owncontainer #plasticfreeproduce #davidjones #8weekstowastefree #reusablenation #zerowasteshopping #melbourne
#zerowaste #giftwrapping 🎀🎀🎀 I can still definitely improve my skills! But it felt good to reuse wrapping that I'd kept and making the best out of it.

My friend knows that I'm making more effort to #reuse and #consumeless - hopefully she'll appreciate the effort!

#birthdaygift #crafts #dontbuynew #becreative #beresourceful 
#zerowasteIRL
I made @earthykim's chocolate stuffed cookies, but I didn't stuff them with chocolate 😅 I wanted a neutral cookie to crumble over sorbet and I thought these would do the job quite nicely 👌
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I baked until crunchy and they ended up tasting a lot like shortbread cookies - and they even have a buttery taste, despite the fact that I used coconut oil. Plus, all the ingredients were bought in bulk or in low waste packaging, such as glass or paper - winning!
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They are delicious alone, and were perfect crumbled over our mango and passion fruit sorbet for dessert. The Big Guy asked what was special about them, and when I replied that they were vegan, he said, ''well they're pretty tasty!''
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#zerowastevegan #zerowaste #zerowasteirl #zerowastelife #zerowastefood #govegan #vegan #vegetarian #vegancookies #veganbaking #plantbased #plantbaseddiet #cookies #foodporn #homemade #madewithlove #slowlife #slowliving #white #fakefur #yesitakepicturesonmyfloor
I made @earthykim's chocolate stuffed cookies, but I didn't stuff them with chocolate 😅 I wanted a neutral cookie to crumble over sorbet and I thought these would do the job quite nicely 👌 . I baked until crunchy and they ended up tasting a lot like shortbread cookies - and they even have a buttery taste, despite the fact that I used coconut oil. Plus, all the ingredients were bought in bulk or in low waste packaging, such as glass or paper - winning! . They are delicious alone, and were perfect crumbled over our mango and passion fruit sorbet for dessert. The Big Guy asked what was special about them, and when I replied that they were vegan, he said, ''well they're pretty tasty!'' . . . #zerowastevegan  #zerowaste  #zerowasteirl  #zerowastelife  #zerowastefood  #govegan  #vegan  #vegetarian  #vegancookies  #veganbaking  #plantbased  #plantbaseddiet  #cookies  #foodporn  #homemade  #madewithlove  #slowlife  #slowliving  #white  #fakefur  #yesitakepicturesonmyfloor 
A peak inside our #powderroom 
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After clearing out the clutter from our home. I was able to focus on making green switches one at a time. This was something I always wanted to do, but I never had the “space” mentally to implement these until I decluttered. I began to spend my spare time doing research on going #zerowaste instead of “shopping” online or watching tv late at night. 
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A few of the simple changes are evident in this room:
Switching to making my own soaps using diluted Castile soap and purchasing #whogivesacrap toilet paper. It comes with #zeroplastic and it’s made from 💯 % recycled paper. They also donate 50% of profits to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world. So everyone wins 🙌❤️. ___
For me step one was minimizing (#konmari ) and then step two was working on #goingzerowaste . How has your #simplifying journey evolved? 👇
A peak inside our #powderroom  _____ After clearing out the clutter from our home. I was able to focus on making green switches one at a time. This was something I always wanted to do, but I never had the “space” mentally to implement these until I decluttered. I began to spend my spare time doing research on going #zerowaste  instead of “shopping” online or watching tv late at night. ___ A few of the simple changes are evident in this room: Switching to making my own soaps using diluted Castile soap and purchasing #whogivesacrap  toilet paper. It comes with #zeroplastic  and it’s made from 💯 % recycled paper. They also donate 50% of profits to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world. So everyone wins 🙌❤️. ___ For me step one was minimizing (#konmari  ) and then step two was working on #goingzerowaste  . How has your #simplifying  journey evolved? 👇
Spent a few hours at a local street fair today!  I had to really pare down what was in my purse and ZW kit due to neck pain but I made it work!! Ice and water in my Healthy Human bottle, a compact Chico bag, a small pouch with cutlery/reusable straw/napkin and a small SS food container.  It was so hot I drained my water bottle on no time; I'm not built for heat waves! 😰😰
