The Blending Bar at The Apothecary in Inglewood

The Blending Bar at The Apothecary in Inglewood
You may have heard — we sell essential oils in bulk! This means that you can save on refilling your essential oil bottles if you visit us at our store front in Inglewood. This also means that we sell essential oils by the drop, as well.
Posted by Lindsay on 8/15/2019 to Zero Waste Living

We Added a Compost Bucket in the Bathroom: Here's What Happened

We Added a Compost Bucket in the Bathroom: Here's What Happened
We've Upped Our Bathroom Waste-Sorting Game, and We're So Glad We Did
Posted by Lindsay on 6/13/2019 to Zero Waste Living

Easy Switches for Greener Cleaning

Easy Switches for Greener Cleaning
Whether you make these changes one at a time or commit to changing your whole routine over to healthier options all at once, here are a few easy swaps that will cut down the amount of toxins in your home; drastically reduce your household waste; save you money on your power bill and even prolong the life of your clothes, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures.
Posted by Lindsay on 6/10/2019 to Zero Waste Living

What You’re Supporting When You Contribute to Our Crowdfunding Campaign

What You’re Supporting When You Contribute to Our Crowdfunding Campaign
In case you missed it: we are expanding our store (to nearly triple its current size!), and to top up our funds for this expansion, we are hosting a crowdfunding campaign until June 15. You may be wondering just where the funds from this campaign will be allocated; whether we are relying on them solely to fund our expansion; and how exactly your purchase helps us when you get so much stuff for what you’re paying. In the spirit of transparency, we’d love to tell you!
Posted by Lindsay on 6/7/2019 to Events

Backcountry Camping: No Room for Fragrance, Extra Weight or Unnecessary Waste on the Trail!

Backcountry Camping: No Room for Fragrance, Extra Weight or Unnecessary Waste on the Trail!
Keep your time in the woods fragrance-, bulk- and waste-free with these innovative products.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/29/2019 to Zero Waste Living

5 Food Storage Tips We've Learned From the Abeego Blog

5 Food Storage Tips We've Learned From the Abeego Blog

Ever since we started carrying beeswax wraps by Abeego, we simply can't get enough of them! Initially we thought of them as just a great alternative to plastic wrap -- which they are -- but now we know the truth: they are a crucial ingredient in the process of eliminating food waste in your home!

Even better, they have a super informative blog that teaches all sorts of handy food storage tips. Here are some of our favourites.

Posted by Lindsay on 5/22/2019 to Zero Waste Living

Zero Waste Beverages

Zero Waste Beverages
We’re lucky to live in a time when there are many great zero waste options for delicious drinks. Let’s look at some here.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/15/2019 to Events

8 Unexpected Benefits of Clothing Swaps

8 Unexpected Benefits of Clothing Swaps
As it turns out, some of the things I love most about clothing swaps were completely unexpected benefits!
Posted by Lindsay on 4/15/2019 to Zero Waste Living

A Zero Waste Travel Hygiene Kit

A Zero Waste Travel Hygiene Kit
With just a tiny bit of forethought, you can take a body care routine that you love on the road and pass up all the tiny single-use offerings along the way!
Posted by Lindsay on 4/2/2019 to Zero Waste Living

Four Single Use Plastic Products to Cut From Your Life This Year

Four Single Use Plastic Products to Cut From Your Life This Year
Single use plastics have their place, but when more functional, easier-to-use and/or more affordable reusable options exist, why stick with single use? This year, resolve to trade out these single use plastic products for their reusable, sustainable alternatives.
Posted by Lindsay on 1/14/2019 to Zero Waste Living

11 Rewarding Ways to Observe Buy Nothing Day

11 Rewarding Ways to Observe Buy Nothing Day
To many, it's known as Black Friday, but the Friday after US Thanksgiving has another name and meaning for others: Buy Nothing Day.
Posted by Lindsay on 11/20/2018 to Events

15 Surprising Uses for Washing Soda

15 Surprising Uses for Washing Soda

Along with borax, baking soda, vinegar and castile soap, washing soda is a wonderful basic ingredient to have around the house for effective, DIY cleaning.

Posted by Lindsay on 11/19/2018 to Zero Waste Living

10 Simple Ways You Can Reduce Waste Today

10 Simple Ways You Can Reduce Waste Today
The little things that we develop into habits do make an impact over time, both through their literal effect on the supply and waste stream and through  the influence they have on the people around us.
Posted by Lindsay on 11/1/2018 to Zero Waste Living

Sustainable Essential Oils

Sustainable Essential Oils
Given that we now focus so heavily on zero waste products, we get a lot of questions about how to decrease waste when working with essential oils. You also ask us how much of an impact essential oil production has on the earth and how we can be mindful of that.
Posted by Katherine on 10/11/2018 to Zero Waste Living

12 Reasons We're Excited to Bring Bea Johnson to Calgary

12 Reasons We're Excited to Bring Bea Johnson to Calgary
On October 27th, we are bringing world-renowned Zero Waste advocate and author Bea Johnson to the Inglewood Community Association in Calgary. We are thrilled to welcome this author of Zero Waste Home and hear what she has to say about living waste-free without sacrificing -- style, money, time or quality of life. Reviews of her speaking engagements label her as inspiring, non-intimidating, accessible and highly informative. Here, learn the top 12 reasons we are so excited for the event.
Posted by Lindsay on 10/4/2018 to Events

Eight Easy Ways to Reduce Kitchen Waste

Eight Easy Ways to Reduce Kitchen Waste
Do you ever feel alarmed by how fast the garbage or recycling bin in your kitchen overflows? Let's look at some ways to keep those bins empty (or at least have them fill a lot less often).
Posted by Lindsay on 9/24/2018 to Zero Waste Living

5 Ways You Can Cut Single Use Plastic This Week

5 Ways You Can Cut Single Use Plastic This Week
Is the daily act of throwing plastics in the garbage (or recycling whenever possible!) making you feel a bit ill? Would you like to cut down on your contributions to the waste stream? Plastic, with its known inability to biodegrade, is a great place to start!
Posted by Lindsay on 9/13/2018 to Zero Waste Living

Confessional: We Use Wash Cloths Instead of Toilet Paper

I’ve noticed that as I scour the internet looking for the latest news and best tips on zero waste living, there is one glaring omission from the offerings: an alternative to toilet paper. That’s not to say it’s never addressed. I’ve seen the question asked by #zerowaste hopefuls, and I’ve seen the gurus suggest “lower impact” alternatives such as recycled toilet paper or toilet paper made of materials other than wood pulp.

To be quite frank, I’m totally perplexed. The experts are missing an obvious, wonderful and totally zero waste alternative to toilet paper. It’s called Family Cloth.

Posted by Lindsay on 7/9/2018 to Zero Waste Living

What’s The Opposite of a Plastic Bag You Send to the Landfill?

Thanks to a very cool organization called Boomerang Bags, we now accept fabric donations — and offer free, upcycled cloth shopping bags — in our store!
Posted by Lindsay on 6/14/2018 to General Info

Build Your Zero Waste Kit: Six Essentials

What is a Zero Waste Kit? It’s simply a small collection of essential, reusable, everyday items that — without taking up much space — make a huge difference in your daily contribution to the waste stream.

By carrying these items with you in your backpack, car or while travelling, you can save plastic grocery bags, paper coffee cups, paper napkins, plastic utensils and plastic straws from going in the trash while you’re out and about! Add a couple of glass or metal containers if you have the space and use them in place of takeout containers to make even more of an impact.

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Posted by Lindsay on 3/5/2018 to Zero Waste Living