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Keeping it on the yummy food theme this weekend! Avert your eyes if you wish, plant powered friends. The majority of my meals tend to be vegetarian as industrial scale farming is a massive strain on the planet and horrific for the animals. Plus it's much cheaper!  But  meat free alternatives such as @quorn_uk  are only available in a lot of plastic packaging unfortunately which has been putting me off of late. 
Plus I like experimenting with food, having variety and trying local dishes when on my travels, so I'm very much an omnivore. I like to buy meat from my local butchers who are always more than happy to use my own containers and sell local meat from small scale farms, mostly free range. Plus they are now going plastic bag free and opting for waxed paper alternatives! May I also add that the produce is cheaper than that in the supermarkets...definitely worth checking your local butchers, fishmongers and greengrocers as I think we all assume the cost is higher for quality local produce but actually most of the time not only is it better on every level, but you get much more for your money. 
This is the easiest and most satisfying meal...mince and tatties! All local fresh ingredients, super cheap, really filling and delicious! The ultimate in nutritious comfort food!
Keeping it on the yummy food theme this weekend! Avert your eyes if you wish, plant powered friends. The majority of my meals tend to be vegetarian as industrial scale farming is a massive strain on the planet and horrific for the animals. Plus it's much cheaper! But meat free alternatives such as @quorn_uk are only available in a lot of plastic packaging unfortunately which has been putting me off of late. Plus I like experimenting with food, having variety and trying local dishes when on my travels, so I'm very much an omnivore. I like to buy meat from my local butchers who are always more than happy to use my own containers and sell local meat from small scale farms, mostly free range. Plus they are now going plastic bag free and opting for waxed paper alternatives! May I also add that the produce is cheaper than that in the supermarkets...definitely worth checking your local butchers, fishmongers and greengrocers as I think we all assume the cost is higher for quality local produce but actually most of the time not only is it better on every level, but you get much more for your money. This is the easiest and most satisfying meal...mince and tatties! All local fresh ingredients, super cheap, really filling and delicious! The ultimate in nutritious comfort food!
Who said zero waste/ toxic candle and glitter free birthday cakes had to be boring?! Rather proud of my baking and decorating efforts for a friend's birthday...plus it saved me money on buying an unwanted gift...homemade chocolate cake was a no brainer and was VERY well received!

#nautical #zerowastebirthday #southport #creativity
Who said zero waste/ toxic candle and glitter free birthday cakes had to be boring?! Rather proud of my baking and decorating efforts for a friend's birthday...plus it saved me money on buying an unwanted gift...homemade chocolate cake was a no brainer and was VERY well received! #nautical  #zerowastebirthday  #southport  #creativity 
Another #zerowaste win from a supplier. @bananaprintuk sent my 100% recycled content business cards in all paper packaging 💚 I am thrilled to have avoided four plastic box containers + all the other typical plastic bits *
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#zerowastewin #brandcrush #greensupplychain #greenbeauty #dogood #transparency #smallbusinesslove
So here we have a simultaneous zero waste win and fail. I've been in London for a couple of days and spent a day pottering around Camden Locks. I went to see Pearl Jam at the O2 in the evening and couldn't get back and forth to accommodation and so unfortunately I was unable to be as prepared as I'd have liked. 
I asked advice prior to going regarding the security @theo2london but the experiences shared by the group were mixed. Only small bags are allowed which was fine but I was hoping to take a reusable cup. It seems hit and miss as to whether they are permitted and those who had managed seemed only to have got 'squishable' cups through security. I therefore made the decision that it was one time I had to just go with it as the last thing I wanted was to cause hassle or security concerns or to be put in a position where I had to bin a perfectly good reusable cup. 
So fail, I left the cup behind and Camden market seems all about the plastic and disposables sadly. So I got a smoothie in a plastic cup but asked for no straw. The woman was fascinated by my bamboo straws and asked about them and seemed completely unaware of reusable options. So I like to think I've at least planted a seed there! 
Later at Pearl Jam, got a 2 pint cup of beer so I only needed one cup, plus it was decent quality so I'm keeping it for future use! So lots of zero waste ups and downs but I did what I could whilst making sure I had a damn good time, because experiences matter more than stuff!
So here we have a simultaneous zero waste win and fail. I've been in London for a couple of days and spent a day pottering around Camden Locks. I went to see Pearl Jam at the O2 in the evening and couldn't get back and forth to accommodation and so unfortunately I was unable to be as prepared as I'd have liked. I asked advice prior to going regarding the security @theo2london but the experiences shared by the group were mixed. Only small bags are allowed which was fine but I was hoping to take a reusable cup. It seems hit and miss as to whether they are permitted and those who had managed seemed only to have got 'squishable' cups through security. I therefore made the decision that it was one time I had to just go with it as the last thing I wanted was to cause hassle or security concerns or to be put in a position where I had to bin a perfectly good reusable cup. So fail, I left the cup behind and Camden market seems all about the plastic and disposables sadly. So I got a smoothie in a plastic cup but asked for no straw. The woman was fascinated by my bamboo straws and asked about them and seemed completely unaware of reusable options. So I like to think I've at least planted a seed there! Later at Pearl Jam, got a 2 pint cup of beer so I only needed one cup, plus it was decent quality so I'm keeping it for future use! So lots of zero waste ups and downs but I did what I could whilst making sure I had a damn good time, because experiences matter more than stuff!
Fathers day breakfast, or, the closest thing you can get to a dessert and still call it breakfast.
Cinnamon steel cut oats, maple syrup, vanilla chia pudding, hemp seeds, peanut butter, bananas, bluebs, peanuts, and chocolate coconut balls. 
And a ginger mint pineapple smoothie.🍍🥥🍃 Low fat, no added processed sugar, totally vegan, and full of nutrients. 😛
Fathers day breakfast, or, the closest thing you can get to a dessert and still call it breakfast. Cinnamon steel cut oats, maple syrup, vanilla chia pudding, hemp seeds, peanut butter, bananas, bluebs, peanuts, and chocolate coconut balls. And a ginger mint pineapple smoothie.🍍🥥🍃 Low fat, no added processed sugar, totally vegan, and full of nutrients. 😛
After finally mastering the art making a perfect, strong cup of tea with loose tea, I have used up my stash. So today I went to @whittarduk to get my selection of tea caddis refilled - #zerowastewin! Looking forward to trying the new flavours but now which one to choose? Summer Pudding or Vanilla Sundae?

