Tips for the zero waste beginner

I just jumped head first into the idea of eliminating plastic.
Having learned valuable lessons along the way, I feel compelled to share. I’m no guru or expert but I can give you an honest list of tips that may help you get started with Zero Waste.

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Zero Waste products you can live without

Buying new stuff is something that those on a zero waste journey try to keep to a minimum. But all the new, shiny, sustainably sourced, naturally made products are really hard not to get excited about. If you’re trying to make your zero waste transition as simple as possible, avoiding new items and repurposing what…

Our (almost) plastic free camping trip

For our trip to Acadia National Park, I think we did a good job of keeping trash down, but I’m not going to lie. We did make some. This is how much trash we made on our camping trip.

Why is it so Hard to Find Plastic Free Products?

With all this conversation around straw bans, I am constantly being asked where I get my reusables. But the answer is not that simple. I am not completely satisfied with a lot of the reusable products I use today. This is due to the fact that I could have purchased better, more sustainable products but…

31 Ways to Participate in Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is the best way to test if a waste-free lifestyle is for you. Enduring 31 days of change is a lot more feasible for some than a lifelong commitment. This dedicated month is a great movement to get involved in because maybe some zero waste habits will stick with you after the…

Zero Waste Hiking Essentials

Hiking is something I look forward to every time spring comes. It is a great way to get steps in, stay active and even connect with the company you bring with you. Being in nature reminds me why I choose zero waste, even though it is one of the most challenging lifestyles you can choose….

Check your tags. Is your sweater plastic or natural?

It is sweater season! Time to pull out the fall clothes bin from under the bed filled with our favorite sweaters. Most of us give our good ones the VIP treatment, but do you actually know what they are made of? If you’ve never looked at the tag on the inside of your sweater, you…

4 Ways Becoming Earth Conscious Will Save You Money

Compare the price tags on organic, eco-friendly products next to ones that aren’t and you’re going to be disappointed. Most people are cost conscious, I was too until I understood my bad habits. But it isn’t just me struggling with my spending, everyone has debt. Everyone has bad habits. One thing that has majorly helped…

How I Survived Being Raised a Hoarder

I wasn’t always a minimalist. In fact, I was a full blown hoarder. Born and raised. I need to thank my mom for this. I love the lady but she cannot throw shit away. She taught me to keep everything that comes into the home and use things until they can’t be used anymore. To this…