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Problem 🚫 everything is packed for OUR convenience. But at what cost? A cost far greater than what these companies are unwilling to bare. It will cost lives. Many lives. 😵 Till 2015, 79% of the 6,300 metric tons of plastic waste generated globally is in landfills! That means... accumulating in our blood as microplastics and choking ecosystems and all the life in it 👁️
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Solution 💡 For any of these companies making bad callous decisions based on ‘consumer trends’ - show them our trends are changing. WE DONT WANT SINGLE-USE PLASTIC around every ingredient. We just need to be willing to FOREGO 30 SECONDS OF CONVENIENCE! .

Choose the unpackaged option and put the price tags on the one ingredient that doesn’t have an unpacked option! (Keep swiping to see doable options) 📦 ALL supermarkets get their products in cardboard boxes usually stacked with little use at the back. You can insist on a cardboard box and they will get you one for all your produce! Guaranteed ✅
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it’s not even that inconvenient after all - just a little bit of patience and insistence 🙌🏼 TaDa / Good for the planet and the monkey mind!


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🍅 It’s important to remind ourselves we don’t have to be perfect all the time. We don’t have to follow a certain set of rules or follow just because everyone else. Just like these tomatoes each one of you is unique. You all do things differently, live different lives, eat different food, have different families etc etc. I took some time off IG and whilst I was away really thought about how there isn’t one set of rules to live a way of life. I believe it’s important to live and do what you can within your means and your values. Someone else’s perfect may not be another’s. What stick are we measuring by anyhow?. For me I need to live by my own rules I need to feel I can be myself. As soon as one person tells me what to do or how to behave I rebel 😆. I hope this is a reminder to live life by your rules. It doesn’t have to be another’s. Yes be inspired by others, read, travel, try different concepts etc but ultimately you are unique you choose. Do not feel guilty if you don’t fit the Mold or are not part of “the group” or whatever it is you wish to be a part of. I’m just going to embrace who I am, I’m just going to live by my rules. Also if anyone is wondering, I’m the under ripe green tomatoe in the bunch 😆✨🌻✨


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No lunch baon to prepare today because of Typhoon Henry. Ang sarap ng tulog ko because Mayor announced the suspension of classes last night. So considerate of her. So nag marathon ako ng Chef’s Table kagabi. Slept in until 9am! #minsanlang .
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I just share my lunch baon on this account, but it doesn’t mean I don’t prep snacks for recess, too. I’m sharing today in my IG stories! YAY! Don’t worry, I’ll keep them in my highlights. Just search under snack ideas for recess. Stay safe and dry!❤️


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Plastic Free July Tip 12: skip the straw. There are 500 million straws used in the US per day—that adds up to a LOT of landfill waste. Several states and companies are banning plastic straws, but you can do your part by asking for no straw or using your own stainless steel or bamboo straw!
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#plasticfreejuly #plasticfree #plasticfreelife #plasticfreeliving #plasticfreefood #plasticsucks #noexcuseforsingleuse #nostraw #saynotostraws #refusethestraw #stainlesssteelstraw #reusable #zerowaste #zerowastelife #zerowastelifestyle #zerowastehome #zerowastefood #zerowasteinspo #lowwaste #greenhome #greenliving #minimalist #minimalistinspo #ourplanetourhome #zerowastecollective #homemaking


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How many of us are guilty of throwing snacks into a plastic bag, eating the snacks at lunch and then throwing away the plastic bag?!
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I know I was super guilty of this. I didn’t realize the impact of single use plastic on the environment.
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Quick, easy swap? Throw snacks into a mason jar, Tupperware container or metal lunch-bin you can reuse over and over again.
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Zero waste does not need to be complicated, but it does require you to break free of routines (plastic bags) and think about new alternatives. 🍒


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I wasn’t sure what to expect heading to a Zero Waste talk, I was ready for information overload 😳🤯. I certainly didn’t expect to be laughing as often as I did. 😆 I love Bea’s approach to #zerowaste (yes, I’m only dreaming that I’m on a first name basis with @zerowastehome 💁🏼‍♀️). Last night was refreshing, honest, real and the best part SIMPLE! 🖤 You don’t have to make everything yourself 🙌🏼. 🖤 You don’t have to carry around every reusable piece you own 🙌🏼. 🖤 Invest your money into businesses that think the same way. Vote with your 💵. Thanks @zerowastehome and @thesourcebulkfoods for a great night!
📸 @zerowastehome


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Do you make your own pasta? If so, I’d love to learn a recipe, particularly if it’s an easy one. We make this pasta, called LAPSHA in Russian, which stores really well once is dry. So delicious in soups and on its own. Cooks very fast also. Another little way to reduce consumption of packaged goods.
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#zerowaste #zerowastelife #zerowasteliving #zerowastehome #zerowastecollective #plasticfree #plasticfreejuly #refusesingleuse #packagefree #sustainableliving #sustainablity #sustainablehome


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I've always wondered what 150 Moose plates look like 😊 This is just part of a very large wholesale order James and I are working on. We're so fortunate to work with such amazing, local #okanagan businesses 🧡


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#Repost @wasteless.at
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That's the most effective way to avoid waste.
Before you buy anything, ask yourself these question:
•Do I really (really) need it?
•What am I going to use it?
•Am I really going to use it?
•When I am not using it, where do I store it?
•Can I really afford this?
•Can I live without this?
•Is it going to last?
•Is it made of sustainable materials?
With these simple questions, you can decide if it is worth to buy it, if the object will really serve you for a long time and if it will really bring you joy.
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#minimalism #wastelessat #wasteless #wastelesslivemore #lesswaste #zerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowasteliving #zerowastejourney #zerowasteaustria #lowimpactmovement #thelowimpactmovement #goingzerowaste #zerowastecollective #nachhaltig #nachhaltigkeit #sustainability #sustainable #goinggreen


