One Easy Trick for a Waste Free Bathroom

One Easy Trick for a Waste Free Bathroom

Having cut down on all these disposables, there wasn’t much need for a waste bin in the bathroom anymore.  Empty jars and tins, on the occasions that they needed to be discarded, were taken straight to the recycling bin.  Same for toilet paper rolls.  But there were two items that still needed to be cleared from the bathroom daily: hair and floss.  

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Reusable Cloth Menstrual Pads - Your Questions Answered

Reusable Cloth Menstrual Pads - Your Questions Answered

Disposable menstrual products contribute a staggering amount of waste to landfills each year.  As menstruating people become more aware of the waste problem facing the world today, many of us are switching to reusable menstrual products, which, in addition to being less wasteful, are often better for our bodies and lighter on our pocketbooks in the long run.


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Why Going Zero Waste Can Be Hard for an Introvert

Why Going Zero Waste Can Be Hard for an Introvert

It’s only in my adult life that I’ve come to really accept and embrace my introverted tendencies.  I’m not socially inept, by any means, but a lot of the time, my natural state is to be withdrawn. It’s ironic, therefore, that I chose to align myself with a movement that challenges the status quo and requires a certain number of uncomfortable conversations with strangers, often in new places.

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How to Stay Looking Fresh When Traveling Internationally

How to Stay Looking Fresh When Traveling Internationally

One of the challenges of international travel is that it can leave you looking tired, dehydrated, and generally ragged.  I don’t care who you are, flying through the night is hard on your body, your immune system, and your skin.  But with a little preparation, you can help mitigate the bedraggling effects of trans-Atlantic travel. 

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The Positive Effects of an Established Morning Routine

The Positive Effects of an Established Morning Routine

I've often despaired that every morning when I wake up, the first thing that I do is start opening apps on my phone, before I've even gotten out of bed, sometimes before I've even turned on any lights.  What if, I thought, I came up with an alternative way to begin each morning, a simple series of healthy activities that would put me in the right frame of mind to have a satisfying and productive day?

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Why Choosing the Right Safety Razor Can Make All the Difference

Why Choosing the Right Safety Razor Can Make All the Difference

The Norse razor is sleek, lightweight, easy to hold and maneuver, and its shape virtually eliminates the risk of nicks, even in the trickiest places.  I don’t even feel the blade when I use it, and don’t have to worry about using too much pressure, as the design naturally protects my skin from heavy-handed strokes.

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Natural & Eco-Friendly Skincare Product Roundup

Natural & Eco-Friendly Skincare Product Roundup

After dragging my feet for a long time, I finally made the switch to 100% natural skincare products.  The transition process was not easy, but I ended up finding some natural products that my skin loves and that are environmentally friendly in both their ingredients and their packaging.  

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A Few Things You Probably Didn't Know About Mushrooms

A Few Things You Probably Didn't Know About Mushrooms

On a recent trip to Austin, Texas, I had a chance to catch up with my friend Cory, a former house mate from my New York City days.  He's now the co-owner of Hi-Fi Mycology, a commercial scale mushroom farming operation, supplying fungi to distributors and restaurants all over Austin. 

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7 Ways to Go Zero Waste at the Office

7 Ways to Go Zero Waste at the Office

You live in the real world, and it's not always easy to stick to your high principles when you're on your grind from 9 to 5. As with everything, a little bit of planning and preparation go a long way, and it is actually possible to avoid all the trash pitfalls the corporate workday can throw your way.  

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Zero Waste Guide to Manchester: Part 3

Zero Waste Guide to Manchester: Part 3

I've been so thrilled with how many eco-friendly and zero waste-friendly businesses I've been able to find in Manchester with just a little bit of digging.  It just goes to show that there are plenty of businesses striving to make a positive impact, and we should keep our eyes open for them and support them when we can!  

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Zero Waste Makeup: A Look Inside My (Imperfect) Makeup Bag

Zero Waste Makeup: A Look Inside My (Imperfect) Makeup Bag

OK, so I don't flatter myself that anyone actually gives a shit what's in my makeup bag.  I just wanted to show you in order to illustrate a point.  This is the makeup bag of a person who is in transition, working toward a less wasteful lifestyle.

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