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A #zerowastefail and a #zerowastewin! Yesterday I met a wonderful friend for coffee at Costa and got a strawberry frosting (I know its not coffee but it's like a milkshake and I've been craving ice cream!) in my reusable cup. Gives 25p discount and saves the planet, win win? And then the barista put a plastic straw in my reusable cup! Gutted, and I didn't catch it in time to ask to not have it!

On the flip side, my win is my delicious apple pie oatmeal i made! Prepared the night before so I had a quick breakfast before my journey to London, with oats in a cardboard box, and apples from the apple tree in my garden at home! It was delicious as well ❤️ let me know if you'd like the recipe!

#apple #applepie #breakfast #food #foodporn #zerowaste #zerowastehome #costa #coffee #savetheplanet #savetheworld #environment #waste #rubbish #plastic #planet #plasticfree #plasticchallenge #lowwaste #lowimpactmovement
A #zerowastefail  and a #zerowastewin ! Yesterday I met a wonderful friend for coffee at Costa and got a strawberry frosting (I know its not coffee but it's like a milkshake and I've been craving ice cream!) in my reusable cup. Gives 25p discount and saves the planet, win win? And then the barista put a plastic straw in my reusable cup! Gutted, and I didn't catch it in time to ask to not have it! On the flip side, my win is my delicious apple pie oatmeal i made! Prepared the night before so I had a quick breakfast before my journey to London, with oats in a cardboard box, and apples from the apple tree in my garden at home! It was delicious as well ❤️ let me know if you'd like the recipe! #apple  #applepie  #breakfast  #food  #foodporn  #zerowaste  #zerowastehome  #costa  #coffee  #savetheplanet  #savetheworld  #environment  #waste  #rubbish  #plastic  #planet  #plasticfree  #plasticchallenge  #lowwaste  #lowimpactmovement 
What a mess but I managed to make a very tasty matcha latte!  I made my first ever batch of cashew milk the other day and I'm really preferring it to the oat milk I made.  I'm also quite proud to say that the cashews, matcha & cinnamon I used for this latte were bought in the bulk section using my cloth bags.  Some days are like this where it's a #zerowastewin and other days it's nothing but plastic packaging.  We do what we can where we can, right?  Now I'm off to tidy the kitchen! .
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#matchalatte #matcha #imadethat #homemade #sogood #yum #cashewmilk #buyitpackagefree #buyitinbulk #zerowaste #goingzerowaste #goinggreen #lowwaste #lowimpact #lowimpactliving #reduceyourfootprint #reduceyourwaste #nopackaging #makeityourself #makeitdontbuyit #ourplanetourhome #ecoconscious #ecofriendly #ecofriendlyoptions
What a mess but I managed to make a very tasty matcha latte! I made my first ever batch of cashew milk the other day and I'm really preferring it to the oat milk I made. I'm also quite proud to say that the cashews, matcha & cinnamon I used for this latte were bought in the bulk section using my cloth bags. Some days are like this where it's a #zerowastewin  and other days it's nothing but plastic packaging. We do what we can where we can, right? Now I'm off to tidy the kitchen! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #matchalatte  #matcha  #imadethat  #homemade  #sogood  #yum  #cashewmilk  #buyitpackagefree  #buyitinbulk  #zerowaste  #goingzerowaste  #goinggreen  #lowwaste  #lowimpact  #lowimpactliving  #reduceyourfootprint  #reduceyourwaste  #nopackaging  #makeityourself  #makeitdontbuyit  #ourplanetourhome  #ecoconscious  #ecofriendly  #ecofriendlyoptions 
Nephew asked me, “Is that soap supposed to look like bacon?” 🥓
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Actually, this soap, in my downstairs (read: most used) bathroom is peppermint soap we have been using since January.  That’s how long the bar has lasted.  Switching to minimally wrapped or unwrapped bar soap will reduce water (which is the number one ingredient in your liquid soap) and plastic.  If you don’t have pretty options at your local store, Dr. Bronners is usually available at Target and many grocery stores. But I highly recommend the bacon soap if you can find it. 😂
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#barsoap #zerowastesoap #zerowaste #lesswaste #reduceplastic #earthdayeveryday #zerowastewin #12years #baconsoap #ecofriendly #zerowastebathroom #plasticfreebathroom
Nephew asked me, “Is that soap supposed to look like bacon?” 🥓 • • Actually, this soap, in my downstairs (read: most used) bathroom is peppermint soap we have been using since January. That’s how long the bar has lasted. Switching to minimally wrapped or unwrapped bar soap will reduce water (which is the number one ingredient in your liquid soap) and plastic. If you don’t have pretty options at your local store, Dr. Bronners is usually available at Target and many grocery stores. But I highly recommend the bacon soap if you can find it. 😂 • • #barsoap  #zerowastesoap  #zerowaste  #lesswaste  #reduceplastic  #earthdayeveryday  #zerowastewin  #12years  #baconsoap  #ecofriendly  #zerowastebathroom  #plasticfreebathroom 
When your sister-in-law uses up her leftover flannelette to make a stack of ‘un-paper towels’ to replace disposable wipes and paper towel! 😍🙌🏼🎉 #zerowastewin #babysteps #leadbyexample
When your sister-in-law uses up her leftover flannelette to make a stack of ‘un-paper towels’ to replace disposable wipes and paper towel! 😍🙌🏼🎉 #zerowastewin  #babysteps  #leadbyexample 
Woke up 15 minutes late. Still, somehow, got the early train and had time for a coffee.
The cafe even gave me a discount for bringing my #keepcup ! #zerowastewin
I don't even know how I managed it.

#goodmorming #morningcoffee☕️ #dirtychai #almkndmilk #vegan #morningmagic #happyfriday #frugalfriday
DECLUTTER & DONATE
When I started my journey to zero waste (which I’m still on!), I found the bathroom one of the places I had collected the most amount of useless superfluous things. I had so many samples collected over the years from hotels, airlines, Sephora, or even given as gifts. I had large bottles of perfume, moisturisers, shampoos that were given to me but were not my style or didn’t suit my skin anymore, and I didn’t know what to do with them.
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I didn’t want to just throw them away, so I went online and discovered two amazing organisations. The first, @every_little_bit_helps, collects unwanted hotel toiletries, inflight amenity kits, cosmetic/makeup samples & gives back to those in need inc. homeless & women's shelters. For those based in Sydney, you can drop them off at various @flightcentreau in the city. Check out their website for other drop off points.
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The other @thebeautybankau, provides those who have left a place of domestic violence or other hardship situation with an amazing array of essential toiletries and small gift items packed in a useful bag.  Any full-sized, unopened items can be donated to them. Check out their website for what you can donate. It was a little harder trying to donate my things to them, as you have to contact them to get a list of drop off points in Sydney, and there aren’t as many! .
Whilst strictly not a #zerowastewin, as these items in plastic packaging will still end up in our landfill, it’s nice that there is an avenue for these products, and to know that our unwanted beauty products will go towards helping someone who needs it and will really appreciate it!
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#donate #sustainability #zerowastehome #charity #ecofriendly #waronwaste #reuse #goingzerowaste #lowwaste #zerowastesydney #donate #womeninneed #womenhelpingwomen #productsforwomen #pleasedonate #reducereuserecycle #waronwasteau
DECLUTTER & DONATE When I started my journey to zero waste (which I’m still on!), I found the bathroom one of the places I had collected the most amount of useless superfluous things. I had so many samples collected over the years from hotels, airlines, Sephora, or even given as gifts. I had large bottles of perfume, moisturisers, shampoos that were given to me but were not my style or didn’t suit my skin anymore, and I didn’t know what to do with them. . I didn’t want to just throw them away, so I went online and discovered two amazing organisations. The first, @every_little_bit_helps, collects unwanted hotel toiletries, inflight amenity kits, cosmetic/makeup samples & gives back to those in need inc. homeless & women's shelters. For those based in Sydney, you can drop them off at various @flightcentreau in the city. Check out their website for other drop off points. . The other @thebeautybankau, provides those who have left a place of domestic violence or other hardship situation with an amazing array of essential toiletries and small gift items packed in a useful bag. Any full-sized, unopened items can be donated to them. Check out their website for what you can donate. It was a little harder trying to donate my things to them, as you have to contact them to get a list of drop off points in Sydney, and there aren’t as many! . Whilst strictly not a #zerowastewin , as these items in plastic packaging will still end up in our landfill, it’s nice that there is an avenue for these products, and to know that our unwanted beauty products will go towards helping someone who needs it and will really appreciate it! . . . . . #donate  #sustainability  #zerowastehome  #charity  #ecofriendly  #waronwaste  #reuse  #goingzerowaste  #lowwaste  #zerowastesydney  #donate  #womeninneed  #womenhelpingwomen  #productsforwomen  #pleasedonate  #reducereuserecycle  #waronwasteau 
Four years ago my dream of traveling the world started: I flew to Nepal. A journey of which I have many great memories. 🙏
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Since then I have had the privilege to travel to so many places. The past years brought me to Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, England, Morocco, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Nepal (again!), Hungary, Israel, Palestine, Georgia, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Italy, Sweden, Estonia, and my next stop will be Japan. 🌏 .
And guess what, I'm not even near finishing chasing my dream. Many people ask me how I can afford all these trips, but if you really want to you’ll find a way: work hard, travel cheap and don’t spend your money on useless things (#zerowastewin)
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Live your dreams with your eyes open’ is a text I have tattoed on my ankle, are you living by it? 🧐💪🏼
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#travelphotography #anthropologie #storyteller #travelstories #dutchtraveler #dutchblogger #chasingdreams
Four years ago my dream of traveling the world started: I flew to Nepal. A journey of which I have many great memories. 🙏 . Since then I have had the privilege to travel to so many places. The past years brought me to Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, England, Morocco, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Nepal (again!), Hungary, Israel, Palestine, Georgia, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Italy, Sweden, Estonia, and my next stop will be Japan. 🌏 . And guess what, I'm not even near finishing chasing my dream. Many people ask me how I can afford all these trips, but if you really want to you’ll find a way: work hard, travel cheap and don’t spend your money on useless things (#zerowastewin ) . Live your dreams with your eyes open’ is a text I have tattoed on my ankle, are you living by it? 🧐💪🏼 . . . . . . #travelphotography  #anthropologie  #storyteller  #travelstories  #dutchtraveler  #dutchblogger  #chasingdreams 
Zero Waste Win!  I’ve been looking into getting a safety razor for a while now but have been hesitant to make the purchase.  Picked this one up at My local CVS last week and decided it was time to give it a try today.  It was so much easier to use than I thought and I got a really close shave.  I will never buy another disposable.  You can get yours here https://amzn.to/2RAacze
Zero Waste Win! I’ve been looking into getting a safety razor for a while now but have been hesitant to make the purchase. Picked this one up at My local CVS last week and decided it was time to give it a try today. It was so much easier to use than I thought and I got a really close shave. I will never buy another disposable. You can get yours here https://amzn.to/2RAacze
I used to wait to drink coffee until I got to work & fell victim to the convenience of the dreaded K-cups, or a morning drive thru run. I felt guilty EVERY. SINGLE. MORNING. Did you know the amount of K-Cups that have been trashed in landfills could wrap around the planet 10 times? Yikes. 
Fortunately, zero waste coffee was an easy switch & soooo yummy. I was gifted a French press from a family member when I started my journey to zero waste & now I wake up 10 minutes earlier to have my coffee.... guilt free ☕️ 😋 .
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#zerowaste #journeytozerowaste #zerowastewin #reusereducerecycle #zerowastecoffee #frenchpress #frenchpresscoffee #sustainableliving #sustainablechoices #sustainablecoffee #sustainability #coffee #plasticfree #lifewithoutplastic #plasticfreecoffee
I used to wait to drink coffee until I got to work & fell victim to the convenience of the dreaded K-cups, or a morning drive thru run. I felt guilty EVERY. SINGLE. MORNING. Did you know the amount of K-Cups that have been trashed in landfills could wrap around the planet 10 times? Yikes. Fortunately, zero waste coffee was an easy switch & soooo yummy. I was gifted a French press from a family member when I started my journey to zero waste & now I wake up 10 minutes earlier to have my coffee.... guilt free ☕️ 😋 . . . #zerowaste  #journeytozerowaste  #zerowastewin  #reusereducerecycle  #zerowastecoffee  #frenchpress  #frenchpresscoffee  #sustainableliving  #sustainablechoices  #sustainablecoffee  #sustainability  #coffee  #plasticfree  #lifewithoutplastic  #plasticfreecoffee 
Når hotellet pakker frokost i mine medbrakte poser og matbokser gleder mitt Zero Waste hjerte seg ❤️ Legg merke til den nye helt tette dipboksen vi har fått inn.
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#medbrakt #takeaway #hotelfrokost #flyplassfrokost #zerowaste #yayforearth #zerowastewin #helgetur
My #zerowastewin of the week!