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A @_water3_ bottle has a purpose. We're disrupting the bottled water industry one colourful bottle at a time. It's as simple as rehydrate, refill, repeat which saves one bottle from entering the environment and 3 bottles from being produced! Get yours online, the link is in our bio! #water3 #bethechange #plasticfreejuly


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A waste free, reusable note book, this has been such an amazing purchase especially while studying. Rocketbook is a fully reusable notebook, they have a few versions on their website so check them out. They even have a book for drawing and colouring.
I have the everlast rocketbook, can be reused countless times simply by using the eraser part on the pens or wiping it with a damp cloth. I've had this book for a few years now and I've loved it. One thing that made my studies easier was the app, you take a photo of your pages and then the app sends it to where ever you want your notes sent to, drop box, email, one note, Google Drive plus many other options. The pens used don't have to be purchases through their website, here in Brisbane I can find them in many newsagents or office works (the ink can even be refilled). I hope to get the smaller version of this one and have an endless notebook and planner that I can reuse year after year.
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#zerowasteproduct #zerowasteliving #zerowaste #ecoconsious #zerowastelifestyle #plasticfree #reusable #reusableswaps #lowimpact #lowimpactmovement #lowwaste #australia #sustainable #waronwaste #sustainability #plasticfree #ecofriendly #ecoliving #plasticfreejuly #sustainableliving #sustainablehome #ourplanetourhome #1millionwomen #sustainableinfluencers #wastefreeplanet #stationary #studentlife #notebook #planning #rocketbook #zerowastecollective


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-Plastic Free July-
•Day 18•
Gift wrapping can be a way to collect unnecessary packaging and/or plastic. I avoid this by using furoshiki (wrapping in fabric), string & paper, reusable gift bags or compostable tape & paper.
I am having to wrap parcels weekly to post so was getting good at using all my limbs to hold a package together without tape while one hand wrapped a piece of string around it... I have rescued myself with compostable paper tape which works just as well as any other tape it just needs to be wet to adhere.
For birthday gifts I reuse gift bags (I have a small collection of ones I have been given -even fancy shopping bags work). I sometimes get cute scarves when opshopping to use in furoshiki so the scarf can then be used by the recipient as an accessory or to reuse as gift wrap.
Sellotape may not seem like a big deal but I have found living with out it pretty easy, I use left over tape from around the house for shipping trademe sales in reused plastic parcel bags (trademe people don’t always care for plastic pollution 🙃) but I always wrap gifts sellotape-free! It’s the peskiest little bits of sticky plastic I never have any idea how to dispose of responsibly so it’s best to try avoid it altogether!
Oh btw theres plenty of perfectly good gift wrapping at op shops too! All wrapping paper comes wrapped in silly plastic cling filmy stuff nowadays so it’s better to rescue some from an op shop instead 🙃🤷🏽‍♀️


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I’m no chef (like @eatingwithmax! 😂), but I can make whole wheat tortilla wraps and tortilla chips from scratch, and share the recipe! I made tacos for dinner the another night, and so these wraps were the perfect alternative to their plastic-wrapped counterparts at the grocery store. Once you’ve made the wraps, just slice them up and throw them in the oven to make tortilla chips! I used them in a lazy dinner plate of nachos last night! 🌿What I love about these wraps is that they only require 4 ingredients, which can easily be found in bulk (in most places), or at least plastic-free. 💚 Recipe link in bio. This one should get bookmarked to be used again and again 💚🌿. What are your fave Zero Waste recipes?. #zerowastecollective #plasticfreejuly


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Aceite de coco 🌾
🍃 Para el cabello, el cuerpo, el rostro... Natural, orgánico, prensado en frío. .
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#zerowaste #zerowastecollective #plasticfree #plasticfreejuly #ecoskincare #skinfood #coconutoil #habitossaludables #zerowastemx #ceroresiduos


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One item, two ways - read about the versatility of a minimal wardrobe on my blog! (Link in bio👆🏼)


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Let’s discuss #plasticfreeperiod shall we… Are you already on this boat?
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I’m proud to say that I’ve had a #zerowaste period for a long time. Got my 1st menstrual cup in June 2004 and never really looked back. .
After all these years I still remember when I first used it: midsummer 🚴‍♂️biking trip through the Finnish Archipelago. 💦Rain. ☀️Sunshine. Friends. Laughter. And my mother-in-law’s bicycle without breaks. .
I was soooo worried it’s going to leak or just overflow so I took it out and washed it every single chance I got. Later on I found out I only need to empty it every 24 hours and it’s still perfectly safe, as long as you have some 💧clean water for rinsing. Talk about simple.
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The real reason I had to get a new one 7 years ago is because I completely forgot the whole thing (for another 12 hours or so… is this too much information? Well, don’t do that! I’m just saying!)
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I feel sorry 😢for women who don’t have this luxury of a perfectly easy and carefree period. My cup is from @lunettecup. It WAS clear when I bought it, but I must say it’s not exactly #instapretty any more so it stays in the pouch… (If I was shopping for one now, I’d choose purple!).
👉🏻Do yourself a favor and get one of these, if you haven’t already! .
#plasticfreejuly2018
#thelowimpactmovement
#zerowastecollective
#wasteless
#ourplanetourhome
#plasticfreejuly
#zerowastelife
#zerowaste
#trashisfortossers
#ecoliving
#ecohome
#sustainableliving
#ecofriendlyproducts
#notoplastic
#goingzerowaste
#nomakeup


