low waste lunches

For much of 2020 I didn’t have to take a lunch to work. I was at home all the time so lunches were made at home as well and I always had food on hand. Now that I am back to work full time I need to have a lunch for myself 5 days a…

low waste resolutions

2020 was both good and bad for the environment. The pause on air travel, factories slowing down, and other things showed marketable improvements to the environment, but disposable masks and gloves were used at a record amount, bulk stores stopped selling (or at least in reusable containers) for a while, and it became harder to…

creating things – DIY with me part 2

Last year I shared some of the things that I was DIY-ing in the bathroom such as liquid soap, scented bath salts, and bubble bath which you can read about in my post here. Today I am sharing some more DIY’s that I have been using. The sea salt spray I have been using for…

decluttering responsibly

It is the season of the declutter and most people I know are starting out their years going through their homes and finding items that no longer fit their life and that they don’t want cluttering up their spaces any more. I am a huge proponent of this and I love going through my spaces…

how to have a more zero waste Christmas

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. I love the lights on the houses and seeing the Christmas trees in the windows. I love always having an excuse for hot chocolate and singing all the songs old and new. But Christmas can be very wasteful From the wrapping paper under the tree,…

zero waste in the kitchen

The kitchen is a place that we spend a lot of our time and also a place that can create a lot of waste. Some of this waste should be headed straight to the compost from your food scraps, but a lot of packaging, plastic, and containers can make their way in (and out) of…

we recycle too much

Under my sink is a blue bin, where I put all my recycling to be sorted outside of my door. There is a bin for glass, a bag for paper, and the big blue bin for hard plastics, and even the soft plastics can be taken to the recycling depot. Between all of this and…

bad excuses for not caring about the environment

One of the things that I care about a lot is the environment. I quite like the world that I live in and I would like it to be around for a long long time. I think that humans have done a lot of damage to the earth, but I do have hope that if…

make with me – DIY-ing in the bathroom

As I mentioned in my last empties post I am trying to reduce the amount of products and plastics that I am using in my life and one way to do that is by making some things myself. Some of the things I make have ingredients that came packaged but generally work out to less…