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Christmas Crackers – Zero Waste Style

Do you enjoy having Christmas crackers but worry about the waste?<p>Of course they are not an essential, but they are a traditional part of the …

Christmas

The Aha Moment of Zero Waste

Parking lots aren't usually the location for aha moments. You expect them in classrooms or presentations or during conversations, not while walking …

My Experiences With A Capsule Wardrobe

"The only time a real-life 30x30 situation happens is if you take a trip that lasts 30 days."<p>I used to be really into fashion blogs. Ok, maybe not …

Clothing

Why small actions matter

A common criticism of environmentalists by other environmentalists is the focus on ‘small wins’ – things like energy efficient light bulbs, swapping …

Looking for new ways to eat your Halloween pumpkin? Try these recipes for Pumpkin Pizza Dough and Pumpkin Pasta.

Those of you who follow me on Instagram will know that we managed to grown a few humungous green squash of some uncertain variety in our back garden …

Why Zero Waste App is the way it is

I’d like to take a moment to respond to feedback and questions we received about Zero Waste App.<p>The most asked question first:<p><b>Is there an Android</b> …

Tank Top Bags

09.12.2017<p>0600<p>Materials:<p>Two Tank Tops<br>• Sewing Kit<p>Tools:<p>Sewing Machine<p>This hack has been published before, but I made these years ago and I thought I …

Welcome to the very first version of Zero Waste App

Druuummm roll please!! It’s here! The very first version of Zero Waste App!<p>Find it in the app store, install it, open it and check it out:<p>Keep in …

iOS

Zero Waste Week

Monday: Make it mend it Monday – Repairing / learning new skills to extend product life. Look for #makeitmendmonday and you’ll find other resources …

Recycling

Garbage Patches of Our Oceans

08.29.2017<p>0600<p>Our trash never goes away. What we produce, purchase and consume, never really goes away. Unless we truly understand the consequences …

Oceans

Reduce Your Waste: Part 3- Clothes, Around the House, At Work, Pets

My friend Rosie at Green and Rosie Life posted 100 ways to reduce plastic and how she was doing with it. I thought I would do the same. These tips …

Hacking

Reduce Your Plastic: Part 2- Going Out and About, Babies and Children, Cleaning and Personal Care Items

My friend Rosie at Green and Rosie Life posted 100 ways to reduce plastic and how she was doing with it. I thought I would do the same. These tips …

Recycling

Reduce Your Plastic: Part 1 - Food, Drink, Shopping

My friend Rosie at Green and Rosie Life posted 100 ways to reduce plastic and how she was doing with it. I thought I would do the same. I'm going to …

Recycling

Created Slim Hanging Organizers

08.01.2017<p>0600<p>Materials:<p>Three 7 inch-8 centimeter, white zippers (for one pillowcase design)<br>• Two 12 inch, pink zippers (for the second pillowcase …

The Ultimate Homemade Deodorant List

Hello, my name is Katy and I have a deodorant addiction. When I was in high school I would regularly apply deodorant.<p>Get up in the morning and get …

Hacking

Diet and Environmentalism

Does what you eat impact how much of an environmentalist you are?<p>If you ever want to start a fight in a zero waste facebook group, just bring up diet …

Returning To The Beach

06.06.2017<p>0700<p>On my journey to a more minimalistic life, I donated items and slowly learned to not live without others. I didn’t donate everything to …

Upcycling Shelves

06.13.2017<p>0600<p>Materials:<p>Two shelves that are 42″ in length, 9-1/4″ in width and 1″ thick/<br>• Two shelves that are 72″ in length, 9-1/4″ in width and 1″ …

Beach Clean Up Day

07.11.2017<p>0600<p>Whenever I go and do a beach cleanup, it’s never really a formal event. I use large fabric bags that I had sewed awhile back and I …

The Ultimate Homemade Toothpaste List

Tempted to try homemade toothpaste, but aren't sure how to go about it? Well you are in luck!<p>You may recall my experience making homemade toothpaste …

Dental Care

Zero waste progress

<i>The zero waste journey is made of the accumulation of little acts of resistance against the status quo in everyday life. This series of post is about</i> …

Zero Waste Travel Tips: Air, Car, Hotel and More

I love getting out and exploring a new location. There are so many things I love to see and do while traveling.<p>First I love to eat the local food. …

Travel

Cheap and Easy TV Mount

06.27.2017<p>0600<p>Materials:<p>One 1-1/2″ (width) x 5-1/2″ (depth) wood lumber about 18″ (length)<br>• Two 2-1/2″ wood screws (to hold the first wood piece …

Homemade Face Powder

Ever have life force your hand?<p>Twice I had intentions of making my own face powder, but didn't. Instead I ran to the store and bought some more …

Cocoa Powder

How to sew the perfect bulk aisle produce bag

Shopping in the bulk aisle is a great way to reduce waste. Of course there is still the big bag the bulk food came in before being put in the bulk …

How To Use A Safety Razor For A Close Shave And Not Get Cut

Worried shaving with a safety razor is going to be a blood bath? I'm here to tell you not to worry; it won't be like a scene out of a horror film …

Borrowing Tools

04.13.2016<p>0900<p>As a child, I grew up watching my father fix the house little by little using his collection of tools. This childhood observation …

Power Tools

Creating Working Surfaces

04.06.2016<p>0600<p>Although furniture is designed for specific uses, there are a few opportunities when you can design multiple functions from one piece …

Hacking

Taking Notes On Reflective Surfaces

03.02.2016<p>0830<p>For notes I need to look at on a daily basis, I tend to write them on my mirrors, that way I can see the notes during my morning …

Evernote