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

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)

View from Mission Peak Fremont
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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

My zero waste haul from Fremont California
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First California weekly meal plan and shop (December)

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)

The sign outside Leamington first zero waste store
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How a teacher and mum of two is changing how Leamington shops – an interview with Charlie from Zero

About a month after opening Leamington's first zero waste shop, Zero, co-founder and owner Charlie sits down with Bettina from bluegreen.blog to talk about her motivation to make a difference, her journey so far, and tips about how we can all adopt simple zero waste practices. Charlie at the counter of Zero in Leamington Bettina:… Continue reading How a teacher and mum of two is changing how Leamington shops – an interview with Charlie from Zero

This blog explains how to start zero waste from scratch
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How to start zero waste from zero

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

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Zero Waste Warwickshire – What’s news? – October

Autumn is in full swing, and so is Warwickshire's zero waste scene - here are the news from October so far, featuring Green Bean, Core Wholefoods, Zero Store, as well as some exciting personal news from me, Bettina @ bluegreen.blog... New sustainable shop Green Bean in Warwick On 28th September, Green Bean opened at 62… Continue reading Zero Waste Warwickshire – What’s news? – October

Zero waste cooking

12 zero waste foods you will never buy again

...because you'll make them yourself (and save a ton of money at the same time) When I talk to friends (or strangers) about my zero waste lifestyle, one of the most common questions I get is: "But what do you do about x?" - "x" usually being an ingredient or food item that people believe… Continue reading 12 zero waste foods you will never buy again