Photo of Bali where plastic bags are now banned
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5 inspiring Ted Talks for #PlasticfreeJuly

It's PlasticfreeJuly and we're all looking for inspiration and motivation to avoid single use plastics for an entire month. Here are some Ted Talks that I find inspiring. None are more than 15 minutes long so it makes for easy watching: The economic injustice of plastic | Van Jones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjvjSlpJoqo So topical and so powerful.… Continue reading 5 inspiring Ted Talks for #PlasticfreeJuly

How to take waste out of takeout COVID-19
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How to take the waste out of takeout

Zero waste takeout during and after coronavirus (COVID-19) Who doesn’t crave a pizza from their favorite restaurant at the moment? It’s the ultimate comfort food when the world around us seems almost unrecognizable due to COVID-19.  The ultimate comfort food.Photo by Alexandra Gorn on Unsplash So it’s no surprise that we’re all continuing to get takeout, for various… Continue reading How to take the waste out of takeout

A list of zero waste documentaries
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5 zero waste documentaries to watch during COVID-19 lock-down

Zero waste is getting a beating during the COVID-19 pandemic with stores closing bulk isles and banning you from bringing your own grocery bags. Photo by Mollie Sivaram on Unsplash Let's use the time being stuck at home to virtually spread the movement so that we can come back out in full force once some of the stay-at-home… Continue reading 5 zero waste documentaries to watch during COVID-19 lock-down

Bay Area Zero Waste Shops responding to COVID-19
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How Are Zero Waste Shops in the Bay Area Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Here's an overview of what zero waste shops around the Bay Area are doing to keep their staff and customers safe while still providing a low-waste, healthy shopping option during these challenging times. Zero waste shops around the Bay Area tend to be independent, employee-owned or owner-operated businesses. They are so important for providing healthy,… Continue reading How Are Zero Waste Shops in the Bay Area Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

A meal plan and shopping list for your zero waste life
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Free zero waste meal planner and shopping list

Use this free meal planner and shopping list to create a week's worth of healthy, zero waste meals. Leading a zero waste life is easier if you have (or make) a plan. And making a (meal and shopping) plan just got a lot easier with this free, editable meal planner and shopping list template. Download… Continue reading Free zero waste meal planner and shopping list

Join me for a free zero waste shopping event in Fremont
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Free zero waste shopping event in Fremont on Thursday, 2/20/20

Join me and learn how to shop zero waste: creating a meal plan and shopping list using only package free ingredients, using the bulk shopping aisles, saving money and living healthily Register now I'm very excited to hold my first zero waste shopping event. It'll take place in Fremont on Thursday, 2/20/20. We'll meet at… Continue reading Free zero waste shopping event in Fremont on Thursday, 2/20/20

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Zero waste shopping directory East Bay (Fremont / Newark)

Do you live in Fremont or Newark in the Bay Area, California, and are looking for zero waste shopping options? Look no further - here's my ultimate guide to zero waste shopping in Fremont and Newark (i.e. shopping groceries while avoiding [mainly plastic] waste and trash). I've only just moved here, so the list probably… Continue reading Zero waste shopping directory East Bay (Fremont / Newark)

Second hand furniture helps with zero waste
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7 tips on how to furnish your home second hand (zero waste style)

When we moved to the US a couple of months ago, we left all our furniture and household items behind in the UK, as we didn't want to cause unnecessary shipping costs and emissions. As we arrived in California, we realized that the supply of furnished apartments was limited (and even more mind-boggling expensive), so… Continue reading 7 tips on how to furnish your home second hand (zero waste style)

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How I shop zero waste in Fremont, California

I'm still a novice when it comes to shopping zero waste in our new home, Fremont, California, and it took a while to figure out how to approach it. While I'm still exploring, I thought I'd share what I've discovered so far, so that you can start adopting some of these routines if helpful, to… Continue reading How I shop zero waste in Fremont, California

Which zero waste documentaries to watch over the holidays
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The best zero waste documentaries to watch over the holidays

Nowadays, binge-eating and binge-drinking is usually followed by binge-watching movies on TV during the holidays. So if you're sick of Elf, Frozen I & II, and Home Alone, or would just like to use the time a little more sensibly: Here's a list of documentaries and short clips for the conscious consumer that will hopefully… Continue reading The best zero waste documentaries to watch over the holidays