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It’s no secret that most household cleaning products contain toxic chemicals. And since companies have never been legally required to disclose their ingredients, we are only starting to learn about them. 😱😨

Why not try mixing up your own cleaning products with natural ingredients? It’s actually really easy! Simply mix one part water and one part vinegar with a few drops of essential oils. And avoid the plastic bottles too! 👏🙌

What’s your favourite cleaning recipe? 😃


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FR⬇️ Isn’t it neat to find super cute clothes and to know that you don’t get involved with the fast fashion industry? Don’t get me wrong I still got a lot of clothes from the said industry and I’m going to wear them till the end. But I always loved thrift shopping and although I didn’t practice it for some years, trying to reduce my waste has definitely made me do it again! Today I went to the secondhand shop and got 4 pieces of clothes for... 4€! All looking brand new and in natural fibres like cotton and linen. I was super pumped to find two 100% cotton pair of trousers and the little white basic tee I was looking for. I also found a super cute linen blouse.😍🌿🌏♻️ Do you go to thrift or secondhand shops? ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Trouver des vêtements trop mignons et savoir que tu ne participe pas à la fast fashion c’est pas trop cool? Bien sûr j’ai encore des vêtements de la dite industrie et je les porterai jusqu’à la fin. Mais j’ai toujours adoré acheter en friperie et même si j’ai arrêté pendant quelques années, réduire mes déchets m’a définitivement redonné l’envie d’y retourner! Aujourd’hui j’ai fait une petite virée et suis ressortie avec 4 pièces pour... 4€! Toutes quasi neuves et dans des matières naturelles. J’étais super contente de trouver deux pantalons 100% coton et un petit t-shirt basique blanc. J’ai aussi trouvé une super jolie blouse en lin. Et vous? Vous chinez?😍🌿🌏♻️ #zerowastecommunity #zerodechet #ourplanetourhome #zerowastecollective #yayforearth #secondhand #seconhandshop #thrifting #thriftshop #plasticfree #fuckfastfashion #sustainableliving #sustainable #potd #linen #cotton


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This week's video is my morning routine before work. It is simple and low waste and the link is in the profile if you fancy a goo! It is specific to my current situation and I'd love to know how you keep your morning waste free!? #zerowastecollective #ourplanetourhome


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I have an almost 2000 word post all about the recent straw bans and why I don’t think they’re the right decision so go read that (link in stories). I’ll put the short and sweet version here: the celebratory posts rocketing around Facebook are missing something. The very real backlash from the disability community who use plastic straws to function, not to make their drinks look cute. This is a good opportunity to look hard at the environmental movement, how inclusive it is, and the ramifications of putting the focus on small, consumer-at-fault issues and ignoring larger systemic issues.
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Banning plastic straws assumes people don’t really need them, have the ability to buy/clean/maintain them, and that they won’t face invasive questions when they request a straw (if the shops even offer them after a while). It also assumes a straw ban is an effective use of our energy/activist resources, which... not really. Because the truth is, straws are estimated to be just .03% of the total trash that washes into the ocean each year. They’re an easy target that let people feel like they accomplished something, leading to the very real possibility that we ignore the real, huge impact issues.
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So if you have the ability, why not make up for a few necessary straws by doing something that will more than compensate for it instead of fighting for a local straw ban? Stop eating animal products. Sell your car. Start composting. Tear up your lawn and create a garden. Etc. etc. etc.
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We’re all in this fight together. With that, we need to accept we all have different abilities. Those who have the ability to do more, should. Happily take on the burden of doing extra work, because we can’t call it success if we leave people behind.
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What are your thoughts on the plastic straw bans?


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A little snack to go! I love these cottons bags for taking snacks on the go. #plasticfreejuly


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Yes, plastic. Yes you may call me a shampoo hoarder 😂😂 I love this shampoo but I haven't been able to find it in Malaysia. So whenever I traveled, I would come back with two or three of these bottles, that I accumulated quite a stock. But today, I'm finally down to my last hoarded bottle - so yayyyy. You are witness to the last bits of harmful chemicals that will be fed to my scalp. Next I really want to try a multipurpose soap/shampoo bar. I hear that the pure coconut oil bars lather just like SLS-infested shampoo. I do love lather!! 🛀
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FYI : I've been out of conditioner for a couple of months now, and have already substituted for an ACV rinse. I love how soft it makes my hair.. But.. I think the combo of SLS shampoo and acv makes my hair a bit oilier. I have to use homemade dry shampoo (cornstarch and cocoa powder) between washes to avoid the Severus Snape look.


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My side job is in the catering industry. Since #goingzerowaste i have grown increasingly irritated with this industry. The amount of single use plastics used, the amount of food that is being wasted is just incredibly disturbing and saddening. There are so many different issues that need to be adressed that sometimes it feels discouraging to even try and do, change something. How can me abstaining from using cups and plastic utensils help when i'm working at a weeklong event that will host 44.000 people a day that will be using these products and not recycling thrm because the event doesn't provide that option? #DiscouragingMoment ... How can my efforts make a difference when so many others just don't care?


