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[français ⬇️] How to take care of your hair when you go zero waste ? Here is my current hair routine 🙆‍♀️
I usually hydrate them with sweet almond oil or coconut oil that I use as a mask and let it soak into my hair. I put it a few hours before I wash my hair. Then to do so, I use the solid shampoo @pachamamai called "sweetie". And oh my god I love it!! It also does the work of a conditioner and my hair are so soft and shiny after I use it 😍 This is by far the best solid shampoo I've tried!! (And I've tried quite a lot ^^)
After, I apply the solid hair care @so_champs which is also a wonderful product ❤️ I still have the solid conditioner of @so_champs which works pretty well but I don't think it's really necessary if you use the shampoo/conditioner @pachamamai. I would advise you to use it with a regular solid shampoo 😊 Finally, I also use corn starch as a dry shampoo.
And you, what's your hair routine ? 🙆‍♀️
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Comment prendre soin de vos cheveux en mode zéro déchet ? Voici ma routine cheveux du moment 🙆‍♀️
Je les hydrate avec de l'huile d'amande douce ou de coco que j'utilise en masque. Je le laisse qq heures avant de me laver les cheveux. Pour ça, j'utilise le shampoing solide "sweetie" de @pachamamai, et oh mon dieu combien je l'adore!! Il a aussi un effet démelant et mes cheveux sont tous doux et tous brillants quand je l'utilise 😍 Pour le moment c'est le meilleur shampoing solide que j'ai pu tester jusqu'à maintenant (et j'en ai testé pas mal ^^)
Après le lavage, j'applique le soin solide de @so_champs et qui est aussi un produit merveilleux ❤️
J'ai aussi le dêmelant solide de @so_champs qui est super mais qui fait un peu double emploi avec le shampoing/dêmelant de @pachamamai. Je vous conseille de l'utiliser avec un shampoing solide classique 😊
Enfin, j'utilise aussi de la fécule de maïs (Maïzena) comme shampoing sec.
Et vous, quelle est votre routine cheveux ? 🙆‍♀️
#zerowaste #lowwaste #lowimpact #zerowastehome #zerowastecollective #ourplanetourhome #zerodechet #cerobasura #sustainable #sustainablelifestyle #durable #sostenible #plasticfree #noplastic #sinplastico #zeroplastic #green #thinkgreen #bethechange #slowcosmetique #cosmetiquessolides


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Little things that help me with being zero Waste and some other things that I just love like my granny trolley and my watercolours ✨ the spork is a lie, at the time that I drew this I wanted to buy one but didn't get round to it so I just carry a regular spoon with me 🙆🌼 Also I have misplaced my bamboo coffee cup so for a couple of months I have been using an upcycled mayo jar 🐣
Let me know any tips you have on the comments below 🌝


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Sit back & Relax. It’s been a long week. And often I find myself getting caught up in the whirlwind of life. I move from one thing to be next while simultaneously thinking and planning twelve other things. We get so caught up in doing what we think is expected of us and trying to please this person and accomplish this task by a specific deadline that often the one thing that gets pushed to the back burner is the most important. YOU. Don’t forget to take care of yourself. You won’t be any good to anyone else if you’re not in tip top shape. Allow yourself to be spoiled once in awhile and take a break from all that life asks of you. Recharge. Do something that brings you pure joy. It may be something as small as just sitting quietly outside surrounded by nature finding your center ground again. Whatever it may be, do it. Be selfish for once. You are important and you matter to so many people. Take care of yourselves loves💕


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How do you keep going? Don’t you get frustrated? It’s hard staying positive. I feel like my actions do matter. I have so many feelings. 😕 I’m not gonna lie, it’s hard. But guess what keeps me going? Support. You guys! Your messages. Your words. Your actions. Knowing that I’m not just talking into a blank void about zero waste. Knowing someone somewhere is getting a little more informed, a little more aware, a little more sustainable. Small actions build into bigger ones. What happens when you go to the grocery store and see all the plastic? I go on Instagram and look at all the people doing better. All the companies making changes. All the people demanding a better world. It gets overwhelming and eco anxiety is real. But it’s also not in control of me. I don’t let it get me down. I turn the frustration and anxiety into actions. It’s easier said than done, but ultimately there’s no point in letting it take control of me. It’s time I take control of my own life. It’s time to let my values and beliefs be reflected upon my actions. I thrive reading your words & comments on how you’ve changed for the better. It chokes me up when I hear that my words mean something to you. That you’ve bettered yourself, and in turn, the planet 🌎 thank you. I sincerely thank you. From me, and those without a voice ♥️🌎 you are helping. You are making a difference! Don’t stop now 🤗 p.s even plants need support. Don’t be ashamed. It’s biology 😁🌱





#ReduceWhatYouProduce #Green #Minimalist #Minimal #Support #ThankYou #YouMakeADifference #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #YouMakeMeHappy #WhenSkiesAreGrey #Lol #ZeroWaste #ZeroWasteCommunity #ZeroWasteCollective #OurPlanetOurHome #PositiveImpact #Change #BeTheChange #LeadByExample #Hope #ZeroWasteHome #ZeroWasteLiving


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loved this graphic from @scriberian! ✏️ + it reminded me of a few conversations and questions I’ve had about this lately — what does eating sustainably really mean? 👩🏻🌾 do you have to be vegan? what about vegetarian? what about if you raised your own livestock on your own family farm? 🐄 how do you shop for sustainable food? what about food waste? should you consider eating food bound for landfills even if it doesn’t fit your plastic-free/meat-free lifestyle? 🧐 i definitely don’t have all the answers to these questions (at least not yet!) but i believe they’re all a worthwhile part of the #lowwaste / #zerowaste food conversation. 🍽️ another thing that will factor into these answers is what resources you may have available to you. for example, going vegan may not be an option for everyone whether for financial, health, or food access reasons, but this doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways to eat sustainably 🌽🥕🥒🥦🍅 so, let’s expand the dialogue and invite more people to the table (pun intended)! what are some ways you’re trying to eat sustainably? what obstacles are you facing?


