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Waste Free Planet | Zero Waste

We are so stoked for this beautiful couple that took a giant step to do something different. What a dream to move to France and restore an old home, at least it is for us! We recently discovered @ourecofriendlylife and their account is so inspiring and beautiful, if you aren't following them already do yourself a favour and give them a follow! ⁠

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This is where our journey begins ❤️ After looking at so many alternative living options, including building a cabin and buying a boat, we spontaneously decided one morning to seriously consider looking at buying houses in France. France wasn't that far - and the house prices and quality of life was something we could have only dreamed about in the UK. One month later we put an offer in on our dream house and here we are on the first day of being homeowners 🏡⁠

It's a ridiculously huge project. But that's part of the fun, right? We are so excited to share our journey to living the most eco-friendly we possibly can in our absolute dream home ☺️⁠
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#reducewhatyouproduce #thelowimpactmovement #lowimpact #lowimpactmovement #yayforearth #wastefree #ecolifestyle #ecoliving #ecofriendly #zerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowastegoals #goingzerowaste #zerowastelife #greenliving #sustainable #sustainablelifestyle #sustainability #plasticfree #lifewithoutplastic #planetorplastic #packagefree #choosetoreuse #ditchthedisposables #reducereuserecycle #zerowastekitchen #minimalism #simpleliving #experiencesoverthings #lessismore


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It is so Important to keep your fridge organised, not because it looks pretty or 'instagram worthy'. The more organised your fridge is the less food waste you are likely to create, while the super markets have their part to play in the enormous amount of food waste we create we still throw out a HUGE amount of food in our very own homes. We love this organised fridge @naturallycadie recently posted, if you aren't following her already be sure to go give her a follow! ⁠

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fridge tour 🥬🍓🥒🍎⁠
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After this weekends haul we are so grateful to have a fully stocked fridge again! 🙌🏼🌱 So proud of myself that I actually got around to food prepping this week too! 😆⁠
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+Onion *I’ll still store chopped in the refrigerator* not whole tho😉⁠
+Mushrooms +Zucchini⁠
+Broccoli +Carrots⁠
+Quinoa +Garlic⁠
+Parsley +Mint⁠
+Cucumber +Lemon⁠
+Hemp seeds⁠
+Pumpkin seeds⁠
+Green apples⁠
*Grapefruit⁠
+Strawberries +Gala apples⁠
+Kale⁠
+Kambucha +Oat Milk⁠
+Orange⁠
+Celery +Spinach⁠
+Hummus⁠
+Tahini⁠
+Lettus⁠
+Yellow Pepper⁠
+Corn⁠
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Always so, so grateful to have access to such an abundance of healthy food🙏🏼 Happy Wednesday Everybody♥️✨" Note: in no way are we saying this is what a sustainable fridge should look, we are just sharing for inspiration and to encourage organisation in your fridge how ever that may look to you.


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Follow Friday | @librettoreviews

We want to help bring awareness to sustainability while helping those that spread the message grow and reach their own audience. The bigger our community, the bigger the difference we can make - we truly believe that in order to make a real difference we have to work together. This is why we have decided to bring back Follow Friday each week and share our favourite influencers. ⁠

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This week is the amazing Erica from @librettoreviews If you've been following us for some time now, you'll know we're BIG supporters of Erica and have shared her content regularly on here. Erica is another long time supporter of ours since the early days and we're so thankful to have had her support since the beginning. ⁠

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If you aren't following her amazing account @librettoreviews already do yourself a favour and go hit that follow button, you won't regret it! ⁠

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In Italy is very common to line dry clothes outside so I never used a dryer in my all life. When I moved to Australia I was please to find that line dry here is also quite normal. We have big backyards and lots of sunny days.
I had 40 plastic clothespins originally that after two years of use became 21 ( some mysteriously disappeared and some break) and in a span of two weeks 15 literally crumbled into microscopic pieces in my hands after a couple of fierce sunny days.
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I had then to look for an alternative : metal or wood. So I turned to Gumtree, a very popular second hand website in Australia to buy and sell, and found this old lady that for 10$ was selling old but very well kept dolly pegs three blocks away from where I live. I boiled them in hot water and sun dried and now I have 46 perfectly working and beautiful wooden pegs.
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Not only I avoided packaging entirely but also saved money, reused something that was already on the market (and for some reason got replaced by the cheap plastic version) but now I will also sleep well knowing that if I’ll ever lose one or break it will eventually return to the earth were it belongs.