We use *a lot* of veggie broth here. It provides so much flavor when sauteeing or boiling things, as well as in your traditional soups and stews.

My issue? I had to buy those qt cartons every week, and inevitably one would go bad in my fridge from not using the whole thing and it getting shoved back to where I forgot about it. #foodwaste #packagingwaste #badjuju 
SO! I made a veggie stock powder. Before you all tell me I couldve just saved up veggie scraps to then slow cook into a broth....Thats a great option...for more organized people! ;) Also, I only need 1 tsp of this per cup of water, so itll last me MUCH longer. (The jar pictured is an almost full half gallon jar). For those of you whom may want the recipe: http://talesofakitchen.com/raw/homemade-veggie-stock-powder-raw-vegan/

#vegan #plantbased #diy #eatyourcolors #beautyinfood #vegetarian #vegetablestock #zerowaste #garden #farmersmarket #dehydrating #survivalfood #nourish
My #zerowastewin  of the week! We use *a lot* of veggie broth here. It provides so much flavor when sauteeing or boiling things, as well as in your traditional soups and stews. My issue? I had to buy those qt cartons every week, and inevitably one would go bad in my fridge from not using the whole thing and it getting shoved back to where I forgot about it. #foodwaste  #packagingwaste  #badjuju  SO! I made a veggie stock powder. Before you all tell me I couldve just saved up veggie scraps to then slow cook into a broth....Thats a great option...for more organized people! ;) Also, I only need 1 tsp of this per cup of water, so itll last me MUCH longer. (The jar pictured is an almost full half gallon jar). For those of you whom may want the recipe: http://talesofakitchen.com/raw/homemade-veggie-stock-powder-raw-vegan/ #vegan  #plantbased  #diy  #eatyourcolors  #beautyinfood  #vegetarian  #vegetablestock  #zerowaste  #garden  #farmersmarket  #dehydrating  #survivalfood  #nourish 
One of the groovy things I picked up on my travels to @packagefreeshop whilst in NYC was my stainless steel water bottle cleaner (♻️🌉✊🏻). Yes, this is a real thing. A real, a really very great thing. #sorrynotsorryforbeingabasicsustainablebabe 💁🏻‍♀️
Handy, handsome and hygienic - need I commend this more? #no #zerowastewin #packagefreewin #packagefreeshop
Anyone else find it difficult to self care even something as simple as a shower? Work has been eating away at me this week, my spring seasonal allergies decided to kick in Beginning of October so I’m in bed by 8 every night and up by 4:30. .
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Although I did have a #zerowastewin today. I finally finished a Bath and Body Works body wash that I impulsively bought last summer. My ZW goals aren’t quite as easy as I thought it would be, but I can tell you that it’s been MONTHS since I’ve bought any body wash and the next time I do, it will be from @plaineproducts and metal, not plastic 
#kealyssustainable life
Anyone else find it difficult to self care even something as simple as a shower? Work has been eating away at me this week, my spring seasonal allergies decided to kick in Beginning of October so I’m in bed by 8 every night and up by 4:30. . . Although I did have a #zerowastewin  today. I finally finished a Bath and Body Works body wash that I impulsively bought last summer. My ZW goals aren’t quite as easy as I thought it would be, but I can tell you that it’s been MONTHS since I’ve bought any body wash and the next time I do, it will be from @plaineproducts and metal, not plastic #kealyssustainable  life
I finally ran out of my old shampoo & conditioner bottles. Instead of buying new ones, I filled up some old containers in the bulk section at my local co-op. A major zero waste win!!! Thank you @pccmarkets ❤️
#zerowaste #zerowaste #zerowastehome #sustainableliving #sustainability #sustainablechoices #local #coop #pcc #pccmarkets #trashless #babystepstozerowaste #journeytozerowaste #reusereducerecycle #bulkshopping #shampoo #conditioner #zerowastewin
I'm so glad I had my @stasherbag with me when I came across my favourite childhood biscuits in Malaysia
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I had seen them multiple times but had resisted because they were always wrapped in plastic, plus I didn't really need the sugar hit... But I just couldn't resist when I found them plastic free!
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Lesser known fact these biscuits originated in the UK but are a common treat in Asia that I grew up with
I'm so glad I had my @stasherbag with me when I came across my favourite childhood biscuits in Malaysia • I had seen them multiple times but had resisted because they were always wrapped in plastic, plus I didn't really need the sugar hit... But I just couldn't resist when I found them plastic free! • Lesser known fact these biscuits originated in the UK but are a common treat in Asia that I grew up with
Thank you @dutchbroslakewood for serving me my coffee in my own to go cup. #zerowastewin ....and thank you @lakewoodecondev for the gift card.
Thank you @dutchbroslakewood for serving me my coffee in my own to go cup. #zerowastewin  ....and thank you @lakewoodecondev for the gift card.
Went to the farmstand today and found unbunched kale. Which is fairly rare! Usually I️ have to settle for a rubber band or a twist tie. I️ also was able to grab only what I️ needed which is ideal. Trying not to waste any food over here! And of course I️ carried them out just like this 😍
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It’s the little things that get me excited! Did you have any wins this week?
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#zerowastegroceries #nosingleuseplastic #plasticfree #planetorplastic #livingzerowaste #nofoodwaste #nofoodwasted #zerowasteliving #zerowastewin #localfarms #localfarmstand #organicfoods #plantdiet #noplasticbags #eatyourveggiesbitch #zerowastecooking #choosetorefuse #dontcallmetrashy
Went to the farmstand today and found unbunched kale. Which is fairly rare! Usually I️ have to settle for a rubber band or a twist tie. I️ also was able to grab only what I️ needed which is ideal. Trying not to waste any food over here! And of course I️ carried them out just like this 😍 . . It’s the little things that get me excited! Did you have any wins this week? . . #zerowastegroceries  #nosingleuseplastic  #plasticfree  #planetorplastic  #livingzerowaste  #nofoodwaste  #nofoodwasted  #zerowasteliving  #zerowastewin  #localfarms  #localfarmstand  #organicfoods  #plantdiet  #noplasticbags  #eatyourveggiesbitch  #zerowastecooking  #choosetorefuse  #dontcallmetrashy 
New listing!!! 6pk of extra wide liners:

6 inch length

3 inch width

Scrappy cotton top, 2 layer flannel core, cotton back

Kam snap closure

READY TO SHIP

Very affordable at only $14.95 shipped in Canada, $19.95 shipped to the USA, $24.95 shipped int, untracked. Add $11 for tracking.