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A little spaceship landed in my fridge🚀! But he only came to do good: saving leftovers from the bin 😉 What a clever find these reusable silicone @foodhuggers! Keeps leftover foods fresh 🍋🍌🥕🍎🥒 & they save space in my fridge: Those tiny little things, like half a lemon, I always used to put in weckjars before, now go in the veggie drawer. The one for avocado's 🥑 is hilareous 😂. You can also use them to reseal opened cans & jars. No more foodwaste yeah✌️🌿 #nomorefoodwaste #foodwaste #foodhuggers #plasticfoilalternative #nomoreplasticfoil #plasticfreekitchen #ekoplazabio #refusesingleuse #refusesingleuse #sustainableinfluencers #awastefreeworld #ourplanetourhome #zerowastecollective #zerowastehome #sustainableliving #zerowastekitchen #earthfriendly #plasticfree #plasticfreehome #zerowaste #dishwashersave #ecofriendly #foodsavesilicone #bpafree #phthalatefree #emptythefridge #leftovers #tulipsandatoolbox


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My favourite thing ever! Coming home from a grocery shop, packing everything away and having zero paclking to throw away.


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Happy Friday!
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Today I knocked up some summer salsa verde! This topped off tonight’s dinner of roasted veg & haloumi griddled in coconut oil and brown rice.
Usually, I make this with just coriander (cilantro) but as by plants have already flowered I’ve used basil and coriander flowers.
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30g Coriander (substituted for cilantro flowers and basil here)
125g cashew nuts
4 tbsp lime juice
1 crushed garlic clove
75ml water
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil (I added a drizzle of honey too - just because I love it!)
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Blend it all up and away you go - it keeps in the fridge for a week and you can also freeze it). Recipe from Powerbowls by Kate Turner
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#pesto #salsaverde #cilantro #lime #coriander #basil #powerbowls #veggie #veggierecipe #vegetarian #bio #organic #plasticfree #naturelife #cooking #zerowasteswitzerland #outdoorlife #mindfulness #mindfulliving #ourplanetourhome #vegetarianrecipes #vegetarianfood #stayathomedad #homemade #naturalrecipes #naturelife #healthymeals #lavieageneve #genevalifestyle


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natural ways 🌿 ••• It’s is so gloriously sunny today. Hope you are getting to enjoy this blessing today!? I sure am - the bees are busy buzzing around pollenating my garden and the sun is drying my laundry. The simple things make me so happy 🐝🌞 I think that’s what drew me to a simpler, more sustainable, eco friendly lifestyle... Not only are you making better choices for the planet, the environment and our biodiversity but the knock on effect is the positive effect on your mental health and overall wellbeing. Making better and more considered choices really helps to put things into perspective. It reminds you to look at the bigger picture and to help you focus on what really matters. Doing good in turn makes YOU feel good - and it’s all good baby! Happy happy happy 🌿
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#zerowastehome #laundryontheline #simpleways #zerowastelifestyle #zerowastelife #ourplanetourhome #zerowastecommunity #ecofriendly #ecolife #ecolifestyle #zerowastecollective #plasticfree #plasticorplanet #yayforearth


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Wintergreen’s refreshing minty aroma is stimulating and invigorating. It’s a great addition to lotions that are applied after physical activity.
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Wintergreen's fragrance may be attractive to children so always keep the child-resistant cap in place.
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📷 @oh.my.oils


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Good sOILERS newsletter folding day!
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Got my best helper speeding it along. ♥️
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She says “Mommy, can you tell me again how we make our oils?” Cue another telling of Seed to Seal and Gas Chromatography 😂
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💕 pinch me. When “work” equals being here with my kids, doing it together, AND sharing something we’re wildly passionate about.
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Thank you SO MUCH, Young Living.


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MY WEEK👇
Despite being very busy this week (working on our change makers community project forum - feeling so excited) I cooked from scratch to keep my healthy eating. Because I believe if we eat crap we feel crap and if we eat nutritionally dense food we are full of energy and healthy💚🤗
And I want to feel great that is why I don’t want to sacrifice my cooking time. .
❤️SO FAR THERE ARE 140 CHANGE MAKERS IN OUR CHANGE MAKERS COMMUNITY PROJECT and the number is growing. I AM SO HAPPY THAT SO MANY PASSIONATE PEOPLE ARE JOINING US❤️IF YOU WANT TO JOIN US PLESE SEND ME DIRECT MESSAGE.
#ourplanetourhomecommunityprojects
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PLEASE SHARE ANY THOUGHTS or EXPERIENCES or ACHIEVEMENTS 👉HOW HAS YOUR WEEK BEEN?👈 (any zerowaste, minimalism, eco, food, gratitude, ideas, sustainability)
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I WANT TO BRING US MORE TOGETHER and I though this “CATCH UP FRIDAY” would be great idea. Where WE MEET EVERY FRIDAY and SHARE HOW OUR WEEK WAS. This way WE CAN GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER MORE.
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Looking forward to reading your comments about how has your week been.
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Wish you a beautiful weekend and amazing week and I will see you here again next Friday #ourplanetourhome