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Such an important read, if you aren't already following @illume.co
Be sure to go give her a follow!

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Dear Mother Earth, ⁠
The human species is but one of your many children. Unfortunately, many of us have been blinded by greed, pride, and delusion, and only a few of us have been able to recognize you as our Mother. Not realizing this, we have done you great harm, compromising both your health and your beauty. Our deluded minds push us to exploit you and create more and more discord, putting you and all your form of life under stress and strain. Looking deeply, we also recognize that you have enough patience, endurance and energy to embrace and transform all the damage we have caused, even if it takes you hundreds of millions of years. When greed and pride overtake our basic survival needs, the result is always violence and unnecessary devastation.⁠

We understand that all things are impermanent and without a separate self-nature. There have been times when we suffered greatly as a result of natural disasters. We know that whenever we suffer, you suffer through us. The floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis aren't punishments or manifestations of your anger, but are phenomena that must occur on occasion, so that balance can be restored. In those moments, we have turned to you, dear Mother, and asked whether or not we could count on you, on your stability and compassion. You replied, "Yes, of course, you can count on your Mother. I will always be there for you." But then you said, "Dear children, you must ask yourselves, can your Mother Earth count on YOU?" ⁠

Dear Mother, today, I offer you my solemn reply, "Yes, Mother, you can count on me."⁠

The pain that is rippling through the world at the hands of massive destruction and greed is SOO much more complicated than whether you eat meat or not. Race, politics, economics, culture, and the gap between privilege and the oppressed also play a role in this. *All things are connected* As hard as it is not to blame and rage, I believe the change we wish see begins with LOVE and HEALING- ourselves, each other, and our planet. ⁠


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Tiny living is another passion of ours - it's something we've been interested in for over 10 years and is something we hope to do someday. ⁠

We adore this cottage style home @livingbiginatinyhouse recently toured. If you aren't following them already, be sure to go check out their account and give them a follow!⁠

We'd love to know how many of you are into the cottage style! Let us know in the comments what your style is. ⁠


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We’ve got a brand new tour live! Check out this beautiful farmhouse style tiny home by @whiteorchardinteriors in @livingbiginatinyhouse Youtube channel. ❤️ ⁠
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#livingbiginatinyhouse #tinyhouse #tinyhome #farm #farmhouse #livingbig #smallspaces #smallspaceliving #design #homedesign #architecture #interiordesign


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We are so lucky to have a team of incredible writers sharing their low waste + sustainable knowledge in Waste Free Planet Magazine.⁠

Brianne from @illume.co has given us the low down on everything you need to know to grow 8 culinary herbs PLUS a DIY natural pest repellent spray in issue 3. ⁠

⁠If you aren't following @illume.co already be sure to go give her a follow, we absolutely love her a Brian'es account! ⁠

Visit the link in the bio to grab your subscription!⁠
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Have you ever grown your own windowsill herb garden? It's such a great way to have a continuous supply of fresh herbs and connect to nature daily. ⁠

I grow many of my herbs outdoors, but I have few that I keep in pots inside because I love having fresh herbs to cook with during fall and winter. Growing a windowsill herb garden is a great option for apartment dwellers! The good news - they are easy to grow, and you wont have to buy packaged herbs at the store ever again.⁠

In @wastefreeplanet's latest magazine issue, I wrote all about how to grow 8 common culinary herbs, including basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage, coriander (cilantro), onion chives, and mint. I grow and cook with these herbs regularly and it is such a delight! ⁠

Go snag a copy of the latest issue of the magazine and start growing your herb garden today!⁠

