💡Brisbane zerowasters! How on earth do I responsibly dispose of this light bulb??
💡Brisbane zerowasters! How on earth do I responsibly dispose of this light bulb??
My favourite jumper has a huge hole in the armpit, one night gown had a button ripped off and the other has a tear in the shoulder.. a couple of years ago I would've bought brand new ones, but now I bust out the sewing kit to repair them 💖
It takes patience, compassion, curiosity and more patience to be the change you want to see ✨#savetheplanet #notosingleuseplastic #plastic #plasticnotfantastic #savetheblue #blueplanet #microplastic #reuse #reduce #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #zerowasteinspo #keepcup #buylesschoosewell #kleankanteen #coffee #cappuccino #coffeetime #cookies #butfirstcoffee #banplastic #banplasticbags #plasticstraws #plasticstrawssuck #savetheworld
So awesome to see our Espoir & Co powder face cleansers and mask being featured on @honeycombers! Thank you for the love! Read all about eco-packaged skincare that’s not just great on your skin but great for the planet too! 😘🌿 Link: https://thehoneycombers.com/singapore/sustainable-beauty-swaps-eco-friendly-plastic-free-alternatives . .. #climateactionsg #zerowastekitchen #zerowasteinspo #goingzerowaste #zerowastelifestyle #goingzerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowasteliving #zerowastesingapore #zerowasteskincare #zerowastesg #plasticfreejuly
Add a dose of gorgeous to those morning breakfast runs! ☕️🥖🥨🍞🥐We are proud to introduce our new arrivals...limited edition Patchwork @rolleat_ snack bags are now available on our website! . .. #climateactionsg #zerowastekitchen #zerowasteinspo #goingzerowaste # #zerowastelifestyle #goingzerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowastekit #zerowasteliving #zerowastesingapore #plasticfreejuly #zerowastesg #ditchthedisposables
This sucks and is super unnecessary 😑
One of my fave products is my very simple naked soaps range. Formulated after my own long-suffering skin condition( I have eczema and atopic dermatitis), each bar only contains nourishing oils and the natural key ingredient. 🍯🌾Honey Child: honey & oats mild exfoliating soap. Very rich lather, very moisturizing and leaves skin feeling soft. My fave! 🌿Papaya Dont Preach: Papaya Leaves detoxifying soap. Fresh leaves are blended for each batch, helps tone skin and also a natural insect repellent 🍂Tumerica: Tumeric Healing Soap. Has calming anti inflammatory properties, I recommend this for those who have eczema flare ups. Embracing the beauty of simplicity, each bar is unscented to preserve the full skincare benefits! Full range now avail at @eco_le_sg too if you live in the west! . .. #climateactionsg #zerowastekitchen #zerowasteinspo #goingzerowaste # #zerowastelifestyle #goingzerowaste #zerowastehome #nakedsoap #zerowasteliving #zerowastesingapore #TroveofGaia #zerowastesg #plasticfreejuly
Our journey may have officially ended at the Green Collective, but we are full of love and happiness to find our new home at @eco_le_sg! We are fully stocked at this new exciting Zero-waste, grocery store located at 170 Upper Bukit Timah Road , Bukit Timah shopping center #03 -56! Stocked with our friends @greeniegenie_sg & @organicfrog, enjoy a quaint selection of organic foods, nuts, pasta, and more in package free goodness! PS: check out our latest highlights for a mini tour of the store! . .. #climateactionsg #zerowastekitchen #zerowasteinspo #goingzerowaste # #zerowastelifestyle #goingzerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowastekit #zerowasteliving #zerowastesingapore #TroveofGaia #zerowastesg #plasticfreejuly
It’s #PlasticFreeJuly ! You can’t go plastic-free overnight but every little step counts. 🌱 So give it a try! If you’re looking for practical zero waste inspiration, check out @nollahukka, @trashlessblog and @ainowonders. More tips on sustainability: @sparksustainability and @ecoinprogress. If you have other recommendations, share them in the comments for everyone to see! 🌿
Our biggest event ever yet will be happening tomorrow at @amassocsg, from 4-10pm on Tomorrow at Singapore American School (40 Woodlands Street 41, (S) 738547)! Here’s what you can expect: ✨ spécial collab with popular @rolleat_ sandwich and snack bags, all at just $16.90! ✨Our best-selling reusable cotton pads are back in stock! With new designs to choose from ✨beeswax wraps with new limited edition prints, back in stock again! ✨NEW: insulated lunch bags! In 5 cute designs, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Spacious enough to keep your bentos piping! Plus, party with the Americans with great food, entertainment and music... see you there! . .. #climateactionsg #zerowastekitchen #zerowasteinspo #goingzerowaste # #zerowastelifestyle #goingzerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowastekit #zerowasteliving #zerowastesingapore #TroveofGaia #zerowastesg #beeswaxwraps
CAN I help you? You could say I’m crazy about efficiency and organization. (Camera assistant* cough*) So I thought if I’m going to use jars for some of my bulk items that I should have the tare weight clearly labeled so I’m not “that person” at the register. I always have a sharpie in my purse so I can label my SKU numbers, right on top of the lid. Fun fact, did you know that a dry erase marker will erase permanent marker off of plastic? It’s true. So I can use this label system over and over again. I also feel like if I’M organized then the eye rolling will be avoided and we will just have a nice chat about how awesome glass is and it’s a cool idea. (This is me putting that out in the world) Now the question will be finding a store that will actually compensate for the tare at the register... I’m in a major city (Chicago) so I am definitely hopeful. Edging toward earning the “jar lady” patch. #balljar #jars #glass #useglass #bulk #bulkbuy #ocd #organized #typea #thrifty #zerowasteinspo
Having a vegetable garden is just so wonderful 💖 A friend of mine harvested her ginger plants the other day and just delivered a bunch of ginger to me! She told me she went door to door giving it to all her neighbours and friends, there's just something so lovely about growing food and sharing it with the community!