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When you’re accustomed to a convenience item, like a plastic bag, giving them up can seem impossible and we might even want to dig in our heels! Why should I have to put more work in to remember my reusable bags? Do I make a difference? Do I care? If we really want to do something, we will find a way. If we don’t, we will find an excuse.
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Tell our Mayor @Nenshi and our city councillors that we want to pass on plastic. Write, email, sign --> link in bio!
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#passonplastic #travelalberta #banthebagyyc #banthebag #plasticbagban #plasticpollution #explorecanada #greencalgary #ourplanetourhome #choosetoreuse #rethink #ecofriendly #zerowaste #yyc #calgary #alberta #canada #yyclife #yycbuzz #yyclocal #calgarylife #calgaryliving #thinkgreen #actonclimate #green #greenlife #recycle #reducereuserecycle #reduce #noexcuseforsingleuse


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Prepping veggie skewers and behind the scenes with my mini dishwasher 👶🏼
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I found metal skewers at the secondhand shop a while ago and they are a great reusable alternative to bamboo skewers! Whenever possible I go for the reusable option, over a recyclable or compostable option. .
Bringing reusable everything did mean a fair bit of washing. Walking to the tap to collect water, heating water, washing, drying etc...but we did these activities together and it was actually fun 😊
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#babystepstozerowaste #zerowaste #zerowastehome #trashisfortossers #iquitplastic #packagefree #plasticfree #ecofriendly #ecohome #wasteless #lesstrash #ourplanetourhome #savetheplanet #zerowasteparent #zerowastefamily #zerodechet #saynotodisposableplastic #noexcuseforsingleuse #zerowastetravel #zerowastecamping #camping #zerowastetraveller


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No es la puesta en escena más guai del planeta, pero el plan SI LO ES😜 ¡Ir de picnic a la playa sin generar residuos es más fácil de lo que te crees🏝️!
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Solo tienes que ser organizado y saber espavilarte un poco. Nosotros hicimos tuppers con hummus y cositas para picar🍱😋 (los garbanzos se pueden comprar a granel, igual que el pan🥖 o las zanahorias🥕), una tortilla de patatas bien cortadita y vino🍷 en un termo, para que siga fresquito.😌 Bueno, claro, y vasos para las bebidas😏
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#ourplanetourhome
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Whenever I go online and scroll down my Instagram or Facebook, I can see that 99% of my followers or the people whom I follow have awareness of the waste problem. Everyone seems to be using their own tumblers, or reusable straws or even owning sustainable and ethical clothes. Looking at this, sometimes, I want to pause and say, "Okay, our world is almost healed!"
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But I realized that's just 1% of what is really happening offline. There's more to witness outside that.
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And I'm very grateful for the people who are letting me witness this kind of situation - places where shampoo bars are not available, metal straws don't exist and even just people who don't have the access to sustainable clothing by letting me speak about sustainability in behalf of the zero waste community.
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Let's all start with awareness and we can move forward.


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Step 6 - Zero Waste Picnics!
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Oh yes! The summer has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate than a dip in the lake followed by a spot of lunch - the water is still a tad cold but still fun. When we’re not in the mountains, the lake is a great alternative and today Amelie and Daddy are sharing a delicious, veggie, picnic as well as messing about in the water - Happy days. .
Although, I do need to work on my home made bread recipe as the sandwiches keep falling apart so it’s open sarnies today.
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Does anyone have any tips on making homemade sandwich bread?
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#zerowaste #zerowastehome #vegetarian #familytime #plasticfree #naturelife #zerowasteswitzerland #outdoorlife #mindfulness #mindfulliving #ourplanetourhome #naturalbeauty #appreciation #littlethingsinlife #lake #holidays #planetearth #familytime #familytime #unplugged #geneva #lakegeneva #lacleman #geneve #picnic #picnicfood #dadtime #stayathomedad #ecopicnic #alfresco #lavieageneve #genevalifestyle


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#Repost @tulips_and_a_toolbox with @get_repost
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🍀 How do we change the world? 'one random act of kindness at a time' • Morgan Freeman • 🍀 Delivering a little gift today. Why? Let me tell you a little story: Two weeks ago I went to the bookshop to buy a book. Sadly the book wasn't in their collection, so a friendly saleswoman (I hadn't met before) would order it for me. It turned out, that the book I wanted, couldn't be ordered anymore. What a pity, but nothing to be done. It also wasn't available in the libary. A week later I went to the same shop to buy a gift for my sister in law. The nice lady who helped me the week before was there and she was beaming at me: "I found the book you were looking for in the libary of my hometown. I've lent it for you. I took it to work every day & was hoping I would see you here again. Take it home & bring it back when you are done" I was flabbergasted! We didn't know each other, she knew nothing about me. And yet, she went to libary and looked for this book for me. Ánd I could take it home, just like that. How sweet! What would the world look like if we all did this kind of random acts of kindness, like this sweet lady. For the people we know & the people we don't know. A lot nicer I think 🖤 #randomactsofkindness #kindness #love #lovechangeseverything #changetheworld #onelittlestep #morganfreeman #zerowastegift #nicepeople #begoodtoeachoter #zerowastegiftwrapping #zerowastehome #zerowaste #zerowastecollective #ourplanetourhome #sustainableinfluencers #tulipsandatoolbox


