how to have a minimalist and zero waste christmas

I love Christmas. For as long as I can remember Christmas has been my favourite holiday. I love the traditions and the memories surrounding it, but Christmas can also be a very wasteful holiday. As I am trying to work on my minimalist and zero waste journey I am trying to make my holidays and…

switching to reusable pads

Note: This blog post may be a little TMI. I will be talking about periods, blood, and other bodily functions. For pretty much the last year I have been thinking about my period products. Every time I needed to go out and buy more I dreaded the trip, but I was never ready to make…

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…

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…

what I am no longer buying

Zero waste is a concept often thought to be super expensive and is something that has a certain privilege to it. Yes there are things that can only be found for those that are of a certain privilege; such as living nearby stores that sell items in bulk and being able to spend a little…

one of my greatest loves, tea

Some people really love coffee, my thing is tea. Ever since I was sixteen and started drinking tea my first summer working at summer camp it is rare that a day goes by without me drinking some form of tea, whether it is hot or iced, fruity or more plain, at home or on the…

let’s talk about straws

I love using straws, but I think the world has a problem with plastic straws and we need to give them up. There, I said it. There are a lot of reasons why I like straws including the fact that I have sensitive teeth and it just makes me happier, but I am trying my…

making my own cotton rounds

I have made some major life and outlook changes in my life the past few months and many of these are surrounding the waste that I produce and how much of the world’s resources that I use on a daily basis. This change came from a lot of things but in many ways, it came…