Such a cool opportunity to be interviewed about being zerowaste, will put the link in my bio if you're interested 😊
I love candles but like a lot of people when they are done I throw them away. However, I bought these from Target about a year ago with the intention of using the bowl afterwards. So today I melted the wax and now I have two perfect bowls. #zerowasteinspo #candles #bowls #kitchen #reuse #repurpose #took10minutes
I finally found some glass markers and they have made my bathroom cupboard a lot more coherent. I don't know about the rest of you that make your own bathroom products but I have a lot of upcycled bottles that look exactly the same and I would have to smell them or pour them to figure out what on earth they were haha.
💭Just a humble girl wanting to save the world one vegan lunch at the time. If you’re in Oslo, make sure to stop by @kvadratsalat - the freshest salad bar in town where you pay by weight and get your food in a compostable tray. Yess✨
Something I love about the #zerowaste mindset is that it makes you think outside of the square. Just because something is no longer needed for its original function doesn't mean that it has no purpose. ▫ Here a couple of examples of how we’ve repurposed existing items around the house: 1. Using an old shoe box to hold pillowcases - folded #konmari style of course! 2. Turning an old craft box into a bathroom caddy and keep hair ties and bobby pins in a gift soap tin 3. Using a cracked bowl to hold my tunnels and an old gift box that's missing its lid for earrings 4. Keeping my sewing needles in an empty bronzer container 5. Storing sewing supplies in a cracked jar ▫ What’s your favourite repurposing or upcycling hack? ▫ #repurpose #reuse #upcycle #reducereuserecycle #organiseyourlife #usewhatyouhave #consciousliving #everybitcounts #zerowastelifestyle #zerowastehome
🎉🎉 CONGRATULATIONS Chelc Harrison!!! 🎉🎉 . You've won the choice between a personalised snack and sandwich bag set, and a $25 (NZD) voucher/code to use in our store. Please get in touch to claim your prize. . Thank you to everyone who entered, your input was appreciated 🙏 . The 'Charlie' font was definitely more popular, however, the 'Frankie' font received a lot of comments about how easy it was to read... decisions, decisions 😳😂
Before making these I honestly couldn't remember the last time I had crumpets. I've never seen them plastic-free so I just always avoid them. But thanks to @greeneridentity I was introduced to sourdough crumpets and they couldn't be easier! This is a great example of how a small change can result in a fun and easy zero waste alternative to traditional products. ▫ Obviously you need a sourdough starter that you're actively feeding, but beyond that, you could bang these out in your sleep (just watch out for the hot stove! 😂). The flavour will depend on the flours in your sourdough (I use a combo of half white, half wholemeal that I get from @thesourceberwick). ▫ I followed the recipe on @clotildenet's website and it was a simple combination of: - 1 cup sourdough starter (active or discard) - 1 teaspoon sugar - 1/2 teaspoon sea salt - 1/2 teaspoon baking soda - Some oil for cooking ▫ Mix them all together and cook in egg rings in a big pan, use a one-egg pan (this is what I do) or go freestyle and end up with something between crumpets and pancakes (which @greeneridentity I have dubbed crumpcakes!). ▫ #sourdough #sourdoughbread #crumpets #breakfastfood #homemadefood #zerowastefood #zerowastekitchen #zerowasterecipe #lovefoodhatewaste #instafood #realitybites
Do you have a cookbook that is your go-to resource? While the internet is a big source of recipes for me (Sam cringes at my 70 open tabs of 'recipes to try'!) this book, 'Save with Jamie' by @jamieoliver has been my number one guide to reducing waste in the kitchen and using what we have properly. ▫ In it Jamie takes you through through the three ways to reduce food waste and save money: 1) Shop smarter - bulking bulk quantities of items; sourcing seasonal produce; shopping locally; using you're freezer properly etc 2) Cooking clever - batch cooking; how to make new meals from leftover vegetables, meats and sauces; making stock etc 3) Waste less - making pickles and chutneys, drying and preserving herbs, how to store leftovers properly etc ▫ While the focus of the book is saving money, the way he achieves this is by getting people to think about what food they buy and how to use it well, which has so much synergy with zero waste. I love it and use it at least once a week, so thought it was worth sharing with you in case you want to check it out next time your in the library (note: if your vegetarian/vegan, it is quite meat-heavy and does cover things like using all parts of meat, but still worth a look if you can deal with that). ▫ #jamieoliver #cookbook #recipebook #favouritebook #bookreview #homecooking #batchcooking #zerowastefood #zerowastekitchen #zerowasterecipe #zerowastecooking #foodwaste #reducefoodwaste #nofoodwaste #lovefoodhatewaste #realitybites
me when businesses contact me asking to promote their "sustainable company" that produces unethical and unnecessary trash.