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A box full of beautiful hannahpads packed together, happily ever after. ✔️ certified organic cotton ✔️ special waterproof pattern to prevent leakage ✔️ plastic snap buttons to reduce risk of infection ✔️ six sizes ✔️ no waste
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It's been 100 days since I started to document my zero waste journey and about 7 months of consciously living a low waste lifestyle. Like all goals, it takes time and effort - "success" doesn't come all at once. I still struggle to get some things plastic free. Like tempeh and paint and fertiliser! But that's really OK for now. I'm hopeful for the day when everyone becomes aware of the negative externalities of plastic, just like people are aware about the negative impact of smoking. Then markets and bulk stores will become the norm again and we can shop without worry!
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Through sharing my journey, I've met and e-met so many inspiring people (all of you, seriously!). Don't worry about perfect, but strive for progress. Can't wait to see where the next 100 days takes me 🌎🌿💚


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Sooooo excited to announce that tomorrow morning my family and I will be on BBC Breakfast Time talking about our family’s journey to reduce plastic and the lasting effect that watching Blue Planet has had on us. Amazing!!! 😊🤪😜 Thank you @bbcbreakfast xxx Photo credit BBC #ourblueplanet #blueplanet2 #davidattenborough #bbcbreakfast #bbcbristol #environment #bbcradionorthampton #ecofriendly #protecttheocean #nomoreclingfilm #nomoreplastic #wastefree #plasticfree
#BeatPlasticPollution #PlanetOrPlastic #ReusableRevolution #UseLessPlastic #LessOceanPlastic
#STOPthePlasticTide
#conciousconsumer
#greenliving
#plasticfreeliving
#plasticfreelife
#zerowasteuk
#ourplanetourhome
#noplanetb
#saynotoplastic
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#Repost @essentially_crystal with @get_repost
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Reusable straws... bamboo, metal, glass or silicone options you usually find them pretty easily. Such a simple swapbut makes such a different. It can take some getting use to asking for no straws, and I will admit I sometimes forget still. But after a while it just becomes a habit.
For more zero waste tips click that follow button 👆
#zerowasteshopping #zerowasteliving #zerowaste #ecoconsious #ecowarrio #zerowastelifestyle #plasticfree #reusable #reusableswaps #lowimpact #lowimpactmovement #lowwaste #australia #australian #sustainable #waronwaste #sustainability #plasticfree #ecofriendly #ecoliving #plasticfreejuly #sustainableliving #sustainablehome #ourplanetourhome #1millionwomen #sustainableinfluencers


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🇬🇧English below 🇩🇪Wieder etwas Abfall weniger, oder soll ich sagen Toilettenpapier Ade... seit gestern lebt eine Po Dusche/ Hand Bidet in unserem Badezimmer. Ich bin begeistert und frag mich, warum wir dies nicht schon lange haben. |
🇬🇧Again a little less waste, or shall I say toilet paper farewell... since yesterday lives a backside shower/hand bidet in our bathroom. I am thrilled and wonder why we haven't had this for a long time.
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#toilet #Toilette #bidet #podusche #Hygiene #shower #clean #thaitoilet


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< for French & German, scroll down >
The extensive use of pesticides in the conventional farming is a direct source of pollution on the biodiversity and Mother Earth. Furthermore, eating non-organic food impacts directly our body, our health and indirectly the water streams. We prefer the organic & sustainable agriculture because we have decided to support the organic agricultural policies & improve our well-being.
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"Nous mangeons tellement de choses toxiques que ce n'est pas bon appétit que j'ai envie de dire aux gens mais bonne chance" Pierre Rabhi, fondateur du mouvement Colibris. L'utilisation intensive des pesticides dans l'agriculture conventionelle constitue une pollution directe de la biodiversité et de notre Terre Mère. De plus, en mangeant des légumes non-bio nous affectons notre corps et indirectement les eaux. Nous privilégions une agriculture biologique raisonnée afin de soutenir la politique biologique et améliorer notre bien-être.
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"Wir essen so viele toxische Sachen, da möchte ich den Leuten nicht guten Appetit wünschen sondern Viel Glück" Pierre Rabhi, Gründer der Bewegung Colibris. Der Einfluss der Benutzung von Pestiziden in der konventionellen Landwirtschaft ist eine direkte Umweltverschmutzung der Biodiversität und der Mutter Erde. Dazu beeinträchtigen wir beim Verzehren von nicht-biologischem Gemüse unsere Gesundheit und indirekt die Gewässer. Wir bevorzugen eine biologische und nachhaltige Landwirtschaft für unser Wohlbefinden und damit unterstützen wir auch politisch die biologische Landwirschaft.

