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)?
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)
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)
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
To keep up the tradition, I'm sharing a monthly example of my weekly zero waste meal plan, shop and cost. This one is special as it's the first complete weekly zero waste shop I've accomplished in our new home in Fremont, California (yeay!). Alas - it's not perfect as I'm still learning, and if you… Continue reading First California weekly meal plan and shop (December)
Since moving to California about a month ago, I've not posted one single thing about zero waste. No blog update. No Instagram post. No Facebook share. Nothing. Nada. Nichts. The San Francisco bay. Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Did I have writer's block? Was there nothing worth sharing? Have I given up on zero waste?… Continue reading How to start zero waste from zero