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(English⬇️) 🌍 ¡Hay un nuevo post en el blog sobre alternativas para desodorantes! 📝 Además de que utilizamos muchos por año y eso lleva a generar mucha basura, los comerciales tienen algunos ingredientes que no son recomendables para la salud, como el aluminio.🤦 ¡En el post les doy 4 recomendaciones distintas! Así que no tienen excusa para no probar alguna 😏
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.🇬🇧There's a new post on the blog about alternatives for conventional deodorants! 📝 Besides buying lots of them per year and generating lots of trash, the commercial ones have some ingredients that aren't good for our health, like aluminium.🤦 In this post I give you 4 alternatives! So you don't have any excuse not to try one. 😏
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#zerowaste #zerowastebcn #plasticfree #nomoreplastic #stopsucking #zerowastecollective #yayfortheearth #ourchoicesmatter #zerowastedeodorant #diy #vegala #vegan


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“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” - We are it. We can make a difference. Here’s how to start small:
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-Invest in a few reusable items (water bottle, grocery bags, coffee cup, etc.)
-Walk or bike as much as possible (good for you and the environment)
-Eat less meat (also good for you and the environment)
-Buy secondhand as much as possible (my absolute favorite)
-If you’re able to, compost.
-Refuse plastic! (Or recycle responsibly, but I prefer the prior.)


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Do you use a disposable razor or a safety razor?

Switching to a Merkur safety razor + Shark blades was one of the best switches to reduce waste AND save money. If you've ever wondered how to recycle the blades: I collect mine in a glass Ball jar in the bathroom cabinet. I will mail them back to @albatross_sailing for recycling when the jar gets full! I've only used ~ 20 blades in 2 years, so it'll be a while.

#plasticfreejuly #zerowaste #janeandsimple


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That's the most effective way to avoid waste.
Before you buy anything, ask yourself these question:
•Do I really (really) need it?
•What am I going to use it?
•Am I really going to use it?
•When I am not using it, where do I store it?
•Can I really afford this?
•Can I live without this?
•Is it going to last?
•Is it made of sustainable materials?
With these simple questions, you can decide if it is worth to buy it, if the object will really serve you for a long time and if it will really bring you joy.
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#minimalism #wastelessat #wasteless #wastelesslivemore #lesswaste #zerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowasteliving #zerowastejourney #zerowasteaustria #lowimpactmovement #thelowimpactmovement #goingzerowaste #zerowastecollective #nachhaltig #nachhaltigkeit #sustainability #sustainable #goinggreen


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finding treasure 🌿••• Do you use your eBay watch list as a vision board? I realise that everything I “watch” serendipitously ends up in my lap when browsing the local thrift stores. This week I decided I could really do with a mid-sized colander, as well as a knife sharpener. My knives were blunt and rather than replacing I just needed to care for them, and the amount of produce I bring in to wash from the garden was hard to manage with my large colander always in use and the tiny one holding berries of some sort in the fridge. These stainless steel beauties just made it home with me. The knife sharpener is my favourite, heavy, forged, and oh so pretty with that wooden handle. £1.48 of gorgeous kitchenalia kept out of landfill and making themselves useful in my nest. I ♥️ thrifting! 🌿 •••
#thriftstorefinds #thriftedkitchen #stainlesssteel #saynotoplastic #plasticfreejuly #plasticfreeliving #buysecondhandfirst #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #zerowastelife #ecolife #livebeautifully #simplethings #lifewithoutplastic #sustainableliving #sustainablelifestyle #zerowastecollective #ourplanetourhome #ecolifestyle #zerowastehome #zerowastelifestyle #zerowastecommunity #thereisnoplanetb #yayforearth


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Budgeting is one of the most important things I’ve learned to do as an adult, and living in NYC has made it all that much more necessary. One way I save money is my bringing my lunch to work every day (s/o to anyone who read my MD a while back and already knows this 😂) - this prevents unnecessary waste from takeaway containers, and saves me at least $50 per week! It’s so easy to #mealprep bulk batches of things like brown rice and creamy black beans (thanks to the game changing recipe by @mamaeatsplants) and ends up saving me lots of time as well. I also keep snacks at work like crystallized ginger and pumpkin seeds, and bring popcorn when I think I might need more fuel. I do this because I would so much rather use that money for dinner or brunch with friends, or save it for a trip - like the one I’m taking to San Francisco next month! 😊😊 if anyone wants to do a meet up when I’m there let me know 🤗🤗


#foodwasteisforchumps #glutenfree zerowaste #lowimpactmovement #wastefree #trashfree #plasticfree #nowaste #notrash #noplastic #reduce #reuse #recycle #repurpose #ecofriendly #sustainable #gogreen #yayforearth #reducewhatyouproduce #ourplanetourhome #zerowastecollective #vegan #vegansofig #whatveganseat #plantbased #plantstrong


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🍃 Day 198 of 365
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I have been in a long distance relationship for two years already. We only meet once a year so dates are not that usual for me! Dates are not an exception for being low waste, at least for me. -
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Here are the things we do to reduce our carbon footprint when going for dates:
1. Visit an eco-park.
2. Go for hiking but leave no trace.
3. Visit a local restaurant that supports local products and food.
4. Go to the beach and pick some trash for some minutes or hours depending on you.
5. Stargaze.
6. Have an outdoor picnic.
7. Go to the local farmer's market together.
Last April, my boyfriend visited me from Poland and we spent 21 days together with low impact activities. It was efficient and budget-friendly but it didn't degrade the quality of time that we had together.
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How do you spend your time in eco-friendly way with your partner?