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#thegreendrop


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Just enjoy the simple things in life 🐠
Creative friends at the beach made me feel like a work of art 🐚😍

When I’m at the beach, I always scan the ground for trash and “left behind” plastic from my fellow humanbeeings. If they can’t take responserbility, well at least I can 🌍💚🌊 #savetheocean #take3forthesea


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Wir lieben #Spaghetti! Mit keinem anderen Essen kann man sich selbst so ungeniert einsauen wie beim Genuss der langen Weizenschnürchen. Aber wo kommen sie eigentlich her? Die ersten Nudelerfinder sind wohl die Chinesen: Bei Ausgrabungen fand man einen 4000 Jahre alten Topf, der eine Spaghetti Art beinhaltete, die ca einen halben Meter lang war. Das Trocknen haben sich wiederum die Araber ausgedacht: Sie waren die Ersten, welche ihre frischen Nudeln auf die Wäscheleine hängten und so haltbar machten. So viel zum 'typisch italienischen' Gericht. #multikultinudel
Übrigens: Diese Spaghetti wären im Müll gelandet, weil die Packung kaputt war.
🍝 Könntet ihr auch jeden Tag Nudeln essen? 😁


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After reading about a tongue scraper several times I asked my dentist about it. He recommended it as well. As a zerowaster wannabe I opted for a stainless steel version. It will last me a lifetime and save a lot of plastic waste.
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I bought it at my organic store and it came packaged in carton. But guess what else? In plastic,too. Pretty unnecessary I think because the carton offers enough protection and you need to clean it before using it anyway.
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Tongue scrapers are supposed to remove bacteria, stimulate your digestive tract, enhance your taste buds and minimize bad breath. So let‘s start scraping. 😊
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@govindanatur Warum muß der Zungenschaber nochmal extra in Plastik verpackt werden? Der dicke Karton reicht doch als Verpackung vollkommen aus. Bitte zukünftig weglassen. 😊
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SILENCE ÇA POUSSE...
Earlier this year, I found it hard to plant seeds when the weather was still so cold and sad. But now I'm glad I made some time for it because look at my balcony 😍
Seeds were mainly bought from @laboxaplanter, a great 🇫🇷 company that makes it easy for new gardeners to get started! Love them!! #urbangardening #moregreen #lessplastic #plantlove #plantaseed #patience #consistency #dayafterday #water #sun #growyourown #ecofriendly #planetartpiece #ourplanetourhome #greenterrasse #greenbliss #outdoor


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The lightweight plastic bag ban officially comes into effect for QLD on Sunday 1 July 2018, with some places, like Woolworths kicking off a little earlier this week.

While the fact that the shops can now SELL you a heavier duty plastic bag which defeats the purpose in so many ways and sends me scuttling for my soap box for a number of reasons, I do think the ban is a very small step in the right direction.

Have you got your plastic bag alternatives sorted?

Healthy Clean and Green offers three colourful, strong and eco-friendly options that will cater to all your needs, whether it be for shopping, storage or gift giving!

100% cotton string bags available in a variety of colour options and two handle lengths. Short handle $5.85. Long handle $6.50

Cotton canvas bags $5 and 100% jute bags available in multiple patterns and colours. $8.95

Changes in life are inevitable.. and taking your reusable bags is slowly becoming the new norm (yippee!)... so choose your bags, embrace the change and remember small changes, big impact!

#saynotoplasticbags #bagban #yippee #itsastart #soapbox #smallsteps #alternative #ecofriendly #reusable #reusablebags #shopping #storage #giftgiving #cotton #string #canvas #jute #newhabits #savetheplanet #savetheworld #waronwaste #beatplasticpollution #consciousconsumerism #starttoday #bringyourown #noplanetb #ourplanetourhome #smallchangesbigimpact


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ZeroWaste traveling needs a big-ass backpack. Would you believe I bought this in a thrift shop for less than Php 1000? Great find too, it's Timberland. I brought this for a couple of backpacking travels and it never failed me. I used to bring two (or three) bags with all my just-in-case items but now, one huge bag to work with is much more easy.


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Juniper right before distillation.
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Oh if only I could share the heavenly scent through an insta post!!!
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Guess you’ll just have to get a bottle 😉


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I have committed to going completely plastic free for July. Sure, I could've kept it quiet, broken my self-imposed rules and just not told anybody, but I want to hold myself accountable and share my challenges with you. .
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Part of my preparation involves taking note of all the plastic I touch each day and working out how to swap it with something else. There are certain items I can't avoid (phone, my recycling tub, the compost bin) but where there's a practical alternative that's what I'll use. .
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The first area I reviewed was the bathroom. I had already made lots of positive changes so this one was easy for me. .
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Pictured here is my bamboo comb, bamboo toothbrush, copper tongue scraper, toothpaste, bamboo floss, face and body soap, and shampoo bar. .
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♻️ zero waste with Jess ♻️
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PLASTIC FREE JULY!
It’s just around the corner. Are you taking part? Can you give up plastic single use items for 1 month! Do you want to take part but think it’s too hard? You can focus on giving up one thing & see how you go.
- say no to straws
- use a keep cup when you get a takeaway hot drink
- keep reusable shopping bags in your car (don’t get sucked into buying the thicker plastic bags the shops will be selling)
- keep a water bottle with you when you go out
- take your own lunch/snacks to work/school so you don’t need to get takeaway.
They are the big ones you can focus on. You will probably surprise yourself at how easy it is to do & that you can carry on after July.
If you want to register with @plasticfreejuly. The link is in the bio! .
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Moving day = cleaning day ☀️ have you tried cleaning with diluted apple cider vinegar? I find it works a charm and smells better than ordinary vinegar (definitely better than chemicals). Also good for conditioning hair, poaching eggs, getting stains out of leather... and a hundred more uses I’m sure I’m missing! How do you use ACV?