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#spoonietravels #zerowastetravel #zerowasteirl #zerowaste #zerowasteonthego #goingzerowaste #goinggreen #lowwaste #lowimpact #lowimpactliving #reduceyourfootprint #reducingwaste #plasticfreejuly #plasticfree #noplastic #ecoconscious #ecofriendly #ecofriendlyoptions #ourplanetourhome #spoonielife #lifeofaspoonie #livingwithchronicpain #lifewithchronicpain #chronicpain
Spent a few hours at a local street fair today! I had to really pare down what was in my purse and ZW kit due to neck pain but I made it work!! Ice and water in my Healthy Human bottle, a compact Chico bag, a small pouch with cutlery/reusable straw/napkin and a small SS food container. It was so hot I drained my water bottle on no time; I'm not built for heat waves! 😰😰 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #spoonietravels  #zerowastetravel  #zerowasteirl  #zerowaste  #zerowasteonthego  #goingzerowaste  #goinggreen  #lowwaste  #lowimpact  #lowimpactliving  #reduceyourfootprint  #reducingwaste  #plasticfreejuly  #plasticfree  #noplastic  #ecoconscious  #ecofriendly  #ecofriendlyoptions  #ourplanetourhome  #spoonielife  #lifeofaspoonie  #livingwithchronicpain  #lifewithchronicpain  #chronicpain 
Day 13 of @plasticfreejuly - first order from @plasticfreedom_. Lovely  UK-based plastic-free online shop. I got bamboo toothbrushes (the bristles need to be removed but the handle is compostable), natural deodorant in cardboard, and reef-friendly sunscreen. Minimal, plastic-free packaging and postage. Happy! And to balance it out I had veggie take away curry 🙈  #plasticfreejuly #zerowaste #goingzerowaste #zerowasteirl #lowimpactmovement #bamboo
Day 13 of @plasticfreejuly - first order from @plasticfreedom_. Lovely UK-based plastic-free online shop. I got bamboo toothbrushes (the bristles need to be removed but the handle is compostable), natural deodorant in cardboard, and reef-friendly sunscreen. Minimal, plastic-free packaging and postage. Happy! And to balance it out I had veggie take away curry 🙈 #plasticfreejuly  #zerowaste  #goingzerowaste  #zerowasteirl  #lowimpactmovement  #bamboo 
happy me 🌻 tons and tons of selfpicked blueberries in my own container in the sunshine..
My sister and I are visiting my mom on her health vacation in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern this weekend and stopped here on the way 💙
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happy me 🌻 tons and tons of selfpicked blueberries in my own container in the sunshine.. My sister and I are visiting my mom on her health vacation in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern this weekend and stopped here on the way 💙 • • • #vegan  #vegansofig  #healthy  #earthlover  #lesswaste  #blueberries  #blueberrypicking  #selfharvest  #brandenburg  #seasonal  #local  #zerowaste  #allthriftedoutfit  #zerowasteirl  #lowimpactmovement  #yayforearth  #saynotoplastic  #nosingleuse  #plasticfreejuly  #shadesofblue  #fruit  #fruitlover  #germanlandscape  #germansummer  #familyweekend  #travelgermany  #discovergermany  #ökoliebe  #organic  #sustainable 
F R E E 🍆 M E A L 🍅P L A N 🍉today only! This is the first in my summer freebies series ☀️ ( you will get the blank PDF file as you can see in my stories to print or use with Goodnotes app. I reached a huge paper overload over here and I kept it loose on meal planning cos I was not having FUN! Then decided to  use my skills to sort myself over the summer when I will have clients work on hold cos #mumlife So!!!
All you have to do is 1) subscribe to my newsletter (link in bio) and 2) leave a comment below and/or share my post in your stories, I would love to offer this to as many people as possible, 💯 better than a giveaway, right?!
Ps. If you want a customised meals planner for your business, let's chat 💜
Love and support,
Ella
F R E E 🍆 M E A L 🍅P L A N 🍉today only! This is the first in my summer freebies series ☀️ ( you will get the blank PDF file as you can see in my stories to print or use with Goodnotes app. I reached a huge paper overload over here and I kept it loose on meal planning cos I was not having FUN! Then decided to use my skills to sort myself over the summer when I will have clients work on hold cos #mumlife  So!!! All you have to do is 1) subscribe to my newsletter (link in bio) and 2) leave a comment below and/or share my post in your stories, I would love to offer this to as many people as possible, 💯 better than a giveaway, right?! Ps. If you want a customised meals planner for your business, let's chat 💜 Love and support, Ella
How is #plasticfreejuly going for you? For me, it’s been at times challenging and frustrating but mostly enlightening and inspiring. 💚💙
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One thing that always inspires me is seeing people here on IG who are so committed to living #zerowaste .
