lowwaste

I’m currently trying to follow @jarfull_co’s tips for living a #plasticfree life and this week I finally persuaded M to go to the lovely local Saturday market fruit and veg stall to get as much of our fresh stuff as possible. There’s still a bit of #plastic involved 😕 but waaaay less than there would be at the supermarket (M’s fave is Aldi which is particularly bad for it I think - single aubergine in a plastic bag, anyone?). We’ve also supported an independent local business which is an added bonus! . . #fruitandveg #lowwasteliving #lowwaste #market #ecofriendly #fruit #vegetables

Bulk coffee ☕️ . I recently found the most amazing bulk tea and coffee shop, just minutes from where I live! It smells divine in the shop, and you can even have a cup before buying 👌 . I went armed with my own containers, which he said I could use... But then we got to talking and both of us forgot! 😅 When I tried to transfer them at home though, my containers were too small, so in the end it wouldn't have worked out anyway (he sells coffee by 250, 500 and 1000 grams). I will simply bring my bags back next time and ask him to reuse them. . Plus, all the coffees are torrified (is that the word in English? 😅) in his shop, and I was able to buy one bag of whole grains (for my fancy coffee machine at home) and one bag of ground coffee (for my classroom Senseo machine and its reusable grounds holder). . How do you do low waste coffee? Have you recently found any new-to-you bulk stores in your area? . . . #zerowaste #zerowastelife #zerowastefood #zerowasteliving #zerowastecoffee #lowwaste #lowimpactmovement #coffee #bulkcoffee #buyinbulk #buylocal #supportlocalbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #reuse

When you go to your Mum’s and can’t find the bin (aka plastic bag hanging from a handle). Search and search and ask where’s the bin? Get pointed to a box - the new bin for landfill, and told the big bin only gets put out to the kerb every 2-3 weeks now. . Go Mum! 👌🏽🌟🌱🏆👏🏽 . #itscatching #sustainability #wastereduction #lowwaste #protectwhatyoulove 💚🌎👩🏽👱🏽‍♂️👱🏼‍♀️👦🏽❤️

Prefer drinking from a straw or need one for medical reasons? A reusable stainless steel straw, bamboo straw or glass straw is the way to go. They will last a lifetime with good care, will help you cut down on a lot of single use plastic waste, and actually feel great to drink from. Keep one in your bag, at your desk or in the car so you're never caught without. Find them in-store and online at Biome. Link in bio. #ecofriendly #sustainable #consciousliving #loveourplanet #minimalist #zerowaste #healthyliving #reducereuserecycle #zerowasteinitiative #toxinfree #ethical #minimalism #zerowastelifestyle #noplastic #notrash #environmentalist #natural #ecofriendly #lowwaste #strawfree #nostraw #thelaststraw

I love that Lush is making more and more package free products. This is a solid conditioner called Jungle. It contains lots of cocoa butter, fresh avocado, figs, banana, passion fruit, kumquat, cederwood and more. The first time I used it I felt like it didn’t do much but once you start rising it out you really feel the product in your hair. It made my hair feel soft but also gave it a lot more volume and it smells so good! I also picked up a Godiva shampoo bar which I’ve used before. It smells of jasmin and it also contains a lot of cocoa butter as well as jojoba and macadamia nut oil. I really love both these products and would definitely recommend giving them a try. Or of course any other solid shampoos/conditioners that has ingredients that you love or work best for your hair type. What’s your favourite Lush product? 🌿🐰

Have a SWELL bank holiday weekend 😉 My @swellbottle is something I keep with me at all times to avoid buying plastic bottles when I'm out and about 💚 #SayNoToSingleUse

