zero waste

Recycle Less Update #4

Earlier this year after watching zero waste videos on YouTube I decided to start reducing my ‘waste’ by recycling less. Notably my plastic waste, having less items in general and start shopping more consciously. I know I’ll never be 100% zero waste and after making good strides for a few months, I’ve kinda hit a stand still. And it’s a little disheartening. I was doing so well!

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Plastic seems unavoidable no matter how much I try to avoid it. Namely packaging. Food, cosmetics, internet shopping, even razor blades for my safety razor that are meant to reduce the plastic, the cats medicine comes packed in plastic. At times it’s money based. Do I order online cheaper (more…)

Weekend Friday Favourites

I hope you’re having a great weekend! Mine hasn’t gone quite as planned. I spent Saturday evening trying to find a pharmacy open that had AJ’s the cat’s medicine. 17km or 27km cycling including a trip to the park before, finding one, mistaking a turning coming back and appreciating people who help, later AJ has his medicine. No thanks from him. Medicine isn’t up there with breakfast or dinner. 

Anyways, Weekend Friday Favourites, a round up of things that have made me smile or caught my eye this week. Feel free to share what’s been making you smile recently in the comments! (more…)

Recycle Less Update #3

I’ve been mentioning in a few posts I’m trying to reduce my waste, particularly plastic waste, so thought I’d do another progress check in!

It’s been getting hard to find non plastic alternatives and the more you read about zero waste more it becomes not only reducing plastic consumption, but where you shop, company ethics, sustainable resources.  (more…)

Recycle Less Update #2

I’ll confess it’s been a little difficult the past few months reducing waste from what I have so far. So much food comes plastic wrapped even organic in local supermarket and I’ve been online shopping. Amazon requires non books to be wrapped in plastic inside the shipping packet and there’s so much packaging waste! I don’t think my local shops are up to me bringing in my own cotton produce bags. I completely understand the produce bagging, packaging and everything in relation to anti theft, protecting the product, but the amount to plastic recycled every few days even with trying to be careful about how much is unbelievable. Times it by your neighbours waste, your street, your town, city’s waste it’s scary. 

The reason why I want to reduce my waste, namely plastic disposable waste (more…)