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Say no to straws! Support @na_avakara in their search for coffee shops, cafes and restaurants that wanna join the campaign for cleaner seas and greener cities by sending us their details to be plastic-straw free from July to September! Don’t forget to mark your calendars this 28 July and visit EcoMarket Jakarta at @unionyoga for more zerowaste goods :) reposting @zero.waste.collective:
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“In anticipation of Plastic Free July, here is some plastic free inspiration from @lauramitulla! Have you heard of @plasticfreejuly? If not, stay tuned for an upcoming blog post! And check out their insta 💚. Did you participate last year? How did it go? 🌿 Who will be participating this year? 🌿#zerowastecollective #plasticfreejuly 📷: @lauramitulla
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#zerowastecollective #zerowaste #flatlay #ecofriendly #ecoproduct #bebassampah2020 #beatplasticpollution #dietkantongplastik #plasticfreejuly #petisi #livegreenerid #greenliving


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⭐️New products⭐️
We are very excited to now stock both Beeswax and Soy Wax wraps from the lovely @justlittlechanges. These handy wraps are a great alternative to clingfilm and foil and help to keep your food fresh.
We also have stainless steel straws from Bunkoza as well as bamboo ones and straw cleaners, buy them in an eco pack or just by themselves 😀
Head over to the website to check them out (link in bio)
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#supportlocalbusinesses #ecostraws #greenliving #eco #reusablestraw #environment #shoplocal #bethechange #plasticfree #earth #plasticfreeliving #zerowastehome #nomoreplastic #zerowasteliving #zerowastecollective #ecofriendly #zerowaste #zerowasteuk #zerowastelife #zerowasteshop #goingzerowaste #reusables #zerowasteshop #zerowastemobileshop #wheeliegreenlarder


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#GIVEAWAY!
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🌿One way to reduce your waste and packaging is by using soap bars! It's such a simple switch that anyone can make. @hollyberrysoaps hand crafts plant-based, cruelty-free and all-natural soaps. Want to make the switch? Ditch the plastic body wash bottles this #plasticfreejuly (and forever) and use soap bars instead!
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🌿One winner will receive 4 hollyberry soaps! The set includes:
Compli"mint - Spearmint Lime
So Clever - Eucalyptus Lemon
Peace, Love & Happiness - Patchouli
I carry your heart - Lemongrass Rosemary
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🌿To enter (Canada and US only):
- Follow @hollyberrysoaps and @zero.waste.collective
- tag 2 friends below
- like this post!
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🌿The contest ends Thursday at 8pm Eastern Time and a winner will be announced on this post shortly after! This contest is not affiliated with Instagram or Facebook.
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🌿Hollyberry soaps takes great pride in ensuring that they offer eco-friendly and plastic-free packaging for their entire line of products. They also have a progressive recycling program in which they take back their packaging. Want to see what else they have to offer? Check out @hollyberrysoaps!
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#zerowastecollective #hollyberry #hollyberrysoaps #sponsored 📷: @hollyberrysoaps


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Some great zero waste tips for face skin care
#Repost @ellie.cantrix
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#SustainableBodyCare Part 3/10:
▶️ Face cleansing ◀️ [Unpaid ad]
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➡️ FACE WASH SOAP BAR:
this naked face wash is "coalface" by @lushcosmetics, my favourite! It's #packagefree, #palmoilfree, #crueltyfree and #biodegradable. 😍
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➡️ WOODEN FACE BRUSH:
I use this brush with the coalface soap to get more foam and a peeling effect to get rid of dead skin cells and for blood circulation.
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➡️ HOMEMADE FACE TONER:
I use an old spray bottle (this one is from Lush, made out of recycled plastic) and mix water with a few drops of tea tree oil, then spray it on a cotton pad ⬇️ and clean my face with it. Tea tree oil works best for my very oily skin. If you have dry skin other essential oils might work better for you. Unfortunately, the oil bottle comes with a plastic lid, but it lasts for about a year.
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➡️ REUSABLE COTTON PADS
by @bambus_liebe: made with organic cotton, mashine washable, reusable, waste free.
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Since I have very oily skin I don't really use moisturiser. If you want to try making your own moisturiser, there are lots of recipes online. I want to try out aloe vera directly from the plant soon.
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THANKS FOR READING. STAY TUNED FOR MORE. 🤗
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#PlasticFreeJuly #PlasticFreeJulyLWP #zerowaste #WasteReduction #PlasticPollutes #ThereIsNoPlanetB #crueltyfreeskincare #zerowasteskincare #plasticfreeskincare #zerowastefacewash #plasticfreefacewash #reusablecottonpads #ditchdisposables #respectmothernature #protecttheenvironment #takecareofourhome #onlyoneearth #bekindtotheplanet #ourplanetourhome #zerowastecollective #zerowastecommunity #lifewithoutplastic #sustainableinfluencers #wastefreeplanet


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Not only is it #smoothietuesday but also #plasticfreejuly continues. So, not only did I start my morning with a frozen grape'n'peach smoothie (as most of the mornings), but I also have recently made a purchase of stainless straws.
Imma put that in my backbag for all the future takeaway drinks now.🥤
Also, homemade iced coffee is mastered. Excellent for those crazy hot days. 👌🏻
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#smoothiedelight #icedcoffeeforthewin #zerowastecollective #heatwave #rosegoldstraws #fitfood


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Every night I have to put a piece of plastic in my mouth because of teeth grinding. That’s not something I really like to do but it’s unfortunately necessary. What makes things worse is that my dentist said I should clean my mouthguard once a week with denture cleaning supplies. They come in a plastic tube and are full with chemicals. Does anyone know of a plastic free natural cleaning agent for it? I don’t want anything that’s bad for the plastic. Therefore I did not try vinegar or baking soda.
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😫 Came across this obscenity in Select and Save in Greenwich this weekend. THE WORST. We left and took our custom elsewhere 😤✋🏻#Why #WhatIfWeWantFourLemons #FreeTheLimes