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For this #followfriday here are some of my favorite #zerowasteIRL accounts
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@_wastelandrebel_ leads by example through all her zero waste efforts and takes enviable pics of her zero waste #foodhaul
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@zerowastedork shares really cool insights and tips
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@zerowasteguy gives cool practical approaches on how to live a life with less waste and plastic.
How is #plasticfreejuly  going for you? For me, it’s been at times challenging and frustrating but mostly enlightening and inspiring. 💚💙 . . . One thing that always inspires me is seeing people here on IG who are so committed to living #zerowaste  . . . For this #followfriday  here are some of my favorite #zerowasteIRL  accounts . . @_wastelandrebel_ leads by example through all her zero waste efforts and takes enviable pics of her zero waste #foodhaul  . . @zerowastedork shares really cool insights and tips . . @zerowasteguy gives cool practical approaches on how to live a life with less waste and plastic.
@plasticfreejuly Day 13- #plasticfreesoap 
Find soap without packaging or packaging that is #compostable #biodegradable or #recyclable 
@sunleafnaturals soap is my only plastic free shampoo soap bar in town that is #vegansoap but we also have #goatsoap but that's not for me!

#saynotosingleuse #plasticfree #noplastic #zerowasteirl #mindfulliving #sustainability #gogreen #bathtime
What do you do with old plastic items you already have? Use them!
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What you use to get food to take away waste free doesn't have to be fancy or new. An old plastic container will do.
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As long as it's clean and the right size for the food, you shouldn't have any problems.
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📸 takeaway okonomiyaki from the train station in my own reusable container with my own reusable cutlery so I don't miss the 8.30pm train home.
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#okonomiyaki #takeaway #takeout #zerowastetakeout #plasticfree #plasticfreejuly #singleuseplasticfree #reusable #commute #metro #flindersstreetstation #melbourne #8weekstowastefree
What do you do with old plastic items you already have? Use them! . What you use to get food to take away waste free doesn't have to be fancy or new. An old plastic container will do. . As long as it's clean and the right size for the food, you shouldn't have any problems. . 📸 takeaway okonomiyaki from the train station in my own reusable container with my own reusable cutlery so I don't miss the 8.30pm train home. . #okonomiyaki  #takeaway  #takeout  #zerowastetakeout  #plasticfree  #plasticfreejuly  #singleuseplasticfree  #reusable  #commute  #metro  #flindersstreetstation  #melbourne  #8weekstowastefree 
Last grocery run in preparation for going away party/friends trivia night.  Got cheese in plastic - never really figured that one out.  We just stopped buying cheese.  I’ll have a lot of “zero waste” work to do after we move, but then cheese will be the first *new* thing that I look into.  I’ll have to find a new restaurant to supply my chips and salsa 😩 we said goodbye to our chip supplier tonight. .
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#goinglesswaste #zerowaste #zerowastepdx #eltapatiorestaurant #zerowasteIRL
Last grocery run in preparation for going away party/friends trivia night. Got cheese in plastic - never really figured that one out. We just stopped buying cheese. I’ll have a lot of “zero waste” work to do after we move, but then cheese will be the first *new* thing that I look into. I’ll have to find a new restaurant to supply my chips and salsa 😩 we said goodbye to our chip supplier tonight. . . . . #goinglesswaste  #zerowaste  #zerowastepdx  #eltapatiorestaurant  #zerowasteIRL 
All ready to ship back my first @plaineproducts empty after receiving my refill order! They make it so easy, including the shipping label and everything! All I have to do is put the empty bottle in the box, stick the label on, and give it to the mail man or post office! A small price to pay for not adding another empty plastic body wash bottle to my recycling bin! Perfect timing too, right in the middle of #plasticfreejuly Ive never been so excited to mail something back to a company before!