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Solo sorrisi e amore.


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At last, my milktea craving has been satisfied. 😊 Before I placed my order, I asked Kuya cashier if they throw away unused cups. He said they don't, so I asked him to put my drink in my tumbler. When he handed me a plastic straw, I politely refused and whipped out my reusable straw. Ta-dahh! ~
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Did you know?  Plastic straws take up to 200 years to degrade, but will never be fully off the Earth, as plastics are not biodegradable. They end up in landfills and worse, in our oceans. If we don't act now, by the year 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
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There are ways for us to enjoy the things we love without hurting the environment. As for me, I enjoyed every sip of my wastefree drink, up to the last piece of tapioca pearl. ❤️
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My local @truevalue hardware store had a ladies night yesterday and it was a blast!! I only picked up a few things: a sage plant, lemongrass plant, metal watering can and some cotton rope. I had been wanting a metal watering can forever since our old plastic ones have completely broken. Now I just need to get a smaller metal can for watering delicate things like seeds and starts and we will be set!

The one thing I was worried about for yesterday's event was standing in line for a while before they opened the doors. So I messaged the store earlier in the week explaining my disability and my concerns and asked if they could help me. Their response was great, to just check in when I got there and they would take care of me. Which is exactly what happened! A folding chair was brought out for me so I could be off my feet and since we were in line for about 30 mins that saved me!! I wouldn't have been able to attend the event otherwise. And the lady that I had corresponded with (I'm assuming she was the mamager) checked on me throughout the event, I couldn't have asked for better treatment!

As someone who suffers with an invisible illness (I look young and healthy but suffer from chronic pain) it meant so much to me to be taken seriously and have my needs met. Thank you for all the help and hosting such a fun night!!
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I set out to enjoy a peaceful bike ride but it turned into me stopping every couple feet to pick up trash.
Do any of you get weird looks from people when they catch you picking up trash? I feel like I do but I won't let it stop me! Maybe it'll encourage others to do the same!
#zerowaste #lowwaste #lowimpact #wastefree #plasticfree #bike #bicycle #litter #litterbugssuck #2minutestreetclean #2minutelitterpick #saveearth #saveearth #trash #saveouroceans #savemarinelife #goinggreen #goingzerowaste #sustainable #environmentalist #ecowarrior #ecofriendly #ourplanetourhome


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I have never once looked at a bush and thought "This looks like a good place to put my trash," but apparently a lot of people do have this thought? I don't get it 😭

#zerowaste #lowwaste #lowimpact #wastefree #plasticfree #litter #litterbugssuck #saveearth #trash #2minutestreetclean #2minutelitterpick #saveouroceans #savemarinelife #goinggreen #goingzerowaste #sustainable #environmentalist #ecowarrior #ecofriendly #ourplanetourhome


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✨ do what makes you HAPPY
Organized food housed in reusable glass jars make me happy.⠀
Having a clean home makes me happy.⠀
Vegan food make me happy.⠀
Learning about the sustainable lifestyle makes me happy.⠀

💫 What makes you happy?⠀

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#naturallystaceyy #veganfortheplanet #zerowastelifestyle #ecofriendlyliving #zerowastehome #sustainableliving #goinggreen #goingzerowaste #reducewaste #reducereuserecycle #zerowastelife #saveourplanet #lowimpact #lowimpactmovement #zerowastetips #ecofriendlyproducts #plasticfree #bulkiseverywhere #bulkisbeautiful #ourplanetourhome #nontoxicliving #yayforearth #zerowastecollective #minimalism #minimalisthome


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Mother Earth's 🌏 natural clothes dryer. It's the easiest environmentally friendly laundry activity you can do. Did you know that sunlight is a natural sanitiser and bleaching agent and can kill dust mites! Drying outside also helps the clothes last longer and reduces creases, meaning less ironing. There is also a lovely smell off freshly dried clothes. It is also a physical activity that gets you outside into the fresh air. It's amazing how we all lived perfectly well before we had clothes dryers. Anyone else love to dry outside?


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“One more minute!” - Bathrooms everywhere


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Home made calendula salve made by 💚👍📷 @myzerowaste and her words: with soothing oils of sandalwood, benzoin and rose - this will be used for dry skin. I have made another batch with tea tree oil and lavender too for wound healing. I LOVE IT. WHAT ABOUT YOU GUYS?🤗
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🌍🍒 Another great account @myzerowaste
for ZERO WASTE LIFESTYLE INSPIRATION. Thank you for your passion & thank you for being part of the change🙏
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And THANK YOU ALL for stopping by🙏Follow & Use #ourplanetourhome to be featured.
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Wish you a beautiful day