#Edinburgh #zerowaste #PlasticFreeLife #PlasticFree #teaaddict #tea
After finally mastering the art making a perfect, strong cup of tea with loose tea, I have used up my stash. So today I went to @whittarduk to get my selection of tea caddis refilled - #zerowastewin ! Looking forward to trying the new flavours but now which one to choose? Summer Pudding or Vanilla Sundae? #Edinburgh  #zerowaste  #PlasticFreeLife  #PlasticFree  #teaaddict  #tea 
And the winner is... @chelseakilikidis for this epic shot! The @biomestores voucher is yours!
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Thank you to everyone that entered! We appreciate every entry. Swipe for special mentions, which go to @buddhaful_stacey, @pixel_c, @sonjater.83, @iheartmanlylagoon, @genevievepetch and @simsim56.
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Please keep entering - we still have 7 weeks of prizes to give away.
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And keep using those reusable bags, water bottles and coffee cups! 😘
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Week 2 starts tomorrow!
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#competition #competitionwinner #zerowaste #winner #zerowastewin #reusable #reusablecoffeecup #8weekstowastefree #reusablenation #plasticisnotfantastic
And the winner is... @chelseakilikidis for this epic shot! The @biomestores voucher is yours! . Thank you to everyone that entered! We appreciate every entry. Swipe for special mentions, which go to @buddhaful_stacey, @pixel_c, @sonjater.83, @iheartmanlylagoon, @genevievepetch and @simsim56. . Please keep entering - we still have 7 weeks of prizes to give away. . And keep using those reusable bags, water bottles and coffee cups! 😘 . Week 2 starts tomorrow! . #competition  #competitionwinner  #zerowaste  #winner  #zerowastewin  #reusable  #reusablecoffeecup  #8weekstowastefree  #reusablenation  #plasticisnotfantastic 
Guys. I bought 20 quarts of strawberries. That's 5 gallons.. or $100 worth. Yes I feel like a crazy person. BUT, they are plastic free! Try finding frozen OR fresh strawberries that dont come in a plastic bag. Its hella hard. So when I found a supplier at a local farmers market, I went a little nuts. It took us 2 days, but we stemmed, washed, and froze  these beauties, and now we have strawberries for like, ever.
Guys. I bought 20 quarts of strawberries. That's 5 gallons.. or $100 worth. Yes I feel like a crazy person. BUT, they are plastic free! Try finding frozen OR fresh strawberries that dont come in a plastic bag. Its hella hard. So when I found a supplier at a local farmers market, I went a little nuts. It took us 2 days, but we stemmed, washed, and froze these beauties, and now we have strawberries for like, ever.
Thank you Panaderia Rodriguez for packing my pastry order in my own to go box. #zerowastewin, #latinasgoingzerwaste
Maisies natural wood and goat hair brushes are amazing 💕💕
She fell asleep while I brushed her hair earlier even Aria wanted a shot lol. 
#zerowastewin #natural #noplastic #babysupplies
Just when you think a place couldn't get any cooler, they introduce a reusable to go cup option. Thank you @slightlycoffeeroasters! #ZeroWasteWin
Just when you think a place couldn't get any cooler, they introduce a reusable to go cup option. Thank you @slightlycoffeeroasters! #ZeroWasteWin 
Okay now let me tell you about the broccoli! We normally buy bagged broccoli florets from Trader Joe’s because ... we have kids man! Time is precious! Bags of precut florets are $2.79.  It always seemed reasonable.  But this weekend I decided to find another option. I found unpackaged broccoli crowns at Winco that looked like they came straight from the farm down the road that very morning.  They were loose and there were loads of smaller pieces in the boxes, which means not paying for the stalks, which we never eat.  Now, I buy just about everything organic.  But it has not escaped me that just because something is not labeled “organic” doesn’t mean it isn’t grown from non gmo seed or that it not organically grown.  Not every farmer can afford, or wants to apply for organic certification.  Those Winco broccoli crowns were fresher and looked and smelled more garden grown than organic stuff from Trader Joe’s.  And guess what.  They were zero waste- no stickers, no nothing and cost $0.98/ lb.  The prepackaged Trader Joe’s broccoli works out to $3.72/ lb!!!! I did trim the Winco Broccoli down but only a tad bit.  I can’t even tell you how amazed I am by my discovery.  Hopefully my obsessive grocery math will give someone else the confidence to shop with fresh eyes.  #zerowastewin
Okay now let me tell you about the broccoli! We normally buy bagged broccoli florets from Trader Joe’s because ... we have kids man! Time is precious! Bags of precut florets are $2.79. It always seemed reasonable. But this weekend I decided to find another option. I found unpackaged broccoli crowns at Winco that looked like they came straight from the farm down the road that very morning. They were loose and there were loads of smaller pieces in the boxes, which means not paying for the stalks, which we never eat. Now, I buy just about everything organic. But it has not escaped me that just because something is not labeled “organic” doesn’t mean it isn’t grown from non gmo seed or that it not organically grown. Not every farmer can afford, or wants to apply for organic certification. Those Winco broccoli crowns were fresher and looked and smelled more garden grown than organic stuff from Trader Joe’s. And guess what. They were zero waste- no stickers, no nothing and cost $0.98/ lb. The prepackaged Trader Joe’s broccoli works out to $3.72/ lb!!!! I did trim the Winco Broccoli down but only a tad bit. I can’t even tell you how amazed I am by my discovery. Hopefully my obsessive grocery math will give someone else the confidence to shop with fresh eyes. #zerowastewin 
Zero-waste win! 😍 Equator Coffee for valuing the environment. Enjoying this iced strawberry green tea in a glass cup with no straw. 🌎 .
#icedtea #equatorcoffee #equatorcoffeeroasters #cafe #613 #narcityottawa #myottawa #zerowasteottawa #sustainableottawa #ottawaeats #ottawafoodies #ottawablogger #ottawaliving #oneplanet #lowimpactmovement #strawssuck #plasticfree #zerowastefood #zerowastewin
We painted our front door today. It's taken us 5 years of living with a half finished project but we finally did it! And hell yes, its purple. 
Also, outdoor breastfeeding, sunshine, and tiger lilys about to put on a show any day now. 
Heres a fun little repost from @oh_thathippiemomwlotsofkids

The front door of a home is such an important space to be mindful of. It is where energy enters and leaves sacred space. Even if you don't get many visitors on a regular basis, it's a space that can collect and hold onto the energy of individuals that come and go briefly. For instance a package being delivered, a neighbor asking for sugar, someone trying to sell something etc... Mint is said to bring luck and high vibration, while the lavender and rosemary help to purify negative energy. ☮️ A purple door is said to symbolize prosperity, honor, and encourage inspiration and open mindedness. It's also said to be a sign that witch lives in the home 🏡🌿🔮😉
We painted our front door today. It's taken us 5 years of living with a half finished project but we finally did it! And hell yes, its purple. Also, outdoor breastfeeding, sunshine, and tiger lilys about to put on a show any day now. Heres a fun little repost from @oh_thathippiemomwlotsofkids The front door of a home is such an important space to be mindful of. It is where energy enters and leaves sacred space. Even if you don't get many visitors on a regular basis, it's a space that can collect and hold onto the energy of individuals that come and go briefly. For instance a package being delivered, a neighbor asking for sugar, someone trying to sell something etc... Mint is said to bring luck and high vibration, while the lavender and rosemary help to purify negative energy. ☮️ A purple door is said to symbolize prosperity, honor, and encourage inspiration and open mindedness. It's also said to be a sign that witch lives in the home 🏡🌿🔮😉
Went to the @tananavalleyfarmersmarket today and had a zero waste win with falafel from The Sesame Place! The owner kindly let Sean and I use glass containers to put our falafel in, instead of the paper sheet and container normally used. We also got delicious mint lemonade in my water bottle! #ZeroWasteFairbanks #ZeroWasteWin #FarmersMarketLove
Went to the @tananavalleyfarmersmarket today and had a zero waste win with falafel from The Sesame Place! The owner kindly let Sean and I use glass containers to put our falafel in, instead of the paper sheet and container normally used. We also got delicious mint lemonade in my water bottle! #ZeroWasteFairbanks  #ZeroWasteWin  #FarmersMarketLove 
What DO vegans eat?! 😉

Lydia and I are headed out to spend the day with my Dad.♡ While Lincoln and Billy spend the day at the beach. But first, we have to get breakfast in together as a family.
What DO vegans eat?! 😉 Lydia and I are headed out to spend the day with my Dad.♡ While Lincoln and Billy spend the day at the beach. But first, we have to get breakfast in together as a family.
This sweet girl loves all things music. She has been dancing since she could stand, and will shake her shoulders at the slightest hint of a melody. She actually tried to dance to wind chimes today.😆
So its no surprise she found her way to the live music at the farmers market yesterday. 》swipe to see 》
I have no doubt she'll be asking to start dance or play an instrument at a young age. 
Isn't it so funny how these little people sometimes show us who they are straight away!?🎶💃 °•☆dress by @beansproutgifts_melrose☆•°
This sweet girl loves all things music. She has been dancing since she could stand, and will shake her shoulders at the slightest hint of a melody. She actually tried to dance to wind chimes today.😆 So its no surprise she found her way to the live music at the farmers market yesterday. 》swipe to see 》 I have no doubt she'll be asking to start dance or play an instrument at a young age. Isn't it so funny how these little people sometimes show us who they are straight away!?🎶💃 °•☆dress by @beansproutgifts_melrose☆•°
I've just deep cleaned the bathroom.. like every single surface kind of deep clean.. bc a 4 year old boy learning to pee standing up is.. well, it's what you imagine it to be. But, on the plus side our bathroom is impeccable now. *I use #zerowaste nontoxic cleaning ingredients like vinegar, essential oils(lemon and tea tree are my favorite for cleaning), baking soda, and good old hot water. Conventional cleaning products are known endocrine disruptors, contribute to indoor air pollution, and VOCs found in all kinds of household cleaners containToluene, Formaldehyde, Nitrobenzene, Chloride, Methylene, and Ethylene glycol which all have been shown to cause asthma in children. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.* Anyway, we're headed out to enjoy this beautiful day. Weather like this calls for lunch outside, bike riding, and checking in on our modest little garden space for new treasures blooming. 
Happy Friday to you!
I've just deep cleaned the bathroom.. like every single surface kind of deep clean.. bc a 4 year old boy learning to pee standing up is.. well, it's what you imagine it to be. But, on the plus side our bathroom is impeccable now. *I use #zerowaste  nontoxic cleaning ingredients like vinegar, essential oils(lemon and tea tree are my favorite for cleaning), baking soda, and good old hot water. Conventional cleaning products are known endocrine disruptors, contribute to indoor air pollution, and VOCs found in all kinds of household cleaners containToluene, Formaldehyde, Nitrobenzene, Chloride, Methylene, and Ethylene glycol which all have been shown to cause asthma in children. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.* Anyway, we're headed out to enjoy this beautiful day. Weather like this calls for lunch outside, bike riding, and checking in on our modest little garden space for new treasures blooming. Happy Friday to you!
When you forget your keep cup, but the barista is a fucking LEGEND and takes on board your request to make a flat white IN YOUR WATER BOTTLE without skipping a beat. She's the real #mvp
When you forget your keep cup, but the barista is a fucking LEGEND and takes on board your request to make a flat white IN YOUR WATER BOTTLE without skipping a beat. She's the real #mvp 
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Apple Cider Vinegar is the BEST natural, plastic free and kinda zero waste hair conditioner EVER!!!! i'm really late to this party i know, but after noticing build up of residue in my hair from using the shampoo bars, i did some research and found that an ACV rinse might help - AND IT DID! thank god! i was so close to switching back to the bottle 😰

i didn't bother buying another conditioner bar after my first one ran out because i didn't feel like it was doing anything. then i saw that everytime i brushed my hair, some grey gunk was coming off into my hairbrush 🤢 the internet told me that that can happen if you use shampoo bars and you have hard water in your area which we do.

it suggested doing an apple cider vinegar rinse because ACV helps with pH balance, conditioning and detangling. so i tried it today after shampooing - long glass jar filled with water and 4 tablespoons of ACV poured over my head, rubbed into the hair and left to soak for a couple of minutes (although it might have been less because time goes really fricking slowly when you're standing still with the water off in the shower doing nothing 😂). as soon as i poured it on i felt my hair detangle, it was so weird. it washed out and dried leaving my hair SUPER soft and feeling normal again!

so yay! the only thing is that i feel like it did leave a tiny bit of a vinegary smell so next time i'll probably put a couple of drops of lavender essential oil in to see if that helps. otherwise i'm not really that fussed about the smell anyway because this is a plastic free problem solving win and i'm well happy about it! give it a go guys - give your hair a break from the chemicals and the environment a break from plastic! 💪

next thing to try is dry shampoo using arrowroot and cocoa powder - anyone tried this before? does it work? got any tips?