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#plasticorplanet #ditchdisposables #zerowaste #plasticfree #choosetheplanet #passonplastic #drasticagainstplastic #plasticpollution #singleusesucks #earthfirst #breakfreefromplastic #zerowasteshopping #saynotoplastic #wastefree #plasticfree #refusesingleuseplastic #refusedisposables #bringyourown #zerowasteirl #ecofriendly #ecoconscious #zerowaste #nontoxicliving #sustainableliving  #zerowastehome #goinggreen #circularliving #makelesstrash #fortheplanet #ourplanetourhome #plasticfreeliving
All ready to ship back my first @plaineproducts empty after receiving my refill order! They make it so easy, including the shipping label and everything! All I have to do is put the empty bottle in the box, stick the label on, and give it to the mail man or post office! A small price to pay for not adding another empty plastic body wash bottle to my recycling bin! Perfect timing too, right in the middle of #plasticfreejuly  Ive never been so excited to mail something back to a company before! . . . . . . . #plasticorplanet  #ditchdisposables  #zerowaste  #plasticfree  #choosetheplanet  #passonplastic  #drasticagainstplastic  #plasticpollution  #singleusesucks  #earthfirst  #breakfreefromplastic  #zerowasteshopping  #saynotoplastic  #wastefree  #plasticfree  #refusesingleuseplastic  #refusedisposables  #bringyourown  #zerowasteirl  #ecofriendly  #ecoconscious  #zerowaste  #nontoxicliving  #sustainableliving  #zerowastehome  #goinggreen  #circularliving  #makelesstrash  #fortheplanet  #ourplanetourhome  #plasticfreeliving 
My going away present from my coworkers was #stumptown cold brew in growlers!  They know me so well, and now I have a couple more 32 ounce growlers for my collection 😍 I like the minis around for 🍻beer because I like to have options at my parties 😜
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No need to stage photos at this point.  Shits getting crazy around here.  Milk bottles waiting to be returned for my deposit and my trusty reusable cold drink cup and straw making an appearance. .
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#goinglesswaste #zerowaste #zerowastepdx #zerowasteIRL #ladylanefarm #garrysmeadowfresh
My going away present from my coworkers was #stumptown  cold brew in growlers! They know me so well, and now I have a couple more 32 ounce growlers for my collection 😍 I like the minis around for 🍻beer because I like to have options at my parties 😜 . No need to stage photos at this point. Shits getting crazy around here. Milk bottles waiting to be returned for my deposit and my trusty reusable cold drink cup and straw making an appearance. . . . #goinglesswaste  #zerowaste  #zerowastepdx  #zerowasteIRL  #ladylanefarm  #garrysmeadowfresh 
His and Hers. His used since June (1+ month). Mine used since May (2+ months). He's obviously a hard brusher. Unfortunately, there are no sustainable hard brushes that cater to his brushing technique.
I am sharing this to acknowledge the lack of diversity in sustainable options that are readily available. I hope that by educating and growing the following of eco-friendly products, more choices will become accessible for different types of consumers. Of course, another option is to train ourselves to adjust to what's available but there are risks of fallout when restrictions are applied (human nature). I guess we're back to changing mindsets, which isn't so bad too. Still, I keep a hopeful spirit this for movement to become mainstream. Not only good for us but more for the future. 💚🌍🌎🌏🙏😀 #sustainableliving #lesswaste #zerowasteIRL #zerowastediary #zerowasteph #zerowaste #consciousconsumption #passonplastic
His and Hers. His used since June (1+ month). Mine used since May (2+ months). He's obviously a hard brusher. Unfortunately, there are no sustainable hard brushes that cater to his brushing technique. I am sharing this to acknowledge the lack of diversity in sustainable options that are readily available. I hope that by educating and growing the following of eco-friendly products, more choices will become accessible for different types of consumers. Of course, another option is to train ourselves to adjust to what's available but there are risks of fallout when restrictions are applied (human nature). I guess we're back to changing mindsets, which isn't so bad too. Still, I keep a hopeful spirit this for movement to become mainstream. Not only good for us but more for the future. 💚🌍🌎🌏🙏😀 #sustainableliving  #lesswaste  #zerowasteIRL  #zerowastediary  #zerowasteph  #zerowaste  #consciousconsumption  #passonplastic 
Wedding, graduation and holiday season is in full swing! It takes a lot of energy and resources to make clothes so where possible avoid buying things you will only wear once. 
A bit of sustainable fashion inspo from me and my mum. Her dress was bought second hand in a charity shop (originally from Reiss ) and mine is borrowed from my cousin @mushanamusic. 
Honestly money is the main driver for me not buying a new dress but it’s great when all your goals align!

