How to Travel Zero Waste on a Plane

How to Travel Zero Waste on a Plane

One of the most wasteful parts about traveling is all of the single-use items that get thrown out on planes. From food packaged in plastic wrap to the mini plastic toothbrushes and toothpastes they hand to each passenger, waste it constantly being generated. Don’t get … read more

Your Guide To a Zero Waste Bathroom

Your Guide To a Zero Waste Bathroom

Does anyone else find it overwhelming when trying to lead a lower waste lifestyle?  I know I do! It can be hard to know where to start, especially since everything we own seems to be made with plastic, or at least wrapped in it. But … read more

What Are Bioplastics?

What Are Bioplastics?

During my time as a zero waste program coordinator, I saw a huge rise in the use of bioplastics. University caterers, cafes, and restaurants were all switching over to this plastic alternative. Meeting the global demand for a decrease in plastic, while still catering to … read more

10 Zero Waste Makeup Brands

10 Zero Waste Makeup Brands

When looking to reduce waste and make various zero waste swaps, I have found that some things are easier to swap out than others.  For example, you can now find bamboo or metal straws all over the marketplace, making it a fairly convenient and simple … read more

Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

Hey everyone! I have been thinking a lot about what would be the most helpful tip when trying to lead a more zero waste lifestyle and I realized that one of the main ways we can all try to reduce waste is at the grocery … read more

Bamboo Toothbrush: Everything You Need To Know

Bamboo Toothbrush: Everything You Need To Know

It is estimated that in the US alone, there are more than 1 billion plastic toothbrushes thrown out into the landfill each year, many of which end up in our oceans, killing vital marine life. Since plastic toothbrushes can’t generally be recycled, there’s not much else … read more

How To Make Beeswax Wrap

How To Make Beeswax Wrap

As the movement for lessening our plastic consumption increases, so do the plastic alternatives! Perhaps one of the first types of plastic people should try to minimize their use of, is plastic film. Plastic film (like saran wrap) is generally not accepted at recycling facilities … read more

How To Properly Recycle A Coffee Cup

How To Properly Recycle A Coffee Cup

It seems that these days almost everyone is a coffee addict of some sort… whether you’re getting straight black coffee, a latte, or a hot tea, you are most likely sipping these delightful drinks in a hot paper cup. Americans currently throw away 25 billion … read more

What Is A Natural Loofah Plant?

What Is A Natural Loofah Plant?

We’ve all heard the term “loofah” before. It’s the fluffy, spongy thing that you use to wash up in the shower! Well, at least that’s what I thought it was… Turns out, the loofah, or more properly spelled, luffa, is actually a naturally occurring plant! … read more

Homemade Makeup Remover Wipes

Homemade Makeup Remover Wipes

In this post, I am going to show you my recipe for homemade makeup remover wipes. It’s actually a recipe that my mom found while researching ways to use doTERRA essential oils. She made a big batch of these wipes for my sister and I … read more