P.S. I also shared my DIY Natural Pest Repellent Spray recipe in the mag. I know many of you have asked about it. Now, GO GET IT!⁠


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We're in love with this DIY balm recipe illume.co has shared. If you aren't following her amazing account already, be sure to go give her a follow! ⁠

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Okay, I'm so obsessed with this Wild Foraged Pine Resin Balm. I've been using it on everything! On my hands after a day in the garden - because I can't go a day without a new knick or scrape. I've also been lathering it on my lips after an evening shower, on my cracking heels, and on my dry elbows. ⁠

I'm a girl that works and plays outside, and this is the only balm I've ever come across that can keep up with my needs. My husband keeps stealing my tin, and I wanna be frustrated, but I'm also kinda flattered because he is crazy picky about body products.⁠

And the smell - it's divine! It's like I bottled up the scent of deep forest. This little guy is gonna be my best friend on the river this week.⁠

If you aren't interested in learning how I crafted this pine resin balm, then maybe you are interested in how I also use pine resin to make homemade beeswax wraps. Either way, I've got the link for both DIY's in @illume.co profile! ⁠


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We absolutely love @wastenotcollective - Katie's account is the perfect example to show that you can have a huge garden and grow all (or most) of your produce even while living in the suburbs.
Be sure to go give @wastenotcollective a follow, you won't regret it.
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I get asked all the time what I’m growing, so for those interested and my future self I thought I would document what’s currently growing this winter. Plant diversity in our diet is critical for good gut health - variety is what we aim for! This also means almost nothing goes to waste 🙌🏼 I am a huge advocate for planting perennials - the foundations of my garden are all multi-use perrenial edibles and things that self-seed readily or have ‘weed-like’ tendencies 🙊 Things that grow as perennial here in the subtropics are marked with an asterisk.
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FRUITS:
- Midyim Berry*
- Strawberries (Temptation)*
- Pepino Melon*
- Eggplant (Volunteer)*
- Tomatoes (Volunteer)
- Zucchini (Volunteer)
- Butternut Pumpkin (Volunteer)
- Peas (Cascadia Sugar Snap)
- Snow Pea (Oregon Sugar Pod & Mammoth Melting)
- Broad Beans
- Chilli (Thai)*
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LEAVES
- Silverbeet (Ruby Red, Magenta, Golden Sunrise)
- Lettuce (Australian Yellow Leaf)
- Sorrel (French & Red Vein)*
- Brazilian Spinach*
- Ceylon Spinach (Red & Green)*
- Kang Kong*
- Wild Rocket*
- Surinam Spinach*
- Kale (Red Russian & Black Tuscan)
- Nasturtium (Orange & Variegated)
- Chinese Cabbage
- Tatsoi
- Lovage*
- Cranberry Hibiscus*
- Watercress*
- Chinese Broccoli
- Mitsuba*
- Salad Burnet*
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HERBS/MEDICINAL
- Gotu Kola*
- Pineapple Sage*
- Fruity Sage*
- Thyme (Wild, Common, Lemon)*
- Rosemary (Tuscan Blue, Salem & Huntington)*
- Catmint*
- Oregano*
- Chives*
- Lemon Balm*
- Basil (Tulsi, Thai Holy, White Perennial & African Blue)*
- Mint (Common, Chocolate, Menthol, Peppermint, Vietnamese, Apple Variegated, Native)*
- Mexican Coriander*
- Curry Plant*
- Olive Herb*
- Savoury (Pink & Summer)*
- Tarragon (Mexican)*
- Chamomile (Roman)*
- Yarrow (White)*
- Lemongrass*
- Lemon Verbena*
- Curry Leaf*
- Aloe Vera*
- Sage (White & Variegated)*
- Parsley (Italian Flat Leaf)
- Society Garlic*
- Comfrey*
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Such an important thing to remember: while there are many tips, tricks and general guidelines, there are no rules. ⁠