Get them in the etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/646938471/ready-to-ship-6pc-cloth-pantyliner-set

#reusable #reusablepantyliners #clothpads #extrawide #plussize #cottonliners #scrappads #oneofakind #zerowaste #environmental #reusablemenstrualproducts #readytoship #handmade #handmadeincanada #madeincanada #freeshippingincanada #worldwideshippingavailable #affordable #affordableproducts #affordablereusables #zerowastestuff #zerowastelife #zerowastewin
New listing!!! 6pk of extra wide liners: 6 inch length 3 inch width Scrappy cotton top, 2 layer flannel core, cotton back Kam snap closure READY TO SHIP Very affordable at only $14.95 shipped in Canada, $19.95 shipped to the USA, $24.95 shipped int, untracked. Add $11 for tracking. Get them in the etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/646938471/ready-to-ship-6pc-cloth-pantyliner-set #reusable  #reusablepantyliners  #clothpads  #extrawide  #plussize  #cottonliners  #scrappads  #oneofakind  #zerowaste  #environmental  #reusablemenstrualproducts  #readytoship  #handmade  #handmadeincanada  #madeincanada  #freeshippingincanada  #worldwideshippingavailable  #affordable  #affordableproducts  #affordablereusables  #zerowastestuff  #zerowastelife  #zerowastewin 
New listing!!! 6pk of extra wide liners:

6 inch length

3 inch width

Scrappy cotton top, 2 layer flannel core, cotton back

Kam snap closure

READY TO SHIP

Very affordable at only $14.95 shipped in Canada, $19.95 shipped to the USA, $24.95 shipped int, untracked. Add $11 for tracking.

Get them in the etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/646938471/ready-to-ship-6pc-cloth-pantyliner-set

#reusable #reusablepantyliners #clothpads #extrawide #plussize #cottonliners #scrappads #oneofakind #zerowaste #environmental #reusablemenstrualproducts #readytoship #handmade #handmadeincanada #madeincanada #freeshippingincanada #worldwideshippingavailable #affordable #affordableproducts #affordablereusables #zerowastestuff #zerowastelife #zerowastewin
New listing!!! 6pk of extra wide liners: 6 inch length 3 inch width Scrappy cotton top, 2 layer flannel core, cotton back Kam snap closure READY TO SHIP Very affordable at only $14.95 shipped in Canada, $19.95 shipped to the USA, $24.95 shipped int, untracked. Add $11 for tracking. Get them in the etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/646938471/ready-to-ship-6pc-cloth-pantyliner-set #reusable  #reusablepantyliners  #clothpads  #extrawide  #plussize  #cottonliners  #scrappads  #oneofakind  #zerowaste  #environmental  #reusablemenstrualproducts  #readytoship  #handmade  #handmadeincanada  #madeincanada  #freeshippingincanada  #worldwideshippingavailable  #affordable  #affordableproducts  #affordablereusables  #zerowastestuff  #zerowastelife  #zerowastewin 
New listing!!! 6pk of extra wide liners:

6 inch length

3 inch width

Scrappy cotton top, 2 layer flannel core, cotton back

Kam snap closure

READY TO SHIP

Very affordable at only $14.95 shipped in Canada, $19.95 shipped to the USA, $24.95 shipped int, untracked. Add $11 for tracking.

Get them in the etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/646938471/ready-to-ship-6pc-cloth-pantyliner-set

#reusable #reusablepantyliners #clothpads #extrawide #plussize #cottonliners #scrappads #oneofakind #zerowaste #environmental #reusablemenstrualproducts #readytoship #handmade #handmadeincanada #madeincanada #freeshippingincanada #worldwideshippingavailable #affordable #affordableproducts #affordablereusables #zerowastestuff #zerowastelife #zerowastewin
New listing!!! 6pk of extra wide liners: 6 inch length 3 inch width Scrappy cotton top, 2 layer flannel core, cotton back Kam snap closure READY TO SHIP Very affordable at only $14.95 shipped in Canada, $19.95 shipped to the USA, $24.95 shipped int, untracked. Add $11 for tracking. Get them in the etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/646938471/ready-to-ship-6pc-cloth-pantyliner-set #reusable  #reusablepantyliners  #clothpads  #extrawide  #plussize  #cottonliners  #scrappads  #oneofakind  #zerowaste  #environmental  #reusablemenstrualproducts  #readytoship  #handmade  #handmadeincanada  #madeincanada  #freeshippingincanada  #worldwideshippingavailable  #affordable  #affordableproducts  #affordablereusables  #zerowastestuff  #zerowastelife  #zerowastewin 
#makelesstrash baby step of the week:
Ran out of the obnoxious body wash that comes in nuclear-grade plastic bottles. You know, expensive, artificially scented, and leaves you and the tub kind of slimy? So we replaced it with these lovely goat's milk soaps we found at the farmer's market. Got the sandalwood one for me and unscented for the kids. Absolutely lovely and they are wrapped in compostable coffee filters. @silktreefarm @aquidneckgrowers .
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#zerowaste #zerowasteliving #zerowastewin #zerowaste with kids #aquidneckfarms #aquidneckgrowersmarket #newportri #middletownri #goatmilksoap #localfinds #madeinri #farmersmarket #farmersmarketfinds
#makelesstrash  baby step of the week: Ran out of the obnoxious body wash that comes in nuclear-grade plastic bottles. You know, expensive, artificially scented, and leaves you and the tub kind of slimy? So we replaced it with these lovely goat's milk soaps we found at the farmer's market. Got the sandalwood one for me and unscented for the kids. Absolutely lovely and they are wrapped in compostable coffee filters. @silktreefarm @aquidneckgrowers . . . . . . #zerowaste  #zerowasteliving  #zerowastewin  #zerowaste  with kids #aquidneckfarms  #aquidneckgrowersmarket  #newportri  #middletownri  #goatmilksoap  #localfinds  #madeinri  #farmersmarket  #farmersmarketfinds 
Got me some #hothungariansalami #zerowaste #ish 
It was an intense ride.... I was nervous to ask... She looked puzzled when I did.... While I waited, other people came & were clearly wondering what the tin for cookies was doing on the counter.... The cashier was confused when she rang up my car...
But I got my food, with no plastic!! It was all very dramatic (even posted about it in my stories) at the time, but now, next time I get my order, it'll be easy as cake... (Maybe I'll get some of that, in my own container, next time!) My dog photobombed my picture (& licked the meat!!) #zerowastewannabe #zerowastejourney #lowwastejourney
#lowwastewin #zerowastewin #meatinabox #reuse #reusewhatyouhave #dogphotobomb
Got me some #hothungariansalami  #zerowaste  #ish  It was an intense ride.... I was nervous to ask... She looked puzzled when I did.... While I waited, other people came & were clearly wondering what the tin for cookies was doing on the counter.... The cashier was confused when she rang up my car... But I got my food, with no plastic!! It was all very dramatic (even posted about it in my stories) at the time, but now, next time I get my order, it'll be easy as cake... (Maybe I'll get some of that, in my own container, next time!) My dog photobombed my picture (& licked the meat!!) #zerowastewannabe  #zerowastejourney  #lowwastejourney  #lowwastewin  #zerowastewin  #meatinabox  #reuse  #reusewhatyouhave  #dogphotobomb 
We’ve switched to cloth wipes! When Ro turned 1 month old, I started cleaning his poopy butt under running water on the faucet sink because I didn’t want to waste all those cotton balls and wet wipes. Now that he’s a toddler I clean his butt with the toilet bidet. We rarely use wet wipes... We use bibs, small towels or tissue. I use the wet wipes only if he poops when we’re out. One pack of 30 wet wipes would last us 2-3 months! So it was an easy transition when we finally made the switch and have now gone full cloth (cloth diapers and cloth wipes.. yass!) I keep these flannel squares inside the wipe pouch dry and use them as tissue, then if I need them wet I just get one and spray with water.
Dis one sustainable baby! #zerowastewin #buhayzerowaste #zerowasteph #wipouch #clothwipes
We’ve switched to cloth wipes! When Ro turned 1 month old, I started cleaning his poopy butt under running water on the faucet sink because I didn’t want to waste all those cotton balls and wet wipes. Now that he’s a toddler I clean his butt with the toilet bidet. We rarely use wet wipes... We use bibs, small towels or tissue. I use the wet wipes only if he poops when we’re out. One pack of 30 wet wipes would last us 2-3 months! So it was an easy transition when we finally made the switch and have now gone full cloth (cloth diapers and cloth wipes.. yass!) I keep these flannel squares inside the wipe pouch dry and use them as tissue, then if I need them wet I just get one and spray with water. Dis one sustainable baby! #zerowastewin  #buhayzerowaste  #zerowasteph  #wipouch  #clothwipes 
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Our zero waste fails and tips from our holiday recently to Toronto and Montreal. 🇨🇦 .
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#newblog #toronto #canada #zerowastefail #zerowastewin #sustainabletravel
Brought my own plate to Yellow Cab jk hahahah 😂
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Thank you, @yellowcabpizza, for switching to reusables! From being a wasteful (disposable plates, cups, and utensils) to being a responsible brand. They may have increased their water bill but when you look at the bigger picture, less water and energy is consumed if the reusables are used hundreds of times. .
Curious if other Yellow Cab branches are doing the same. If not, you can challenge the branch near you to switch! 😉
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#yellowcabph #WasteWatchPh @wastewatchph #refusesingleuse #BeatPlasticPollution #ZeroWasteWin (almost) #MeaningfullyDifferent charot @beauzeeful
Brought my own plate to Yellow Cab jk hahahah 😂 . Thank you, @yellowcabpizza, for switching to reusables! From being a wasteful (disposable plates, cups, and utensils) to being a responsible brand. They may have increased their water bill but when you look at the bigger picture, less water and energy is consumed if the reusables are used hundreds of times. . Curious if other Yellow Cab branches are doing the same. If not, you can challenge the branch near you to switch! 😉 . #yellowcabph  #WasteWatchPh  @wastewatchph #refusesingleuse  #BeatPlasticPollution  #ZeroWasteWin  (almost) #MeaningfullyDifferent  charot @beauzeeful
I made the mistake of parking near the bakery stands at the farmers market and couldn’t resist when I walked by, especially after they buttered me up with a delicious sweet brioche sample 🍞😍 Luckily I brought my stainless steel tiffins in anticipation of berries and cherry tomatoes so I was able to avoid the paper bag! Once again, preparedness seems to be key 🤔
I made the mistake of parking near the bakery stands at the farmers market and couldn’t resist when I walked by, especially after they buttered me up with a delicious sweet brioche sample 🍞😍 Luckily I brought my stainless steel tiffins in anticipation of berries and cherry tomatoes so I was able to avoid the paper bag! Once again, preparedness seems to be key 🤔
I️ just stopped at a grocery store on the other side of town and found so many loose veggies that are usually wrapped in plastic at my local one. And cauliflower on sale 😍 they’ve been pretty expensive this season. #zerowastewin .
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#choosetorefuse #dontcallmetrashy #refusepackaging #veggies  #zerowasteshopping #usewhatyouhave #repurposeyourtrash #zerowaste #zerowastejourney #zerowastelifestyle #reuse #bringyourownbag #reusableproducebags #sustainableliving #reducewaste #reducereuserecycle #noplastic #plasticfree #livingzerowaste #packagefree #waronwaste #makeyourown #lowimpact #producebags #zerowastegroceryshopping
I️ just stopped at a grocery store on the other side of town and found so many loose veggies that are usually wrapped in plastic at my local one. And cauliflower on sale 😍 they’ve been pretty expensive this season. #zerowastewin  . . #choosetorefuse  #dontcallmetrashy  #refusepackaging  #veggies  #zerowasteshopping  #usewhatyouhave  #repurposeyourtrash  #zerowaste  #zerowastejourney  #zerowastelifestyle  #reuse  #bringyourownbag  #reusableproducebags  #sustainableliving  #reducewaste  #reducereuserecycle  #noplastic  #plasticfree  #livingzerowaste  #packagefree  #waronwaste  #makeyourown  #lowimpact  #producebags  #zerowastegroceryshopping 
We love incorporating Beeswax in our DIY beauty products. 🐝 
Although beeswax pellets are much easier to work with, we have not been able to access any that are package free (so we have resorted to grating the bar of wax🙀😫).
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We were ecstatic when we came across this hack from @nerdyfarmwife
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1. Heat beeswax until completely melted.
2. Slowly pour small drops onto parchment paper (we reuse our piece of parchment so it won’t go to waste)
3. Let cool completely and peel off.