#zerowaste #plasticfree #plasticfreeshower #zerowasteuk #applecidervinegar #nopoo #naturalhaircare #haircare #acv #hardwater #phbalance #shampoobar #solidshampoo #conditioner #hair #hairbrush #zerowasteliving #cocoa #arrowroot #shampoo #psa #goingzerowaste #zerowastewin #plasticfreeproblemsolving
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Apple Cider Vinegar is the BEST natural, plastic free and kinda zero waste hair conditioner EVER!!!! i'm really late to this party i know, but after noticing build up of residue in my hair from using the shampoo bars, i did some research and found that an ACV rinse might help - AND IT DID! thank god! i was so close to switching back to the bottle 😰 i didn't bother buying another conditioner bar after my first one ran out because i didn't feel like it was doing anything. then i saw that everytime i brushed my hair, some grey gunk was coming off into my hairbrush 🤢 the internet told me that that can happen if you use shampoo bars and you have hard water in your area which we do. it suggested doing an apple cider vinegar rinse because ACV helps with pH balance, conditioning and detangling. so i tried it today after shampooing - long glass jar filled with water and 4 tablespoons of ACV poured over my head, rubbed into the hair and left to soak for a couple of minutes (although it might have been less because time goes really fricking slowly when you're standing still with the water off in the shower doing nothing 😂). as soon as i poured it on i felt my hair detangle, it was so weird. it washed out and dried leaving my hair SUPER soft and feeling normal again! so yay! the only thing is that i feel like it did leave a tiny bit of a vinegary smell so next time i'll probably put a couple of drops of lavender essential oil in to see if that helps. otherwise i'm not really that fussed about the smell anyway because this is a plastic free problem solving win and i'm well happy about it! give it a go guys - give your hair a break from the chemicals and the environment a break from plastic! 💪 next thing to try is dry shampoo using arrowroot and cocoa powder - anyone tried this before? does it work? got any tips? #zerowaste  #plasticfree  #plasticfreeshower  #zerowasteuk  #applecidervinegar  #nopoo  #naturalhaircare  #haircare  #acv  #hardwater  #phbalance  #shampoobar  #solidshampoo  #conditioner  #hair  #hairbrush  #zerowasteliving  #cocoa  #arrowroot  #shampoo  #psa  #goingzerowaste  #zerowastewin  #plasticfreeproblemsolving 
The two plastic cups in my hands might look disposable to you. You are wrong my friend!
I mean probably they meant to be disposed, but they got saved from another gig last year and now they got refilled again (-: I am super happy!!! Thanks to @5lampsbrewery and @bulmers for the refills!

#zerowastewin #ditchthedisposables #zerowasteadventures #zerowastedublin #pattismith #nickcave #kilmainham #livemusic #summer #festival #coldbeer #5lamps #beer #refill
Zero waste win of the week: Our first (LU)CSA share from @theurbancanopy!! Any packaging was either compostable or reused (and reusable), but most of the veggies were just hanging loose 🤙🌱 #zerowastewin #CSA #LUCSA #eatlocal #thankyourfarmer #zerowastechicago
Morning!! My towns farmers market officially opens up this week for the summer. I cant wait to get some ripe peaches. (they're always awful from the stores bc the plant tends to be pushed and forced to produce fruit before its ready so we can  have what we want year round. It is the same with MANY fruits and veggies. In this way, we dont honor the earths timing or its cyclical nature, and in return we get subpar produce) 
I'm also excited to stock up on fruits to freeze for smoothies bc I'm so over the plastic bags all our frozen fruit comes in. 
Plus theres always some kind of local musician giving us tunes, and lots of grassy space for the kiddos to run free. In years past, we've packed a blanket, brought a picnic dinner, and spent the evening there until it's close to the kids bed times. 
Ugh give me all the summer nights. 🍇🍑🍉🍏🌿🍓🥑🌽🥕🥦🥒🍋🍠🌞👩🏻‍🌾🎷🎶
Morning!! My towns farmers market officially opens up this week for the summer. I cant wait to get some ripe peaches. (they're always awful from the stores bc the plant tends to be pushed and forced to produce fruit before its ready so we can have what we want year round. It is the same with MANY fruits and veggies. In this way, we dont honor the earths timing or its cyclical nature, and in return we get subpar produce) I'm also excited to stock up on fruits to freeze for smoothies bc I'm so over the plastic bags all our frozen fruit comes in. Plus theres always some kind of local musician giving us tunes, and lots of grassy space for the kiddos to run free. In years past, we've packed a blanket, brought a picnic dinner, and spent the evening there until it's close to the kids bed times. Ugh give me all the summer nights. 🍇🍑🍉🍏🌿🍓🥑🌽🥕🥦🥒🍋🍠🌞👩🏻‍🌾🎷🎶
Soft baked cinnamon pretzels! They look 🤔 but taste amazing! #zerowastewin #frugal #baking #recipe #pretzel #softpretzel #sweet
another #zerowastewin tonight! used the ends of a loaf of bread to make toast sprinkled with coconut sugar and cinnamon. sometimes reducing #foodwaste is this simple.
another #zerowastewin  tonight! used the ends of a loaf of bread to make toast sprinkled with coconut sugar and cinnamon. sometimes reducing #foodwaste  is this simple.
Living this #zerowaste lifestyle has been challenging up until recently. It's been a huge learning curve.. ridding myself of old habits (like using disposable cups, straws, and cutlery while out and about), implementing a new flow in our home (like washing our cloth diapers, and keeping lots of small clean cloths in a basket on the counter instead of reaching for a paper towel), and grocery shopping in a totally different way. But now that a few months have gone by, things are feeling like a new normal. So much so that when I stray away from zerowaste for a day or so, it feels wrong. It feels .. well, wasteful. Maybe it was my upbringing, but I've always kind of known that I dont need all the things society tells me I need. But this way of life, this new found awareness of my plastic consumption and how much trash one person is capable of producing that will ultimately never go away.. has really driven the message home. 
Because really.. no one needs 3 pairs of flip flops. No one needs 8 different cosmetic and hygiene products. No one needs exercise gadgets, or dryer sheets, or pre-portioned pre-cut produce, or another handbag. And if you are in need of something.. consider how much of that thing already exists here on Earth. Look for it in second hand shops, consignment stores, online consignment shops (you can even find high end versions of these things if that's what you're into), ask neighbors and friends. Or peruse yard sales. 
Theres no shame in second hand, it's the ecologically responsible thing to do, and you can find some real treasures this way. 
I know this won't resonate with everyone. But  there's got to be at least some of you, who, like me, WILL resonate with it once you are exposed to it. Once you are given the opportunity to see how much of an impact you truly can make with just a few changes here and there. It's about awareness of actions, compassion for our fellow living beings, our mama Earth who feeds and houses us, and the willingness to change.
Living this #zerowaste  lifestyle has been challenging up until recently. It's been a huge learning curve.. ridding myself of old habits (like using disposable cups, straws, and cutlery while out and about), implementing a new flow in our home (like washing our cloth diapers, and keeping lots of small clean cloths in a basket on the counter instead of reaching for a paper towel), and grocery shopping in a totally different way. But now that a few months have gone by, things are feeling like a new normal. So much so that when I stray away from zerowaste for a day or so, it feels wrong. It feels .. well, wasteful. Maybe it was my upbringing, but I've always kind of known that I dont need all the things society tells me I need. But this way of life, this new found awareness of my plastic consumption and how much trash one person is capable of producing that will ultimately never go away.. has really driven the message home. Because really.. no one needs 3 pairs of flip flops. No one needs 8 different cosmetic and hygiene products. No one needs exercise gadgets, or dryer sheets, or pre-portioned pre-cut produce, or another handbag. And if you are in need of something.. consider how much of that thing already exists here on Earth. Look for it in second hand shops, consignment stores, online consignment shops (you can even find high end versions of these things if that's what you're into), ask neighbors and friends. Or peruse yard sales. Theres no shame in second hand, it's the ecologically responsible thing to do, and you can find some real treasures this way. I know this won't resonate with everyone. But there's got to be at least some of you, who, like me, WILL resonate with it once you are exposed to it. Once you are given the opportunity to see how much of an impact you truly can make with just a few changes here and there. It's about awareness of actions, compassion for our fellow living beings, our mama Earth who feeds and houses us, and the willingness to change.
Have a guess at how much these salted almonds were from Lidl? You can buy them loose as well so it’s a bit of a #zerowastewin but I was silly and only took two produce bags so had to use the plastic bags they have there. Note to self....take more cloth bags when I’m shopping in future! #zerowastefail #snacks #almonds #lidl
Have a guess at how much these salted almonds were from Lidl? You can buy them loose as well so it’s a bit of a #zerowastewin  but I was silly and only took two produce bags so had to use the plastic bags they have there. Note to self....take more cloth bags when I’m shopping in future! #zerowastefail  #snacks  #almonds  #lidl 
I'm so thankful to be staying at a place that has a kitchen on my vacation, but they don't collect food waste for compost.  They just have garbage and recycle pickup (I'm so spoiled in Seattle, we have curbside compost pickup) so I brought my own container to collect our food waste and bring back home.  Pretty sure my friend thinks I'm ridiculous but I just can't stomach throwing all this in the trash!!
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#zerowastevacation #zerowastewin #zerowastetravel #zerowaste #goingzerowaste #goinggreen #lowwaste #lowimpact #lowimpactliving #compost #nowasteleftbehind #tryingmybest #ourplanetourhome #ecoconscious #ecofriendly #ecofriendlyoptions
I'm so thankful to be staying at a place that has a kitchen on my vacation, but they don't collect food waste for compost. They just have garbage and recycle pickup (I'm so spoiled in Seattle, we have curbside compost pickup) so I brought my own container to collect our food waste and bring back home. Pretty sure my friend thinks I'm ridiculous but I just can't stomach throwing all this in the trash!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #zerowastevacation  #zerowastewin  #zerowastetravel  #zerowaste  #goingzerowaste  #goinggreen  #lowwaste  #lowimpact  #lowimpactliving  #compost  #nowasteleftbehind  #tryingmybest  #ourplanetourhome  #ecoconscious  #ecofriendly  #ecofriendlyoptions 
After visiting the farmer's market  I had a walk about town and stopped into @pippasrealtea for a snack.  Not only was I happy to find gf options, I was stoked that the employee didn't mind placing my cookie on my napkin to avoid any wrappers or bag!  AND I didn't trip over my words trying to explain what I want or get all anxious about it!  It's a small win but it made me so happy!!
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#pippasrealtea #zerowastewin #nopackaging #bringyourown #reusables #waytogo #zerowaste #zerowastevacation #zerowastesnack #zerowasteshopping #goingzerowaste #goinggreen #lowwaste #lowimpact #lowimpactliving #refuse #reducingwaste #ecoconscious #ecofriendly #ecofriendlyoptions #ecofriendlybusiness #ourplanetourhome
After visiting the farmer's market I had a walk about town and stopped into @pippasrealtea for a snack. Not only was I happy to find gf options, I was stoked that the employee didn't mind placing my cookie on my napkin to avoid any wrappers or bag! AND I didn't trip over my words trying to explain what I want or get all anxious about it! It's a small win but it made me so happy!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #pippasrealtea  #zerowastewin  #nopackaging  #bringyourown  #reusables  #waytogo  #zerowaste  #zerowastevacation  #zerowastesnack  #zerowasteshopping  #goingzerowaste  #goinggreen  #lowwaste  #lowimpact  #lowimpactliving  #refuse  #reducingwaste  #ecoconscious  #ecofriendly  #ecofriendlyoptions  #ecofriendlybusiness  #ourplanetourhome 
Not only is @elatecosmetics clean, vegan makeup but it’s also environmentally friendly and zero waste! All of their presses powders, blushes, eyeshadows and brow balms come in seed paper packaging! 🙌🏼💙 Today, I finally had the time to plant my seed paper and I can’t wait to see what it turns out to be! 🌿I love the idea of seed paper for products like this and for cute tags and gifts as well. 
I’ll keep you guys posted on what this mystery seed paper turns into! 🌎✌🏼💙
Not only is @elatecosmetics clean, vegan makeup but it’s also environmentally friendly and zero waste! All of their presses powders, blushes, eyeshadows and brow balms come in seed paper packaging! 🙌🏼💙 Today, I finally had the time to plant my seed paper and I can’t wait to see what it turns out to be! 🌿I love the idea of seed paper for products like this and for cute tags and gifts as well. I’ll keep you guys posted on what this mystery seed paper turns into! 🌎✌🏼💙
#ZeroWasteWin That awesome moment the pharmacist hands you the perfect zero waste mosquito repellent. I didn't even consider natural and plastic free options, didn't know they existed.
Turns out there's a local company that makes natural remedies and mostly uses glass jars and bottles. 😄

