Zero Waste Tip #11: Wool Dryer Balls

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 11. Swap out your dryer sheets for wool dryer balls. Have you ever stopped to think about what ingredients are in those dryer sheets that you throw into every load of laundry? How about what happens to them once you’ve tossed them in the trash? Let’sContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #11: Wool Dryer Balls”

Zero Waste Tip #10: Mindfulness of Food Packaging

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 10. Begin to notice packaging options and let that influence your purchases. Food is definitely the most challenging aspect of trying to go zero waste, at least for me. It seems that nearly everything comes wrapped in plastic these days, and there are just certain ingredientsContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #10: Mindfulness of Food Packaging”

Eco Friendly Holiday: Valentine’s Day

One of the many things I love about my husband is that he refuses to buy store-bought cards. Not for birthdays, not for Christmas, not for Valentine’s day. How did we get to the point where we’d rather pay $5 for a pretty picture and cheesy words from a card company to show a lovedContinue reading “Eco Friendly Holiday: Valentine’s Day”

How to Step Up Your Recycling Game

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” – Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember Recycling is difficult and simple. It’s difficult because it requires a mental shift to take place in the individual, whereupon they begin to consciously retrainContinue reading “How to Step Up Your Recycling Game”

Zero Waste Tip #9: Responsible Minimizing

9. Let the dumpster be your final resort, and find creative ways to donate items when it’s time to part with them! I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve hauled a lot of stuff to the dumpster over the past few years. However, this is a critical lesson that ties into both zero wasteContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #9: Responsible Minimizing”

Zero Waste Tip #8: Soap Bars

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 8. Stop buying hand soap in plastic bottles; instead, look for bars of soap without plastic packaging! This is another zero waste swap that requires no daily thought beyond the initial purchase. However, as you transition into a more eco-friendly lifestyle, this is also an excellentContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #8: Soap Bars”

Zero Waste Tip #7: Reusable Water Bottles

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 7. Say no to single-use plastic water bottles. There really is no excuse for this one, unless you live somewhere with literally no access to clean drinking water. When you think of waste pollution, the number one type of trash that most people think of isContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #7: Reusable Water Bottles”

Zero Waste Tip #6: Bamboo Toothbrush

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 6. Choose bamboo for your next toothbrush purchase. One of the easiest swaps you can make as you transition into zero waste is switching to a bamboo toothbrush. Why? Because this requires absolutely no change to your daily routine, and it’s not necessarily going to costContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #6: Bamboo Toothbrush”

Zero Waste Tip #5: Cloth Diapers

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 5. Trade disposable diapers for cloth diapers. Somehow this often falls at the bottom (no pun intended) of people‚Äôs lists for how to transition to zero waste, and I admit, it took me a while to jump on board. I used disposable diapers with my firstContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #5: Cloth Diapers”