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Monday grocery shopping was amazingly #wastefree. Honestly, it could have easily been worse than this, because they only sell my favorite red pepper (the pointy kind) pre-packaged. I don’t quite understand why.
In a Finnish🇫🇮 grocery store, every freakin’ item is wrapped in plastic. Especially if it’s organic it most likely is.
This time I (miraculously) found some organic sweet potatoes and watermelon that weren’t. 👍🏻
In total, the only thing wrapped in plastic was a piece of smoked salmon. Lucky for me, I can actually recycle it 👍🏻
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PS. I was thinking about making pea pesto but all the delicious, sweet, fresh peas have just disappeared 😳
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#plasticfreejuly2018 #choosetorefuse
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#trashisfortossers
#ecoliving
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Described by Harpers Bazaar as “an 'It' bag that won't hurt your bank balance”, these string shopper bags are both highly practical and economical. This one is Trace’s organic cotton one that she bought from @everydayneeds and it holds a food haul as easily as it does a Manfrotto tripod. Vintage plastic chairs via @search___and___destroy


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Choose to reuse, if you can!
Zero waste/less waste doesn't have to be sparkling new bottles and fancy containers. My motto is: use and reuse what you've got first. I've been refilling that plastic, yes plastic shampoo bottle for 5+ years! I plan on using it forever if I can. The brown bottle and pink bottle are also reused and I didn't bother removing the labels, because why waste the water.🤷💦 My shower routine is simple. I have shampoo in the green bottle, face cleanser in the brown and ACV in the pink bottle. I'm really thankful I have access to my local co-op, for an amazing bulk section. I get my shampoo, face cleanser and ACV in bulk. I prefer bar soap because it's easy to find either unwrapped or wrapped in paper, natural, inexpensive, and moisturizing. Also pictured is a pumice stone and natural nail brush. The brush is great for dirty gardening and climbing nails.😅🌿🧗🙌 Not everyone has access to a co-op or bulk refill store. That's where bar soap comes in. It's easy to find at most grocery stores, big box stores, markets, even convenience stores. Bar soap is very versatile and can even be used as shampoo. Check out my blog post on Personal Care and Beauty, and other zero waste tips, link in bio above. Do you have access to a co-op or bulk refill store?
#zerowaste #choosetoreuse #ourplanetourhome #zerowastecollective #plasticfreejuly #sustainable #shoplocal #shopcoop #loveearth #yayforearth #refill #byo #bulkisbeautiful #zerowasteIRL #zerowastecommunity #simple


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NAPKINS 👏
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Cloth napkins are such an easy switch for both paper napkins and hand towels. I love finding simple reusable options for disposable items 👌Reusables help to avoid the resources required to make these disposable items, as well as the money and time involved in having to constantly purchase and dispose of them! 👍
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I find my cloth napkins at our local op/thrift shop. They are cheap and always seem to be in perfect condition! I also like that they make meals just a bit more fancy! 💁‍♀️
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#eco #ecofriendly #ecoconscious #ecoendeavours #zerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowasteliving #iquitplastics #plasticfree #intentional #intentionalliving #goinggreen #green #sustainability #sustainableliving #lowwaste #lowimpact #loveyourearth #lowimpactmovement #wastefree #wastefreeliving #zerowastecollective #ourplanetourhome #reducereuserecycle #plasticfreejuly


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Ich habe am Wochenende so mein Baumwollgarn angeschaut und diese Idee irgendwo gesehen. Also habe ich mir gleich 3 Häkelmuster geschnappt und diese zuckersüßen Abschminkpads nachgehäkelt.

Ihr könnt euch denken, was meine Familie dazu sagte: ob die Abschminkpads wirklich gut abschminken und sauber werden?? Also: ich habe meinen Pad 3x schon benutzt (letztes Bild) und mit Seife ausgewaschen. Es klappt und ist eine tolle Idee in Sachen Nachhaltigkeit und ich benutze diese ollen Wattepads nicht mehr, die man nur 1x benutzt und wegwirft.

Ideal zum Mitnehmen und für die Reise.
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#zerowastetips #zerowastegermany #zerowastefashion #zerowastetravel #zerowastemovement #zerowasteblogger #zerowastechallenge #zerowastehome #zerowastegoals #zerowastelifestyle #zerowasteph #zerowastekitchen #zerowastecommunity #zerowastecollective #zerowastelife #prilaga #zerowasteuk #zerowastebathroom #zerowastesg #zerowasteliving #zerowasteshopping #zerowaste #zerowastejourney #zerowastefamily #zerowastevegan #zerowastefood


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Plastic Free July Tip 12: switch to a bamboo toothbrush and homemade toothpaste. Over 1 billion toothbrushes are thrown away each year in the US alone, and every plastic toothbrush ever made still exists (yuck). Choosing a bamboo toothbrush is an easy way to be more mindful about your plastic consumption.
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Low Waste doesn’t have to mean Low Fun! 🍺 Top tip: Take a Growler with you to #refill at your local brewery.
A Growler is a great investment piece, it will keep your cold stuff cold, hot stuff hot and your beer fizzy for a few days.