Here are my toiletry essentials! My trip to the coast was very rushed so I definitely packed more than I needed to.. So as a striving minimalist here are the things I actually needed vs the things I accidentally packed in a rush #zerowastetoiletries #minimalisttoiletries #zerowastecosmetics #minimalistcosmetics #zerowastetravel #minimalisttravel
Like it's honestly just funny at this point haha. BUT this was literally the only piece of trash I picked up on the beach this morning! So pleasantly surprised, great job Gold Coast!
I'm terrified of making this post actually haha. So I used to get sneaky iced coffee from McDonald's every now and then, of course I felt incredibly guilty about it because it's a plastic cup and a plastic cup topper that will last lifetimes for a drink that's gunna last like 10 minutes max. Here's my compromise. Coffee syrup and vanilla syrup, yes they're both in plastic! (although they are pretty neat little bottles that I will probably reuse). This will probably make me 10 iced coffees for the environmental cost of 2 when I get them at McDonald's. I just want to reiterate the point that you don't have to give up everything you love to be zero-waste/low-impact. This is such an unnecessary treat but it brings me joy. 💖
Over the past few years, minimising waste has become a more and more important part of my lifestyle ♻ While my family makes a significant effort to reduce waste going to landfill (via composting and recycling hard/soft plastics), there are always a few items that end up in the black bin! 😥 So, I'm very excited to have finally transitioned to toilet paper, tissues and paper towels from @whogivesacraptp (sugarcane/bamboo composite) as well as bamboo toothbrushes and dishwash sponge 😁 All of these items can be composted and are made with materials possessing a very minimal footprint. As a family, I think the only item going to landfill now is baking paper - if anyone could suggest any alternatives that'd be amazing! @biomestores is a really cool eco/zerowaste store in Brisbane that has just opened up in Indooroopilly, go check it out!! More posts to come on composting etc sooooon 🌿 - - - - - #eco #zerowaste #zerowastelifestyle #zerowasteliving #earthconscious #landfill #recycle #compost #zerowastehome #zerowastelife #lesswaste #zerowasted #zerowasteinspo #goingzerowaste #zerowasteaustralia #zerowastebrisbane #minimalist #whogivesacrap #environmentallyfriendly #biomestores #bamboo #ecofriendly #ecolife #thebeatles
I usually find text posts pretty tacky but I'm so tired of people saying things like "yeah things definitely need to change, the world is fucked, climate change is bad etc."... cool dude, how about you do something instead of waiting for something to happen
What are your weekend plans? Come join us at the @carousell.sg Creative Market & check out our new arrivals! We have restocked on favourites like snack bags, beeswax wraps and reusable pads.. and a lot more! Come say hi, I’d love to put a face to some of you regular names! We will be located at booth 32, on both Saturday & Sunday from 12pm-8pm! Xoxo, June . .. #climateactionsg #zerowastekitchen #zerowasteinspo #goingzerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowastelifestyle #goingzerowaste #zerowastehome #ecofriendly #zerowasteliving #zerowastesingapore #TroveofGaia #zerowastesg #beeswaxwraps
I apologise for my old moldy shower but I'm really proud of the fact that there's pretty much nothing in here. Just my homemade bar of soap sitting on an upcycled piece of bamboo (from a steamer) and my bentonite clay face wash in an upcycled vanilla extract bottle. Makes life that little bit more simple 👌
The next Brisbane Monthly Clean-Up is Saturday the 16th of June, 9am at Hanlon Park! Unfortunately I won't be able to join but I'll see you all at the next one! Thanks to @girlagainstcruelty for always hosting these and @keepqueenslandbeautiful for providing support! #brisbanemonthlycleanup #brisbane #hanlonpark #keepqueenslandbeautiful
Honestly pretty disappointed with the Brisbane Green Heart Fair: it's like greenwashing but an entire event haha. Anyone go to this? What did you think?