Be sure to go check out @the_whole_garden and give them a follow!⁠

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Google told me that I did everything wrong when drying my tomato seeds. Plot twist they were wrong because 100% of my test seeds sprouted. In the past month I have learnt there is not one secret that will make a sick human better, I think it is the same with gardening there is not one thing that will work for everyone or produce exactly the same results. So for both it is about creating your own method, with lots of trial and error, but never settling for anything less than greatness. 👩🏼‍🔬⁠
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#organicgardening #organicgarden #organictomatoes #growingtomatoes #growingtomatoesfromseeds #nzgarden #nzgardener #guthealth #guthealthmatters #tomatoplant #growyourownfood #healthjourney #growyourownveg #homegardener #fromseed #grownfromseed


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We have found sushi to be one of the easiest places to get low waste take out. It was the first place we asked to use our own container and we'll admit we were a bit scared that first time! To tackle that fear/anxiety you may have about asking to have your food in your own container, we've included some of our own tips below. 👇⁠

Don't forget to go give @sustainablestudiosfelicia a follow and show her your support! ⁠


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"I rarely have take out food but one thing I love is some veggie sushi. Sushi is always packed in plastic but how great isn’t it to get it to bring your own container. Just kindly ask if it’s okay and usually there is no problem!"⁠


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•⁠ go somewhere you feel comfortable at/a regular at, we found that we found it less daunting because the staff already knew us. WE felt comfortable asking and the staff are more likely to say yes because they don't want to lose you as a regular customer. ⁠

•⁠ make it as easy as possible for the staff, get containers that are easy to use and the right size. ⁠

•⁠ ensure your container is clean and dry, many reasons places say no is because they are worried your container may not be clean so it's important we don't hand over dirty and wet containers. ⁠

•⁠ when you ask them hold your container out and show them it's clean, we've also found that if your practically already handing it over the counter when asking they are more likely to say yes. ⁠

•⁠ Be polite, if they say no don't abuse the staff. They are just doing their job and following the rules they were told, lets not be the person make someones day a bad day over something that is out of their control. Once you get past this first experience it gets easier, you stat to have confidence and you walk out feel like you are sustainable bad ass! ⁠

Have you had take out in your own containers before? Let us know in the comments below. ⁠


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We've been using a shampoo bar for about 3 years now and it's safe to say we've loved the swap. It can take time to find which one best suits you, so if it doesn't work don't knock it, try a different brand/type. ⁠

Do you use shampoo bars? Let us know in the comments. 👇⁠

Don't forget to go give @ajtheillustrator a follow and show her your support. ⁠

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One of my next low waste swaps will be a shampoo bar.⁠
If you want to eliminate plastic and unnecessary waste in your life this is an easy switch.⁠
I actually have tried one from Lush in the past and really enjoyed it.⁠
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You don’t want to waste any of your product!⁠
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If you use a shampoo bar drop a recommendation below!⁠


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⁣G I V E A W A Y C L O S ED
Winner will be announced soon.
We've teamed up with our friends to bring you this great giveaway @dibblefoods

One lucky winner will receive this fantastic bundle of goodies, stay tuned we have more of these packs to come. 


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We know that moment - the exciting moment you finally run out of something and get to replace it with a sustainable option. We love making our own DIY dish soap, it honestly works so well! ⁠

Don't forget to go give @chelseahennard a follow and show her your support! ⁠

Note: the original post included vinegar - however, we have removed that from the ingredients list as vinegar and castile soap should not be used together. ⁠

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I finally ran out of our store bought conventional dish soap last week and I was so excited because it meant I could *finally* try out @stacysullivan_ ‘s dish soap recipe. Let me tell you, it’s a good one.⁠

All you’ll need:⁠
• 1/2 cup @drbronner ‘s Sal Suds⁠ or castille soap (we purchase ours in bulk) • 1 cup filtered water (Stacy’s recipe has only 1/2 cup, either way works!)⁠

• 1 tbsp sweet almond oil⁠
• 10-15 drops essential oil (I used a bit of lemon!)⁠
Combine ingredients and voila! ✨⁠