#wasteforwhat #sustainablefashion #sustainableliving #notofastfashion #thrifted #onabudget #zerowasteirl #zerowaste #lesswaste #goingzerowaste #zerowastejourney #lowimpactmovment
Wedding, graduation and holiday season is in full swing! It takes a lot of energy and resources to make clothes so where possible avoid buying things you will only wear once. A bit of sustainable fashion inspo from me and my mum. Her dress was bought second hand in a charity shop (originally from Reiss ) and mine is borrowed from my cousin @mushanamusic. Honestly money is the main driver for me not buying a new dress but it’s great when all your goals align! #wasteforwhat  #sustainablefashion  #sustainableliving  #notofastfashion  #thrifted  #onabudget  #zerowasteirl  #zerowaste  #lesswaste  #goingzerowaste  #zerowastejourney  #lowimpactmovment 
Discovering @yogabuzz is my big win for the summer! @like_walter and I took one of their free classes this morning in @citygarden and this past weekend we paid for a class in a brewery. They’re all about training a diverse group of instructors while also bringing yoga to non-traditional spaces. They even offer yoga specifically for trauma—something I’m tucking away to pass onto some colleagues this school year. You can find them literally all over the city at both free and paid events. If you have the means, pay for one of their classes! Your admission makes the free classes possible! We could all use a little more “namaste” in our lives! ❤️🌎❤️
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#zerowastestl #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #yoga #yogabuzz #citygarden #citygardenstl #namaste #fwfg #lowwasteliving #freestl #stlouis #stl #freeyoga #zerowasteirl #yayforearth #reducewhatyouproduce #progressoverperfection #plasticfreejuly
Discovering @yogabuzz is my big win for the summer! @like_walter and I took one of their free classes this morning in @citygarden and this past weekend we paid for a class in a brewery. They’re all about training a diverse group of instructors while also bringing yoga to non-traditional spaces. They even offer yoga specifically for trauma—something I’m tucking away to pass onto some colleagues this school year. You can find them literally all over the city at both free and paid events. If you have the means, pay for one of their classes! Your admission makes the free classes possible! We could all use a little more “namaste” in our lives! ❤️🌎❤️ . . . #zerowastestl  #zerowaste  #zerowasteliving  #yoga  #yogabuzz  #citygarden  #citygardenstl  #namaste  #fwfg  #lowwasteliving  #freestl  #stlouis  #stl  #freeyoga  #zerowasteirl  #yayforearth  #reducewhatyouproduce  #progressoverperfection  #plasticfreejuly 
Nothing fancy to see here!

I've kept plastic containers from take aways or yoghurt pots. They're not pretty but very convenient when I go to the bulk shop as they're very light.

Trying to do more with them than their original "single-use" purpose.

@newleafcoop has a great selection of dry food and cleaning products! #buyinbulk

#plasticfreejuly #nosingleuseplastic #zerowaste #zerowasteIRL #IRL #zerowastelifestyle
🍊WEEKLY ORGANIC FRUIT & VEGGIE BAG 🥕 To me it’s important to buy organic. I prefer to support local organic farmers even if it means the produce is packaged in plastic, but as you can see most of their produce is unpackaged and mushrooms come in a paper bag. .
So often I find myself torn between two options e.g. organic vs plastic free; vegan vs plastic-free non vegan; cruelty free vs. plastic-free.... I think you get the gist. It’s all about balance and what you believe in. 💚
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The pic shows this week’s goodies from @wild_organics : golden beetroot, mangetout, mini peppers, grapefruits, carrots, spinach, mushroom, fennel, sweet potatoes, salad, butternut, bananas and I just realize I forgot to show the onions. All stocked up for a veggielicious week ahead. 🍊🍠🥕🌶🌱
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#zerowastejourney #organic #lesswaste #plasticfree #plasticsucks #zerowastejourneycapetown #eatyourveggies #5aday #fruit #veggies #organicfarming #stockingup #votewithyourwallet #gogreen #plasticfreejuly #capetown #veggieaddict #veggielicious #zerowasteirl
🍊WEEKLY ORGANIC FRUIT & VEGGIE BAG 🥕 To me it’s important to buy organic. I prefer to support local organic farmers even if it means the produce is packaged in plastic, but as you can see most of their produce is unpackaged and mushrooms come in a paper bag. . So often I find myself torn between two options e.g. organic vs plastic free; vegan vs plastic-free non vegan; cruelty free vs. plastic-free.... I think you get the gist. It’s all about balance and what you believe in. 💚 . The pic shows this week’s goodies from @wild_organics : golden beetroot, mangetout, mini peppers, grapefruits, carrots, spinach, mushroom, fennel, sweet potatoes, salad, butternut, bananas and I just realize I forgot to show the onions. All stocked up for a veggielicious week ahead. 🍊🍠🥕🌶🌱 . Second pic shows what happens when I try to take a photo 🐾😆🐾 . #zerowastejourney  #organic  #lesswaste  #plasticfree  #plasticsucks  #zerowastejourneycapetown  #eatyourveggies  #5aday  #fruit  #veggies  #organicfarming  #stockingup  #votewithyourwallet  #gogreen  #plasticfreejuly  #capetown  #veggieaddict  #veggielicious  #zerowasteirl 
Posted my brother's beginners zero waste kit a while back and he updated me with his current one! This is his daily take away/baunan kit for when he goes to buy lunch. He buys his lunch at a hawkers near his office and has them placed in the containers to take back to his office.

