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Day 16: Party Hard (but responsibly)

Get rid of goody bags! I find it so odd that my kids go to someone else’s birthday party and THEY get gifts. It’s not their birthday!!! They’ve already had cake and plenty of other ‘treats’ as well as a damn good time with their friends, more gifts are not only wasteful (hands up who […]

Day 15: Go Bag Free

This one is SO simple. If you’re composting properly then your tiny bit of remaining trash should be pretty clean and dry. If you’re still using a plastic trash bag to line your can, STOP. It’s unnecessary. You’re just adding a ton of plastic to landfill. Your bin is already made of plastic or metal […]

Day 14: Share the Love

Getting people to change their shopping habits to zero waste is REALLY hard. Most people have been grocery shopping for years and don’t have the mental energy to make (what they see as) a big change. Moving from a store with familiar, colorful packaging that they recognize in an instant to a store with clean […]

Day 13: Eat In & Take Out

Taking your meal to go has some serious consequences. Single-use bags, plastic bottles, food containers and food wrappers are the four most widespread items polluting the seas, making up almost half of the human-made waste. And depressingly, plastic use tripled since the start of the pandemic and takeout waste is at least partly to blame. […]

Day 12: Speak Up and Walk Out

It’s GREAT to be as zero waste as we possibly can but you’re just one person. The biggest impact we can have is by sharing the zero waste message far and wide, and voting with our $$$. For example, in the last 6 months I have walked into Noodles Restaurant 3 times with my kids […]

Day 11: Shop Second Hand

As much as we might try to deny it, shopping is fun! Getting a new outfit, a great item for your home or a new piece of sports equipment is exciting. But 10% of global emissions come from the clothing industry and it’s clogging up landfill too! Well, you can actually have it all. You […]