Ta da! Now you have yourself some DIY Beeswax pellets! #ZeroWasteWin

Ps. This works just as well with soy waxes for our vegan friends. 🐰
We love incorporating Beeswax in our DIY beauty products. 🐝 Although beeswax pellets are much easier to work with, we have not been able to access any that are package free (so we have resorted to grating the bar of wax🙀😫). . We were ecstatic when we came across this hack from @nerdyfarmwife . 1. Heat beeswax until completely melted. 2. Slowly pour small drops onto parchment paper (we reuse our piece of parchment so it won’t go to waste) 3. Let cool completely and peel off. Ta da! Now you have yourself some DIY Beeswax pellets! #ZeroWasteWin  Ps. This works just as well with soy waxes for our vegan friends. 🐰
Both Laurence and Theo have slight obsessions. Laurence loves #wintermixtures so a few years ago we bought in bulk. I kept the jar as it seemed to good to waste. Theo loves buying random cars in charity shops, he spends ages working out which one he wants, then goes and pays for it all by himself. What he doesn’t do is tidy them up 🙄 so this afternoon I had a #flashofinspiration and put them in the old jar. This evening he very carefully put them all back and screwed the lid on. #zerowastewin #parentingwin #montessori
Both Laurence and Theo have slight obsessions. Laurence loves #wintermixtures  so a few years ago we bought in bulk. I kept the jar as it seemed to good to waste. Theo loves buying random cars in charity shops, he spends ages working out which one he wants, then goes and pays for it all by himself. What he doesn’t do is tidy them up 🙄 so this afternoon I had a #flashofinspiration  and put them in the old jar. This evening he very carefully put them all back and screwed the lid on. #zerowastewin  #parentingwin  #montessori 
Lucky to have fresh homegrown curly kale from the @sweenlouney garden, and Twitch enjoys a lovely dinner too! #zerowastewin
Lucky to have fresh homegrown curly kale from the @sweenlouney garden, and Twitch enjoys a lovely dinner too! #zerowastewin 
Thank you @TukTukBistro for letting me take my to go order in my own containers. #zerowastewin
Thank you @TukTukBistro for letting me take my to go order in my own containers. #zerowastewin 
Buckets were an unsung hero of our preparations for Festival Italiano at Belmar. We used them to dispose of liquids and for compost collection. Instead of buying new buckets, we partnered with Roxana, the bakery manager at King Soopers. Roxana saved the bakery's frosting buckets and we were able to give them a second life. #zerowastewin Thank you Roxana! @belmarcolorado, @alamedagateway
Buckets were an unsung hero of our preparations for Festival Italiano at Belmar. We used them to dispose of liquids and for compost collection. Instead of buying new buckets, we partnered with Roxana, the bakery manager at King Soopers. Roxana saved the bakery's frosting buckets and we were able to give them a second life. #zerowastewin  Thank you Roxana! @belmarcolorado, @alamedagateway
ZWS would like to thank the beverage station volunteers at Festival Italiano at Belmar for being commited to the cause. These volunteers were diligent in collecting the plastic film from their booth to make sure it was kept out of the landfill. Way to go! #zerowastewin
ZWS would like to thank the beverage station volunteers at Festival Italiano at Belmar for being commited to the cause. These volunteers were diligent in collecting the plastic film from their booth to make sure it was kept out of the landfill. Way to go! #zerowastewin 
Choco Kisses Shake on my reusable container with my stainless straw: #zerowastewin 😊😊
The vendor was very eager with my request to use my reusable container..since same lang silang 16 oz. .
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#zerowaste #zerowasteliving #zerowastelife #byob #bringyourownbaunan
I have a small confession: one of my little joys in life is getting an iced cappucino from a certain ginormous Canadian coffee chain. It's loaded with sugar and is a perfect coffee flavored adult slushee on a hot day. 
But it comes in a number 6 plastic cup (not recyclable here) and straw (also not recyclable). I always feel super guilty that my 5 minutes of bliss results in forever plastic garbage. Today I tried something different: I asked for mine in my mason jar and they agreed without a fuss! 
It's worth asking to reduce packaging at most places. If you're polite, most restaurants and cafés are ok with it. Sometimes the scariest part is asking and getting weird looks, but they get the hang of it.

Individuals going zero waste can often be inaccessible, and we need to definitely focus on systemic change. BUT I see with my own eyes these days how the plastic-free movement is growing every day, and that's all thanks to you trying to go zero waste!