That's interesting I thought I had a "no junk mail" sticker on my mail box but I guess not. For real, fuck these guys. It says they'll pick it up on Tuesday so let's see about that lmao
My plastic waste for the month of May! ⠀ ⠀ This month it's been pretty random. B12 supplement pot (anyone know any brands I can get in glass?), my last plastic pen (sticking to wooden pencils from now on), emergency toothpaste (I got caught short whilst on the move) and of course the classic lids! What on earth did we do before plastic to keep our bottles and containers sealed??? Can we please start doing that again!! ⠀ ⠀ This is all part of my #ZHMyearofwaste where I am holding onto all the plastics I accumulate throughout 2018. Check out the hashtag to see my previous months. ⠀ ⠀ It's all about awareness and accountability! I want to be fully aware of the plastics I am consuming to allow me to learn about my own habit and investigate new more sustainable options. ⠀ ⠀ Anyone got any suggestions on how to avoid these products in future? I try to make my own toothpaste where ever possible and like I said that's my last pen, I actually really enjoy writing in pencil. ⠀ ⠀ This darn lids though!!! Send help!!! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #ZeroHeroMovement #yearofwaste #wastejar #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #zerowastetoothpaste #suppliments #B12 #vegansupplements #lids #plasticlids #ihateplasticlids #zerowastehacks #ethicalliving #sustainableliving #zerowastehome #zerowastelife #goingzerowaste #zerowasteinspo #plantbasedzerowaste #zerowasteaustralia #waronwaste #wastefree #wannabeplasticfree #breakfreefromplastic ⠀
We’re back! The Etching Bee is now taking pre orders on all custom bottles. Have an idea in mind? DM me & let’s bring it to life! :)
I feel like every man and their dog in the zerowaste community has talked about @whogivesacraptp and I finally found some without any extra packaging. I live with my parents and they buy toilet paper so being the poor student I am, I just use whatever they buy. But this was a buck at my local @savethechildren op shop so I thought I'd try it out considering I'll hopefully have a job and be moving out within the year. If you don't know anything about this toilet paper I'll give you the lowdown: 100% recycled tp, paper and cardboard packaging, and 50% of profits donated to not for profit organisations including @wateraid, sanergy, shining hope for communities and @lwalacommunity.
I'm so incredibly impressed with the LEAF Logan Eco Action Festival! So many cool talks and activities, I wasn't expecting much at all. Great job @cityofloganqld and @griffithuniversity #leaf2018
UPDATE: this is for larger cups, apparently the small ones are fine but it also depends on the worker. If anyone has more information on this for other stores please share in the comments! I've been meaning to make this post for a long time. @mcdonaldsau started selling reusable coffee cups which I thought was an awesome step in the right direction. Wrong, it's McDonald's, of course they don't give a shit about the environment lmao. The cafe workers still have to use a disposable cup for the coffee shot, they just pour that into your reusable coffee cup (because the resuable cups don't fit under their machine depending on the size). Then they chuck out that cup (because McDonald's still doesn't recycle anything but cardboard boxes). It makes me wonder if other cafe's do this too or if McDonald's is alone in this... Have you asked your cafe if your coffee has produced any waste? Have you watched them make it? (it appears @starbucks also does this)
$2 Lifeline warehouse sale was wild. It's awesome to see so many people so excited about buying secondhand for one reason or another. What I found interesting was that there were only 2 sections for men and 6 sections for women, which was annoying because I only really like mens clothes lmao. Fast fashion really targets women and I guess the result is that there's an overwhelming amount of womens clothes donated and cycled through so quickly.