#zerowaste #lowwaste #local #summer #plasticfree
#plasticfreeparent
Thinking #zerowaste at work! 👩‍🔬
We need distilled water for various testing procedures at our lab. We bought them in packaged 1ltr bottles all these years! Few months back, when I saw how many bottles were being accumulated, got in touch with the manufacturer (same city & nearby) & arranged to buy D.water in our re-usable 10ltr can. He was only too happy to fulfill my request! It all went so smooth & we have been re-filling our can ever since! 
Feels like a big zero waste win! Sometimes you just need to think & ask people🌏 
#refuse #reduce #singleuseplastic #plasticwaterbottles #beatplasticpollution #packagefree #bulk #distilledwater #labwork  #zerowastewin #zerowasteindia #desizwjourney #cleanindia #swachbharath #cleanmysore #mysuru
Thinking #zerowaste  at work! 👩‍🔬 We need distilled water for various testing procedures at our lab. We bought them in packaged 1ltr bottles all these years! Few months back, when I saw how many bottles were being accumulated, got in touch with the manufacturer (same city & nearby) & arranged to buy D.water in our re-usable 10ltr can. He was only too happy to fulfill my request! It all went so smooth & we have been re-filling our can ever since! Feels like a big zero waste win! Sometimes you just need to think & ask people🌏 #refuse  #reduce  #singleuseplastic  #plasticwaterbottles  #beatplasticpollution  #packagefree  #bulk  #distilledwater  #labwork  #zerowastewin  #zerowasteindia  #desizwjourney  #cleanindia  #swachbharath  #cleanmysore  #mysuru 
With help from my husband and a used bike tire inner tube, I have a much improved handle on my African market basket. Talk about reduce, reuse and recycle (and bicycle 😁).
#5rs #zerowastewin  #zerowastehome  #notrash #nogarbage  #notrash #diy #basket #nowaste #farmersmarket #intentionallife  #sustainableliving #zerowastelifestyle
This is my new #plasticfree water filtration system! I bought this charcoal water filter @therefillrevolution and have happily ditched my old wasteful plastic Brita filter. • 
This filter is made of an oak branch charred in a special way. The charcoal surface pores bond with toxins in the water. Once a month it should be boiled and after four months it can be composted. This is truly #zerowaste!! •
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#water #waterfilter #plasticfree #sustainable #saynotoplastic #plasticless #lessplastic #plasticpollution #zerowaste #circularliving #zerowastewin #plasticwaste #simplesustainability #blog
This is my new #plasticfree  water filtration system! I bought this charcoal water filter @therefillrevolution and have happily ditched my old wasteful plastic Brita filter. • This filter is made of an oak branch charred in a special way. The charcoal surface pores bond with toxins in the water. Once a month it should be boiled and after four months it can be composted. This is truly #zerowaste !! • What do you use to filter your water? Would you consider something like this? • • • • #water  #waterfilter  #plasticfree  #sustainable  #saynotoplastic  #plasticless  #lessplastic  #plasticpollution  #zerowaste  #circularliving  #zerowastewin  #plasticwaste  #simplesustainability  #blog 
This morning I’m ready to compost my old #redecker dishwashing brush head and replace it with the adorably named Lola brush head that I got at New Seasons yesterday.  The Redecker brush head is made from Tampico, or Ixtle, fibers and will soon become soil and food for my plants.  It has been an excellent scrubber and I’m really happy that I made that purchase.  I use it more than I use my handmade dish cloths because it’s better at scrubbing pans.  #zerowastewin
This morning I’m ready to compost my old #redecker  dishwashing brush head and replace it with the adorably named Lola brush head that I got at New Seasons yesterday. The Redecker brush head is made from Tampico, or Ixtle, fibers and will soon become soil and food for my plants. It has been an excellent scrubber and I’m really happy that I made that purchase. I use it more than I use my handmade dish cloths because it’s better at scrubbing pans. #zerowastewin 
It's #plasticfreefriday again! Fridays mean ordering in a take away for a lot of people. Take aways can mean a lot of unnecessary plastic in the name of convenience. Hey look, everyone needs a break every now and then and sometimes a yummy Chinese is just the reward for a hard week's work. If take out's your thing, why not make sure you hang on to those plastic food boxes and reuse them for food/general storage. Or you could bring your own containers to the take away and ask them to fill them for you... ooooor you could try making your own food from scratch! I made this pizza in about half an hour. It has no yeast so no rising necessary. Just plain flour, baking powder, salt and oil and whatever topping you like yourself. Packaging free and pretty tasty if I do say so myself. Your Friday night treat can be as low impact as you like with very little time and effort too. .
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#zerowastecardiff #zerowastewales #zerowasteuk #zerowaste #plasticfree #zerowastehome #zerowastelife #friendsoftheearth @friends_earth #plasticfreebaking #plasticfreeliving #zerofoodwaste #lovefoodhatewaste #zerowastegarden #plasticfree #packagingfree #zerowastekitchen #zerowastewin #zerowastesnacks #zerowastetreats #zerowastesnacks #pizzaparty #5rs #reuse #rot #passonplastic #refusesingleuseplastic #ditchthedisposables #zerowastelife #refuse #noplanetb
It's #plasticfreefriday  again! Fridays mean ordering in a take away for a lot of people. Take aways can mean a lot of unnecessary plastic in the name of convenience. Hey look, everyone needs a break every now and then and sometimes a yummy Chinese is just the reward for a hard week's work. If take out's your thing, why not make sure you hang on to those plastic food boxes and reuse them for food/general storage. Or you could bring your own containers to the take away and ask them to fill them for you... ooooor you could try making your own food from scratch! I made this pizza in about half an hour. It has no yeast so no rising necessary. Just plain flour, baking powder, salt and oil and whatever topping you like yourself. Packaging free and pretty tasty if I do say so myself. Your Friday night treat can be as low impact as you like with very little time and effort too. . . . #zerowastecardiff  #zerowastewales  #zerowasteuk  #zerowaste  #plasticfree  #zerowastehome  #zerowastelife  #friendsoftheearth  @friends_earth #plasticfreebaking  #plasticfreeliving  #zerofoodwaste  #lovefoodhatewaste  #zerowastegarden  #plasticfree  #packagingfree  #zerowastekitchen  #zerowastewin  #zerowastesnacks  #zerowastetreats  #zerowastesnacks  #pizzaparty  #5rs  #reuse  #rot  #passonplastic  #refusesingleuseplastic  #ditchthedisposables  #zerowastelife  #refuse  #noplanetb 
Well, the govt. has decided that my hometown is closed for 6 months, tensions are high, posts about the rehabilitation is sensitive material...so i’ve decided to do the next best thing. Dont mind the outdated use of plastic for sealing here. Its an old book and people werent as woke. #canning #prepping #preserving #doityourself #zerowastewin #zerowaste #noplasticbags #boracayisland #boracayclosure #boracay #philippines
zero waste win!🌎 jasmine green milk tea with honey boba with my @glassdharma boba straw😄 #vegan
zero waste win!🌎 jasmine green milk tea with honey boba with my @glassdharma boba straw😄 #vegan 
Zakupy na bazarku poczynione, udało się uniknąć foliówek:) niebieska jest moja kiedys kupiona i ponownie ją wykorzystuję♻️ dostałam również ogórki kiszone do własnego słoika! Gorzej poszło mi w piekarnii, bo się z panią nie zrozumiałyśmy, ale jej koleżanka zrozumiała o co chodzi i przekonała panią, że może dać mi chleb do mojego woreczka i został wyjęty z foliówki:) #zerowastewin 
Muszę się zmobilizować i zacząć robić własne mleko roślinne, żeby ograniczyć ilość kupiwanych Tetrapacków! Podobno to proste, ale się nie dowiem dopóki nie spróbuję :)🥛
#zerowaste #lowwaste #lesswaste #lowimpactmovement #zerowastepoland
Zakupy na bazarku poczynione, udało się uniknąć foliówek:) niebieska jest moja kiedys kupiona i ponownie ją wykorzystuję♻️ dostałam również ogórki kiszone do własnego słoika! Gorzej poszło mi w piekarnii, bo się z panią nie zrozumiałyśmy, ale jej koleżanka zrozumiała o co chodzi i przekonała panią, że może dać mi chleb do mojego woreczka i został wyjęty z foliówki:) #zerowastewin  Muszę się zmobilizować i zacząć robić własne mleko roślinne, żeby ograniczyć ilość kupiwanych Tetrapacków! Podobno to proste, ale się nie dowiem dopóki nie spróbuję :)🥛 #zerowaste  #lowwaste  #lesswaste  #lowimpactmovement  #zerowastepoland 
I didn’t forget to eat nor neglect the #leftovers I brought home in my #reusable containers from #dintaifung!! #zerowastewin!
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FYI: shiao long bao, Shanghai rice cakes, and jiaozi are sucky pre-softball fuel. I played like 💩, but I’m lucky the rest of my team rules and we still won AND got a bye in the playoffs. #SLGRNTS
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#zerowasteIRL #zerowasteliving #bringyourown #softball #chinese #chinesefood #nofoodwaste #wastenotwantnot #smallchanges #bigimpact #breakfreefromplastic #plasticfree #nolandfill #plasticocean #lonelywhale #saynotoplastic
I didn’t forget to eat nor neglect the #leftovers  I brought home in my #reusable  containers from #dintaifung !! #zerowastewin ! . FYI: shiao long bao, Shanghai rice cakes, and jiaozi are sucky pre-softball fuel. I played like 💩, but I’m lucky the rest of my team rules and we still won AND got a bye in the playoffs. #SLGRNTS  . . . #zerowasteIRL  #zerowasteliving  #bringyourown  #softball  #chinese  #chinesefood  #nofoodwaste  #wastenotwantnot  #smallchanges  #bigimpact  #breakfreefromplastic  #plasticfree  #nolandfill  #plasticocean  #lonelywhale  #saynotoplastic 
Another #zerowaste and #nospend win! I almost ordered Chinese for delivery but instead I took what was in my fridge and made my own! It’s not quite the orange chicken (or tofu) I was craving but boy does it feel good to save my money and create less waste. 💪👊
#zerowastewin #frugalliving #chinesefood #vegetablefriedrice #homemade #yum
Bulk is everywhere, even the mall.  It's just candy but still not too bad for a city that doesn't seem to recycle nor compost anything commercially.
I realize how lucky I am living in the PNW and how far other places need to evolve.