I loved stopping at this brewery on holidays - the brewery made it so easy to refill our container. In fact, most local breweries are happy to fill a growler, it’s a great way to buy your grog, and supports local business. 🌾 .
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_____ Don’t waste your leftover french press coffee! Use it to soak up chia seeds instead. ⁣
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#coffeechiaseeddessert
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IT’S MONDAY. Let’s do it 🤸🏻‍♀️🎉🤗.
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Organizing and fully stocking my fridge is one of my favorite ways to set up myself up for success during the week. Mondays, the work week, life, etc can be overwhelming. 🙀 Having a clean fridge with food prepped and ready to go make everything more manageable for me. 🙏🏼🦋 do you agree??
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my meal prepped dinners didn’t make it into the photo but those have been key for me. having dinner that just needs to heated up and mixed with lettuce and avo makes having plans, working out, last minute changes and basically EVERYTHING just better for me.
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what else is in my fridge? celery for juicing, sweet potatoes 🍠 for baking, lemons 🍋 for water and salad, carrots 🥕 & onions for roasting, greens 🌱for salads, avos because… 🥑 is life and a variety of fast food fruits for breakfast, lunches and snacks.
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Set yourself up for success this week. Let’s shine together my friends! 🌈✨🌻🙃


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🥕Challenge Time🥕
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Did you know that supermarkets in Australia reject between 20-25% of fresh produce because they allege it doesn't meet consumer standards?
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What type of consumers are we? My challenge to you is to identify the carrot rescued from landfill and the supermodels from the big chain in this photo (according to the stats one of these is not good enough to sell in a supermarket). I'm pretty sure you can't see the difference. .
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So if you can't tell them apart, who are these consumers demanding a certain size, colour, and appearance?
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#lovefoodhatewaste #eattheuglies #supportsocialenterprise #consciousconsumer #ethical #lesswaste #lovetheearth #neutralwaste #ourplanetourhome #reducewaste #slowliving #sustainability #thelowimpactmovement #waronwaste #waronwasteau #wastefree #wasteneutral #yayforearth #zerowaste #zerowastecollective #zerowasteliving #pepitasandpistachios


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Meal prep (almost) disaster!
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So this week’s meal prep didn’t exactly go to plan. I actually wanted to make pasta and “meat” balls out of black beans and mushrooms. I ended up with chilli con veggie instead! The mashed black beans and mushrooms fell apart in the pan and lost all of its structure. It also didn’t taste “right” for the pasta sauce I was making - but I went straight ahead anyway. Plan B - maybe it could be spaghetti bolognese rather than pasta and veggie balls. Nope, it turned into a mess! And it didn’t taste quite right. I added more garlic, chilli and salt - it was then that I realised I could still save it. Chilli con veggie! A little bit more chilli and some cumin and it was on it’s way. I also stirred in some cacao powder for a richer chilli con veggie
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This week’s snacks are pretty simple. I honestly didn’t feel like baking or making anything fancy for my snacks. I still have some homemade dairy-free “reece’s pieces” from last week which I will be finishing off this week. Some dates stuffed with peanut butter (cause yum!). Cut up carrots. And also, soy crisps - my substitute for chips! Soy crisps are so easy to get in bulk in my area, even major supermarket chains sell them!
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So, it isn’t all successes in the kitchen. I’ve had so many failures. But I’m learning to think on my feet, and ask myself what other things can I make to avoid food waste? But like most things, you gotta make mistakes to learn from them
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(p.s. I normally just chuck the food into my lunch tin, it doesn’t look like this in real life 🙈🙊)
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#PlasticFreeJuly - DAY 17

Pertanyaan yang paling banyak muncul ketika 2 supermarket besar di Australia memutuskan untuk tidak lagi menyediakan kantong plastik sekali pakai adalah "Bagaimana caranya saya buang sampah?". Bukan rahasia lagi kita bergantung banget sama kantong plastik sebagai tempat sampah. Karena super praktis, sekali penuh tinggal ikat lalu buang, terlebih lagi untuk sampah "basah" seperti sisa buah dan sayur. Tips dari Teh Pieta a.k.a. @zerowasteadventure bisa kita tiru nih. Setiap di dapur, hindari kantong plastik dan sediakan wadah kosong utk menampung sampah organik kita. Jadi keliatan lebih bersih dan kalau pengalaman saya, bawaannya gak pengen dibuang tapi pengen dikompos. Sejauh ini saya memang belum punya komposter jadi masih mengubur sampah di dekat tanaman Mama saya. Tapi setidaknya dia bisa membusuk secara alami dan bermanfaat bagi tanaman di sekitarnya. Bagaimana kalau sampah sisa sayuran? Selain dikompos, bisa juga dibikin kaldu sayur.
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When Coles and Woolies decided they're no longer provide single use plastic bags, people went "Where the heck are we supposed to throw our trash in and how we line our bin with?". We are so used to the practicality of plastic bags, we often forget we have everything to put our waste in. Great tip: prepare an empty bowl for whenever we're cooking or preparing fruit for storing the waste. This tip personally changed the way I see organic waste. I no longer want to throw them away, instead i just want to compost them. You can also use them for DIY cleanser or veggie stock. The possibility is endless!
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When your bamboo cutlery completes the picture😍


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This razor has not only changed the way I shave, but it is saving me money, AND creating zero plastic waste. For just $22 (USD) I have a razor and a supply of blades that will last me 5-7 years! I have never gotten razor burn from it, and it has cut my shaving time in half! This also means less water usage in the shower! I have to admit, there is a small learning curve/comfort level I had to reach with it in order to use it effectively. But I can safely say that after 5 months of use, I will never go back to disposables. Now I just need to convince my fiancé that this is the superior way of shaving ;). #safetyrazor #greenselfcare


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Trying to reduce your waste while throwing a party? Head on over to @zero.waste.collective where I wrote a blog post for #plasticfreejuly with tips on throwing a #plasticfree party! Link in bio as well!


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Faut que je vous avoue , l'eau gazeuse c'est mon petit péché en bouteille de plastique 😕😣
C'est pas #zerodechet si j'essaie de me soigner 😉 je me console en me disant qu'au moins c'est #recyclable
#zerowastecollective #zerowaste #zerodechetmonteregie #paszerodechet #recyclage #eska #eaugazeuse #springwater4


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Mixed Grains Fried Rice with shrimp + egg. {Baon from last week}
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No fancy baon arrangements here. Just simple rice + ulam posts served in the stainless steel, thermal-insulated #BubeeLunchJars to make sure my kids eat their lunch warm! Send me a DM for inquiries.