It really packs a punch on cleaning your dishes, doesn’t leave any sort of grime behind, and the sweet almond oil leaves your hands feeling amazingly soft. Honestly, I could sit and wash dishes all day with it and I hate dishes. It’s that good! Plus, no need to buy another plastic bottle of dish soap!⁠

Don’t forget to go give @stacysullivan_ A follow if you aren’t already. She’s a beautiful person and has a beautiful account!⁠


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Over the past few years we have been slowly trying new items, creating DIYs and swapping out items. We're still trying new things and discovering what works for us but our bathroom is now almost entirely waste free. ⁠

We love @naturallycadie list and would love to know, what's your waste free hygiene list? Let us know in the comments! ⁠

If you aren't following the amazing @naturallycadie already be sure to go give her a follow! ⁠

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There are so many ways to eliminate single use plastic now by refilling & reusing to cut down on packaging! Here are some of my favourite non toxic, waste free hygiene products:⁠
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+Refillable Shampoo & Conditioner * I alternate between these & Shampoo bars*⁠
+Refillable Epsom Bath Salts +Handmade Soap Bar +Konjac Facial Sponge⁠
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+Safety Razor +Faux Fur Headband - this one is just for fun😆but it helps to keep my hair from getting wet in the shower! Can simply wash & reuse ✨⁠
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#plasticfree #ecofriendly #sustainable #environmentallyfriendly #goinggreen #zerowastelife #zerowastehome #wastefree #sustainability #reducewhatyouproduce #thelowimpactmovement #lowimpact #lowimpactmovement #yayforearth #zerowasteliving #zerowastelifestyle #passonplastic #plasticfree #planetorplastic #beatplasticpollution #breakfreefromplastic #waronwaste #lesswaste #intentionalliving #consciousliving


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We love this graphic by @homovirido - so many believe a sustainable lifestyle is expensive, but it doesn't have to be. We want to point out that there is nothing wrong with buying items - we do, however, we try not to make it our go-to and the norm. There are plenty of items we use that are repurposed or upcycled, but we also have plenty of items we purchased from secondhand stores, Facebook market or from our favourite sustainability stores. ⁠

If you aren't following @homovirido already be sure to go check out their account and give them a follow! ⁠

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The zero waste movement is growing and I am also aiming at producing less waste, living more simple and making a lot of products on my own ☺️ But sometimes zero waste is marketed as this perfect lifestyle with all the fancy ZW essentials, especially here on instagram. I think it is good that it gets more popular and puts a focus on living more sustainable but you definitely don't need all those products to make less waste. Sometimes we can easily use the things we already have at home! 🌿 ⁠
For example I really don't need a beeswax wrap (beside that it is not vegan), I just use a plate to cover any bowls with food inside or I use a cloth napkin to wrap my snacks, if I don't put them into a box 😄 On the other hand I got a stainless steel bottle from my mum as a present which I am using daily now - after my glass bottle crashed on the floor 🙈 Which items that help you to produce less waste are you using? And which ones do you use that you already got at home?


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We want to start sharing more on alternative living and shedding light on the options out there. While we know not everyone can and will go out and live alternatively, it is something we're passionate about. We are so in love with @yurtfarmmama yurt and we could definitely see ourselves living in this. We feel this could be an option for those that say they'd love to live tiny but have a family. ⁠


If you aren't following @yurtfarmmama beautiful account be sure to go give them a follow, and don't forget to check out their original post which shows all the inside pictures they shared. ⁠

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Hey guys! I FINALLY took some pics of the inside of our yurt. I’ve been meaning to for sooo so long. So here is a bit of how it currently looks. It’s come along way since we put it up over 5 years ago. For the first year it was just a plyboard floor with a mattress on it and a pellet stove and now it is this 👉swipe to check it out! And check out my stories for even more pics and info! ⁠

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We've been using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in place of conditioner for a few years now and we LOVE it. It's so affordable, simple and it's low waste! ⁠