This strange coloured liquid is vanilla extract in the making! It doesn't take much - just a spirit of your choice (this is vodka, but rum or bourbon is meant to be good), vanilla pods and an old glass jar or bottle. ▫ Slice the pods (just a score, don't cut all the way), throw them in and wait a few months. About 3 pods to 1 cup of liquid will do it. ▫ Once the extract has run out, don't get rid of the pods - just top it up and keep going! After a couple of rounds of this you'll need new pods, but then the old ones can be thrown in some sugar to make vanilla sugar (great in coffee!) ▫ This batch has quite a bit of sediment because I found some very dried out vanilla pods at the back of pantry lol and ended up having to cut them up. ▫ #vanilla #vanillaextract #vanillaessense #baking #homemade #makeityourself #zerowastecooking #vodka #bourbon #rum
Things are growing! Having a go at raising some seeds in @whogivesacraptp wrappers and they're doing really well! I'm a real novice when it comes to gardening so I'm enjoying playing and exploring on a small scale. 🌱 The pink container is from a herb seedling set I got as a present and it's perfect for holding the little paper pots while they do their thing. 🌱 #gardening #seeds #seedlings #whogivesacrap #lettuce #vegetables #herbs #reuse #recycle #repurpose #growyourown #learning
🍊 G R E E N ~ C L E A N E R 🍊 I loooooove this recipe...zero wasting, composting and toxin free cleaning all in one. . To make: Save your citrus peels and pop them in a jar with white vinegar. Let sit for 2 weeks (you can add extra peels during this time) then strain into a spray bottle and use like a regular spray cleaner in the kitchen / bathroom. The spent peels can go in the compost. . It smells amaaaaaazing and is much more gentle on the planet 🌏 . . . . . #zerowastekitchen #zerowastebathroom #lesswaste #zerowasteliving #zerowastehome #zerowastelife #zerowasteinspo #zerowasteaustralia #plantbased #vegan #govegan #plantbasedzerowaste #veganhome #plasticfree #sustainable #sustainableliving #naturalbeauty #diycleaning #toxinfree #nontoxic
I accepted this bag at a conference full of pamphlets and pens... I'm pretty frustrated, almost everyone here is going to chuck all of this out, ugh
Always keep an eye out for opportunities in your community, so glad I came across this notice at my medical centre. 10 jars that are going to be reused by a local jam maker 💖
finally made my own bronzer! I'm trying to use up all my old makeup and the stuff I'm using as foundation atm is pretty darn pale. So I felt it was time to try making a bronzer. super duper easy, I think I used 3 tbsp of cocoa powder and 1 tbsp of corn starch/flour. looks pretty darn alright imo. I'll have to get charcoal to see if I can mix it in and make an eyebrow powder #zerowastebeauty #zerowastemakeup
Q&A video is up 😊 link in bio! thank you all for your questions! @with_the_seasons @natavocado_ @taliacarbis @sunset_yolk
I got my hair cut. Just like any other day but this time, instead of just walking out and getting on with my day, I collected my hair off the floor before I headed out the door • ••• Call me crazy but hair can be added to your compost or worm bin, not only human but animal hair too. It adds nitrogen to the soil as it breaks down producing a nutrient rich fertilizer ••• Anyone else composting their hair?
Underwear! Help me out, I've been looking up ethical and sustainable underwear brands, I've seen a number of issues: (i) expensive af, like $13 for one pair, (ii) don't sell g-strings - literally all I wear, and (iii) aren't sold in Australia or shipping is ridiculous.. and then there's the whole other issue of shipping packaging.. I found Boody which sounds great but $13 for one g-string.. I could buy 4 for that price. It seems like many of us can't afford to be ethical?
2 months of recycling and 3 months of Redcycling (soft plastic recycling). Not photographed: probably about 3 pizza boxes. I like posting these because it's a reminder that I'm not perfect. I try my best but I don't deny myself simple pleasures like takeaway food and mock meats 🍟🍕 I want to be the best but it honestly gets so depressing feeling guilty about everything you do lmao #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #zerowastehome #zerowastelife #lesswaste #zerowasted #zerowasteinspo #goingzerowaste #zerowasteaustralia #zerowastebrisbane #minimalist #minimalism #minimalistlife #minimalistliving #minimalistinspo #vegan #veganism #plantbasedzerowaste #sustainableliving #sustainability #wastefree #plasticfree #packagefree #environmentallyfriendly #zerodechet #breakfreefromplastic
Picked up my favourite treat from @sunnybankplaza , a bubble waffle! I first tried this in Nanjing China where I did a nursing placement with uni and one of the students showing us around introduced us to this eggy waffle. I had been searching for them ever since and finally they have made it to Australia! So happy to be able to have this delicious thing in my life again 😍 ••• The lady had no problem putting it into my napkin instead of the paper bag which would be otherwise thrown away in 2.5 seconds after I had demolished my bubble waffle • ••• My napkin is secondhand from an op shop and I've probably collected too many to be honest. But you can find so many cute ones which will always come in handy. From wiping your hands to buying package free goods or wrapping up your used cutlery