Remember, when building your own lunchbox you can use what you already have and add them to your zero waste kit. No need to buy a new item unless you want to invest in one. Celia of @litterless posted about wrapping cutlery you already own for when you're headed out to eat.
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Posted my brother's beginners zero waste kit a while back and he updated me with his current one! This is his daily take away/baunan kit for when he goes to buy lunch. He buys his lunch at a hawkers near his office and has them placed in the containers to take back to his office. Remember, when building your own lunchbox you can use what you already have and add them to your zero waste kit. No need to buy a new item unless you want to invest in one. Celia of @litterless posted about wrapping cutlery you already own for when you're headed out to eat. • • • • • #plasticfreejuly  #reusables  #lunchbox  #zeroeastelunchbox  #zerowastetakeout  #zerowastekit  #zerowastesg  #zerowaste  #zerowasteirl 
Textured vegetable protein. What are your thoughts on this food?
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I found some in bulk awhile back and bought a small amount to try. I loosely followed a @the_buddhist_chef recipe to prepare it and it turned out quite tasty! It really reminded me of ground meat. Even The Big Guy said he would have been fooled if he hadn't known what it was.
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I will for sure be buying more the next time I go to that store, as it was a nice change of pace from beans and chickpeas. Any favorite recipes to share with me?
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#texturedvegetableprotein #tvp #soy #vegan #govegan #whatveganseat #vegetarian #crueltyfree #eatlessmeat #eatplants #eatfoodnottoomuchmostlyplants #buyinbulk #bulkiseverywhere #zerowaste #zerowasteirl #zerowastevegan #zerowastefood #lifestylechange #plantbased #plantprotein #plantbaseddiet
Textured vegetable protein. What are your thoughts on this food? . I found some in bulk awhile back and bought a small amount to try. I loosely followed a @the_buddhist_chef recipe to prepare it and it turned out quite tasty! It really reminded me of ground meat. Even The Big Guy said he would have been fooled if he hadn't known what it was. . I will for sure be buying more the next time I go to that store, as it was a nice change of pace from beans and chickpeas. Any favorite recipes to share with me? . . . #texturedvegetableprotein  #tvp  #soy  #vegan  #govegan  #whatveganseat  #vegetarian  #crueltyfree  #eatlessmeat  #eatplants  #eatfoodnottoomuchmostlyplants  #buyinbulk  #bulkiseverywhere  #zerowaste  #zerowasteirl  #zerowastevegan  #zerowastefood  #lifestylechange  #plantbased  #plantprotein  #plantbaseddiet 
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#zerowaste #freeslurpeeday! Cost free, waste free, emissions free!
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Since today is 7-11, I took the kids to get some free slurpees. We walked over with our cups and straws and I’m so glad that is our new normal because the store had run out of their small cups and was giving out STYROFOAM ones instead 😳. A lady was trying to be nice and grabbed a couple of those poison cups for my kids and I very un-nicely said “No no no no no! No, thank you. We will use our own cups.” I smiled, she did not smile back.
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We were there for less than five minutes and saw more than a dozen people walk out with those styrofoam cups. Two years ago, my kids and I would have been part of the majority. It takes just a small shift in habits to be able to enjoy this slushy sugar rush #guiltfree.