It’s very common for people to use zip-lock bags for everything, sandwich, fruits and snacks. I have always been looking for alternative, and have always felt that it’s such a waste to be able to only use those plastic bags 1-2 times. Recently, I bought my first Stasher from @livezero.hk . They come in 3 sizes and different colours. I bought the medium size one and have been using it for different things, including snacks and travel size shampoos! Stasher zip bag is made of 100% food-grade silicone. The touch feels great, it’s safe and reusable. I have no complains! It might be slightly expensive💸, but if you think about it, you can actually use it for the longer times, and don’t have to buy packs of disposable plastic bags again. An alternative way is to use reusable boxes or containers💡 . 好多人都用zip lock bag放野,三明治,水果零食之類。我一直都搵緊替代品,成日都覺得用呢啲些塑料袋1-2次好浪費👎🏼。最近,我係@livezero.hk買左我第一個Stasher。佢地有3種尺寸同有唔同顏色。我買了中size,可以用係好多野,包括小食同旅遊用嘅洗頭水! Stasher由100%食品級矽膠製成。觸感幾好,係安全,又可重複用。我幾中意!🙃我覺得就有小小貴,但可以用嘅時間比普通zip lock更長。另一種方法就係用可重複使用嘅盒或容器。 . Where to buy: Live Zero store, www.stasherbag.com . #earthero

Living zero waste in a small city without access to packagefree organic food is challenging. This time we were asked twice if we want to have bags for our vegetables. No we don't need single-use bags! 😃 (Nobody needs them 😜) • At least I found a small organic shop where I can get bread and cheese in my own boxes and cotton bags 😍 And packagefree fruits and vegetables of course. • Single-use glass has a super bad ecological balance. I buy some foods in glass packaging, because I am too lazy and busy to make e.g. dark chocolate cream and remoulade on my own with ingredients in bulk 😐 It would be the better option! When a glass is empty, I wash and reuse it or bring it to the bulk store where other people can reuse it to increase the ecological balance 🙈 • As I ate my last noodles from the bulk shop yesterday, I had to buy a small package for the weekend. But next time when I stay at my main residence, I will ask at Wunderbar Unverpackt if they add a 5 kg pack noodles to their order for me 😊 So if you have access to a packagefree shop, ask for big packages of your daily used staple foods 💪 • • • #lowwaste #smalltownchallenge #supportsmallbusinesses #supportsmallshops #biopur #lowwasteliving #packagefree #lesswaste #wastefree #organic #organicfood #sustainable #sustainability #veggiefood #zerowaste #zerowastegermany #refuse #reduce #reuse #prevention #wasteprevention #productresponsibility

Not particularly zero waste but I started cutting my own hair. There are lots of videos on YouTube how to do it. It saves me a lot of money as my hair grows fast. I haven't been to a hairdresser in over a year now and don't miss it. . . . . . #zerowastehaircare #zerowaste #lowwaste #sustainable #cheap

When you're a #lowwaste eco-warrior whose shampoo, conditioner, body wash and deodorant are all solid - your liquids bag has plenty of space for the stuff that really matters... 😂🥜 @picspeanutbutter #cabinbagonly #travel #vegantravel #globetrotter #picspeanutbutter #loyalkiwi

Not only my sister, but also my best friend. Miss you❣️ #socheesy #buttrue #twinsies

Das ist ein veritabler low-waste-Einkauf, würde ich meinen. 🍓🍌🍋 #lowwaste #lessismore #zerowaste #vsco #vscocam

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What I wake up to every morning. Almost all my furniture and pieces here were acquired second hand, apart from the posters. You never know what hidden gem you can find when you’re thrifting! I absolutely love my clock, jewellery stand and flower vases. Frames are also so much cheaper when you get them at a second hand shop! Pin any old cheap or scratched record on the wall and you add a nice nostalgic touch to your room! #shopsecondhand #zerowasteliving #zerowastelifestyle #zerowaste #sustainableliving #savetheenvironment #sustainable #lowwaste #lowwastelifestyle #recycle #recycledfurniture #furniture #homedecor #recycledhome