#bulkisbeautiful #zerowastewin #zerowaste #byoc #packagefree #notrash #nogarbage #nowaste
Rice by-product processing talk happening now #doityourself #zerowaste #zerowastewin
"No outside food or drinks allowed." Well, that isn't how we roll and so I just ignored the sign. Pool side 👙they want you to buy everything in plastic, not gonna happen! ZW vacation win with my stainless steel drink containers from home. They are keeping my drinks cool in the 100° heat 🌵(that isn't coffee in the @gocontigo ). 🍹
#zerowastewin #zerowasteliving  #zerowasteworkaround  #zerowastelife #zerowastehome  #sustainableliving  #intentionallife  #intentionalliving  #zerowastevacation #desert #poolside  #notrash #nogarbage  #plasticocean  #plasticfree #stopsucking  #lifewithoutplastic #cocktails
"No outside food or drinks allowed." Well, that isn't how we roll and so I just ignored the sign. Pool side 👙they want you to buy everything in plastic, not gonna happen! ZW vacation win with my stainless steel drink containers from home. They are keeping my drinks cool in the 100° heat 🌵(that isn't coffee in the @gocontigo ). 🍹 #zerowastewin  #zerowasteliving  #zerowasteworkaround  #zerowastelife  #zerowastehome  #sustainableliving  #intentionallife  #intentionalliving  #zerowastevacation  #desert  #poolside  #notrash  #nogarbage  #plasticocean  #plasticfree  #stopsucking  #lifewithoutplastic  #cocktails 
For the last year I have had a half of a bag of cat food sitting in my pantry. I could not give this food away. My cats would not eat it, the ferals would not eat it, the raccoons and opossums of the neighborhood would not eat it. I did not know how to responsibly get rid of it. Thankfully @compostnowga can handle meat. Today was our first pick up. In the two weeks that we have had this pail we have produced half the trash we normally do and we were finally able to get rid of the cat food. 
#refusereducerecyclerot #compost #zerowastewin
For the last year I have had a half of a bag of cat food sitting in my pantry. I could not give this food away. My cats would not eat it, the ferals would not eat it, the raccoons and opossums of the neighborhood would not eat it. I did not know how to responsibly get rid of it. Thankfully @compostnowga can handle meat. Today was our first pick up. In the two weeks that we have had this pail we have produced half the trash we normally do and we were finally able to get rid of the cat food. #refusereducerecyclerot  #compost  #zerowastewin 
Equestrians.... the ultimate zero waste lifestylers. 
Around the farm if it’s broke, it gets fixed. Old worn out equipment is usually given new life through a combination of duct tape, bailing twine, broken nails, and sheer determination. 
#reuse #fixbrokethings #zerowastewin #zerowaste #repair #horsesofinstagram #tryzerowaste
Most times all it takes to have a #wastefreemeal out is a simple question. Tonight we went to one of our favorite restaurants, Sweet Tomatoes, and their regular drink cups (clear reusable plastic) were out so they had disposable drink cups. We noticed the blue reusable plastic cups usually reserved for water were available so we asked if we could use the blue water cups for our drinks instead and without hesitation, they said yes. #zerowastewin #justask #wastefreefamily
Most times all it takes to have a #wastefreemeal  out is a simple question. Tonight we went to one of our favorite restaurants, Sweet Tomatoes, and their regular drink cups (clear reusable plastic) were out so they had disposable drink cups. We noticed the blue reusable plastic cups usually reserved for water were available so we asked if we could use the blue water cups for our drinks instead and without hesitation, they said yes. #zerowastewin  #justask  #wastefreefamily 
Freitags ist unser Einkaufstag.