With pretty reusable options like our beeswax wraps, why would you EVER go back to single use cling wrap?! We only use premium organic beeswax, pure cotton and virgin coconut oil! . .. #climateactionsg #zerowastekitchen #zerowasteinspo #goingzerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowastelifestyle #goingzerowaste #zerowastehome #ecofriendly #zerowasteliving #zerowastesingapore #TroveofGaia #zerowastesg #beeswaxwraps
Picked up a couple cute things to throw together as a birthday gift from @biomestores and @lush_ausnz. Plus a gorgeous card made from 100% recycled paper and vegetable based inks! ••• Australian Green Clay mask for restoring balance to your skin whilst detoxing and clarifying. All you do is mix one teaspoon of clay with an equal amount of water to create a paste and apply to skin • ••• Popcorn Lip Scrub as this beautiful deserving woman wears the most vibrant lipsticks and it smells delicious too! • ••• Both bottled in glass which can be reused or recycled endlessly • ••• All wrapped up in @whogivesacraptp and reused twine of course
I never realised that making soft drinks at home could be so simple. Honestly, the hardest part for me is finding good quality ginger! I've made about five batches now and am loving it. ▫ The process is just simple fermentation. Sugar, ginger and water combine with natural microbes to make a 'ginger bug' that creates the carbonation, which you team with flavours of your choosing. Once you've got your bug going it's pretty easy to maintain. ▫ I follow @zerowastechef's recipes and they've never steered me wrong, so head to her website for all details. ▫ P.S. I got the bottles secondhand off someone on Facebook marketplace. Upcycle win! ▫ #softdrinks #soda #naturalsoda #lemonade #gingerbeer #ginger #gingerbug #hibiscus #raspberry #naturalflavour #ferment #fermentation #wildyeast #diy #homemade #upcycle #glassbottles
Market haul this weekend 🥕 Just picked up a couple basics on Sunday at the Mt Gravatt markets with my @onyalife produce bags. Couldn't be without them! If on the off occasion I forget them I'll just throw all my produce into my reusable bag or carry them out with my hands 👐
I've never done one of these but I do get quite a few questions on a daily basis about what I use for my hair, what I use for contraception and STD safety, how I eat out/get takeaway etc. I'm not sure what the demand would be for a video like this so it all depends on the response I guess! I'm really not shy about any topic so don't think there's any question you can't ask and please don't think there are any dumb questions. Feel free to ask in the comments!
I love this awesome little #zerowaste tip that I got from my mum! She keeps the rinds from her hard cheese, like parmasan and romano, and adds them to soups like minestrone for a lovely flavour. Just remove it before serving - it's like a cheese bouquet garni! I always wondered why her minestrone was so good! ▫ I had these gruyere rinds leftover, so have put them in the freezer to go in my next soup. Then once they're used up they'll go into the compost. ▫ #soup #homemadesoup #minestrone #cheese #gruyere #parmasan #romano #italianfood #cookingtip #homecooking #kitchensecrets #bouquetgarni #reuse
Need to get that last little bit of coconut oil out of the jar? I melt it a bit in the microwave, add some spices and then fill the jar with kale and mix it all around. Scoop it all out and make kale chips in the oven or stir fry it in a pan - yummo! Plus your jar can now go straight into the dishwasher or water to be easily cleaned for reuse! ▫ Also check out @reusablenation for an awesome 'goo remover' recipe for getting jar stickers off! ▫ #coconutoil #coconut #kale #kalechips #glassjars #dirtydishes #easycleaning #leftovers #reuse #reducefoodwaste
I made fresh pasta for the first time!🍝 Beautifully simple to make with just two ingredients, I don't know why I wasn't making it sooner! Next time I'll make it in bulk and freeze some for later 👌 • ••• Recipe in bio link
So green! Cream cheese is something that we eat on a pretty regular basis, so I attempted to make some from scratch and was really happy with the results. Here I've teamed them with sourdough crackers (@zerowastechef's recipe). ▫ Cream cheese is basically just milk curds whipped with some salt and anything else you want to add (I added parsley and chives, hence the greenness!). I used approximately 750ml of milk and it made enough to fill a 200-250g jar. I'm not sure what I prefer - buying cream cheese in a plastic container or buying milk in plastic or tetrapak carton and making the cheese myself. With the 'make myself' method I do have whey to add it to some baked goods as well. I may also eventually find a local supplier in glass. ▫ I used full cream milk, but we so rarely buy milk that I have no idea if there are types or brands that are better (any guidance would be appreciated!). The recipe is from @gemma_stafford's #BiggerBolderBaking website. ▫ #creamcheese #cheese #homemadecheese #curds #whey #milk #dairy #sourdough #crackers #homemade #fromscratch #DIY #gogreen
