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January Zero Waste Goal: Creating a Zero Waste Beauty Routine

This post is part of our 2021 ZERO WASTE CHALLENGE. You can follow along with us and complete challenges by downloading our FREE Zero Waste Calendar here. Welcome to your first month of taking the Zero Waste Challenge! This month, we will be focused on improving your beauty routine with simple challenges and tips to help you reduce waste.  As you complete this month's challenge, keep this important note in mind. Zero waste doesn't mean that you have to be perfect or immediately dispose of all your non-eco-friendly beauty products. You should plan on replacing things as needed instead of running out and buying a slew of new products. Make thoughtful purchases and buy only what you need, as you...

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7 Tips for a Zero-Waste Kitchen

Your kitchen nourishes you and your family but can have the opposite effect on the environment. Over the last century, American have transitioned from reusable kitchen items such as napkins, cleaning cloths and glass/ceramic food storage to more disposable options like plastic ziplock bags, plastic cling wrap and paper towels. Unfortunately, the environmental impact of these disposable items has been MASSIVE.  But worry not, dear friend! You can start taking a few small steps today to reboot your kitchen and fill it with more eco-friendly, healthy reusable options that are better for you and the planet.   1. Kick paper towels and plastic sponges to the curb. Switch to reusable Swedish dish cloths and sponges. In the USA we use up to 13 billion pounds of paper towels...

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7 Simple Zero-Waste Bathroom Swaps

  Did you know that only 1 in 5 people recycle the items they use in the bathroom? 😬 One of the best places to begin your zero-waste journey is in your very own bathroom! Many of the products we use on a daily basis are non-compostable, non-recyclable and can contribute to polluting our environment. Luckily we have some great, eco-friendly swaps that will make reducing waste in your bathroom a breeze. 1. Bamboo ToothbrushesA billion toothbrushes will be thrown away in the U.S. this year, most of them plastic. Bamboo toothbrushes are not only better for the environment, they look super chic too! Check out our cute array of bamboo toothbrushes here!   2. Corn or Silk Dental FlossTraditional floss...

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5 Coffee Recipes to Cozy Up To This Fall

Has your favorite local coffee shop stopped allowing reusable cups due to the pandemic?  If so, fear not! We’ve rounded up our favorite coffee recipes so that you can get your caffeine fix for a fraction of the cost and without all the single-use waste from disposable cups, lids and straws.    Copycat Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato recipe and photo by Tania Sheff Prepare the loved-by-everyone Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato at home! I'll share the tips and the secrets on how to make this delicious treat.  Ingredients 2 tsp. vanilla syrup or to taste 6 oz. milk 1 oz espresso caramel sauce to drizzle ice Instructions Add vanilla syrup to the cup first, then milk, ice and espresso on top. Drizzle...

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