I’m sure by now you’ve probably seen the news that Beyond Meat became the first vegan meat alternative brand to go public. Is this the solution to our climate change and food woes? Is this healthier in the long-run?Read More
A review of Zero Waste Cartel bamboo toothbrush and case. The softer bristles bamboo toothbrush made it easier on my sensitive gums.Read More
I am trying to do my best to make this process as sustainable as possible. Since this is my first child, I’m still navigating what’s really necessary from the mesh of baby must-haves and lists available on the web. I attended a Just Between Friends Sale to find some good, quality secondhand items for baby to use. Here’s what I got:Read More
A review of Boody Bamboo Underwear. Eco-friendly and sustainable underwear and other basics made of bamboo.Read More
A review of My Big Fat Organic Cotton and Hemp Nut Milk Sacks. Perfect for non-dairy milk making. Perfect for nuts, rice or oat milk.Read More
As I am now in my 20th week of pregnancy, I thought I would track how I am dressing my growing belly. My goal with this pregnancy, my first one which is exciting is to keep it as low cost and low waste as possible. Of course, I am not sacrificing my overall health or the baby’s health, but I am being mindful with how and where we spend money. It’s so easy to get caught up buying the latest maternity wear and being on trend, but it’s not necessarily the most sustainable on the wallet or the planet. After all, pregnancy really only lasts a few months and some items will get as much as a few weeks to a few months wear so putting in loads of money and buying all new stuff doesn’t seem like a good sustainable practice. New stuff also always means excess packaging and exposure to chemicals due to the manufacture of the clothing so the less exposure the better. So with some research and some out-of-the-box thinking, here’s how I’ve been managing my maternity wear. Of course, I will update this as my belly grows and my body changes to see what other resources I am tapping into.Read More
A review of WowE LifeStyle Stainless Steel Tongue Cleaner made of surgical grade stainless steel to keep the tongue and mouth clean and fresh.Read More
Misfits Market is a produce delivery service that strives to rescue “ugly” organic produce from going to the landfill.
I was happy when someone from our Zero Waste New Jersey Facebook group posted about Misfits Market. I quickly read up on the company and checked to see if I was in the delivery area. Thankfully I was so I signed up.
This review covers my first 6 boxes each received on a weekly basis from December until now.
**If you are looking for a referral link, click here for 25% off your first Misfits Box.Read More
A review of WowE LifeStyle Certified Organic Reusable Produce Bags for all of your shopping needs to reduce plastic usage and waste. Comes in 3 sizes for produce, grains and other pantry essentials.Read More
I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down and chat with Jamila Souffrant of Journey to Launch to talk about financial independence and sustainable living. It’s been nice to be able to spread the message about my two passions: pursuing financial independence and living a more sustainable life. We talked about zero waste, investing and why we also need to think about the future state of our planet for our children’s future.Read More
If you are still unsure about how minimalism can help you, here are 17 ways minimalism can help you save money and save the planet as well.Read More
A few months ago, my husband and I went on a quest to find a new mattress. We knew right away that we just didn’t want to buy any mattress from a big box store. We wanted something natural, firmer than an original mattress, made better than the conventional mattresses and we wanted to make sure we could try it out. We searched for a sustainable, eco-friendly, sweatshop free mattress and we found that in Essentia.Read More
“Innovation is taking two things that already exist and putting them together in a new way.”
The Zero Waste community continues to impress me. I’ve learned so much from people who are thinking out of the box and finding new ways to use things to reduce waste and extend the life of things. While I’ve been trying to reduce my social media usage (trying!), it’s been through social media that I’ve found the best tips for reducing waste. A refreshing change since most of media pushes you to buy something new.Read More
I found Swell because I was looking to invest in companies that were doing good in the world. Companies that were tackling solutions to reduce waste, provide clean water, eradicate disease and so on. This reviews goes through what Swell is, how much I invested, how the platform looks. In the end, it’s up to you whether you want to invest via Swell. I would highly encourage you to take a look at the companies they invest in so that you can do further research and to see if these are inline with your values.Read More
A review of Plaine Products Face Wash and Moisturizer in a refillable packaging that is vegan, hypoallergenic, baby safe, and cruelty free, no animal testing, paraben free, sulfate free, petrochemical free.Read More
We are all environmentalists because our future prosperity depends on the Earth.
In this post, we run through the many alternatives when it comes to sustainable investing. Investing is not a scary word. Investing means putting in capital (time, money or resource) to help something grow. As eco-warriors, we have to start looking holistically at what our money is doing while we sleep.Read More
We just recently moved into our new condo and had a few things to repair and renovate to make it ours. I was daunted at the work ahead of us, but also the fact that I wanted to ensure we didn’t generate so much waste in the process. Home renovations can be one of the most wasteful processes out there. Sometimes, we don’t see it because we only see the final end result. This was also our first major project as we’ve been renters all of this time. The reality though is that it’s nearly impossible to do a home renovation without generating waste, but there are steps that you can do to reduce waste and harm to the environment.Read More
I loved August when I was younger because it was a chance for me to get new school supplies. I was definitely a nerd throughout school and would promptly color code my schedule and my notebooks upon receiving them. It was an exercise I love to do even when I got to college. It just helped me get organized. It's been awhile since I've been in school, but am now seeing lots of signs for Back-to-School and with that the endless amount of school supplies advertising.Read More
A review of Woo Bamboo Silk Floss in bio plastic packaging. A potential zero waste alternative to plastic floss.Read More