#zerowaste #zerowastewin #icecap #icecoffee #adultslushies #summer #masonjar #reusable #plasticfree #montreal @timhortons
I have a small confession: one of my little joys in life is getting an iced cappucino from a certain ginormous Canadian coffee chain. It's loaded with sugar and is a perfect coffee flavored adult slushee on a hot day. But it comes in a number 6 plastic cup (not recyclable here) and straw (also not recyclable). I always feel super guilty that my 5 minutes of bliss results in forever plastic garbage. Today I tried something different: I asked for mine in my mason jar and they agreed without a fuss! It's worth asking to reduce packaging at most places. If you're polite, most restaurants and cafés are ok with it. Sometimes the scariest part is asking and getting weird looks, but they get the hang of it. Individuals going zero waste can often be inaccessible, and we need to definitely focus on systemic change. BUT I see with my own eyes these days how the plastic-free movement is growing every day, and that's all thanks to you trying to go zero waste! #zerowaste  #zerowastewin  #icecap  #icecoffee  #adultslushies  #summer  #masonjar  #reusable  #plasticfree  #montreal  @timhortons
Minimales is proud to announce that we will be supporting Child.org. We will be raising money for this charity which does amazing work trying to improve children's living conditions in some of the world poorest countries. We've come up with a 7 days zero waste challenge that we'd like you to take up with us; we are happy to raise awareness about plastic pollution and support another great cause at the same time! We need you!! #childdotorg #charity #event #challenge #zerowaste #zerowastechallenge #give #doyourpart #saynotoplastic #refuse #helpus #helpthem #sustainable #begreen #donate  #zerodechet #zerowastewin #betterworld #fightforfuture #brighterfuture #ecofriendly  #zerowasteuk #zerowastelondon #zerowasteliving #noplastic #reusables  #savetheplanet #savethechildren
Minimales is proud to announce that we will be supporting Child.org. We will be raising money for this charity which does amazing work trying to improve children's living conditions in some of the world poorest countries. We've come up with a 7 days zero waste challenge that we'd like you to take up with us; we are happy to raise awareness about plastic pollution and support another great cause at the same time! We need you!! #childdotorg  #charity  #event  #challenge  #zerowaste  #zerowastechallenge  #give  #doyourpart  #saynotoplastic  #refuse  #helpus  #helpthem  #sustainable  #begreen  #donate  #zerodechet  #zerowastewin  #betterworld  #fightforfuture  #brighterfuture  #ecofriendly  #zerowasteuk  #zerowastelondon  #zerowasteliving  #noplastic  #reusables  #savetheplanet  #savethechildren 
Need to have my coffee today but forgot to make it at home so i have to buy those in sachet..i may not be #zerowastewin today but at least this piece of trash will not pollute the ocean it will go directly to my ecobrick.
Had this ecobrick for seven months now and is not full yet. My trash were mostly coffee sachets because as you may now know Im a certified #coffeeholic 😁 and some packed oat bars that were given to me by my lola😊..
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#zerowaste #zerowastelife #zerowasteliving #coffee #ecobricks #ecobrickph
Need to have my coffee today but forgot to make it at home so i have to buy those in sachet..i may not be #zerowastewin  today but at least this piece of trash will not pollute the ocean it will go directly to my ecobrick. Had this ecobrick for seven months now and is not full yet. My trash were mostly coffee sachets because as you may now know Im a certified #coffeeholic  😁 and some packed oat bars that were given to me by my lola😊.. . . . . . #zerowaste  #zerowastelife  #zerowasteliving  #coffee  #ecobricks  #ecobrickph 
My zero waste college kit. The notebook is actually a tablet which I use to take notes. My bike stuff and lunch I brought. Feeling pretty good on my first day of classes. #universityofdenver #josefkorbelschool #gradschool #zerowastewin #enjoythejourney #nervousalready
Had an apple that was too mushy for my taste, but instead of letting it rot, I decided to try stewed apple. It's kind of like grown up apple sauce. #zerowastewin #zw #compost #reuse #repurpose #foodwaste #stewedapples
A special thank you to our food banks The Action Center and Tin Shed for picking up festival leftovers,  helping families in need, and preventing perfectly good food from going to waste. #FestivalItaliano, #zerowastewin , #zerowaste
A special thank you to our food banks The Action Center and Tin Shed for picking up festival leftovers, helping families in need, and preventing perfectly good food from going to waste. #FestivalItaliano , #zerowastewin  , #zerowaste 
Zero Waste Services would like to give a gold star to George, owner of Italian Flame. This Festival Italiano at Belmar vendor was 100% committed to the cause. Not only did they offer all compostable dinnerware, but they also made a large food donation to our food banks. Way to go! #zerowaste, #zerowastewin, #FestivalItaliano
Zero Waste Services would like to give a gold star to George, owner of Italian Flame. This Festival Italiano at Belmar vendor was 100% committed to the cause. Not only did they offer all compostable dinnerware, but they also made a large food donation to our food banks. Way to go! #zerowaste , #zerowastewin , #FestivalItaliano 
Good to see that @workspaceespresso promotes reduction of plastic straws and will phase out its use soon.  #zerowastewin #zerowastesg #notoplasticstraws
Good morning and happy Friday, everyone!☀️ Had such a great time last night eating #vegancake and talking about all the things with @zerowastedork. 🍰 The #zerowaste community is awesome and I’m so happy for the connections I’ve made with genuine, caring people. Can’t wait to visit you in Seattle! 💙💙 (Also, we asked them to take back our paper napkins and they did...and reused them! #zerowastewin). @eatfarewell
Good morning and happy Friday, everyone!☀️ Had such a great time last night eating #vegancake  and talking about all the things with @zerowastedork. 🍰 The #zerowaste  community is awesome and I’m so happy for the connections I’ve made with genuine, caring people. Can’t wait to visit you in Seattle! 💙💙 (Also, we asked them to take back our paper napkins and they did...and reused them! #zerowastewin ). @eatfarewell
September 6, 2018 - Impromptu trip to @eco_le_sg because a meeting got cancelled! 🤭 Gotten some rolled oats, zesty maple nut mix, animal biscuits and udon noodles for only $9.21! 🤫 Sent my SOS for some apple cider vinegar to replace my toner too 💆 Even gotten a huge mango with my produce bag from Giant on the way back 😋 Healthy living made easy, remember to only buy what you need 🤓

#zerowaste #zerowastewin #zerowastenana #ecolesg #rolledoats #nutmix #biscuits #udon #applecidervinegar #mango #journeytozerowaste #bringyourowncontainers #BYO
September 6, 2018 - Impromptu trip to @eco_le_sg because a meeting got cancelled! 🤭 Gotten some rolled oats, zesty maple nut mix, animal biscuits and udon noodles for only $9.21! 🤫 Sent my SOS for some apple cider vinegar to replace my toner too 💆 Even gotten a huge mango with my produce bag from Giant on the way back 😋 Healthy living made easy, remember to only buy what you need 🤓 #zerowaste  #zerowastewin  #zerowastenana  #ecolesg  #rolledoats  #nutmix  #biscuits  #udon  #applecidervinegar  #mango  #journeytozerowaste  #bringyourowncontainers  #BYO 
What are you going to miss most about summer? For me, it's all the bountiful produce - like this beautiful #romainelettuce! Look at that gorgeous plant. 😍 Unfortunately, come winter, lettuce is no longer in commission at the #farmersmarket. If I want to make a salad using lettuce, I have to get it from my grocery store. Yes, I can get it #packagefree using my produce bags, but it's just not the same as fresh seasonal produce. .
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✨ So, this is an ode to seasonal produce everywhere: ✨ 🌿🍉🍅🍓 Seasonal produce - I love you and I'm so grateful for all the nourishment you provide me when you're at your peak. I'll miss you when you're gone, but that only makes me that much happier to see you in season again! I can never take you for granted, because I know your time here is limited. Until we must part, I'll make the most of it and enjoy you in many dishes to come! Thanks for being so darn tasty. 🌿🍉🍅🍓
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Haha, okay, hope you enjoyed that little ode. With that in mind, how's your #zerowasteweek been going? Let me know what #zerowastewin you've had so far (for me it's definitely buying beautiful package free seasonal food like this!). 💖🌟
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#bulkisbeautiful #seasonal #seasonalproduce #zerowastegroceryshopping #zerowasteshopping #goingzerowaste #zerowasteliving #zerowastelife #zerowastelifestyle #nomoreplastic #zerowasteweek2018
What are you going to miss most about summer? For me, it's all the bountiful produce - like this beautiful #romainelettuce ! Look at that gorgeous plant. 😍 Unfortunately, come winter, lettuce is no longer in commission at the #farmersmarket . If I want to make a salad using lettuce, I have to get it from my grocery store. Yes, I can get it #packagefree  using my produce bags, but it's just not the same as fresh seasonal produce. . . ✨ So, this is an ode to seasonal produce everywhere: ✨ 🌿🍉🍅🍓 Seasonal produce - I love you and I'm so grateful for all the nourishment you provide me when you're at your peak. I'll miss you when you're gone, but that only makes me that much happier to see you in season again! I can never take you for granted, because I know your time here is limited. Until we must part, I'll make the most of it and enjoy you in many dishes to come! Thanks for being so darn tasty. 🌿🍉🍅🍓 . . Haha, okay, hope you enjoyed that little ode. With that in mind, how's your #zerowasteweek  been going? Let me know what #zerowastewin  you've had so far (for me it's definitely buying beautiful package free seasonal food like this!). 💖🌟 . . . #bulkisbeautiful  #seasonal  #seasonalproduce  #zerowastegroceryshopping  #zerowasteshopping  #goingzerowaste  #zerowasteliving  #zerowastelife  #zerowastelifestyle  #nomoreplastic  #zerowasteweek2018 
When you arrive at your holiday destination without a hat (typical on my part 🤦🏻‍♀️) and find this beauty at the local op shop for $3.00! 😍👌🏼 #zerowastewin
When you arrive at your holiday destination without a hat (typical on my part 🤦🏻‍♀️) and find this beauty at the local op shop for $3.00! 😍👌🏼 #zerowastewin 
Did you have lunch yet? We got super hungry after seeing this yummy zero waste picnic by @mobilezerowasteshop 
While the sun is still out, you should definitely have a picnic yourself and enjoy a bit of nature and tranquillity. Fill your reusable containers with your favorite salads and snack and bring a refillable bottle. Zero waste is the new normal!
So inspiring to see how all of you are implementing little steps in your busy life 💪share your zero waste wins with #wearefnp

We believe that everybody can make a difference and have a positive impact. And we believe that being respectful to humans and nature is the new normal. That's why we are so happy to be surrounded and supported by lovely people like you, who care and believe in change. Finally, normal people!