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When a mailbox catches your eye... But seriously though mailbox, you have a cool owner! Let's make junk mail a thing of the past 👊

Definitely reminded me of @ecomailbox 💚 NZ'ers, get amongst her groove! Check her out for all the deets.


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-Plastic Free July-
•Day 17•
One thing I have found handy alongside carrying my own water bottle is carrying snacks!
I feel like I am prepared to be a mum now with all the practice I have carrying things around (snacks, water, reusables etc) but in reality I am already babysitting @mighty.eco 24/7 -I don’t need another child! 😂❤️
But yes, carry snacks! They help avoid the cravings for something in plastic (chippies, candy, muesli bars etc)
I sometimes never know what situation I’m going to be in so I like to carry snacks if I think I’m going to be out for a while.


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Plastic free travel can seem so difficult sometimes. I know I definitely haven’t gotten it all figured out yet. I still find myself messing up on all the adventures that I’ve taken, but ya live and ya learn, right??! Each time I travel I learn more about what to fix or do better next time. One place to start is to slowly swap over to sustainable products that your being your toiletries in. There are so many places to reduce the amount of plastic in the bathroom from your toothbrush to your shampoo. There are also many great companies with sustainable alternatives out there!☺️💚


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#Repost @tulips_and_a_toolbox
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My girls both have beautiful long blond hair. One is aiming to become Rapunzel. The other is saving up to donate to good cause. Me, I'm wrestling with the tangles every morning & evening 😉. I used to buy detangler at the store. And that would disappear in a blink. So I looked for a natural less waste replacement. I found two I like I can make myself at home. Refilling the bottle instead of throwing it in the trash. Both receipes work on wet & dry hair. Oh and those hairbands were made out of old socks. Works like a charm 😉 Shall put the recipes of the detangler in the comments below 👇 😘 #detangler #lesswaste #lowwaste #zerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowastebathroom #zerowasteofficial #naturalliving #zerowastecollective #ourplanetourhome #awastefreeworld #natural #naturalcosmetics #cleanbeauty #thelesswasteway #cleancosmetics #hair #spraybottles #ecofriendly #ecolifestyle ##consciousconsumer #alepposoap #haircare #thebodyshop #reuse #recycle #diy #diycosmetics #zerowastewannabe


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Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was quite packed complete with a trip out to Prince Edward county! Nice to see some old faces again ☺️


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// eat the rainbow. taste the rainbow
your girl loves a junky vegan meal every once in a while, but nothing compares to how amazing fresh plant foods make me feel. there’s a different energetic makeup in whole plant foods, especially when it’s (organic) food you’ve grown or prepared yourself, at home. so full of love, nutrients and nourishment ✨

I try my best to prepare and eat most of my meals at home. this way I know exactly what is going into my meals, that every ingredient is organic and that my meal is made with love #energymatters 🍽️ I also try to make most items from scratch as well, and make healthier versions of meals we enjoy. this means I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, preparing our staples every week, like homemade oat milk and sunflower seed sour cream. if I’m craving something that’s usually heavily processed and packaged, I try to make it myself. I made these organic tofu nuggets last month with chickpea flour + nutritional yeast for the batter and they were AMAZING! and made with simple, clean ingredients 👏🏻

next time you prepare a meal, take the time to make as much of it from scratch as possible, infusing your love and energy into all the ingredients 💛 homemade gluten free vegan bread is next on my “make it from scratch” list, so I’ll let ya know how that goes 😉🤗


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Day 16 #PlasticFreeJuly ⛵️⛵️⛵️
Choose reusable wipes on your travels! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Our N E W all-purpose, 100% organic bamboo wipes, that come wrapped in paper I hasten to add, are a must when travelling, especially with kids.
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Wash and reuse each sheet (there’s 20 on a roll!) up to 100 times. They are soft enough for a babies face (and yours 😊), strong enough for household jobs and they are less than £10! Swipe left to see...
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Help make a positive impact on the environment by switching to these reusable ones. You can preorder yours now as they sold out as soon as they hit the website a couple of days ago! Back in stock on Friday 🙌
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This week we'll be handing out more tips on how to travel sustainability, be it long haul or day trips with the littles.
Bon Voyage!
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#consciousconsumer #zerowasteshop #goingzerowaste #goingplasticfree #ecofriendly #ecowarrior #lesswaste #blueplanet #goplasticfree #bethechange #plasticfreeliving #zerowastehome #noplastic #plasticsucks #nomoreplastic #surfersagainstsewage #zerowastekitchen #zerowastetips #zerowasteliving #zerowastecollective #ecofriendly #ecolife #plasticfreeuk #plasticfreelife #zerowaste #zerowasteuk #zerowastelife @bambaw.zerowaste


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Which kind of soap do you prefer? Are you a bar soap kind of person or are you more of a fan of liquid soap in sustainable packaging that you can refill? I like both to be honest, our bathroom has a bar of soap and we tend to use liquid more in the kitchen to avoid the bar getting covered in food bits. Both however are equally good at cleaning your hands and both avoid plastic!
#zerowaste #zerowasteuk #zerowastelondon #zerowastemovement #zerowastereality #refusesingleuseplastics #refusesingleuse #reducewhatyouproduce #refusereducereuserecycle #plasticisnotfantastic #plasticfree #unpackaged #naked #nealsyardremedies #lush #zerowastecollective


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