Native’s New Paper Packaging: A Win for The Environment

Native is known as being one of the best mainstream natural/aluminum free deodorants on the market right now, but I still felt a little guilty buying it over some other alternative since it came in plastic. I know that a lot of people in the zero waste community, including myself, reached out to Native askingContinue reading “Native’s New Paper Packaging: A Win for The Environment”

Zero Waste Swaps that You Should Never Go Out and Buy

It’s very tempting when you’re starting zero waste to just go out and buy what you don’t have, and for some things, like safety razor or reusable menstrual cup, that makes sense since you don’t already own one of those. But for so many other swaps that you see on the internet, I can guaranteeContinue reading “Zero Waste Swaps that You Should Never Go Out and Buy”

Tips for Cutting Your Plastic Consumption

When you start to think about living a more ethical and sustainable lifestyle, one fact seems to begin to haunt you: plastic is everywhere and all around us. Once you are aware of plastic and its detrimental toll on the environment, you being to realize just how much of our daily lives have been invadedContinue reading “Tips for Cutting Your Plastic Consumption”

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?”

Quarantine: Good for Public Health, Terrible for the Environment.

Unless you are living under a rock, you know that at this moment, the coronavirus, COVID-19, is making its way across the planet, causing fear and hysteria. It has been recommended by the CDC and WHO that every one should stay inside for at least two weeks to help stop the spread of the virus,Continue reading “Quarantine: Good for Public Health, Terrible for the Environment.”

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”

My Favorite Products for Repurposed Glass

One of the big learning curves of becoming zero waste is to find value in what we would normally just throw away. Reusing and repurposing are probable two of the biggest guidelines that anyone trying to live a more sustainable life can do to cut down on their waste and overall footprint. One of myContinue reading “My Favorite Products for Repurposed Glass”

Buying from Companies with a Cause

I don’t think I need to tell you about the new shopping trend that’s happening with Millennials and Generation Z, but I’m going to because it’s important. Buying from companies with a cause. The younger generation wants to know that their money is going towards something that matters and not just a multi-million dollar corporationContinue reading “Buying from Companies with a Cause”