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How to Become a Conscious Consumer

By Fredrica Syren: Have you ever asked yourself how some products we buy can be so cheap? Over time I began to question how on earth a store can make a profit on a super cheap item while getting the materials, shipping the materials to a factory, and maybe even having …

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Achieving Zero Waste with Audits

By Larraine Roulston: Respecting our planet requires each of us to Rethink and Reduce what we throw away. To do this, it’s important to audit what we discard as trash. This applies to every resident with a supply of plastic garbage bags as well as to workers in the industrial, …

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Working Towards Zero Waste with Pets

By Larraine Roulston: People don’t often realize that having an animal creates its own share of waste. There are, however, many ways pet owners can minimize the amount of discard. Any plastic bag packaging for dog/cat food probably will not get recycled. To decrease the amount of ready mixed pet …

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New California Law Could Allow Diners to Bring Own Containers

By Fredrica Syren: A new law passed in California provides guidelines for restaurants regarding how to safely fill consumers’ own reusable containers. This is a huge step for anyone trying to avoid single use plastic and wanting to bring their own reusable containers.  I know the most sustainable choice is …

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Zero Waste School Supplies

By Fredrica Syren: School is starting again and with that comes the need for some school supplies. Trying to live zero waste with school children can be tricky; but my motto is “find what I have at home already; borrow; buy used; and, as a last resort, buy quality and …

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Plastics Are Clogging the Beauty Industry

By Larraine Roulston: Last month was declared “Plastic Free July.” Our man-made problem and addiction to single-use plastics all too often are cluttering our beaches and killing sea life.  All over the globe, plastic entering the ocean just circulates there forever, leaving swirling cyclones of plastic soup. When our disposable culture discovered …

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Zero Waste Makeup Brands

By Fredrica Syren: Hello. My name is Fredrica, and I love makeup!  When I went zero waste, I thought I would have to give up makeup and that made me sad …. So, naturally it was one of the last parts of my personal care regime to be traded in …

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How To Use The Leftover Pulp From Juicing

Image credit: Pexels Juicing at home has become a very popular alternative to buying shop made juices. Not only does it give you the creative freedom to make exactly the flavour combination you desire but you can also have more confidence in the quality of the ingredients you are using …

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Enjoy a Zero-Waste Summer

By Larraine Roulston: Roll out those “Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer.” When this song was popular in the 1960s, before blue box recycling, there was little waste. Holiday participants during that decade toted a lunch basket filled with homemade sandwiches and cookies, hard boiled eggs, cut veggies and beverages in a …

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Creative Composting

By Kim Robson: Compost is like miracle soil. It helps sandy soil hold nutrients and moisture, and loosens heavy clay so plants can breathe. The beneficial microorganisms in compost help your plants grow strong and healthy. As it decomposes, compost feeds your plants naturally and organically. Those of us who …

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