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…

growing and eating locally

I love knowing where my food is coming from and I love being able to buy locally. I remember when we lived in Alberta and all of the cucumber, peppers, and tomatoes in every grocery store were from a few kilometers away and knowing that the food hadn’t traveled around the entire world in order…

more zero waste swaps i’ve made

Zero waste can many times be seen as overwhelming with pictures of perfect pantries and plastic free homes that make all of their own food and have lots of time that the rest of us don’t seem to have. I have found in the past year or so of working towards a more low waste…

buying in bulk

A lot of waste happens in the kitchen. This waste can take many forms; from packaging to food that has gone bad and needs to be thrown away and these are things that can both be lessened by buying in bulk. Now buying in bulk is something that is really growing in popularity in both…

being cruelty free can be hard

It was a year ago that I decided to stop putting it off and start only buying cruelty free makeup. My choice to include skin and hair care in that followed within the month and in the months following we also made the choice to start buying cruelty free and ethical home and cleaning supplies….

the best zero waste books

Over the past few months I have been reading quite a few books about zero waste and low waste living, all teaching me things but set up in vastly different ways. Because I know not everyone reads as much as I do or wants to read every single book that is out there on zero…

Zero waste in the workplace

I practically spend more time at work than I do at home these days and it can be a place that has a huge amount of waste. Office supplies, coffees and lunches, and a general lack of planning or caring means that lots is being wasted and a ton of stuff is being sent to…