#zerowasteisnormal #noplastic #zerowastelunch #zerowastepicnic #veganlunch #veganpicnic #inspiringcommunity #naturelovers #outdooradventure #hiking #zerowastewin #consciousconsumer #saynotoplastic #yayforearth #byelandfill #ad @mobilezerowasteshop
Did you have lunch yet? We got super hungry after seeing this yummy zero waste picnic by @mobilezerowasteshop While the sun is still out, you should definitely have a picnic yourself and enjoy a bit of nature and tranquillity. Fill your reusable containers with your favorite salads and snack and bring a refillable bottle. Zero waste is the new normal! So inspiring to see how all of you are implementing little steps in your busy life 💪share your zero waste wins with #wearefnp  We believe that everybody can make a difference and have a positive impact. And we believe that being respectful to humans and nature is the new normal. That's why we are so happy to be surrounded and supported by lovely people like you, who care and believe in change. Finally, normal people! #zerowasteisnormal  #noplastic  #zerowastelunch  #zerowastepicnic  #veganlunch  #veganpicnic  #inspiringcommunity  #naturelovers  #outdooradventure  #hiking  #zerowastewin  #consciousconsumer  #saynotoplastic  #yayforearth  #byelandfill  #ad  @mobilezerowasteshop
*ZEROWASTE UPCYCLE*
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Ok so I’m the plonker that wore little white pumps to go berry picking 🤦🏼‍♀️🙈
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Yes they are from the dreaded cheap clothing shop, which are unethical and not great for my feet, but having spent many years on a severely tight budget, and being a mother - as is often the way, changes for my self, particularly my fashion items are further down the priority line. (I am slowly trying to focus on myself more though, after all #zerowaste and #ethicalliving is a journey that takes time)
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When we got home from the farm I had 5 big splodges of blackberries on my shoes and I of course didn’t want to throw them away & charity aren’t going to have them like that, so rather than ditching I went with embracing. Each of the berry patches was a diff shade or colour - red, pink, blue, purple and almost black so pinched a handful of blackberries and elderberries and “customised” them into these colourful beauties. They will need a rinse and will definitely fade a bit but they look custom and deliberate so good to go again for another year. Saved from the bin.
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#upcycle #zerowastewin #zerowasteweek #shoes #thinkabouyyourfashion #disposablefashion #whomademyclothes #dontwearwhiteshoes #foraging #berries #veryberry #blackberries #elderberry #babipurstem #ecofriendly #reducereuserecycle #reuse #fortheplanet #ecomum #instamum
*ZEROWASTE UPCYCLE* _______ Ok so I’m the plonker that wore little white pumps to go berry picking 🤦🏼‍♀️🙈 _______ Yes they are from the dreaded cheap clothing shop, which are unethical and not great for my feet, but having spent many years on a severely tight budget, and being a mother - as is often the way, changes for my self, particularly my fashion items are further down the priority line. (I am slowly trying to focus on myself more though, after all #zerowaste  and #ethicalliving  is a journey that takes time) _______ When we got home from the farm I had 5 big splodges of blackberries on my shoes and I of course didn’t want to throw them away & charity aren’t going to have them like that, so rather than ditching I went with embracing. Each of the berry patches was a diff shade or colour - red, pink, blue, purple and almost black so pinched a handful of blackberries and elderberries and “customised” them into these colourful beauties. They will need a rinse and will definitely fade a bit but they look custom and deliberate so good to go again for another year. Saved from the bin. _______ #upcycle  #zerowastewin  #zerowasteweek  #shoes  #thinkabouyyourfashion  #disposablefashion  #whomademyclothes  #dontwearwhiteshoes  #foraging  #berries  #veryberry  #blackberries  #elderberry  #babipurstem  #ecofriendly  #reducereuserecycle  #reuse  #fortheplanet  #ecomum  #instamum 
Tonight's feature - noodle soup with tofu from and noodles from Nada, and broccoli and kale from the local farmer's market, with some spices here and there. #zerowastewin #zerowaste #veganfood #healthyfood
You really have to be always ready when out and about, coz you never know when you feel like having a snack. / The stall assistant agreed instantly when asked if it can be placed inside my container. 😁👍thank you @gogofranks! Really awesome! 💚🌍
You really have to be always ready when out and about, coz you never know when you feel like having a snack. / The stall assistant agreed instantly when asked if it can be placed inside my container. 😁👍thank you @gogofranks! Really awesome! 💚🌍
September 3, 2018 - Reducing your waste is easier than you think! These are my reusable facial rounds made of organic bamboo cotton, I don't put on make-up but I use these to apply toner on my face :) I bought mine from Etsy but you can get similar ones from @wellnesswithinsg too!

#zerowaste #zerowastewin #facialrounds #bamboocotton #reusable #recyclemorewasteless #reuse #reduce #wellnesswithinsg #zerowastenana #journeytozerowaste #zerowasteroutine #zerowastemakeup #wastefreeplanet
September 3, 2018 - Reducing your waste is easier than you think! These are my reusable facial rounds made of organic bamboo cotton, I don't put on make-up but I use these to apply toner on my face :) I bought mine from Etsy but you can get similar ones from @wellnesswithinsg too! #zerowaste  #zerowastewin  #facialrounds  #bamboocotton  #reusable  #recyclemorewasteless  #reuse  #reduce  #wellnesswithinsg  #zerowastenana  #journeytozerowaste  #zerowasteroutine  #zerowastemakeup  #wastefreeplanet 
Tak tomuto sa povie "Zerowaste vine" :-) Keď sa mi skvasila šťava na ríbezlivý džem tak som sa prvý krát v živote odhodľala založiť ríbezlové vínko a nelutujem :-) Naozaj všetko zlé je na niečo dobré ;-)
Tak tomuto sa povie "Zerowaste vine" :-) Keď sa mi skvasila šťava na ríbezlivý džem tak som sa prvý krát v živote odhodľala založiť ríbezlové vínko a nelutujem :-) Naozaj všetko zlé je na niečo dobré ;-)
Do you soak your balls?!? Ermmmm....dryer balls of course!! Did you know these are the dryer sheet substitute!!! They dry your clothes chemical free and add your favorite essential oil for your laundry to smell fantastic! 
Why do you need to get them wet? Soaking them before you use your dryer helps cut down on static electricity in your clothes and it helps cut down on the wrinkles in your clothes as they dry! All around one of my favorite chemical free switches!! #maketheswitch #chemicalfreeliving #zerowastewin #purification #essentailoilsforlife #oilystrong
Do you soak your balls?!? Ermmmm....dryer balls of course!! Did you know these are the dryer sheet substitute!!! They dry your clothes chemical free and add your favorite essential oil for your laundry to smell fantastic! Why do you need to get them wet? Soaking them before you use your dryer helps cut down on static electricity in your clothes and it helps cut down on the wrinkles in your clothes as they dry! All around one of my favorite chemical free switches!! #maketheswitch  #chemicalfreeliving  #zerowastewin  #purification  #essentailoilsforlife  #oilystrong 
It was super awesome how excited the employees at @noodlescompany got about me bringing my own container for my takeout, delicious as always 😍 #ZeroWasteWin #ZeroWaste #Vegan #foodporn #noodles #noodlesandcompany
Zero Waste Services is proud to have partnered with Tin Shed food pantry for Festival Italiano. Tin Shed will be taking leftover festival food and distributing it to families in need. Thank you Tin Shed for providing this wonderful service and helping keep food out of the landfill. #zerowastewin
Zero Waste Services is proud to have partnered with Tin Shed food pantry for Festival Italiano. Tin Shed will be taking leftover festival food and distributing it to families in need. Thank you Tin Shed for providing this wonderful service and helping keep food out of the landfill. #zerowastewin 
September 1, 2018 - Kickstart the month of September with some zero waste grocery shopping at @eco_le_sg! Remember to bring your own containers/jars and buy only what you need ❤️🌏 #zerowastewin #ecolesg #zerowaste #BYOjars #bringyourown #journeytozerowaste #buywhatyouneed #recyclemorewasteless #zerowastenana #kukicha #twigtea #rosebuds #driedfigs #rolledoats #washingsoda #wastefreeplanet
This product is one of my all-time favourites. It is technically the first thing I ever made for the Leafology range, but its genesis came about as a result of many layers of intention (and a three-generation link)... The first draft of the recipe I made originally had a handwritten sticker (complete with illustrations in colourful, smudged felt tip pen) which said 'BMITW Bruise Balm' (that's 'Best Mum in the World'... sorry to be cheesy...). I'd researched ingredients to find a medley of essential oils and base ingredients that would soothe bruises for my Mum, and gave it to her. I made one for myself and couldn't stop using it on my lips, quickly throwing away all over lip balms I owned, because this petroleum-free natural version worked SO much better and put them all to shame. 5389 drafts later, it's morphed into this pot of delight, the Tea Seed & Olive Wonder Balm that is now in my handbag absolutely everywhere I go. I love seeing friends who are hooked on it too, whipping it out of their bags for an application, and the lightweight metal tin gets lots of compliments! It's most used as a lip balm, but I also use it on elbows, grazes and sometimes even to brighten fading tattoos! Another part of this balm's history is a brilliant coincidence involving my grandma: the combination of rosemary, lavender and peppermint (a beautiful, herbal scent that is somehow both enlivening and relaxing) is the EXACT trio of essential oils my grandma used in a 'headache cream' she once gave me when I was very young and suffering from bad headaches. She'd handwritten a label for me on a repurposed pot of Ponds Cream. Do you think we ever truly escape our genes? :-) I'd love my grandma to have been able to try this.
#flashbackfriday #family #familyaffair #herbalism #herbs #witchdoctors #lipbalm #medley #essentialoils #naturalhealing #naturalremedy #tea #naturalskincare #veganskincare #veganbeauty #minty #delicious #ff #fridayfact #herbal #zerowaste #zerowastewin #zerowastelipbalm
This product is one of my all-time favourites. It is technically the first thing I ever made for the Leafology range, but its genesis came about as a result of many layers of intention (and a three-generation link)... The first draft of the recipe I made originally had a handwritten sticker (complete with illustrations in colourful, smudged felt tip pen) which said 'BMITW Bruise Balm' (that's 'Best Mum in the World'... sorry to be cheesy...). I'd researched ingredients to find a medley of essential oils and base ingredients that would soothe bruises for my Mum, and gave it to her. I made one for myself and couldn't stop using it on my lips, quickly throwing away all over lip balms I owned, because this petroleum-free natural version worked SO much better and put them all to shame. 5389 drafts later, it's morphed into this pot of delight, the Tea Seed & Olive Wonder Balm that is now in my handbag absolutely everywhere I go. I love seeing friends who are hooked on it too, whipping it out of their bags for an application, and the lightweight metal tin gets lots of compliments! It's most used as a lip balm, but I also use it on elbows, grazes and sometimes even to brighten fading tattoos! Another part of this balm's history is a brilliant coincidence involving my grandma: the combination of rosemary, lavender and peppermint (a beautiful, herbal scent that is somehow both enlivening and relaxing) is the EXACT trio of essential oils my grandma used in a 'headache cream' she once gave me when I was very young and suffering from bad headaches. She'd handwritten a label for me on a repurposed pot of Ponds Cream. Do you think we ever truly escape our genes? :-) I'd love my grandma to have been able to try this. #flashbackfriday  #family  #familyaffair  #herbalism  #herbs  #witchdoctors  #lipbalm  #medley  #essentialoils  #naturalhealing  #naturalremedy  #tea  #naturalskincare  #veganskincare  #veganbeauty  #minty  #delicious  #ff  #fridayfact  #herbal  #zerowaste  #zerowastewin  #zerowastelipbalm 
My little island home Boracay is opening October 26! After 6 months of renovation and hard work, most of which is still a work in progress but we are getting through it with our heads held high! Boracay is also banning single use plastics! Never thought i would live to see the day when this could happen! Dreams do come true albeit with a lot of strife in the mix! Well done little island, i do love you x #zerowastewin
My little island home Boracay is opening October 26! After 6 months of renovation and hard work, most of which is still a work in progress but we are getting through it with our heads held high! Boracay is also banning single use plastics! Never thought i would live to see the day when this could happen! Dreams do come true albeit with a lot of strife in the mix! Well done little island, i do love you x #zerowastewin 
Bulk laundry detergent from the amazing Zero Market. So glad to have this place close! #zerowaste #zerowastewin #zeromarket #coloradoliving
August 30, 2018 - How does disposable menstrual products affect you and our environment? Is there a way to make it through the time of the month without single-use disposables or creating more trash? Read about my experience with reusable menstrual products from @cottonmermaid_mermaidcup and how you can switch from my latest blog post, link is in bio!

