Easy Zero Waste/Sustainable New Year’s Resolution Ideas

As 2021 approaches, it is important to reflect on the past year, but also to look at what you can do to better yourself, and perhaps the planet. Below are some easy New Year’s resolutions that you can incorporate into your own routine. Reusable Grocery Bags This is perhaps the first swap that many peopleContinue reading “Easy Zero Waste/Sustainable New Year’s Resolution Ideas”

Update: Love, Beauty, and Planet Shampoo Bar with Soft Water

So this October, I posted a review about Love, Beauty, and Planet’s shampoo bars (review here), but I ran into a little problem. I was at my college campus, which only gives me access to hard water in my apartment. If you don’t already know, some shampoo bars just do not work with hard water,Continue reading “Update: Love, Beauty, and Planet Shampoo Bar with Soft Water”

Limiting Food Waste: Understanding Food Labels (Best By, Use By, and Sell By)

Food waste is one of the leading causes of climate change, right up there with greenhouse gases and CO2 emissions. This is because food waste that ends up in landfills and is not composted produces methane, which is a more powerful greenhouse gas than CO2 and causes way more problems and heats up our planetContinue reading “Limiting Food Waste: Understanding Food Labels (Best By, Use By, and Sell By)”

Great Uses For Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): Low Waste Living on a Budget #13

Apple cider vinegar is a vinegar that is made from fermented apple juice and is known for its many health benefits, like aiding in weight loss, lower blood sugar, and strengthening the immune system, among others. Apple cider vinegar also has many other uses besides its health benefits, making it a very versatile product toContinue reading “Great Uses For Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): Low Waste Living on a Budget #13”

Low Waste Hair Care Brands: Low Waste Living on a Budget #12

I originally was going to label this “Low Waste Hair Care Products,” but soon I realized that there are a ton of different types of hair care products and as someone with very thick, straight hair, I didn’t want to leave out anyone with curly, natural, or fine hair by just unknowingly only talking aboutContinue reading “Low Waste Hair Care Brands: Low Waste Living on a Budget #12”

Low Waste Toothpastes Under $10: Low Waste Living On A Budget #11

Zero waste toothpastes are one of the things that I have yet to find for myself. I personally have very sensitive teeth that require fluoride in order to stay healthy, and there aren’t a ton of available options for me since a lot of the zero waste toothpastes are fluoride free. That is why IContinue reading “Low Waste Toothpastes Under $10: Low Waste Living On A Budget #11”

Free Recycling Programs Through Terracycle: Low Waste Living On A Budget #10

Here is my resource for you guys for all of the free recycling programs that Terracycle offers.  How do they work? Basically, all you have to do is signup to be a part of any of these recycling programs. Then all you have to do is collect the waste accepted by that program. When youContinue reading “Free Recycling Programs Through Terracycle: Low Waste Living On A Budget #10”

Zero Waste Things You Can Aim To Do Everyday: Low Waste Living On A Budget #9

When it comes to little changes you can make in your life to become zero waste, a little can go a long way. From changes in which products you buy to habitual ones, there are so many things that you can do to help the planet be aware of your own footprint.  Keep in mindContinue reading “Zero Waste Things You Can Aim To Do Everyday: Low Waste Living On A Budget #9”

Low Waste Grocery Shopping Tips and Tricks: Low Waste Living on a Budget #8

When it comes to low waste living, no category of your life is as wasteful as groceries. Unlike other categories, groceries have to be bought every month in order for you to live, since food and drink are necessities in life. Changing your buying habits when it comes to food is perhaps one of theContinue reading “Low Waste Grocery Shopping Tips and Tricks: Low Waste Living on a Budget #8”

Castile Soap, The Versatile Cleaner: Low Waste Living on a Budget #7

Castile soap is one of those things that comes along and makes you wonder, what can’t it do? I’ve featured castile soap in this series a few times, and I thought that it was just too versatile of a product not to have it’s own featured installment. So what is castile soap and what makesContinue reading “Castile Soap, The Versatile Cleaner: Low Waste Living on a Budget #7”

