Reusing glass jars - Waste Waning Wednesday #11

When we first started our zero waste journey, we still discarded empty glass jars. After finishing a condiment or nut butter, we’d throw them in glass recycling bins. We had often heard other people who follow a zero waste lifestyle explain that they keep, and re-use, all glass jars they…

Waste Waning Wednesday #10

Three weeks ago, Jordy injured his leg. He was out on the island walking the dogs before sunrise. Mojo came running back from one of her solo adventures and made a miscalculated jump from a dune. She knocked into Jordy and as a result, his kneecap dislocated. Jordy’s knees aren’t…

Zero Waste Flight - Waste Waning Wednesday #9

I’m sitting on a folding chair in the ICU with our tablet perched in the window sill. My nan is sleeping, the machines around her beeping every time she fumbles with the cable on her middle finger that monitors her blood pressure. This is not what either of us had…

Looking back at 2018 - a year of change

2018 was an incredibly eventful year. It was a year of building, a year of travel, a year of puppy kisses, a year of lifestyle changes, and a year of love. We’re not sharing any new year’s resolutions. A new calendar should not be the reason for you to change…

Waste Waning Wednesday #8

Happy St. Stephens day, second day of Christmas, Boxing Day. What do you call the day after Christmas?  This week, I’m doing a different take on our zero waste diary. Instead of looking back on last week’s waste waning adventures, I’m talking you through our zero waste Christmas day!  …

Waste Waning Wednesday #7

Our weekly zero waste diary runs from Monday through Sunday, meaning that I usually start writing it the Monday after. But procrastination is an art, and I sometimes (read: often) postpone it until Tuesday afternoon. We had three days off at the start of our week what is now, already,…

Vegan Zero Waste Overnight Oats and Porridge

For years, oatmeal has been our go-to breakfast. Overnight oats, oatmeal, porridge. Whatever name or type you prefer, this breakfast is healthy, filling, versatile and super easy to make. And there are so many ways to vary this dish that we have yet to grow tired of it. We have…

Waste Waning Wednesday #6

Our past week was amazing. The final day of the week (that’s Sunday for us, if you’re wondering) in particular was incredibly fun. There weren’t any specific dinners or events throughout the week, so instead we’re talking about a few things that we’ve used repeatedly over the past month or…

A zero waste lifestyle can be daunting

In particular in the western world, many of us are brought up quite spoiled. Sure, each parent raises their kids differently, but it’s often that I see kids in stores cry until they get the toy or candy bar they so desperately want. Once raised in a world where everything…

Waste Waning Wednesday #5

With Thanksgiving taking place last week, let’s start by sharing what we’re thankful for. We finished the 8 month build of our home on wheels in May, earlier this year. Though we hoped to spend years on end driving it around countless countries, we ended up doing something completely different.…

Waste Waning Wednesday #4

Last week was a huge success in our zero waste journey! We found solutions in the two areas that caused most of the single use plastics that entered our household. And they’re so exciting to me that I don’t feel like doing an intro. So without further ado, here’s this…

London's first zero waste Christmas market

For many of us the most wonderful time of the year is nearing. We’re talking about Christmas, of course! The holidays are usually a period of joy and fun where people forget all the worries in the world and just enjoy good food and companionship. Sadly enough, this brings along…

Waste Waning Wednesday #3

We love our zero waste journey. Though frustrating at times, it feels good to be doing better. We’re aware of the choices we make every day. And seeing that once more we managed to write such a long weekly diary is a slice of proof to ourselves that we’ve been…

What is henna?

Eight years ago, I was ready for a change. I wanted to dye my hair, but didn’t want to damage it with chemical dyes. Henna seemed to be the perfect solution, and it’d give my hair a gorgeous red hue. I have used henna every couple of months since then,…

Waste Waning Wednesday #2

What started off feeling as a slow and unsuccessful week ended being incredibly satisfying! But before we share this week’s zero waste diary, we’re sharing an intriguing observation we made on Monday. A man was drinking a bottle of Coca Cola on the platform. When his train arrived, he flung…

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