Wir haben (noch) keinen Unverpacktladen in der Stadt. Daher holen wir vieles im Supermarkt.

Heute habe ich bei Kaufland diese 2 #fairtrade Schätze entdeckt. In Pappe (nicht plastikbeschichtet) und ohne Platikbeutel. Kosten jeweils 1,99€. Ich freu mich wie Bolle 😂

#zerowastebochum #zerowastewin #zerowaste #noplastic #lesswastebetterlife #plastikfrei
#suistanable #öko #keinplastik #müllvermeidung #nachhaltigkeit #nachhaltigleben #thinkgreen  #plasticfree #jasminreis #basmatireis #kaufland
Freitags ist unser Einkaufstag. Wir haben (noch) keinen Unverpacktladen in der Stadt. Daher holen wir vieles im Supermarkt. Heute habe ich bei Kaufland diese 2 #fairtrade  Schätze entdeckt. In Pappe (nicht plastikbeschichtet) und ohne Platikbeutel. Kosten jeweils 1,99€. Ich freu mich wie Bolle 😂 #zerowastebochum  #zerowastewin  #zerowaste  #noplastic  #lesswastebetterlife  #plastikfrei  #suistanable  #öko  #keinplastik  #müllvermeidung  #nachhaltigkeit  #nachhaltigleben  #thinkgreen  #plasticfree  #jasminreis  #basmatireis  #kaufland 
Thank you Alameda Burrito for letting me take my burritos in my own container. #zerowastewin, #latinasgoingzerowaste
I got a lemonade and some cookies in my own containers! #zerowastewin sorry half of its gone tho😂
I got a lemonade and some cookies in my own containers! #zerowastewin  sorry half of its gone tho😂
Thank you @wholefoodsco for letting me bring my own cake carrier and eliminating the need for a box. #zerowastewin, #latinasgoingzerowaste
Thank you Tott Asian Grill for letting me use my Mason jars for my to go order. #zerowastewin, #latinasgoingzerowaste
Going on vacation next week and taking only carry on luggage. My safety razor blade can't go on the plane with me, so I'm sending it a head.  A little planning can make the zero waste lifestyle easier to maintain. 
I'll post more about my zw planning and packing.
#zerowastewin  #zerowastewin  #zerowasteworkaround #notrash #noplastic #nogarbage #nowaste  #sustainablelifestyle  #intentionallife  #intentiomalliving  #vacationwithoutkids #poolside #safteyrazor #vintagerazor  #thriftstorefinds  #shaving
Going on vacation next week and taking only carry on luggage. My safety razor blade can't go on the plane with me, so I'm sending it a head. A little planning can make the zero waste lifestyle easier to maintain. I'll post more about my zw planning and packing. #zerowastewin  #zerowastewin  #zerowasteworkaround  #notrash  #noplastic  #nogarbage  #nowaste  #sustainablelifestyle  #intentionallife  #intentiomalliving  #vacationwithoutkids  #poolside  #safteyrazor  #vintagerazor  #thriftstorefinds  #shaving 
Mein #zerowastewin der letzten Woche. 
Meist trinke ich Wasser oder Tee. Ich hab seit ein paar Wochen aber total Lust auf Eistee gehabt. Den hab ich bisher aber immer nur in Plastikflaschen oder im Tetrapack gefunden.

Ich freu mich so 😊 der hier ist super lecker und in Glas! 
Ich weiß, dass ich auch selbst welchen hätte machen können aber dazu war ich einfach zu faul 😂

#zerowastebochum #zerowaste #lesswastebetterlife #lesswaste #noplastic #suistanable #nowaste #öko #greenliving #glasflaschen #reuseable #wiederverwendbar #eistee #nachhaltigkeit #recylcled #goingzerowaste
Mein #zerowastewin  der letzten Woche. Meist trinke ich Wasser oder Tee. Ich hab seit ein paar Wochen aber total Lust auf Eistee gehabt. Den hab ich bisher aber immer nur in Plastikflaschen oder im Tetrapack gefunden. Ich freu mich so 😊 der hier ist super lecker und in Glas! Ich weiß, dass ich auch selbst welchen hätte machen können aber dazu war ich einfach zu faul 😂 #zerowastebochum  #zerowaste  #lesswastebetterlife  #lesswaste  #noplastic  #suistanable  #nowaste  #öko  #greenliving  #glasflaschen  #reuseable  #wiederverwendbar  #eistee  #nachhaltigkeit  #recylcled  #goingzerowaste 
Pleasantly surprised again tonight while at @libertybar I was served this drink with a stainless steel straw! Yay for sustainable and reusable options! 
#libertybar #zerowastewin #zerowaste #stainlesssteelstraws #fancycocktails #nimbus2000
#ZeroWasteWin Packed a snack for the first time today for an outing in the city with my sister and then realised that I didn't have my #reusable coffee cup with me so, as you do, I emptied my #farmersmarket tomatoes into my "snack pocket" and got my soya latte into my #repurposed @lotusbiscoff jar #Winning .
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#Vegan #ZeroWaste #DitchPlastic #OurPlanetOurHome #LowImpactMovement #WasteFree
One of the 👎🏼 sides of living #zerowaste is DISHES! (Still worth it)
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Ah man don’t get me started on the amount of dishes left over from our 🌮 party last night. Good heavens...
Although I feel so much better knowing that there was only ☝🏼 PIECE OF TRASH FROM LAST NIGHT’S MEAL: an oxygen absorber packet from our TVP. #ZEROWASTEWIN (I realize now that I probably still could have used that for something... @zerowastechica once talked about reusing them)
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I used veggies fresh from the garden and soaked the beans I had in my pantry. Tortillas were made from scratch and y’all, I MADE MY OWN SOUR CREAM😱
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By far my favorite part was my reusable linen napkins from @heart_stitches 😍♥️ she’s the best!!!
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#zerowasteliving #zerowastemeal #zerowasteparty #tvp #veganfood #zerowastevegan #foodfromscratch #explorezerowaste #ecoconscious #zerowastemovement #singleuseplastic #reducefoodwaste #reducewaste #reducereuserecycle #yayforearth
One of the 👎🏼 sides of living #zerowaste  is DISHES! (Still worth it) • Ah man don’t get me started on the amount of dishes left over from our 🌮 party last night. Good heavens... Although I feel so much better knowing that there was only ☝🏼 PIECE OF TRASH FROM LAST NIGHT’S MEAL: an oxygen absorber packet from our TVP. #ZEROWASTEWIN  (I realize now that I probably still could have used that for something... @zerowastechica once talked about reusing them) • I used veggies fresh from the garden and soaked the beans I had in my pantry. Tortillas were made from scratch and y’all, I MADE MY OWN SOUR CREAM😱 • By far my favorite part was my reusable linen napkins from @heart_stitches 😍♥️ she’s the best!!! • • What’s your go-to zero waste party🎉 meal? • • • #zerowasteliving  #zerowastemeal  #zerowasteparty  #tvp  #veganfood  #zerowastevegan  #foodfromscratch  #explorezerowaste  #ecoconscious  #zerowastemovement  #singleuseplastic  #reducefoodwaste  #reducewaste  #reducereuserecycle  #yayforearth 
After making a huge crochet blanket over the winter months, I generated lots of tiny little mustard balls of leftover wool. They've been sitting in a sad tangled heap at the bottom of my basket for a while until i discovered this wonderfully easy pineapple pattern on pintrest! Sat and made a load of these last night and then I simply strung them together to hang all over the house! I used up all of the wool scraps, it  cost me nothing and my house looks all summery and pretty! 🍍🍍🍍#zerowastewin #yarnscraps #crochetaddict #crochetgarland #thrifty #sustainableliving #protecttheenvironment #livingonabudget #alwaysplasticfree
After making a huge crochet blanket over the winter months, I generated lots of tiny little mustard balls of leftover wool. They've been sitting in a sad tangled heap at the bottom of my basket for a while until i discovered this wonderfully easy pineapple pattern on pintrest! Sat and made a load of these last night and then I simply strung them together to hang all over the house! I used up all of the wool scraps, it cost me nothing and my house looks all summery and pretty! 🍍🍍🍍#zerowastewin  #yarnscraps  #crochetaddict  #crochetgarland  #thrifty  #sustainableliving  #protecttheenvironment  #livingonabudget  #alwaysplasticfree 
Also, méga-win ce soir avec mes sushis pour emporter dans mon propre pot 100% sans déchet! (J'ai même pas pris leur tite sauce soya, j'ai utilisé la mienne)
Pis la charmant dame au comptoir n'avait même pas l'air déconcertée quand je lui ai tendu mon plat so jsuis extra-contente!
#winzerodechet #zerowastewin #byo #inmycontainerplease
Also, méga-win ce soir avec mes sushis pour emporter dans mon propre pot 100% sans déchet! (J'ai même pas pris leur tite sauce soya, j'ai utilisé la mienne) Pis la charmant dame au comptoir n'avait même pas l'air déconcertée quand je lui ai tendu mon plat so jsuis extra-contente! #winzerodechet  #zerowastewin  #byo  #inmycontainerplease 
When you ask for a metal tray instead of a paper plate and they're receptive!!!! 🤗 #zerowastewin
When you ask for a metal tray instead of a paper plate and they're receptive!!!! 🤗 #zerowastewin 
Zero waste win of the week: Washing dishes with bulk castile soap from @dillpicklefoodcoop in a soy sauce bottle with my new dish brush with compostable heads from @thewildminimalist👌✨
#zerowastewin #zerowastechicago #reducereuserefill
Zero waste win of the week: Washing dishes with bulk castile soap from @dillpicklefoodcoop in a soy sauce bottle with my new dish brush with compostable heads from @thewildminimalist👌✨ #zerowastewin  #zerowastechicago  #reducereuserefill 
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I made this nesting bed out of an old pillow, pillowcase, and a blanket. There is hardly a day where I don’t find her passed out on it, happily cuddles in. 
#zerowastewin #zerowastepets #dogdiy #dogsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #rescuepup
I am very excited about this plastic free water bottle I got from @kleankanteen! It came in plastic free packaging as well ☺️
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Part of living sustainably upon this earth is making sure that what I consume pollutes the environment as little as possible. This bottle is made of stainless steel and features a bamboo cap with a silicon ring that makes it watertight 💦 (silicon is made of sand). It is of such enduring materials that it will last me forever! •
Every time I use it I feel good knowing that is one less plastic water bottle in the landfill. Using a refillable water bottle is one of the easiest ways to reduce your plastic consumption- and helps to keep you hydrated. A win win! •
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#waterbottle #plasticfree #saynotoplastic #plasticless #lessplastic #plasticpollution #zerowaste #circularliving #zerowastewin #plasticwaste #simplesustainability #zerowasteshopping #inspiration #blog
I am very excited about this plastic free water bottle I got from @kleankanteen! It came in plastic free packaging as well ☺️ • Part of living sustainably upon this earth is making sure that what I consume pollutes the environment as little as possible. This bottle is made of stainless steel and features a bamboo cap with a silicon ring that makes it watertight 💦 (silicon is made of sand). It is of such enduring materials that it will last me forever! • Every time I use it I feel good knowing that is one less plastic water bottle in the landfill. Using a refillable water bottle is one of the easiest ways to reduce your plastic consumption- and helps to keep you hydrated. A win win! • Do you use a refillable water bottle? • • • • #waterbottle  #plasticfree  #saynotoplastic  #plasticless  #lessplastic  #plasticpollution  #zerowaste  #circularliving  #zerowastewin  #plasticwaste  #simplesustainability  #zerowasteshopping  #inspiration  #blog 
So as a follow up to my post from a few days ago on my roast chicken, nothing was wasted!  I used some left over chicken to make a chicken tikka masala and it was yummy and a treat. I haven’t cooked a chicken 🍗 in a long time!  Nothing goes to #Waste here! What do you make from your leftover chicken ? #foodwasteawareness #foodwasteprevention #preventfoodgoingtolandfill #zerowastewin #reduce #reuse #recycle #chicken #leftovers #zerowastekitchen  #zerowastelifestyle #preventfoodwaste #preventwaste #zerowaste #zerowastekitchen #tikamasala #savefoodsavemoney #useeverything
So as a follow up to my post from a few days ago on my roast chicken, nothing was wasted! I used some left over chicken to make a chicken tikka masala and it was yummy and a treat. I haven’t cooked a chicken 🍗 in a long time! Nothing goes to #Waste  here! What do you make from your leftover chicken ? #foodwasteawareness  #foodwasteprevention  #preventfoodgoingtolandfill  #zerowastewin  #reduce  #reuse  #recycle  #chicken  #leftovers  #zerowastekitchen  #zerowastelifestyle  #preventfoodwaste  #preventwaste  #zerowaste  #zerowastekitchen  #tikamasala  #savefoodsavemoney  #useeverything 
Last night there was a #zerowastewin !! We went to a show at #themooretheater and they give drinks out in reusable tumblers that can be used at any #seattletheatregroup venues! Also- paper compostable straws! 
Yay Seattle!! #zerowaste #reusablecups #paperstraws #seattle
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So when I typed in "how often do you need to replace your disposable razor?" the answer was the above.☝️ 3 weeks! 🤯Recommendations from various websites and they says the same thing. 3 lousy weeks before buying a new plastic casing / non recyclebale razor.😳 I mean I don't want to guess here and come up with a number (terrible at math anyway🙈) because it can depend when someone started using one and how long they bother to keep to that 3 weeks till it becomes 3 months. 😜According to a research about 2 billion (in the USA) are tossed away each year. That is a lot. 😠 .