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#Repost because today is #internationalyogaday and FOR EVERY PICTURE OF TREE POSE, @onetreeplanted WILL PLANT ONE TREE IN AN AREA OF NEED IN YOUR HONOR 🌲 so simple, I encourage all of my yogi and non-yogi friends alike to participate! Taking our yoga practice off the mat & into the real world, that is the true purpose of our yoga journey 🧘🏼‍♀️ #sadhana #adidasTreeforTree #onetreeplanted #yogaoffthemat #yoga #yogaforeveryone #spiritualwarriors #ourplanetourhome #yogawithadriene #ywa #fwfg


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Manchester wants to open its first zero waste food store right in the heart of the city 🎉
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This is amazing news and will mean easy access to lots of foods usually only found wrapped in plastic
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Flourish Foods Manchester ( @zerowastemcr ) plans to open in @afflecks_manchester and needs your help! They've launched a crowd funding campaign and want to open in August. If you are able, it would be great to help them to their crowd funding target!
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Link at @zerowastemcr .
#manchester #crowdfunding #flourishfoods #help #plastic #plasticfree #zerowaste #environment #plasticpledge #ottilieunwrapped #plasticdetox #pointlessplastic #pointlesspackaging #ourplanetourhome


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How did I just now discover this app???? 🤯
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I have always used @yelp, and even pride myself on being a Yelp Epite, but have found they are not very reliable when it comes to scoping out Vegan/Vegetarian restaurants. 🍽️
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Thank you @happycow for helping us out! So relieved you exist! 🌱🌎
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TIP 21: reduce, REUSE, recycle. #lesswaste #lesswastejune #junechallenge
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When you reuse what you already have you are saving new resources from being used. It’s one of the easiest and greenest things you can do. 🌱❤️
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Spaghetti night is a favorite in our house, and I found a brand of sauce that we love. #raos I mix it with lots of chopped veggies and meat (or omit if you are a meat free home 😊). I then just wash the jar and remove the label.... and voila I have a new container to store my bulk food purchases. Often times the best thing for the environment (and your 💵) is to just use what you already have. Plus I think glass jars are pretty 😊 💁🏻‍♀️♻️🌱❤️ #reuse #goinggreen #bulk #goingzerowaste


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🇬🇧English below 🇩🇪Give Away! Jetzt haben wir bald 3000 Follower als Dank werde ich so als wir die 3000 knacken dieses tolle Paket verlosen. In Zusammenarbeit mit @zerowasteschweiz, @baerliundschwaenli und @nature_in_your_hands konnte ich dies Paket aus dem Buch "selber machen statt kaufen" Heublumenbad, Haarseife und meiner selbstgemacht en Marmelade entstanden. Um an der Verlosung teilzunehmen müsst ihr uns 4 folgen und in den Kommentaren 2 Personen taggen die sich auch über dieses Paket freuen würden. Ich werde dieses Paket wegen den Zollbestimmungen nur in Europa versenden können. Sorry für alle Anderen. Der Rechtsweg ist ausgeschlossen und Instagram hat nichts mit der Verlosung zu tun. 🇬🇧Give Away! Now we soon have 3000 followers. As a thank you I will give away this set as soon as we crack the 3000 . In cooperation with @zerowasteschweiz, @baerliundschwaenli and @nature_in_your_hands I was able to create this package with the book "selber machen statt kaufen", a hay-flower bath, hair soap and my homemade jan. To participate and win this set you have to follow us 4 and tag in the comments 2 people who would also be happy about this package. I will only be able to ship this package in Europe because of customs regulations. Sorry for everyone else. Legal recourse is excluded and Instagram has nothing to do with the raffle.
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#raffel #giveaway #towin #win #Verlosung #danke


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Zero waste makeup remover ▫️Small jar of coconut oil (on tap in the bulk section) ▫️Reusable Hemp or Cotton rounds (I have 15 from HandcraftedGoodies on Etsy)

Rub that coconut oil into the makeup (it's oh so good for your skin) then wipe off with round. Throw that cloth in the hamper and later, the wash. Sure the mascara and eyeliner will stain the cloth, but it's no big deal cuz you are showing love to the 🌍! I used to buy those disposable makeup wipes...so many makeup wipes. 😢 In January I switched to this method, and it has saved me so much money and cut out so much waste!!!! I'm in love 💋

#zerowaste #zerowastelifestyle #zerowastehome #zerowastecollective #ourplanetourhome #minimalistlifestyle #minimalism #makeup #beauty #hemp #cotton #reusable #coconutoil #waronwaste #saynotoplastic #plasticfree #nontoxic #makeupremover #homemade


