Blog Posts — Low Waste

Eco-Living: Laundry Day

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Eco-Living: Laundry Day

  Laundry is one of my favorite chores. I get to toss my clothes in the wash, then do something else for 40 minutes while the machine cleans my clothes. It's like magic. However, there's a dark side to this magic.  Textiles are the largest known source of marine microplastic pollution. Scientists estimate there is 2.2 million tons of the microplastic pollution in the world's oceans from textiles. They believe laundry is a significant source of that pollution. That's not even talking about the plastic jugs or toxic chemicals in traditional laundry detergents and fabric softeners.  How do we combat plastic pollution and keep...

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My Favorite Products: Treat Yourself Edition

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My Favorite Products: Treat Yourself Edition

This time of year can be amazing and full of love. It can also be tough and lonely. Whichever category you currently fit into (it can be both), here are a few products that I use to show myself a little love. Lip Balm I talk about this lip balm a lot. I just love it so much. Small-batch skincare made by a woman-owned business in California that gives back to save baby sea turtles. Not to mention how amazing your lips feel after putting this on. They come in a compostable container with 40% more product per tube than traditional...

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Eco-Friendly Moving

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Eco-Friendly Moving

Moving. It is an exciting time! It can also be stressful and wasteful. Between boxes, wrapping, and cleaning – it can be daunting. If you’re trying to move in a low-waste fashion, here are a few ideas to get you into your new place without a lot of trash.  1-6 months before your move Go Through Your Stuff – A month or more (preferably more) before the move, go through your clothes. Do you wear them? Do they fit? Are they worn out? If the items are in good shape, but you do not use them, sell or donate them....

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How to Use a Safety Razor: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Not Cut Yourself

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How to Use a Safety Razor: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Not Cut Yourself

Are you curious about using a safety razor, but concerned about the possibility of cutting yourself? I see you, I’ve been there. I’ve also used a safety razor and cut myself. But really, who here has been shaving with a plastic razor and hasn’t cut themselves? It’s the risk we take for hairless skin. My goal is to make sure you learn from my mistakes without having to make them yourself. Shaving can be costly and full of waste. The EPA estimates 2 billion razors are thrown away every year. If you're using plastic razors and switching out the blades every...

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5 Actionable Steps for the Zero Waste Beginner

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5 Actionable Steps for the Zero Waste Beginner

If you’re reading this blog you are probably in the exact same place I was 4 years ago. I’d just watched a documentary and was in a mad panic about evvvverything. 

So first thing first, slow your roll just a little bit. I know it’s infuriating. I know it’s overwhelming. And yes, the powers at be in our disposable world suck and need to do better. 

You're not Superman or Wonder Woman. This burden doesn’t lie on your shoulders alone. What you CAN do: follow the steps below to make the world a little bit better. Just remember not to lose your calm and happy during this process.

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