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

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