Since moving to the UK, I’ve developed quite the fondness for a good cup of tea. As a newcomer, I assumed that as long as the packaging was recyclable or biodegradable, every tea was zero waste tea. Boy, was I wrong!
If you think zero waste living is only for people who fit a year’s worth of trash in a mason jar, you’d be forgiven. The media loves to share these incredible feats of sustainability. But in reality, living zero waste is all about small changes that add up to a big impact.
As someone who travels frequently for work, I’m always looking for ways to offset my carbon footprint. And one of the most impactful changes I made to my packing routine was creating a zero waste travel kit.
When you picture a leisurely day at the beach, that vision probably includes a plastic bottle of sunblock. I know the concept of zero waste sunscreen never occurred to me until I learned more about sustainable travel. Luckily, the eco friendly sunblock trend is gaining steam. Aside from plastic pollution, most traditional sunscreens are packed …
As a woman with long, thick hair, I absolutely love zero waste shampoo. Banishing single-use plastic bottles from my shower was a game-changer.
Most of us need coffee to get through the day. Do mornings even exist before coffee? But whether you’re a homebrew master or a breakroom coffee drinker, we need to talk about how to incorporate zero waste coffee into our lifestyle.
Tired of tossing soap bottles in the bin and praying they actually get recycled? Switching to zero waste dish soap is a big step towards banishing single-use plastic from your kitchen. And plastic isn’t the only thing you’ll be rid of–big brand dish soaps contain a number of nasty additives and toxic chemicals. From skin …
Floss, cotton buds, makeup sponges… We create a surprising amount of waste during our self-care routines. And that’s why creating a zero waste bathroom is a great place to start on your sustainability journey.
One of the hardest things about living sustainably is managing expectations. We see people who fit a year’s worth of trash in a jar and think, “by the end of the year, that will be me!”. In reality, that impressive result takes years of work implementing dozens of zero waste swaps.
Let’s be honest: who doesn’t love to snack? I am such a sucker for a good bag of chips! We all have our vices.