Don't forget to go check out @tinyblueearth and give her a follow!⁠

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Update on Six Months Without Shampoo 💆‍♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁠
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Homemade oat milk can save you a ton of waste. Now, we will admit we personally don't like it with our coffee but we do use it in recipes that call for milk. ⁠

Don't forget to go give @naturallycadie a follow and give her recipe a try, it's so much easier to make than you may think! Let us know in the comments, have you tried making your own milk? ⁠

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Today I am making one of my favourite plant milks again - OAT MILK - it is seriously so good! The taste, the texture and oats are the least impactful ingredient used to make plant milks compared to almonds and cashews etc. plus it’s way less expensive!! 🌱 .⁠
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Home Made Oat Milk ♡⁠
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+1 Cup of Oats (1 to 1 ration for oats to water, example 2 cups of oats for 2 cups of water etc)⁠
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Have you tried making your own Oat Milk? it’s super easy, waste free, cost effective, cruelty free & delicious! If you need a good straining bag, try Ellies Best Nut Milk bags @elliesbest & use coupon code: naturallycadie for 10% off! You can also see a full tutorial on my highlights under “blends”💚⁠
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Shopping at the bulk store is so much more simple than you may think, we get so many questions asking how to do it. We love using upcyclded jars and reusable bags, preferably we use bags and only use jars for liquid items to save on weight. ⁠

If you're using jars simply weigh them yourself and write the weight on the jar, or take them to a staff member to do (best to ask the store first as different stores have different policies) They'll simply tare that weight at checkout once you're ready to purchase. ⁠

Don't forget to give @treadingmyownpath a follow and show her your support! ⁠

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Bulk store setup.🗑️🚫 Random assortment of glass jars with mismatched lids, rescued from various recycling bins. I purchased the bag around 2005 and I use it for almost every bulk store shop I do. It's great for transporting jars because it's shallow, it has hand straps and a shoulder strap, and made of sturdy fabric. I didn't buy it for that purpose (zero waste was not on my radar at all back then 🙈😬) but it's proved to be amazingly useful. I don't see buying new things as an investment. I see looking after the things I already have as an investment.🌏💚 It took resources to make these things, it took people to make these things, it took energy to make these things. So I don't see "upgrading" as an investment. I think that lies in making do with what we already have. Investing in the future of the planet 😊⁠


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We love seeing these allotments all over Instagram, honesty we didn't even know they existed until we found a few accounts on here. ⁠

It's such an amazing idea to give those that don't have the space at home to still have a space to grow their own produce. ⁠

Do you have your own allotment, we'd love to hear from more that garden this way. ⁠

Be sure to go give @my_little_allotment a follow and show your support. ⁠


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"Had a wonderful afternoon on the allotment 💚⁠
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Got so much planted, areas weeded and had my lovely friend Juliet over again and she finished off weeding & planting my flower bed 🌸⁠
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I’m loving how the allotment is looking and it’s all coming together nicely now 🥬⁠
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Just need to make some structures for my beans and plant them and make my brassica cage 👍🏻⁠
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Happy Friday all 💚😁"⁠

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⁣G I V E A W A Y C L O S ED
Winner will be announced soon.
We've teamed up with our friends to bring you this great giveaway @dibblefoods

One lucky winner will receive this fantastic bundle of goodies, stay tuned we have more of these packs to come. 


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Lemon & Coconut Oat Bakes | Naturally Vegan & Gluten Free Sweet Treats ⁠

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This simple recipe by @ahimsa.cooking one od our amazing recipe creators uses staple pantry⁠
ingredients. With a base of oats and coconut⁠
flour makes them surprisingly filling making them perfect for a workday snack or healthy lunchbox treat!⁠

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This recipe + more can be found in the latest issue of Waste Free Planet Magazine. Each issue delivers fresh and simple healthy, low waste recipes so be sure to subscribe for regular food inspiration! Link is in the bio 🍃


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⁣G I V E A W A Y C L O S ED
Congratulations to the lucky winner @_gingerbangs
We've teamed up with our friends to bring you this amazing giveaway
@thebalancedsociety
@essentiallywastefree
@essentially_crystal

Don't worry to those that didn't win we have many more amazing giveaways planned!