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#7elevenday #zerowastekids #newnormal #bezero #ditchdisposables #plasticfreejuly #zerowasteliving #zerowastecollective #seattlezerowaste #bringyourown #byocup #zerowasteIRL #makelesstrash #planetorplastic #stopsucking #strawlessocean #strawssuck #plasticsucks #wastefree #humpday #summervibes #yayforearth #zerowastehome #goingzerowaste #breakfreefromplastic
#Repost  @zerowastedork with @get_repost ・・・ #zerowaste  #freeslurpeeday ! Cost free, waste free, emissions free! . Since today is 7-11, I took the kids to get some free slurpees. We walked over with our cups and straws and I’m so glad that is our new normal because the store had run out of their small cups and was giving out STYROFOAM ones instead 😳. A lady was trying to be nice and grabbed a couple of those poison cups for my kids and I very un-nicely said “No no no no no! No, thank you. We will use our own cups.” I smiled, she did not smile back. . We were there for less than five minutes and saw more than a dozen people walk out with those styrofoam cups. Two years ago, my kids and I would have been part of the majority. It takes just a small shift in habits to be able to enjoy this slushy sugar rush #guiltfree . . . . #7elevenday  #zerowastekids  #newnormal  #bezero  #ditchdisposables  #plasticfreejuly  #zerowasteliving  #zerowastecollective  #seattlezerowaste  #bringyourown  #byocup  #zerowasteIRL  #makelesstrash  #planetorplastic  #stopsucking  #strawlessocean  #strawssuck  #plasticsucks  #wastefree  #humpday  #summervibes  #yayforearth  #zerowastehome  #goingzerowaste  #breakfreefromplastic 
Sometimes life gets extremely overwhelming. Between my jobs and classes, lately I’ve been feeling extremely stressed and starved for time. When this happens, a zero waste life can start to  seem like a burden but really I think it’s more of a blessing. 😅🌎
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Living zero waste often means living without convenience so it can sometimes feel like another chore and can make things take a little longer than they used to. Food has to be chopped, cooked, and baked; beans and nuts need to be soaked; products need to be made by hand.. It can feel like a lot all at once. 🙆🏼‍♀️
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However, I’ve appreciated being forced to slow down. Today after work, I had homework to do, laundry that desperately needed to be cleaned; I still needed to make dinner (god bless thrown together salads) and my bedroom is a complete disaster. (I realize these are all #firstworldproblems but I’m taking a turn on the soapbox). .
However, my lettuce was in desperate need of a haircut. One of the plants had bolted and needed to be cut immediately. So, I had to sit down and trim it back. Which meant I had to spent a few minutes sitting on my little deck and harvest some lettuce while taking a well needed breath. 🌳🌳
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#zerowastefood #zerowastecollective #earth #zerowasteirl #zerowaste #zeroplastic #earthdayeveryday #selfcare #garden #apartment #wastefree #plant #plants #lettuce #globalsustainabilitymovement #slowdown #collegelife #zerowastemichigan #michigan #plasticfreejuly #ourplanetourhome #green #summer #michigan #plasticsucks #sustainable #circulareconomy
Sometimes life gets extremely overwhelming. Between my jobs and classes, lately I’ve been feeling extremely stressed and starved for time. When this happens, a zero waste life can start to seem like a burden but really I think it’s more of a blessing. 😅🌎 . Living zero waste often means living without convenience so it can sometimes feel like another chore and can make things take a little longer than they used to. Food has to be chopped, cooked, and baked; beans and nuts need to be soaked; products need to be made by hand.. It can feel like a lot all at once. 🙆🏼‍♀️ . . However, I’ve appreciated being forced to slow down. Today after work, I had homework to do, laundry that desperately needed to be cleaned; I still needed to make dinner (god bless thrown together salads) and my bedroom is a complete disaster. (I realize these are all #firstworldproblems  but I’m taking a turn on the soapbox). . However, my lettuce was in desperate need of a haircut. One of the plants had bolted and needed to be cut immediately. So, I had to sit down and trim it back. Which meant I had to spent a few minutes sitting on my little deck and harvest some lettuce while taking a well needed breath. 🌳🌳 . . . . #zerowastefood  #zerowastecollective  #earth  #zerowasteirl  #zerowaste  #zeroplastic  #earthdayeveryday  #selfcare  #garden  #apartment  #wastefree  #plant  #plants  #lettuce  #globalsustainabilitymovement  #slowdown  #collegelife  #zerowastemichigan  #michigan  #plasticfreejuly  #ourplanetourhome  #green  #summer  #michigan  #plasticsucks  #sustainable  #circulareconomy 
Day 11 of #PLASTICFREEJULY when in doubt.. ask! 
Went out for lunch with the office, and I couldn't finish my portion, I asked for a to go box, but they only had plastic and styrofoam, I told them I didn't want the plastic one but I would rather have it if styrofoam was my only option, the waitress took my plate and I was a little confused if she had understood my request, we had spent solid 15 min back and forth, I hate being a picky customer, and it was totally my fault for not being prepared, but I rather ask before they come with my food in a plastic or styrofoam box, many times they have cardboard but they just don't use it...
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Second act: another staff person comes with this glass container asking if I wanted to take my leftovers in that container.... 🙌🏽 💕 
I really appreciate that they tried to find a solution for me instead of being annoyed by my multiple requests, I never asked for the glass one, I was already accepting the idea to take the plastic box... I was so happy and relieved, I told them I would definitely take back the container ( I haven't, but I promise I will 🙈) btw, their food is great, check them out whenever you're in Downtown Miami. 