Happy Tuesday lovelies!! Tonight is date night with the hubs and I thought I’d share our #zerowaste snacks we take along! Yummy red peppers and purple carrots from @gullvalleyyyc are simply amazing with homemade hummus!! We also have some toasted chickpeas I made from some dried chickpeas we get at @cherrypityyc during our farmers market trips!! Also in the cute little bag is some fresh popped popcorn. We’ll also take along some Chaga and Cacao elixir in our travel mugs!! #zerowasteliving #zerowastelifestyle #zerowastefood #zerowastedatenight #zerowasteatthemovies #plantbased #plantbasedsnack #vegansnack #veganinspo #zerowasteinspo
Quick bulk shop haul today. All of this - two types of flour, pink Himalayan salt, mustard seeds, nutritional yeast and cloves - cost only $15 (AUS) and nothing will go to waste because I bought exactly what I needed in the quantities I needed. ▫ While I know not everyone has access to bulk shops, if you do, they're a resource worth exploring. I don't necessarily buy all of my pantry items there as some things are just out of my price range, but in a lot of instances products are cheaper, especially spices. ▫ #bulkstore #shoppinghaul #bulkshopping #zerowasteshopping #haulternative #buywhatyouneed #cloves #mustard #spices #flour #sourdough #himalayansalt #nutritionalyeast
Recycling alternatives for waste that isn't regularly recycable - I would love to hear your thoughts on alternatives especially if you live in Brisbane! I'm saving my razor blades to find an appropriate recycling facility (any suggestions? I'm a bit scared to compost them). My electronic waste is going to @officeworks. My medical waste is going to @chemistwarehouseau. My soft plastics go to Coles @redcyclebyredgroup. If anyone has any experience with @terracycle I'd also like to hear about that; the bins they have are all commercial, I'm not sure how to send stuff to them?
Another farmers market haul 😊 This may sound obvious but, did you know you can compost rubber bands? I have a jar full of them to reuse but it's nice to know that if I can't use them they actually break down quite easily.
Not even halfway through the year and my trash jar is already full... Most of this is shipping packaging and medical related stuff. I'm not too hard on myself about anything medical because there's not a whole lot I can do about that. Shipping packaging is a struggle because buying online just saves so much money for things I genuinely need (e.g. a replacement handle for my Waterpik; without it I get horrible wisdom tooth infections). It's difficult what to know is an appropriate sacrifice in order to reduce waste...
Join the upcycling lifestyle : by switching over to our reusable facial cotton pads! Each piece is artisanally made from childrens’ clothing leftovers, and any further leftover fabric is brought to the animal shelter to make dog & cat beds. A true zero win! We’ve just restocked new designs in store today but in limited quantities ! #clozette #reusables #zerowasteinspo #goingzerowaste #zerowastestore #zerowastelifestyle #goingzerowaste #reusablerevolution #zerowastehome #ecofriendly #zerowasteliving #zerowastesingapore #TroveofGaia #zerowastesg
Loving this little handmade potted beauty that I recently acquired while redecorating our apartment. It’s a perfect addition and pop of color in our simple little apartment! It's accompanied by a number of other little beautiful pre-loved pots that I’ve collected from various thrift stores over the past couple months. Thrifting is totally addicting and breathes new life into pre-loved things AND avoids adding to new things to the waste stream. All the wins! . #zerowaste #zerowastehome #cosyminimal #minimalisthome #simplehome #houseplant #houseplants #simpledecor #livingdecor #aplantaday #livinglighty #pottery #greenpot #greenpottery #handmadedecor #thrifting #thriftyideas #zerowastelifestyle #zerowastelife #zerowasteinspo #thriftstorefind #thirftstoreinterior #handmadepottery #minimalistlife #consiousliving #zerowastemn #pinterest #lightandminimal
I hadn't planned anything for dinner today, so I just roasted some veggies, mixed them with brown rice, spinach and herbs, topped with boiled eggs and finished with a delicious tahini sauce (recipe by @toriavey). Easy peasy, delicious and healthy! ▫ I find making dinner a lot less exhausting since adopting a low waste approach. Instead of planning meals based on recipes, I cook based on what we have. I know this doesn't come naturally to everyone, but a great first step is to still use recipes as a guide, but swap sauces or ingredients with what you have (I have a list of sauce recipes up my sleeve). ▫ You can see how a meal like this can easily be adapted based on what you have - change the veg, swap rice for another carb and the eggs for another protein (FYI, this is #vegan if you minus the eggs). You can see how this is an easy way to reduce food waste and save money! ▫ #ricebowl #dinner #fromscratch #usewhatyouhave #roastvegetables #brownrice #tahini #tahinisauce #boiledeggs #lowwaste #zerowastemeal #reducefoodwaste #lovefoodhatewaste #organic #farmersmarket #recipefordisaster
This clothes rack broke earlier in the week and I was about to order a new one, but last night, the husband found an ingenious way to fix it and he was mighty pleased with his #zerowaste initiative. So glad he is also on board with #zerowasteliving 🙆 . . . . . #fixit #fix #zerowastehome #mend #lesswaste #sustainability #sustainable #sustainableliving #consciousness #consciousliving #home #minimalism #minimalist #sustainableSG #singapore #ingenuity #zerowasteinspo