#SaturdaySkin ft. @herbivorebotanicals Pink Clay Exfoliating Mask. • French Pink Clay: Excellent for cell renewal, skin rejuvenation, and improving elasticity. High in Iron Oxide and Silica which help to regenerate skin tissue. • Rosehip: Comes from the fruit of the wild rose plant, naturally rich in essential fatty acids Omega 3, 6, and 9 that regenerate skin cells and repair damaged tissue. Rosehip is also high in trans-retinoic acid which aids in preventing premature aging. • Chamomile Flowers: Naturally soothing and anti inflammatory, chamomile flowers are gentle and effective at soothing and de-puffing inflamed skin. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #HerbivoreBotanicals #FrenchPinkClay #FrenchPinkClayMask #FrenchPinkClayExfoliatingMask #FaceMask #WhiteKaolinClay #OrganicRosehipPowder #OrganicRosePowder #OrganicChamomilePowder #CrueltyFree #CrueltyFreeBeauty #CleanBeauty #NonToxic #OrganicBeauty #ToxicFree #ToxicFreeBeauty #ToxicFreeBeautyProducts #SelfCare #LowWaste #ZeroWaste #ZeroWasteUK #ZeroWasteJourney #ZeroWasteLiving #GreenBeauty #Mindfulness #MindfulBeauty #ConsciousChoices #TheGreenGhost

I'm finally back in the groove and off to @ozcfarm market this morning with my waste/plastic avoidance kit on the ready! Creating your own kit is one of the best and easiest ways to avoid waste on the daily. But just remember that everyone's will look a little different and it's important to focus on using what you have, can afford and what you need... i certainly dont think buying lots and lots of zero waste gimmicks is the answer even if you can (because consumerism). Not everyone has a car boot like I do to store bulky baskets, containers, coffee and smoothie mugs - and to lug these things around on foot is just not feasible. In this case I would say focus on a smaller version of a kit that can fit in a back pack / handbag. I am actually trying to do this too with a couple of my items so that I am more prepared when I'm in a situation where my car is not nearby. These 'smaller' items include things like a small fold up reusable tote bag, a reusable knife and fork/spoon, a reusable bottle (potentially with a metal clip so you can hang it on your bag strap if it doesn't fit inside), and if you really need them a reusable straw and coffee mug (which can double up for juices/smoothies). It may mean your bag is a little more bulky and you can't quite use a clutch, but hey you're still choosing planet over plastic whenever you can and I say that's a win!

📱 You’re probably seeing this on your phone but did you know that more people in the world have mobile phones than toilets🚽 . Roughly 40% of the world’s population are without toilets 😳... . Switch to who gives a crap 👍🏼 @whogivesacraptp . 🙌🏻Discovered these guys through two awesome ethically and environmentally minded friends in Australia (check out their inspiring return cycling 🚴‍♀️ 🚴‍♂️ 10,000km up South America while profiling conservation heroes at @twobybamboo) . 💯 Who gives a crap are determined to prove that toilet paper is about more than just wiping bums - they make all of their products with environmentally friendly materials 👌🏼, and donate 50% of profits to help build toilets for those in need - pretty epic 🤩 . ☝🏼Plus they offer a delivery service that you subscribe to as well as one-offs (no more “oh god we forgot to buy toilet paper). AND they have no plastic in their packaging 💁🏼‍♀️apart from sellotape on the box . Plus they’re super cute 😍 - my first box arrived this week 👍🏼 . 🙏🏼 Apologies for the non food post but thought I’d share a post for the big mama 🌏 (and no this isn’t an ad, just sharing for the caring - so tag and share and give a crap, switching is so easy😊) . #giveacrap #toiletpaper #savetheplanet #toilet #planet #aintnoplanetb #ethicalbusiness #ethical #doyourbit #smartchoices #beaware #switch #makeadifference #noplastic #smartpackaging #lowwaste #ethicalliving #consciousconsumer #ecowarrior #easyswitch

Souvenir de l’été dernier quand j’avais accès au jardin des parents! 👋🏽 En attendant j’espère que mon balcon produise aussi de bonnes choses 😋🌿 Pour l’instant mes petites tomates commencent à pointer leurs bouts de nez 🤫 Vous avez un jardin? • • • • #weekend #weekendvibes #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #lowwaste #zerodechet #zerogaspi #antigaspi #antigaspillage #jardin #cuisinersainement #tomate #mangersain #mangermieux #mangersainement #nourrituresaine #healthyfood #healthyeating #healthylifestyle #photooftheday #jardin #jardinage