I'm not much of a make-up user, but I do use it now and again, and I am shamefully into skincare. Skincare and make-up can seem like difficult areas in which to cut down on waste, but there are definitely ways to make a few sustainable swaps in that department. First and foremost, though, the … Continue reading Eliminating Waste From Your Skincare & Beauty Routine
Not all zero waste swaps are easy — my quest for a good shampoo bar has been filled with high hopes and much disappointment, let me tell you — but making your own toothpaste is stupidly easy, cheap, and effective. It also comes without any nasty ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate, the demon foaming agent … Continue reading DIY — Zero Waste Toothpaste
If you're intrigued by the idea of zero waste living and you're Canadian, you're in luck: Bulk Barn has 255 locations across Canada, and since last year they've had a reusable container program in place at every single store. If you'd like to cut down on the amount of packaged products you buy, getting your … Continue reading Canada, Get Yourself To Bulk Barn
When it comes to downsizing the amount of waste you produce, one of the easiest places to make a few simple swaps and cut out plastic is in the bathroom. The best part is that you can also slowly make these changes, replacing items one by one as you use them up. Aiming for a … Continue reading Your Zero-Waste Bathroom
It's that time of year again, which means great-aunts and cousins everywhere are currently asking you what you’d like for Christmas — and you’ll be wondering exactly what to get everyone on your own list. Here are a few different (green) approaches you can take over the holidays: Don’t want anything? Ask for donations in … Continue reading In Lieu of Presents This Year
Once you start trying to put your money where your mouth is, you'll find that it's often infuriatingly hard to find the information you need. Where does this brand source their materials from? Does that product come in recyclable packaging? Is there a way to return containers to a certain company so that they reuse … Continue reading Becoming a Conscientious Consumer: Start Writing Emails
Last year, shortly after conducting my two-week zero-waste experiment, I packed up and prepared to go to Burning Man for the first time. This massive social experiment in art and community takes place a world away in Nevada, so I would be flying down to Reno, preparing there, and then driving into the desert, where … Continue reading Reducing Waste While You Travel
About a year ago, after following several zero waste bloggers for some time, I decided to give the zero-waste lifestyle a try in Toronto. For a few weeks, I did pretty well — it was summertime, a market would come to my neighbourhood once a week with fresh fruit and vegetables, Bulk Barn was running … Continue reading Why Zero Waste?