#zerowasteperiod #zerowaste #zerowastewin #zerowastenana #periodproblems #timeofthemonth #menstrualproducts #period #linkinbio #newblogpost #sgmummyblogger #blogger #parentingblog #journeytozerowaste #sgparents #sgmummy #recyclemorewasteless
August 30, 2018 - How does disposable menstrual products affect you and our environment? Is there a way to make it through the time of the month without single-use disposables or creating more trash? Read about my experience with reusable menstrual products from @cottonmermaid_mermaidcup and how you can switch from my latest blog post, link is in bio! #zerowasteperiod  #zerowaste  #zerowastewin  #zerowastenana  #periodproblems  #timeofthemonth  #menstrualproducts  #period  #linkinbio  #newblogpost  #sgmummyblogger  #blogger  #parentingblog  #journeytozerowaste  #sgparents  #sgmummy  #recyclemorewasteless 
Zero waste win of the week: Snagging these canning jars for $5 at a garage sale across the street. That’s $5 for all 3, y’all. 😧

#zerowastewin #zerowastechicago #secondhand #jarsonjarsonjars
Today for breakfast we had pancakes with lemon, cinnamon and banana & orange segments. Arthur ate all the oranges & banana & one pancake & mummy happily ate the leftovers #plasticfree #zerowaste #zerowastewin #zerowastebreakfast #babyledweaning #blw
TUESDAY giveaway!! 👋🏻 🎁 Let's thank @oneearthbcn for this lovely shot - who else has been enjoying the sunshine today? 
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TUESDAY giveaway!! 👋🏻 🎁 Let's thank @oneearthbcn for this lovely shot - who else has been enjoying the sunshine today? If you’d like to WIN an @earthconsciousuk deodorant of your choice make sure you are following us, and tag a friend below + tell us which fragrance you’d like to win, and if you’d prefer a TIN or a STICK!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Desodorante natural en un envoltorio 100% reciclable para uso diario. Te durará mucho tiempo y es suficientemente pequeño para puedas llevartelo donde sea💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Natural deoderant in 100% recyclable packaging for everyday use. It will last you for ages and it is small enough to take with you wherever you go💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #desodorantenatural  #ceroresiduos  #residuoscero  #zerowaste  #oneearthbcn  #zerowastespain  #sinplastico  #sincontaminacion  #zerowastewin  #naturaldeodorant  #giveaway  #winitwednesday  #prizedraw  #dontBeatosser  #binit4beaches 
Today was a "Asian take-out in our own container" kind of day. We actually wanted some Surinam food but our favourite place was closed so we opted for veggie Asian instead! Not as healthy as this home made lentil pasta on the picture but well.... Even zero wasters need junk food solutions for pms and stress 😏 keeping it real! 😉 #zerowaste #zerowastewin #zerowastegoals #zerowasteliving #goingzerowaste #noplastic #plasticfree #plasticvrij #geenplastic #cleanocean #refusesingleuse
Today was a "Asian take-out in our own container" kind of day. We actually wanted some Surinam food but our favourite place was closed so we opted for veggie Asian instead! Not as healthy as this home made lentil pasta on the picture but well.... Even zero wasters need junk food solutions for pms and stress 😏 keeping it real! 😉 #zerowaste  #zerowastewin  #zerowastegoals  #zerowasteliving  #goingzerowaste  #noplastic  #plasticfree  #plasticvrij  #geenplastic  #cleanocean  #refusesingleuse 
Beauty bits and bobs 😍😘💄I haven't done a flat-lay in a bit and it was kind of hard to show you these products otherwise 😂 Last week I had an amazing time volunteering with @baremrkt at one of their pop-up shops. At the end of my shift, I picked up these goodies and a few more. Thankfully the timing was perfect as I needed to replace a lot of my beauty products! I'm very excited to try out the green clay, foundation, colour corrector, shampoo bar and blush 😁 Best of all? I was able to obtain all this in my own containers! #zerowastewin
Beauty bits and bobs 😍😘💄I haven't done a flat-lay in a bit and it was kind of hard to show you these products otherwise 😂 Last week I had an amazing time volunteering with @baremrkt at one of their pop-up shops. At the end of my shift, I picked up these goodies and a few more. Thankfully the timing was perfect as I needed to replace a lot of my beauty products! I'm very excited to try out the green clay, foundation, colour corrector, shampoo bar and blush 😁 Best of all? I was able to obtain all this in my own containers! #zerowastewin 
My #zerowaste breakfast! Apples are coming into season so I bought a TON! I mixed oatmeal with chopped apples, a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and a swirl of molasses! I was able to purchase all of these ingredients in my own jars. #zerowastewin
My #zerowaste  breakfast! Apples are coming into season so I bought a TON! I mixed oatmeal with chopped apples, a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and a swirl of molasses! I was able to purchase all of these ingredients in my own jars. #zerowastewin 
August 20, 2018 - A quick escape to @eco_le_sg in the afternoon for some zero waste shopping! ❤️ Switching out my plastic toothbrush for bamboo, and plastic-coated Lipton tea bags with caffeine-free twig tea (Kukicha) and reusable tea bags 😋 Also gotten some buckwheat soba and pink raspberry granola for meal prep 🍽️ #ecolesg #bukittimah #beautyworld #zerowaste #zerowastewin #bambootoothbrush #granola #buckwheatsoba #reusableteabags #twigtea #kukicha #zerowastenana #journeytozerowaste #haveyoumadetheswitch
August 20, 2018 - A quick escape to @eco_le_sg in the afternoon for some zero waste shopping! ❤️ Switching out my plastic toothbrush for bamboo, and plastic-coated Lipton tea bags with caffeine-free twig tea (Kukicha) and reusable tea bags 😋 Also gotten some buckwheat soba and pink raspberry granola for meal prep 🍽️ #ecolesg  #bukittimah  #beautyworld  #zerowaste  #zerowastewin  #bambootoothbrush  #granola  #buckwheatsoba  #reusableteabags  #twigtea  #kukicha  #zerowastenana  #journeytozerowaste  #haveyoumadetheswitch 
I forgot that Chemistea has been using metal straws for dine-in. Zero waste win yaaay! 🌿
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#refusesingleuse #milkteaph #wintermelon #zerowastewin #buhayzerowaste #savetheenvironment #consciousconsumer #zerowastephilippines #zerowasteph #journeytozerowaste #lessplastics #reduceplastics #sharingiscaring #goodstuff #useful #sustainable #sustainableliving #sustainability #eliminatestraws #blanplastics #saynotoplastics #saveseas
I forgot that Chemistea has been using metal straws for dine-in. Zero waste win yaaay! 🌿 - - - - Also, I don't have to bring my metal straw set when going here! 😉 - - - #refusesingleuse  #milkteaph  #wintermelon  #zerowastewin  #buhayzerowaste  #savetheenvironment  #consciousconsumer  #zerowastephilippines  #zerowasteph  #journeytozerowaste  #lessplastics  #reduceplastics  #sharingiscaring  #goodstuff  #useful  #sustainable  #sustainableliving  #sustainability  #eliminatestraws  #blanplastics  #saynotoplastics  #saveseas 
We went to #bulkbarn with our #jars the other day..... All stocked up on #baking and #snacks stuff.... Also picked up some #glassbottles of #rootbeer :) #awesome #zerowastewin
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This week (and entire year) has flown by, anyone else struggling to keep up?😅
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This was my last @ingreens order - been living using it all! 
Plus #zerowastewin today at th on green grocers - the cashier asked me where I’d gotten my grocery bags (pictures) from! 😎😏
First time they’ve actively taken any interest into not using plastic 👏🏻
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Found the Ku.tis deodorant too harsh and came out in an allergic reaction, still using @earthconsciousuk Instead...
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The mouthwash tabs from @georganicsuk I use 2x a week (these bad boys seriously last so long I still have a full jar😳) and adoring using my @asliceofgreen Lunch box for work (after my Dad has my previous plastic one, otherwise would have continued to use) .
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What is your FAVOURITE zero waste/low impact product at the moment? ✨💚💚
One from a while back ⬅️⬅️ This week (and entire year) has flown by, anyone else struggling to keep up?😅 . This was my last @ingreens order - been living using it all! Plus #zerowastewin  today at th on green grocers - the cashier asked me where I’d gotten my grocery bags (pictures) from! 😎😏 First time they’ve actively taken any interest into not using plastic 👏🏻 . . Found the Ku.tis deodorant too harsh and came out in an allergic reaction, still using @earthconsciousuk Instead... . The mouthwash tabs from @georganicsuk I use 2x a week (these bad boys seriously last so long I still have a full jar😳) and adoring using my @asliceofgreen Lunch box for work (after my Dad has my previous plastic one, otherwise would have continued to use) . . What is your FAVOURITE zero waste/low impact product at the moment? ✨💚💚
August 17, 2018 - Was returning Gordon's books and decided to take a quick look for zero waste books, and I found them! It's so heartening to see them being available in so many libraries (I used the catalogue because there's no specific shelf dedicated to zero waste), and that others were looking for them too ❤️ Also signed up for a MyLibrary ID through the e-Kiosk so I could make reservations for books that weren't available, but also get a digital receipt sent to my e-mail! 
#nlbsg #library #zerowaste #zerowastebooks #journeytozerowaste #zerowastenana #zerowastewin
August 17, 2018 - Was returning Gordon's books and decided to take a quick look for zero waste books, and I found them! It's so heartening to see them being available in so many libraries (I used the catalogue because there's no specific shelf dedicated to zero waste), and that others were looking for them too ❤️ Also signed up for a MyLibrary ID through the e-Kiosk so I could make reservations for books that weren't available, but also get a digital receipt sent to my e-mail! #nlbsg  #library  #zerowaste  #zerowastebooks  #journeytozerowaste  #zerowastenana  #zerowastewin 
Vegans rejoice! First we brought you zero waste vegan chocolate, then nutritional yeast, and now we present you - vegan wax wraps! Made from candelilla wax (from the leaves of a South American shrub), these little fellas are the perfect minimal waste alternative to cling film and aluminium foil. 
For all the non-vegans out there, we also have the beeswax version, made from local unprocessed beeswax. 
Both versions are handmade in Co. Louth by the lovely Kaori of @beenaturalireland. So it's a double yay here- yay for the environment and yay for supporting small local businesses!

