Setting Up Your At-Home Refill Station

Setting Up Your At-Home Refill Station
Buying in bulk to reduce your waste? You'll probably find that you can quickly accumulate bulk bags, boxes and buckets. To organize all these bulk goods, we love the idea of a home refill station.

Posted by Lindsay on 3/31/2021 to Zero Waste Living

Shampoo Bars 101

Shampoo Bars 101
Truthfully, switching from conventional liquid shampoo to a shampoo bar is a bit of an adjustment. But, armed with a bit of accurate information, you can be prepared for this adjustment and triumph in the name of low waste living and soft, shiny hair!
Posted by Lindsay on 1/5/2021 to Products

How to Be More Sustainable at Home this Holiday Season

How to Be More Sustainable at Home this Holiday Season
Here’s how to be more sustainable at home and reduce your environmental footprint this holiday season. 
Posted by Collaborative on 12/7/2020 to Zero Waste Living

5 Swaps to Un-Plastic Your Laundry Routine

5 Swaps to Un-Plastic Your Laundry Routine
Here are a few of our favourite swaps to help you un-plastic your laundry room!
Posted by Emilie on 10/15/2020 to Zero Waste Living

Un-Plastic Your Dental Care Routine With These Zero Waste Options

Un-Plastic Your Dental Care Routine With These Zero Waste Options
Floss and brush teeth daily, ideally at least once a day for the former and after each meal for the latter -- that's the dental hygiene advice we're all familiar with. But for such a simple routine, it generates a disturbing amount of waste.
Posted by Lindsay on 7/14/2020 to Promotions

Reduce Your Waste Output with Low-Waste Menstrual Care

Reduce Your Waste Output with Low-Waste Menstrual Care
There is no one-size-fits-all solution for which products to use when you’re menstruating, but if you are looking to reduce your plastic footprint, we are lucky to live in a time when we have so many comfortable and plastic-free options.
Posted by Andrea Johanscik on behalf of Plastic-Free YYC on 6/23/2020 to Zero Waste Living

Five Ways Cloth Bowl Covers Will Make Your Life Better

Five Ways Cloth Bowl Covers Will Make Your Life Better
Who knew that the humble, handmade cloth bowl cover could improve your life in so many ways? Here are just a few...
Posted by Lindsay on 5/14/2020 to Promotions

How to Continue Your Zero Waste Journey During Covid-19

How to Continue Your Zero Waste Journey During Covid-19
Have you been discouraged in your zero waste efforts these past few weeks? Take heart! Here are a few simple ways that you can continue to reduce waste while staying at home.
Posted by Lindsay on 5/1/2020 to Zero Waste Living

Brewing an Ethical Cup of Coffee With Devil’s Head

Brewing an Ethical Cup of Coffee With Devil’s Head
Ethically sourced coffee can help you to start the day with a clear conscience… could it also taste better?
Posted by Lindsay on 2/20/2020 to Promotions

Friends, We Need to Talk About Terracycle.

Friends, We Need to Talk About Terracycle.
Sadly, we have seen a high level of abuse of our Terracycle program. As a result, we are changing up how we run this.
Posted by Jill Hawker on 2/6/2020 to Zero Waste Living

Rosewood, White Sage, Vanilla... What You Need to Know About Over Harvesting

Rosewood, White Sage, Vanilla... What You Need to Know About Over Harvesting
It’s important to remind ourselves not to disconnect these products from their plant origins so we can be sure to respect their use. Over harvesting can have devastating effects on our natural world.
Posted by Laura on 1/7/2020 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Dreaming of a Zero Waste Christmas?

Dreaming of a Zero Waste Christmas?
If your goal for the gift-giving season this year is to drastically cut down on the waste you cultivate — or even if you have a slight interest in reducing your holiday waste — you’d be smart to sit down and do a bit of planning right now. 
Posted by Lindsay on 9/25/2019 to Zero Waste Living

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 Ask Your Aromatherapist

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 Products

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 Products

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 Ingredients

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