When you have to take something to go, always ask for cardboard and if you need to say why, explain why are you doing it, most people find it interesting and admirable, set the example... Lead the way.
#lesstrash #lessplastic #noexcuseforsingleuse #avoidsingleuseplastic #saynotoplastic #saynotosingleuse #pasta #pastalovers #bringyourowncontainer #byoc #refusesingleuse #nosingleuse #savetheoceans #planetorplastic #zerowaste #zerowastecollective #zerowasteliving #zerowasteirl #zerowastechallenge #zerowasteatwork #zerowasteatheart #downtownmiami
Day 11 of #PLASTICFREEJULY  when in doubt.. ask! Went out for lunch with the office, and I couldn't finish my portion, I asked for a to go box, but they only had plastic and styrofoam, I told them I didn't want the plastic one but I would rather have it if styrofoam was my only option, the waitress took my plate and I was a little confused if she had understood my request, we had spent solid 15 min back and forth, I hate being a picky customer, and it was totally my fault for not being prepared, but I rather ask before they come with my food in a plastic or styrofoam box, many times they have cardboard but they just don't use it... . Second act: another staff person comes with this glass container asking if I wanted to take my leftovers in that container.... 🙌🏽 💕 I really appreciate that they tried to find a solution for me instead of being annoyed by my multiple requests, I never asked for the glass one, I was already accepting the idea to take the plastic box... I was so happy and relieved, I told them I would definitely take back the container ( I haven't, but I promise I will 🙈) btw, their food is great, check them out whenever you're in Downtown Miami. When you have to take something to go, always ask for cardboard and if you need to say why, explain why are you doing it, most people find it interesting and admirable, set the example... Lead the way. #lesstrash  #lessplastic  #noexcuseforsingleuse  #avoidsingleuseplastic  #saynotoplastic  #saynotosingleuse  #pasta  #pastalovers  #bringyourowncontainer  #byoc  #refusesingleuse  #nosingleuse  #savetheoceans  #planetorplastic  #zerowaste  #zerowastecollective  #zerowasteliving  #zerowasteirl  #zerowastechallenge  #zerowasteatwork  #zerowasteatheart  #downtownmiami 
#zerowaste #freeslurpeeday! Cost free, waste free, emissions free!
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Since today is 7-11, I took the kids to get some free slurpees. We walked over with our cups and straws and I’m so glad that is our new normal because the store had run out of their small cups and was giving out STYROFOAM ones instead 😳. A lady was trying to be nice and grabbed a couple of those poison cups for my kids and I very un-nicely said “No no no no no! No, thank you. We will use our own cups.” I smiled, she did not smile back.
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We were there for less than five minutes and saw more than a dozen people walk out with those styrofoam cups. Two years ago, my kids and I would have been part of the majority. It takes just a small shift in habits to be able to enjoy this slushy sugar rush #guiltfree.
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#7elevenday #zerowastekids #newnormal #bezero #ditchdisposables #plasticfreejuly #zerowasteliving #zerowastecollective #seattlezerowaste #bringyourown #byocup #zerowasteIRL #makelesstrash #planetorplastic #stopsucking #strawlessocean #strawssuck #plasticsucks #wastefree #humpday #summervibes #yayforearth #zerowastehome #goingzerowaste #breakfreefromplastic
#zerowaste  #freeslurpeeday ! Cost free, waste free, emissions free! . Since today is 7-11, I took the kids to get some free slurpees. We walked over with our cups and straws and I’m so glad that is our new normal because the store had run out of their small cups and was giving out STYROFOAM ones instead 😳. A lady was trying to be nice and grabbed a couple of those poison cups for my kids and I very un-nicely said “No no no no no! No, thank you. We will use our own cups.” I smiled, she did not smile back. . We were there for less than five minutes and saw more than a dozen people walk out with those styrofoam cups. Two years ago, my kids and I would have been part of the majority. It takes just a small shift in habits to be able to enjoy this slushy sugar rush #guiltfree . . . . #7elevenday  #zerowastekids  #newnormal  #bezero  #ditchdisposables  #plasticfreejuly  #zerowasteliving  #zerowastecollective  #seattlezerowaste  #bringyourown  #byocup  #zerowasteIRL  #makelesstrash  #planetorplastic  #stopsucking  #strawlessocean  #strawssuck  #plasticsucks  #wastefree  #humpday  #summervibes  #yayforearth  #zerowastehome  #goingzerowaste  #breakfreefromplastic