Tackling Fast Fashion

I won’t lie, one of the first things I did when I decided to take on this part of the journey was to turn to the internet for advice on what to watch to educate myself or what to read (it seems that’s my go-to move for just about every part of this journey). I…

Zero Waste Is An Overwhelming Ideal

There, I said it. And I stand by that statement, I also think this is a huge reason for why more people don’t approach it. Firstly, “zero waste” was never meant to be a consumer phrase, rather, it was meant to be for larger companies. But we, as consumers, have taken over the phrase and…

Stepping Back

A while ago I decided to take a bit of a step back from zero waste communities and ended up also stepping back from this blog and I think it was an important thing for me to do. I wasn’t really sure I was making an impact that was big enough to make it worth…

4 Things to Prepare for When Living Low Waste

I know I talked already about being prepared when you go out into the world, carrying all sorts of things with you to avoid single use plastics. That’s being prepared physically when you leave your house. I want to talk now about being prepared mentally. It is an entirely different ball game when you go out into…

5 Reasons To Give Up Plastics Today!

Whenever someone finds out that I’m trying to live a zero waste lifestyle I always get asked “why?” and people look at me with the far off look while they think about all the plastic that is prevalent in their everyday life. In honour of World Environment Day (June 5th 2018), I thought I’d come up…

Zero Waste Pantry Staples

So, something that I learned after transitioning to a low waste lifestyle was the importance of bulk shopping! I am lucky enough to live in Canada where Bulk Barn is a prevalent bulk shopping utopia and I am also lucky enough to live near one right now. I do a lot of my grocery shopping…

Zero Waste Whole Wheat Bread!

A few years ago my dad gifted me a bread maker for Christmas and I’ve been absolutely LOVING it ever since! I love making my own bread at home because it makes the apartment smell amazing (and I also don’t have to do anything aside from putting ingredients into the machine). Oh, and of course…

Low Carb Zucchini Ravioli (vegetarian and chicken recipe!)

I was a little skeptical of this one at first but it’s actually super delicious! I originally saw this recipe when my boss showed me a video of it at work but I’ve tweaked it to suit my own needs and to be more zero waste as well! I’ve also included the recipe I used…

Peanut Butter

Ok, so my husband and I both LOVE peanut butter. It’s a definite staple in our apartment. Once I went zero waste though, I realized that peanut butter was going to be a bit of an issue. We go through a lot of it and it comes in plastic containers in the grocery store. While I…