Having said that I do like to have a nice smooth legs myself especially now that the weather allows it.🌞 After turning 17 and before having kids (!!!!) I don't think there was a summer day I left the house unshaved.🤗 After having kids as you can imagine I leave the house in a much worse state then just having hairy legs.🤪 My aunt used an appilator (epilator) and she is working in the beauty industry so when I was lucky enough to visit and stay at hers in Sydney at the age of 17 all I wanted it to get a hold of one and never to think about shaving (mainly cutting myselt a lot at that point😖) again. So that is what happened. This is the applicator I got and she is still with us, working perfectly well after 17 years now. 🙌 @philips really got this one right. 👏Well done guys hopefully it will last me another 17 at least. .

The other alternative of shaving is (as it being mentioned on all amazing zero wasters websites) safety razors. 👈You will pay more upfront for a safety razor £15-£30. As for the replacement blades you can get 100 for £10. 🤑Pretty good deal I think. The blades are stainless steel and are recyclable. They last for a month or longer if you dry them between uses. As I heard. I have to be honest I haven't got one myself but I am so keen to get one once I used up all my venus razor blade heads which I change every 6 months (ouch) and use on armpits and bikini lines. 😉 .

Is there anyone out there into waxing? I have never really tried any brand or used it much. Any good ones out there you can recommend which are also eco friendly / zero waste?
Every 3 weeks 😱 . So when I typed in "how often do you need to replace your disposable razor?" the answer was the above.☝️ 3 weeks! 🤯Recommendations from various websites and they says the same thing. 3 lousy weeks before buying a new plastic casing / non recyclebale razor.😳 I mean I don't want to guess here and come up with a number (terrible at math anyway🙈) because it can depend when someone started using one and how long they bother to keep to that 3 weeks till it becomes 3 months. 😜According to a research about 2 billion (in the USA) are tossed away each year. That is a lot. 😠 . Having said that I do like to have a nice smooth legs myself especially now that the weather allows it.🌞 After turning 17 and before having kids (!!!!) I don't think there was a summer day I left the house unshaved.🤗 After having kids as you can imagine I leave the house in a much worse state then just having hairy legs.🤪 My aunt used an appilator (epilator) and she is working in the beauty industry so when I was lucky enough to visit and stay at hers in Sydney at the age of 17 all I wanted it to get a hold of one and never to think about shaving (mainly cutting myselt a lot at that point😖) again. So that is what happened. This is the applicator I got and she is still with us, working perfectly well after 17 years now. 🙌 @philips really got this one right. 👏Well done guys hopefully it will last me another 17 at least. . The other alternative of shaving is (as it being mentioned on all amazing zero wasters websites) safety razors. 👈You will pay more upfront for a safety razor £15-£30. As for the replacement blades you can get 100 for £10. 🤑Pretty good deal I think. The blades are stainless steel and are recyclable. They last for a month or longer if you dry them between uses. As I heard. I have to be honest I haven't got one myself but I am so keen to get one once I used up all my venus razor blade heads which I change every 6 months (ouch) and use on armpits and bikini lines. 😉 . Is there anyone out there into waxing? I have never really tried any brand or used it much. Any good ones out there you can recommend which are also eco friendly / zero waste?
#zerowastetip alert! Have you ever been baking and realised at the last minute you're out of baking paper? Or realised how wasteful baking paper actually is but need your cake fix? 
Never fear! I'm here with a tip that works every time. Grease up your baking tin with butter or whatever vegan greasing option you use and then sprinkle with plain flour. Tip the tin up and turn it, tapping as you go. This will give you a thin even spread of flour over your tin base. Pour in your cake batter, pastry, biscuit base etc., and bake. It comes out clean every single time. No need for paper and no sticking. You can do this with loaf tins, bundt tins, bun/cupcake tins, baking trays basically everything. Winning!
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#zerowastecardiff #zerowastewales #zerowasteuk #zerowaste #plasticfree #zerowastehome #zerowasteliving #lowimpactlife #unnecessaryplastic #passonplastic #ditchthedisposables #zerowastelife #zerowastekitchen #zerowastewin #zerowastesnacks #zerofoodwaste #zerowastebaking #plasticfreebaking #plasticfreeliving #zerofoodwaste #lovefoodhatewaste #bakeityourself #5rs #refusesingleuse #refusesingleuseplastic #noplanetb
#zerowastetip  alert! Have you ever been baking and realised at the last minute you're out of baking paper? Or realised how wasteful baking paper actually is but need your cake fix? Never fear! I'm here with a tip that works every time. Grease up your baking tin with butter or whatever vegan greasing option you use and then sprinkle with plain flour. Tip the tin up and turn it, tapping as you go. This will give you a thin even spread of flour over your tin base. Pour in your cake batter, pastry, biscuit base etc., and bake. It comes out clean every single time. No need for paper and no sticking. You can do this with loaf tins, bundt tins, bun/cupcake tins, baking trays basically everything. Winning! . . . #zerowastecardiff  #zerowastewales  #zerowasteuk  #zerowaste  #plasticfree  #zerowastehome  #zerowasteliving  #lowimpactlife  #unnecessaryplastic  #passonplastic  #ditchthedisposables  #zerowastelife  #zerowastekitchen  #zerowastewin  #zerowastesnacks  #zerofoodwaste  #zerowastebaking  #plasticfreebaking  #plasticfreeliving  #zerofoodwaste  #lovefoodhatewaste  #bakeityourself  #5rs  #refusesingleuse  #refusesingleuseplastic  #noplanetb 
Toothpaste in a jar!!!
The latest edition to my zero waste collection. Must be honest the first time I tried this stuff, it wasn’t too good. I think when it comes to toothpaste we’re so used to a texture that this does not have. It also doesn’t have the chemicals that make toothpaste foam. But I don’t think my teeth have ever felt cleaner (other than after the dentist probs!). I am in love with this stuff! 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁
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#zerowaste #zerowastewin #zerowastetoothpaste #ethicalblogger #sustainableliving #toothpaste #ethcialliving #simpleswaps
Toothpaste in a jar!!! The latest edition to my zero waste collection. Must be honest the first time I tried this stuff, it wasn’t too good. I think when it comes to toothpaste we’re so used to a texture that this does not have. It also doesn’t have the chemicals that make toothpaste foam. But I don’t think my teeth have ever felt cleaner (other than after the dentist probs!). I am in love with this stuff! 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁 . . . . . #zerowaste  #zerowastewin  #zerowastetoothpaste  #ethicalblogger  #sustainableliving  #toothpaste  #ethcialliving  #simpleswaps 
Late night #coffee fix in my reusable cup #ZeroWasteWin #ZeroWaste #Vegan
In one of my previous blog posts I spoke about how I am trying to reduce our impact on the environment. Well today I took four pairs of leggings which had holes in the knees & made them into four pairs of shorts which the girls can wear under their leggings to protect their modesty. 25 hair ties & 8 bean bags. The picture in the bottom right are the few bits of scraps #zerowastewin #recycle #reuse #dontthrowaway #repurposed #feelingaccomplished #myfourandi #blogger #tryingtolessenourimpact
In one of my previous blog posts I spoke about how I am trying to reduce our impact on the environment. Well today I took four pairs of leggings which had holes in the knees & made them into four pairs of shorts which the girls can wear under their leggings to protect their modesty. 25 hair ties & 8 bean bags. The picture in the bottom right are the few bits of scraps #zerowastewin  #recycle  #reuse  #dontthrowaway  #repurposed  #feelingaccomplished  #myfourandi  #blogger  #tryingtolessenourimpact 
What is the best thing to do after spending the whole night feeding a teething baby and running to a crying toddler so ending up getting zero sleep? 🤔 .

