Biodegradable vs. Compostable - What’s the Difference & Why Does It Matter?

Biodegradable vs. Compostable - What’s the Difference & Why Does It Matter?

There is a whole lot of talk about plastic these days, as films and TV programs are increasing our awareness of the scale of the plastic pollution problem.  Single-use plastics are becoming taboo, and even big brands and retailers are joining the fight against plastics.  

Or are they? 

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How to Find Safe Drinking Water While Traveling (Without Resorting to Plastic Bottled Water)

How to Find Safe Drinking Water While Traveling (Without Resorting to Plastic Bottled Water)

Traveling can be especially difficult for a zero waste warrior, as it can be challenging to keep yourself fed and watered without resorting to single-use disposables, ubiquitous and convenient as they are. Water can be of particular concern, especially if you’re traveling to a country that doesn’t have safe drinking water readily available.  Is it possible to travel to places like Mexico and India without resorting to plastic bottled water?

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4 Easy Swaps for a Plastic Free Bathroom

4 Easy Swaps for a Plastic Free Bathroom

Let me blow your mind real quick.  Did you know that every toothbrush you’ve ever owned still exists somewhere?  Yep. The bathroom may not seem like a tremendous source of plastic in our lives, but when we think about how long it takes plastic to break down, it’s worth it to consider all the bits of plastic that we use every day.  Here are four ways to cut down on plastic in the bathroom and make it a waste-free zone. 

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4 More Ways to Ditch Plastic This July

4 More Ways to Ditch Plastic This July

So, your Plastic Free July is off to a great start, and you’ve already tackled the “big 4” single-use plastics.  Where do you go from there?  The truth is, plastic is everywhere in our lives, and there are loads of opportunities to cut back.  Here four more ways you can ditch plastics this month.

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4 Easy Ways to Participate in Plastic Free July

4 Easy Ways to Participate in Plastic Free July

It’s that time of the year again - Plastic Free July is nearly upon us!  Although I try to avoid plastic all the time, I'm far from perfect, and this month is a welcome challenge to step up my game.  If you’re just starting to ease into a life without plastic, this can be a great opportunity to see what you’re capable of!  The best way to start, in my opinion, is to tackle the “big 4”:

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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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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 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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Bulk Market, London: A Zero Waste Oasis in the Big City

Bulk Market, London: A Zero Waste Oasis in the Big City

When I saw a Facebook post about a zero waste pop-up shop opening in London, I got really excited, as London is only two hours away from Manchester by train.  I happened to have reason to go to London this past week, so I decided to pay a visit to this Bulk Market I’d read so much about. 

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Reduce Your Impact Today - A Quick Start Guide

Reduce Your Impact Today - A Quick Start Guide

So you've decided that you want to start transforming your lifestyle.  You want less clutter, less waste, and more beauty in your day-to-day.  You feel awesome for having arrived at this decision, and excited to begin.  But you're also overwhelmed by the amount of work and conscious effort it's going to take to achieve it.  Where do you even start?  

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Zero Waste & Financial Freedom: FOOD

Zero Waste & Financial Freedom: FOOD

There are many ways in which going zero waste can lead to greater financial freedom, and adjusting our food choices to be less wasteful is one of the quickest and easiest ways to save money.

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