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”

Shop Secondhand First: Low Waste Living on a Budget #6

Let me tell you something, you honestly wouldn’t believe the things that people just give away to thrift stores. I can’t begin to tell you the amount of full furniture sets, fancy dinnerware, and upscale brand clothes that I have seen in my time thrifting. If I had a home of my own there wouldContinue reading “Shop Secondhand First: Low Waste Living on a Budget #6”

Loop: All Your Favorite Brands but Waste Free

Loop is a global circular shopping platform designed to eliminate the idea of waste by transforming the products and packaging of everyday items from single-use to durable, multi-use, feature-packed designs. Loop allows you to send back your packaging for cleaning and refilling so that you can enjoy living with less waste.  What do they offer?Continue reading “Loop: All Your Favorite Brands but Waste Free”

Things I Will Never Buy Secondhand

Trying to only buy secondhand clothing is already hard as it is, but there are just some things that I will never ever buy secondhand. In my opinion, there are just some things that should just be thrown away or properly disposed of  instead of donated. First up, and I think this goes without saying,Continue reading “Things I Will Never Buy Secondhand”

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”

Some Cool Zero Waste Etsy Shops

In this pandemic, it is important for us more now than ever to support small businesses. One of the best online sites that hosts small businesses is Etsy. Here are some zero waste/low waste centered Etsy shops that could make your journey into living more sustainably a little easier. TheEcoHippie TheEcoHippie’s shop slogan is “PeaceContinue reading “Some Cool Zero Waste Etsy Shops”

Great Finds that You Can Get Thrifting

Buying things secondhand is one of the best ways to reduce your waste and save a ton of money. The one thing that I think comes to most people’s minds when thrifting is clothing, but there are a ton of other great goodies that you can find at any thrift store if you look longContinue reading “Great Finds that You Can Get Thrifting”

What To Do If You Can’t Avoid Buying Plastic.

When starting a more sustainable lifestyle, you begin to notice just how much plastic is out there. Going shopping can be an absolute nightmare and can sometimes be a little overwhelming, especially if all you really have at your disposal is a bunch of Walmarts and Hy-Vees. Here are some tips on how to avoidContinue reading “What To Do If You Can’t Avoid Buying Plastic.”

Thrifting Only for a Year: My New Year’s Resolution

As 2020 comes to a start, I’ve found that my major goal this year is to spend less and be a more ethical consumer. I’m really looking to save money, but when I spend it, I want to give it towards products and companies that have ethical practices and create products with a low impactContinue reading “Thrifting Only for a Year: My New Year’s Resolution”

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”