Yes, leaving the house around midday with enough coffee in your system (and some yoga stretches🧘‍♀️) and get on a train to visit @ecover_uk's Rubbish Cafe in Covent Garden. 🤘We took some of our plastic rubbish with to pay for our delicious zero waste vegan dish by @tomsfeast and a much needed almond coffee.☕ Another great company to think that plastic s***.🙏 They are waging war on virgin plastic with a series of bold commitments to increase their use of recycled plastic over the next three years and ultimately use only recycled plastic by 2020. 👍This lovely new washing-up liquid bottle is 100% recycled and 100% recyclable. 🌍Not only that but they are aiming to trial the use of alternative biodegradable and bio-sourced packaging (like corn or potato-based plastics, or fibre-based pulp from wood, straw or wastepaper, likely with a degradable lining) that doesn’t rely on plastic by 2020, as well as champion the expansion of their refills into mainstream supermarkets. 🤗That would be just too good to be true, right?🤩 And 2020? That is only 2 years away!! 😳You go and lead the way @ecover_uk.💪 What an amazing commitment and hopefully more and more companies to follow. 🤞 .

In other news, have you checked the weather forecast?🔆 I mean that is just summer, right. So excited about this long weekend and the sun I might just start dancing around... oh wait I am exhausted. 🤪Off to bed.😴 See you next time and have a fantastic long weekend lovelies. xx
What is the best thing to do after spending the whole night feeding a teething baby and running to a crying toddler so ending up getting zero sleep? 🤔 . Yes, leaving the house around midday with enough coffee in your system (and some yoga stretches🧘‍♀️) and get on a train to visit @ecover_uk's Rubbish Cafe in Covent Garden. 🤘We took some of our plastic rubbish with to pay for our delicious zero waste vegan dish by @tomsfeast and a much needed almond coffee.☕ Another great company to think that plastic s***.🙏 They are waging war on virgin plastic with a series of bold commitments to increase their use of recycled plastic over the next three years and ultimately use only recycled plastic by 2020. 👍This lovely new washing-up liquid bottle is 100% recycled and 100% recyclable. 🌍Not only that but they are aiming to trial the use of alternative biodegradable and bio-sourced packaging (like corn or potato-based plastics, or fibre-based pulp from wood, straw or wastepaper, likely with a degradable lining) that doesn’t rely on plastic by 2020, as well as champion the expansion of their refills into mainstream supermarkets. 🤗That would be just too good to be true, right?🤩 And 2020? That is only 2 years away!! 😳You go and lead the way @ecover_uk.💪 What an amazing commitment and hopefully more and more companies to follow. 🤞 . In other news, have you checked the weather forecast?🔆 I mean that is just summer, right. So excited about this long weekend and the sun I might just start dancing around... oh wait I am exhausted. 🤪Off to bed.😴 See you next time and have a fantastic long weekend lovelies. xx
This, my friends, is the @hellotushy ! It's a install-it-yourself bidet and it is the newest addition to my zerowaste efforts. Up until now I've had lots of questions about toilet paper. Do I use toilet paper?!? And the answer is yes, yes I do. But now I can drastically reduce my usage and my husband can basically eliminate his. The tushy attaches to your toilet and then gives you a nice little spray of water to clean your bum. You just pat dry and you're squeaky clean. I can honestly say that I don't want to go back and we're planning to order a second one for our other toilet. Even though it is an expense up front I know we'll ultimately make up for it in the amount of money we save on toilet paper. Anyone else out there have a bidet? #NOTanad #zerowastewin #zerowaste #hellotushy #tushy #cleanbum #lesswaste #ditchthepaper #goingzerowaste #zerowastelifestyle #zerowastebathroom #zerowastehome
This, my friends, is the @hellotushy ! It's a install-it-yourself bidet and it is the newest addition to my zerowaste efforts. Up until now I've had lots of questions about toilet paper. Do I use toilet paper?!? And the answer is yes, yes I do. But now I can drastically reduce my usage and my husband can basically eliminate his. The tushy attaches to your toilet and then gives you a nice little spray of water to clean your bum. You just pat dry and you're squeaky clean. I can honestly say that I don't want to go back and we're planning to order a second one for our other toilet. Even though it is an expense up front I know we'll ultimately make up for it in the amount of money we save on toilet paper. Anyone else out there have a bidet? #NOTanad  #zerowastewin  #zerowaste  #hellotushy  #tushy  #cleanbum  #lesswaste  #ditchthepaper  #goingzerowaste  #zerowastelifestyle  #zerowastebathroom  #zerowastehome 
Another huge #ZeroWaste win is finding someone who can supply us with eggs! She reuses cartons and is super local! And those colours 😵

#Tryingbutnotperfect #Zerowastewin #ZerowasteKitchen #cookingzerowaste #vegitarian #SupportLocal #supportlocalbusiness
I got bread and cookies in my own bags in bulk. Thanks @haggens_northwest for the awesome veriety of baked goods. I'll be back next week. 
#bulkisbeautiful  #zerowastewin  #zerowastehome  #zerowasteliving #zerowaste #noplastic #unpackaged #intentionallife  #intentionalliving  #cookies #bread #passonplastic #notrash #nowaste #nogarbage
Got a couple of eye rolls the last few times I handed over my stainless steel STARBUCKS logo coffee thermos (#zerowastewin eh?) at some local and independent coffee shops, so now I hide it using this awesome @wildandfreepaperie vinyl sticker. HAHAH
These are great stickers!
In their defense, I might do the same if it was my  heart and soul coffee shop!
Thanks @angelariggs for all the recommendations on these stickers, they are just right up my alley and I can't wait to put them all over my other bottles 😅
#wildandfreepaperie #vinylstickers #supportlocal #reusable #refusereuserecycle
Got a couple of eye rolls the last few times I handed over my stainless steel STARBUCKS logo coffee thermos (#zerowastewin  eh?) at some local and independent coffee shops, so now I hide it using this awesome @wildandfreepaperie vinyl sticker. HAHAH These are great stickers! In their defense, I might do the same if it was my heart and soul coffee shop! Thanks @angelariggs for all the recommendations on these stickers, they are just right up my alley and I can't wait to put them all over my other bottles 😅 #wildandfreepaperie  #vinylstickers  #supportlocal  #reusable  #refusereuserecycle