My Problem with Most Sustainable Fashion Companies: Zero Waste Rant

I want to preface this as me saying that I don’t have a problem with every single sustainable fashion brand out there on the market. However, there is one thing that I’m really getting tired of seeing popping up on my Instagram and Pinterest feeds, and that is another new sustainable basics fashion brand.  IContinue reading “My Problem with Most Sustainable Fashion Companies: Zero Waste Rant”

Low Waste Living on a Budget: New Product Series Announcement

For many people, living zero waste might seem out of reach for them because of their financial circumstances. All too often, sustainable and ethical products are much more expensive than their wasteful counterparts, and it can seem impossible for many people to be able to make even the simplest swaps when it comes to theContinue reading “Low Waste Living on a Budget: New Product Series Announcement”

I Made the Natural Orange and Vinegar Cleaner that Everyone Talks About

If you go on Pinterest or Instagram looking at the zero waste posts, you have probably seen the photos of the jars of orange peels suspended in vinegar. When I first started my zero waste journey, this was the one hack that I was equally intrigued by and also skeptical of. As an avid loverContinue reading “I Made the Natural Orange and Vinegar Cleaner that Everyone Talks About”

Why the Zero Waste and Minimalist Aesthetics are Dumb: Zero Waste Rant

If I told you to picture the home of a zero waster or minimalist, what would you see? Mason jars full of bulk foods neatly labeled and stacked in a pantry? Bamboo bowl, plates, and utensils? Stainless steel lunch boxes? A home full of only neutral colors, natural woods, and metals? Plants everywhere? What IContinue reading “Why the Zero Waste and Minimalist Aesthetics are Dumb: Zero Waste Rant”

My Zero Waste Wishlist

Whenever I talk about zero waste and zero waste swaps, I always try to stress the importance of either doing without, finding other alternatives with things that you already have, or even trying to make it yourself instead of buying that swap outright. But what about for products that you can’t really do that forContinue reading “My Zero Waste Wishlist”

I Tried the EcoEgg (A Year’s Worth of Laundry for $20?) – Zero Waste Review

One of the biggest sources of plastic waste has to be those large plastic laundry detergent bottles that line the shelves at grocery and department stores. Even laundry pods come in thick plastic buckets that are hard to recycle and reuse. I have spent a lot of time trying to find a lower waste optionContinue reading “I Tried the EcoEgg (A Year’s Worth of Laundry for $20?) – Zero Waste Review”

Try Doing Without

I talked about doing without as an important zero waste rule in a few of my previous articles, but I thought maybe this was a good time with the pandemic to expand upon this principle even more. Doing without is one of the fundamental principles of zero waste since the best way to make sureContinue reading “Try Doing Without”

Reef Safe Sunscreen: What Is It and Where Can I Get It?

Reef safe and reef friendly sunscreens are trying to stop the horrible impact of oxybenzone, octinoxate, and other harsh chemicals found in more common sunscreens and help save the coral reefs and marine wildlife everywhere. “Reef safe” or “reef friendly” sunscreens are sunscreens that do not contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate. Oxybenzone and octinoxateContinue reading “Reef Safe Sunscreen: What Is It and Where Can I Get It?”

Creating a Plant Diary: How to Keep Track of all Your Houseplants’ Needs

It’s no secret that I love plants and love having them around me. With stores like Walmart, Home Depot, and Lowes opening up their spring and summer garden centers, I have found myself amassing more and more plants in the past month. One thing that has always been challenging for me, is remembering all theContinue reading “Creating a Plant Diary: How to Keep Track of all Your Houseplants’ Needs”

My Quarantine Routine

Hopefully you are in quarantine like me and social distancing as much as humanly possible to stop the spread of COVID-19. Since the government in the United States has now extended recommended quarantine and social distancing to April 30th, it’s now more important that ever to keep a routine in order to stay as saneContinue reading “My Quarantine Routine”

The Best Zero Waste Swaps I’ve Made So Far – Two Month Check-In

I started my zero waste journey almost two months ago, and I think that I’ve already made some great progress on minimizing my negative impact on the environment. I am by no means perfect yet, but this lifestyle has opened me up to a new way of thinking and let me flex my problem-solving musclesContinue reading “The Best Zero Waste Swaps I’ve Made So Far – Two Month Check-In”


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