This month I’ve decided to highlight how easy it is to switch from Styrofoam, plastic, or other single use to go containers to a reusable container. When I first started reducing my waste, I noticed that food packaging was one of my biggest trash can contributors. But once I started shopping plastic free and as … More Simple Switch: To Go Boxes
Today I’ve decided to tackle one of the hardest, most important parts of my zero waste journey: composting indoors. Now, this is an article I planned on writing months ago, but I had more difficulty beginning to compost in my apartment than I anticipated. **If you are looking for a comprehensive step by step composting guide, … More Composting: My Experience.
Recently, I started paying attention when I see overflowing trashcans, and I’ve noticed that a large amount of the trash is single use cups and bottles. While it’s terrible that so many of these single use items are being tossed in the trash, there is some good news. These items can very easily be exchanged … More Simple Switch: Single Use Cups
I’ve been making my own lotion for almost a year, and I finally have something I really enjoy using. I have fairly sensitive skin, and many lotions were too heavy and made me break out or just took forever to soak in. But one of the reasons I love making my own products is that … More DIY Lotion
Bottled beverages are a tricky switch, because while it’s easy to say you should just bring your own bottle and fill it up, it’s not always easy to find what you’d prefer to drink in a refillable form. I’ve never liked pop (aka soda to some of you), so the only bottled items I would buy were … More Simple Switch: Bottled Beverages
Warmer weather has arrived here in the northeast, and for many this means breaking out brand new disposable razors and blades. A year ago that was me. But this year I have a shiny new (to me) metal safety razor that allows me to get silky smooth and razor burn free skin, all while not throwing anything … More Zero Waste Shaving
Once I started shaving using a metal safety razor and stainless steel blades I thought I had this zero waste thing all figured out. Until one day when my new razor just didn’t seem to be shaving as well as it had been. This happened after I had used it quite a few times (I … More Disposing of Razor Blades