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So much of the waste involved in producing the food we eat happens behind the scenes, especially when it comes to eating out at restaurants and cafes. We absolutely love discovering brands that help tackle food waste in a unique way, when we came across @dibblefoods we knew this was a brand we had to support. With his experience in the vegan food industry, Vuong Nguyen came up with a plan to transform reclaimed aquafaba (chickpea liquid) from commercial kitchens into vegan mayo, chiptole and aioli, using the aquafaba as an egg substitute. ⁠
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Aquafaba has become so popular lately and for good reason – it acts just like egg in all kinds of recipes while being totally plant-based and allergy friendly. In Dibble’s recipes, the aquafaba makes it rich and creamy without any animal products involved, and as it’s a by-product of preparing chickpeas that would normally become food waste, being able to re-purpose it this way is a huge innovation in the way we think about sourcing our food. ⁠
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Creating vegan version of the foods we love that taste just as good or better than the originals is incredibly important, and really questions the idea that those things need to be made with animal products in the first place. The egg component of a regular jar of mayo needs 83L of water to produce – and yet Dibble proves it can be done not only without eggs, but using an upcycled product that would usually end up in landfill or down the drain. ⁠
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The newest addition to their range is an 100% vegan sour cream using non-dairy lactic acid to get that authentic flavour – we agree that it’s a total game-changer and proves that a plant-based diet doesn’t have to be a compromise. It’s also the first vegan sour cream to be made without palm oil, nuts or soy, and all Dibble products are packaged in glass. ⁠

If you want delicious, plant based and low waste condiments, go check out their account @dibblefoods give them a follow and show your support. ⁠

Is this something you'd love to try? Let us know in the comments below. ⁠
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Follow Friday | @root_for_food
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This week is the amazing Meg from @root_for_food If you've been following us for sometime now you'll know we're BIG supporters of Meg and have shared her content regularly on here. We love every post of hers and always look forward to reading them. ⁠
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If you aren't following her amazing account @root_for_food already do yourself a favour and go hit that follow button, you won't regret it! ⁠

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{APPLE CIDER VINEGAR} ♻️🌎🍎🍏⁠
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I’m a horrible rabbit mom and withheld my apple cores from my rabbits over the past two weeks so that I could make some ACV. So easy and perfect for a digestive aid, cleaning, skin care… WHAT DOES ACV NOT DO?!⁠
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* apple cores (and pieces/peels if you have them)⁠
* 1 tbsp sugar dissolved in 1 cup water⁠
* a very clean quart jar and a smaller jar to act as a weight⁠
* cheese cloth (or any cloth) and a rubber band .⁠
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1. Fill glass jar 3/4 up with apple pieces. Pour sugar water over them until completely submerged. Make more sugar water if you don’t have enough. ⁠
2. Weight down the apples with a smaller glass or jar. (The whole idea is that everything is weighed down and nothing rises to the top! This will mold rather than ferment!)⁠
3. Cover with a cheese cloth and secure with a rubber band. ⁠
4. Check on it every day to ensure that no apple pieces are rising to the top and molding. ⁠
5. Store in a dark place for 2-3 weeks. ⁠
6. After this, strain the liquid and discard (compost!) the scraps. Allow the vinegar sit covered again for another 2-4 weeks. ⁠
7. Once your vinegar has reached the tang level of your preference, cap and store in the fridge. It will not go bad.⁠
8. USE ACV FOR ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING!!!⁠
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We absolutely love this idea on giving your bananas peels a second life inatead of throwing them away.
If you aren't following @relivinguk alreqdy be sure to go give her a follow!