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I’ve had so much to talk about lately and haven’t gotten around to any of it! .
I got back from a vacation with my family a couple days ago and wanted to share a little bit about it! I spent a week away in a different state and some days we were away from our resort, walking around all day long. Because of this, some of the #zerowastehabits that I’ve been working on went out the window. 🤷🏼‍♀️ .
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However, by carrying around a @sipbyswell stainless steel water bottle, @kidskonserve straw and a bamboo spork, I avoided all plastic utensils, plastic straws and plastic water bottles! It was surprisingly easy and I found water refill spots in some unexpected places.
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I was also super happy to see that @waltdisneyworld has some wonderful sustainability and conservation efforts going on! My family loves @disney and we visited Animal Kingdom while we were in Florida. This park in particular does not give out plastic lids for drinks and only offers paper straws! They also have a center that’s completely dedicated to teaching conservation efforts! Disney has such a huge platform and huge opportunity for impact so its good to see them putting it to good use! 💚
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I had a wonderful week away but am glad to be back in Michigan and back to my normal routine. 🌲🌲
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What a difference some elbow grease and time makes!
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I bought this art desk off Facebook marketplace, for practically nothing. It was really dirty, the woman who sold it to me said her kids used it a few times and then never again so they left it outside for a long time. But the desk was still in good condition, there wasn’t any cracks or broken pieces in the plastic which is what I was worried about. (I don’t mind son having plastic toys but I don’t want him to get hurt on them.)
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I took it home and spent about and an hour scrubbing it. Some of the dirt and grime must have been there for a long time. But it was worth it! The desk came out clean and ready to be used. .
Next time I go thrift shopping or buy something online, I will bring some basic tools with me. I thought the desk was a lot smaller than it was and would easily fit in my car, but I was wrong. We had to borrow the woman’s screw driver to take apart the legs to get it to fit. Lesson learned!
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Look which zerowaste to-go snack my girls chose today 😍 what a perfect, handy and healthy idea. The little one even needs to use fine motor skills to pick the peas. Totally proud and in love with my big one for having this wonderful idea. It feels so good to see how her sight onto many things have changed since I started going zerowaste. #zerowaste #notperfect #onourway #noplastic #green #lowimpact #yayforearth #ourplanetourhome #simplicityparenting #slowfamily #slowparenting


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A magical curiosity shop in Geneva! Russ and Amelie discovered this beautiful zero waste store yesterday @natureenvracgeneve. It’s full of gorgeous products available in bulk from cosmetics & toiletries to dried foods to wine & spirits! Amelie, who isn’t normally a fan of shopping, loved exploring the different little rooms. A must visit for anyone living in Geneva.
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#buyinbulk #zerowastegeneva #geneva #switzerland #lavieageneve #genevalifestyle


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Welcome summer! How fitting that on the first day of summer I get my first batch of fresh corn! This is my favorite time of year for produce. I love stone fruits, fresh basil, early girl tomatoes, and good zucchini and this time of year is the best to get them! Now if only the weather here could start getting summery!
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What in season produce are you looking forward to?
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Are you armed with the right tools to take on Plastic Free July?! What plastic products will you try to ditch next month?
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For me, it's cutting back on any plastic-packaged vegan foods I buy occationally, and cooking substitutes at home.
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After trying different bamboo tooth brushes, my favorite is @brushwithbamboo. I've been using a Merkur safety razor for over 2 years with Shark razor blades (they come wrapped in paper). I bought both on Amazon: the razor handle and 100 blades cost me less than $35 using my family's Prime account. (Thanks, mom!) And I'm not even half way through my first box of blades. 🙌🏻
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These two reusable products are #zerowaste game changers. The average American will throw away over 300 plastic toothbrushes in their lifetime. These can't break down or biodegrade, so they sit in landfills, end up in the ocean, and wreak environmental havoc. But bamboo toothbrushes can be composted, upcycled, or burned in a fireplace. They cost more but you'll save tons of money by eliminating disposable razors.
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It is estimated that 2 billion razors are thrown away each year in America. Add in blades and packaging and wasted money... A single metal handle can last you a lifetime. And one box of blades can last 5+ years depending on frequency of shaving and care of blades. And blades can be recycled via the mail! I linked a previous post with everything you want to know about safety razors. Peep the bio.💃


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#Repost @myhappyfootprint with @get_repost
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He is right people. We only have one planet. So let's do it! Do it for yourself, for your children, for your grandchildren, for the wildlife, whatever motivates you. I don't care. But do it!
#savetheplanet #savetheseas #savethetrees #savethebees #planetorplastic #LessStuffMoreHappiness #waronwaste #stopplasticpollution #zerowaste #ourplanetourhome #noplanetb #noplanb #motherearth #nature #thestoryofstuff #minimalism #sustainability #carbonfootprint #movethedate #togetherwecan


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Today’s the day - grown with care for 35 years! Buyer is here to load them up... and I have a happy little boy who’s loving this machine!


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Back home, my friends kept busy. I totally have a all #organic #hippie and #natural #rooftopgarden and totally love it. #sustainability doesn't end with #selfoptimization towards #zerowaste but it includes to think outside your dailylifebox and #protectnature as much as possible. Who's in with me? And yes, the last picture shows my 🐝 pool....#zerowastehome #nachhaltig #noplastic #unverpackt #zerodechet #zerowastelifestyle #nowaste #notrash #keinmüll #keinplastik #ourplanetourhome #goingzerowaste #trashisfortossers #bethechangeyouwanttoseeintheworld #bees #garden #gardening #garten #gärtnern #bienen


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If we don’t curb our use of single use plastic items, like plastic bags, we might head to the beach one day and find this. In fact, many beaches around the world already do. On resorts and in tourist locations, investors pay to have plastic debris removed out of the sightlines of their well off clientele. Just because we can afford to make it someone else’s problem – does that mean we should? Ignorance, after all, starts with I.
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Tell our Mayor @Nenshi and our city councillors that we want to pass on plastic. Write, email, sign --> link in bio!
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Reusable straws... bamboo, metal, glass or silicone options you usually find them pretty easily. Such a simple swapbut makes such a different. It can take some getting use to asking for no straws, and I will admit I sometimes forget still. But after a while it just becomes a habit.
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