A dilemma that I'm sure all of us have faced at least once: buying new but supporting a unique business doing good things or buying secondhand. I almost always opt for secondhand because not only is it reducing waste but it's a lot cheaper and generally I'm giving my money to an actual person in the community. However, I feel like when I don't support businesses trying to make change then other companies don't know what the actual demand is. It's hard to trust companies but I feel like @fairphone in this case, is very transparent about doing their best but not being perfect. What do you do and why? UPDATE: Fairphones aren't available anywhere outside Europe so.. secondhand is the only option right now for phones anyway 😂
So, as my swapsie posts have proven quite popular, I have decided to include them in my blog posts. So starting back at swapsie number 1; I have created a blog post which gives you all a bit more information about my swap, talking about the how’s and whys. The link is in my bio. Hope you all had a great weekend and let’s hope for more sunshine here in the UK! 🌵🌱🌿🍀🍃 #zerowaste #zerowasteinspo #zerowasteswaps #zerowasteswapsies #zerowasteblog #zerowasteblogger #blogger #lesswaste #plasticfree #plasticpollution #zerowastebeauty #zerowastehygiene #zerowastebathroom #zerowastedeodorant #zerowastegloucestershire #zerowastevegan #consciousliving #consciousconsumer
1,000 Followers 💣 This has been such an eye opening journey and I'm so glad to have been able to share it with everyone of you. The growth of the zero waste community has been continuously inspiring and I couldn't have don't it without you guys. I thoroughly enjoy reading every one of your comments, sharing my knowledge and of course learning more myself too ••• I love exploring new zero waste options and pushing myself to try new things to then share them with you. You guys have motivated me so much on my journey! ••• Thank you all for following me on my zero waste journey, stay tuned for the next big new chapter...
Brisbane Zerowasters! The next Brisbane Monthly Clean-Up is this weekend! If you'd love to meet lovely like-minded people by picking up rubbish together, I'd absolutely recommend coming along! This Saturday, the 28th of April at 9:00AM we'll be meeting at the gazebo at New Farm Park. 💖 #brisbanemonthlycleanup
My bathroom cupboard 4 years ago compared to now. Pretty wild how many products I thought I needed.. particularly skincare and haircare products. It's funny that I spent so much money on skincare products to improve my acne and my skin is exactly the same now just using bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, baking soda, grapeseed oil, shea butter and azeliac acid. The top shelf is dedicated to soap making and soap storage, the bottom shelf is dedicated to leftover hair products, cleaning products and travel toiletries bags
I wanted to share this interaction I had with a brand a week or so ago. Of course I hold no malice towards this brand or any of the other brands that contact me seeking promotion in exchange for goods. And I don't want this post to seem like it's tearing to shreds this one single company, this post is dedicated to all of these kinds of companies. I'm frustrated. I've been on the business side of creating a company, I know what it's like and I know when you're talking shit. I could go to alibaba.com right now, buy 2000 bamboo toothbrushes or stainless steel straws from China and call myself a "small, local, family owned business" just as this company appeared to be doing. What really set me off is this statement of 'puting the planet over profit'... do you know how many companies currently sell a bamboo alternative to regular toothbrushes? A LOT. They all jumped on the bandwagon trying to make a profit just as you did. And few of them actually put their money where their mouth is. You know why I don't jump on that bandwagon? I'm not trying to make profit out of the deterioration of our planet lmao. I'm raising awareness and changing habits and I don't expect to make any monetary gains. I don't want to discourage new businesses trying to sell sustainable alternatives, I want to encourage businesses that actually give a shit and aren't just adding to the problem through the glory of capitalism. Idk I'm sorry for this rant, but you can at least expect that I will always be critical of brands I promote (and end up looking like a bitch lmao)
I am in love with my reusable and washable cosmetic pads that I recently purchased from Lauren Singers store @packagefreeshop in NYC. These bad boys can be used to take off makeup, take off nail Polish which.. I know, I have to do asap. And other needs where you may find yourself disposing of facial wipes/cloths. They are so smooth and soft on my face and they wash so well! I am so guilty of going through hundreds of makeup remover wipes, especially since I love makeup. Being Vegan is hard and searching for Vegan wipes was harder. I cant believe I never thought of something like this! . . . . #vegansofig #vegan #vegans #vegansofinstagram #vegan #makeup #vegans Kincade #veganhygiene #nowaste #minimalwaste #mindfulshopping #zerowasteliving #zerowaste #trashisfortossers #zerowasteinspo #shopping #360vegan #veganwomen #kindshopping