#vegan #zerowastedublin #zerowastewin #zerowasteireland #supportsmallbusiness #mininalwastegrocery #beeswaxwraps #candelillawax
Vegans rejoice! First we brought you zero waste vegan chocolate, then nutritional yeast, and now we present you - vegan wax wraps! Made from candelilla wax (from the leaves of a South American shrub), these little fellas are the perfect minimal waste alternative to cling film and aluminium foil. For all the non-vegans out there, we also have the beeswax version, made from local unprocessed beeswax. Both versions are handmade in Co. Louth by the lovely Kaori of @beenaturalireland. So it's a double yay here- yay for the environment and yay for supporting small local businesses! #vegan  #zerowastedublin  #zerowastewin  #zerowasteireland  #supportsmallbusiness  #mininalwastegrocery  #beeswaxwraps  #candelillawax 
Upcycled reusable menstrual pads!! :) A thrift store flannel sheet top, thick super absorbency flannel core, and upcycled denim backing

The only thing not upcycled of course is the high quality snaps which are a must with my shop.

I actually sell these (AND NEW MATERIAL ONES OF COURSE) in my online shop

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MissBHavenBoutique?ref=seller-platform-mcnav

Get these HERE:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/622836620/ready-to-ship-upcycled-cloth-menstrual

#upcycled #reusablemenstrualproducts #epic #handmade #etsyplus #etsyfind #zerowaste #onabudget #budgetpads #zerowastewin #beautiful
Upcycled reusable menstrual pads!! :) A thrift store flannel sheet top, thick super absorbency flannel core, and upcycled denim backing The only thing not upcycled of course is the high quality snaps which are a must with my shop. I actually sell these (AND NEW MATERIAL ONES OF COURSE) in my online shop https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MissBHavenBoutique?ref=seller-platform-mcnav Get these HERE: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/622836620/ready-to-ship-upcycled-cloth-menstrual #upcycled  #reusablemenstrualproducts  #epic  #handmade  #etsyplus  #etsyfind  #zerowaste  #onabudget  #budgetpads  #zerowastewin  #beautiful 
I'm listening to The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, and in it he discusses the power of "small wins" - ickle teeny tiny changes we can make in our behaviour that can set off a chain reaction of greater overall change. 
Let's look at small wins from a zero waste perspective: take these two croissants I bought in Aldi yesterday. I put them into my canvas bag, brought them up to the cashier, not an eye was blinked and off I went, little buzz in my soul from sending one less bag to the big incinerator in the sky (plus a buzz in my belly for the dirty breakfast I was about to have). There are two ways to look at this; the "small wins" way: yes! I did a good thing! I am buzzing from this good thing that I did, and now I feel like doing more good things to buzz off! - or the  Negative Nelly way: what's one bag? What's the point if I still drive a car/eat meat/buy my food in a shop instead of foraging for nuts and berries? 
It's obvious which attitude is more productive, and yet there seem to be a multitude of Negative Nellies and Judgemental Judies out there when it comes to the topic of zero waste.

I would encourage you to celebrate each and every small win, both your own and those of others. I know sometimes it can be overwhelming when you look at the amount of waste involved in every aspect of our lives, but if you ever feel it's all too much, just gently remind yourself that mountains are climbed from the bottom up, not from the top down.

And also maybe get yourself a croissant.

#smallwins #thepowerofhabit #zerowastewin #byobag #zerowastedublin #zerowasteireland #minimalwastegrocery
I'm listening to The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, and in it he discusses the power of "small wins" - ickle teeny tiny changes we can make in our behaviour that can set off a chain reaction of greater overall change. Let's look at small wins from a zero waste perspective: take these two croissants I bought in Aldi yesterday. I put them into my canvas bag, brought them up to the cashier, not an eye was blinked and off I went, little buzz in my soul from sending one less bag to the big incinerator in the sky (plus a buzz in my belly for the dirty breakfast I was about to have). There are two ways to look at this; the "small wins" way: yes! I did a good thing! I am buzzing from this good thing that I did, and now I feel like doing more good things to buzz off! - or the Negative Nelly way: what's one bag? What's the point if I still drive a car/eat meat/buy my food in a shop instead of foraging for nuts and berries? It's obvious which attitude is more productive, and yet there seem to be a multitude of Negative Nellies and Judgemental Judies out there when it comes to the topic of zero waste. I would encourage you to celebrate each and every small win, both your own and those of others. I know sometimes it can be overwhelming when you look at the amount of waste involved in every aspect of our lives, but if you ever feel it's all too much, just gently remind yourself that mountains are climbed from the bottom up, not from the top down. And also maybe get yourself a croissant. #smallwins  #thepowerofhabit  #zerowastewin  #byobag  #zerowastedublin  #zerowasteireland  #minimalwastegrocery 
Coming a full circle, this is very satisfying😇
Every batch of potting mix we make at @happygardenmysore
goes for practical test in a greenhouse before dispatch. We keep them only for 28days later we give them off to people who want to grow, still we used to be left with extras which would go waste. Couldn't stand that anymore & got all unused space at the factory cleaned & turned them into veggie garden. 🍆🍠🌶️🍋🍅
This was nearly 2 years ago, ever since we haven't stopped growing. We grow tomatoes, eggplant, chilli, cabbage, beans, okra, radish, gourds, greens & many more. All without using any chemical pesticides, our garden hosts so many insects 🦗🐛 🕷️
I love to watch how the banana peels we leave in the soil everyday after lunch turns into potassium rich fertilizer for the veggie garden! 💚

#growyourown #vegetablegarden #growingfood #compost #growingatworkplace #zerowastewin
#circulareconomy #zerowasteindia
#desizwjourney
#plantbased #eatclean  #green #healthy #closetonature
Coming a full circle, this is very satisfying😇 Every batch of potting mix we make at @happygardenmysore goes for practical test in a greenhouse before dispatch. We keep them only for 28days later we give them off to people who want to grow, still we used to be left with extras which would go waste. Couldn't stand that anymore & got all unused space at the factory cleaned & turned them into veggie garden. 🍆🍠🌶️🍋🍅 This was nearly 2 years ago, ever since we haven't stopped growing. We grow tomatoes, eggplant, chilli, cabbage, beans, okra, radish, gourds, greens & many more. All without using any chemical pesticides, our garden hosts so many insects 🦗🐛 🕷️ I love to watch how the banana peels we leave in the soil everyday after lunch turns into potassium rich fertilizer for the veggie garden! 💚 #growyourown  #vegetablegarden  #growingfood  #compost  #growingatworkplace  #zerowastewin  #circulareconomy  #zerowasteindia  #desizwjourney  #plantbased  #eatclean  #green  #healthy  #closetonature 
When you're home sick so your partner brings the cafe to you 🙌☕️ #zerowastewin
When you're home sick so your partner brings the cafe to you 🙌☕️ #zerowastewin 
Starting the day with ciabatta unpackaged from the baker and homemade almond butter from almonds in bulk bins! #zerowastewin
Starting the day with ciabatta unpackaged from the baker and homemade almond butter from almonds in bulk bins! #zerowastewin 
Amazing independant little shop in Bayonne, France, @lamesure.vrac 💜🌱 EVERYTHING you need in bulk!  So much choice, at super affordable prices (e.g £0.13 for 100g of pastas, more than 10 different varieties)! They also sell edible straws in an entirely compostable packaging, for those who like to sip their drink 😉

Would love to see more similar shops in our dear London 🙂

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Amazing independant little shop in Bayonne, France, @lamesure.vrac 💜🌱 EVERYTHING you need in bulk! So much choice, at super affordable prices (e.g £0.13 for 100g of pastas, more than 10 different varieties)! They also sell edible straws in an entirely compostable packaging, for those who like to sip their drink 😉 Would love to see more similar shops in our dear London 🙂 #zerowaste  #zerodechet  #zerowastewin  #betterworld  #fightforfuture  #brighterfuture  #ecofriendly  #plasticfree  #sustainability  #supermarket  #greenshopping  #zerowasteuk  #zerowastelondon  #zerowasteliving  #noplastic  #reusables  #reusables  #doyourbit  #bulk  #bulkfoods  #greenliving  #bringyourown  #savetheplanet  #green  #essentials  #reuse  #refuseplastic  #minimalism  #zerowastecollective  #environment