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🍌🍌 Bananas are one of those amazing foods that have tonnes of ways to use it, and I don’t mean just ways of eating it. We love making most of our produce and minimising food waste where we can. Luckily there are so many banana peel hacks out there! 🍌⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁠
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One of the great ways to make most of your banana peels and making your plant friends happy and thriving, is making a banana fertilizer. 🍌 All you need to do after munching your banana is add the peel in a jar of water (make sure it’s fully covered) and leave it in the fridge for about a week. You can keep adding peels into the jar as you consume them. After you have about 3-5 peels in there and it’s sat for long enough, strain it and dilute it 1:5 with one part fertilizer and 5 parts of water. 🌱⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁠
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It’s a brilliant organic fertilizer, especially if you are growing any herbs, fruit or veg but your house plants will love it as well. It’s packed with goodies like potassium, phosphorus and calcium that will make your plants stronger and build up resistance to pests, and promote fruiting and flowering. 🍌 Afterwards you can either chop up or blitz the peels and add them into your soil as well, where they will slowly release nutrients and minerals. 💚⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁠
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Parenting and low waste living can be tough to combine, but we are here to help! ⁠

In the latest issue of Waste Free Planet Magazine, we are giving you the low down on whether cloth diapering is really better for the environment and sharing plenty of tips on making the process as sustainable as possible. ⁠

We know there are areas of your life that can feel more difficult to adapt to a low waste lifestyle than others and a big driver behind Waste Free Planet Magazine is to provide you with as much tangible advice as possible to take the complication out of it all! ⁠

Head to the link in the bio to subscribe and grab the latest issue 🍃


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Zero Waste Dental Care | A Whole Routine⁠

Caring for your teeth is incredibly important but you can do it in a way that cares for the environment too! A dental routine is one area that has the potential to produce A LOT of waste, but did you know there are low waste alternatives for each step in your routine? ⁠A question we get often is what alternatives do we have and where can we get them? ⁠
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@helenmilanhome has got you covered when it comes to being a one stop shop for all your dental needs. ⁠


They carry the Georganics line of:⁠
- tooth paste ⁠
- tooth powder⁠
- cruelty free silk floss⁠
- bamboo toothbrushes⁠

If you are someone who likes to use mouthwash, you don’t need to miss out. The line also has an oil-pulling mouthwash. A technique that has been used for centuries to keep up oral hygiene and they were definitely on to a good thing! ⁠
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Be sure to follow @helenmilanhome for more sustainable home and travel goods for simple living. ⁠

PS. They always ship plastic-free! *sponsored*


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We love this creative idea @sustainable_holly
Has shared on lining her quiche.
We'll certainly be using this in the future for our own planted based quiches.
Is this sometjing you would try?
Don't forget to go give @sustainable_holly
A follow and show her your support!

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Nasturtium Mini Quiche 🌿 >>Swipe>> Yesterday I did some morning tea prep for the week. I love a snack and this was super fun, easy to make and very tasty 🙌🌿✨🌸 I’m not really sure if I can taste the Nasturtium, mainly just taste the flavours I put in the quiche. But it smells very Nasturtiumy. EDIT: Recipe is now on @sustainable_holly blog 🌱


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We love to share eduction, inspirtion and tips and tricks however we also like to ensure we keep it real. It's important for us all to remember to set goals and strive for our best within that moment but also ensuring we aren't expecting perfection.
Thank you for a great reminder @stacysullivan_
If you aren't following this gem of an account already be sure to go give her a follow!

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Shopping on a budget while in the middle of a move sets things into perspective!
There has been no food waste in this home lately and we’ve been able to truly appreciate what is in our fridge and in our pantries (in this case BOXES) and really utilize everything before buying more.
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But let’s be real, my grocery hauls don’t ALWAYS look this well and put together as well as my life in its entirety. Some days with my busy schedule, I do not have the time to shop around + this toddler of mine can be quite the picky eater.
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We do what we CAN.
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The reality of the situation is that we’re human and it’s not a perfect photo all the time in our daily routines.
I will never strive for perfection because I’ll never obtain it, but I will always TRY and put in my best effort.
And honey, that’s the best damn thing we can do.
There are families/individuals who struggle. There are people who don’t have the resources, there are people who are in between jobs.
—Whatever the reason may be, you are no less than the person next to you. Struggles are real and they come in waves but that is GROWTH, not failure and I SEE YOU. 🧡


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