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 so! Enjoy what is already our sixth weekly diary.   Relaxing bath time When we first realized the apartment we were moving into had a bathtub, we visited a Lush store that same week. After settling down, we ran our first bath and plopped in a bright blue bath bomb.…

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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 a great amount of excessive waste. But that’s no more for Londoners. Folks over at Zero Waste Goods have organised London’s first zero waste Christmas market on December 8th to do your Christmas shopping, how amazing! All brands present at the market are dedicated to the zero waste lifestyle. They…

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The zero waste adventures of: Shia Su

Plastic free july may have stopped, but we're not done yet! Its time for episode 6. We love that so many have taken the time to write something for us to help inspire anyone thinking about starting with their zero waste adventure. This time it's a little different. Instead of a story written by our guest, we've asked Shia Su - maybe better known by many as Wasteland Rebel - to answer a set of 5 questions for us. Don't worry though, as it's still focused around the same topic as all of our previous stories. We hope you'll like…

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The Zero Waste Adventures of: Eco Engineer

We're nearing the end of plastic free july already. It's time for episode 5 of our zero waste series. Today we have our first Dutch contributor! During her years in college studying product engineering, Juliette became more concious about her consumption habits. She slowly moved towards a more sustainable lifestyle and shares her story about this adjustment with us today! All photography rights belong to Juliette. Here's what she has to share: Hi! I’m Juliette. At the moment, I live in The Netherlands. I finished college here, I majored in Product Engineering. Since I was a child, I’ve always been…

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How social pressure can affect zero waste and healthy living

You have plans to visit someone at their house in a few minutes. Be it a good friend, or someone you’re meeting for the first time. So you take off and travel to their house. The first thing you hear is: ‘Hey, come on in! Would you like something to drink, something to eat?’ One of the first things people tend to do, is offer you something to eat and drink. It probably isn’t said right away, depending on your relationship of course, but it often comes up during first few minutes after arriving at someone’s home. It certainly comes…

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The Zero Waste Adventures Of: Bestowed Essentials

You've almost made it to the end of plasticfreejuly! How amazing is that! It's time for episode four of our zero waste adventures series to help you stay motivated during the last few days of the month. Have you read the previous story in our zero waste stories, yet? Today, we're sharing Callee's zero waste story. She describes herself as a vanlifer, entrepreneur, and activist who helps people live an ethical and eco-friendly lifestyle. Callee is also the creator of Bestowed Essentials, blogger at AHippieInAVan.com, and host of the Hippie Haven Podcast. You can follow her on her Facebook community - The Hippie…

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