Posts in LOW WASTE
GREEN DETOX JUICE

When was the last time you gave your body a good ol' detox? Every Sunday, usually while dinner is in the oven, I'll prepare two carafes' worth of "Mean Green" detox juice that my husband and I split for the week.  Made from an assortment of mostly green fruits and vegetables, this magical detox juice is jam packed with nutrients that help restore and heal your body.

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5 ZERO WASTE CLEANING ESSENTIALS

Over the last year, I've swapped out several of my go-to cleaning supplies with more sustainable options that are (mostly) plastic-free, longer lasting, and either biodegradable or recyclable. I cannot express enough how easy AND inexpensive it is to switch to a less wasteful cleaning routine. To help you get started, I'm sharing five zero waste cleaning essentials that I use on a regular basis. 

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WHAT'S IN MY BAG

Ever thought about what's in your bag? Let's face it: When it comes to personal care, disposables are everywhere. From toothbrushes and razors to makeup containers and shampoo bottles, a lot of the products we use on a daily basis are designed to be disposed of after a matter of days, weeks, or sometimes months.

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THINKING CONSCIOUSLY ABOUT COFFEE

One of my favorite morning rituals is brewing a fresh pot of coffee while I get ready for the day. Even before taking that first sip, I feel awakened by the aroma that fills our space as the boiling water seeps through the coffee grounds and slowly drips into the glass carafe. Recently, I've started thinking more deeply about what goes into my morning cup of coffee and the impact it has on people and the planet.

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MAKING BREAD AT HOME

One of my newfound Sunday rituals is baking homemade bread for the week. There's something really empowering about the process of making food with your own hands, not to mention you know exactly what ingredients are used. I've also learned that making food from scratch is an easy way to reduce packaging waste since most cooking ingredients last a while and often come in glass or paper packaging, rather than plastic.

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