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After giving a talk on living #zerowaste I got some great questions including, “what about toilet paper?” What about toilet paper!?! Seriously though, TP is a ton of paper that we just flush away (and spend money on each time). I recently made the switch to washable rags and a bidet :) thanks #tushy ! Plus how cute is this cloth roll? This is one of the best zerowaste switches I’ve made. Please let me know if you have questions about cloth tp!.....What’s your favorite zero waste switch?#zerowastelife #zerowastelifestyle #gogreen #saveourtrees #weneedtobreathe #cleanbutthappybutt #clothtp #savetheplanet #ourplanetourhome #minimalistbathroom

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Zero Waste Tip of the Day 🌿 If you can’t buy berries or other fruits package-free or in cardboard containers from your store or farmers market, ask your farmer if they can reuse your plastic containers. I bring mine back every week, and they get excited to get them back every time 👩🌾 Lima is on the coast of Peru and is so humid that I think plastic is often used because cardboard can get moldy quickly. Unfortunately that means I can’t find all foods package-free or in paper, but I’m always trying to find creative solutions. P.S. I already ate most of that giant pile of greens in middle between the chimichurri sauce I made a couple days ago and the risotto I made tonight (chard can go in anything, don’t be afraid to try it) 😋 .
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🇵🇪 Cero basura consejo del día 🌿 Si no puede comprar bayas o otras frutas sin contenedores de plástico, pregunte al granjero o vendedero si podría devolver los contenedores a ellos para reusar. Devuelvo mis contenedores plásticos a las granjeras a la bioferia cada semana y siempre les alegra reutilizarlos 👩🌾 P.D. Ya comí la mayoría de esa pila de verduras verdes en el centro. Hice una salsa de chimichurri hace unas noches y cociné un risotto esta noche 😋

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$10 for these huge secondhand glass containers?!?!? YES PLEASE!!!!! Thank you to the kind stranger who donated these to the thrift store, my pantry was in desperate need. There is no shame in making someone else’s trash your treasure 🙌🏽🌎
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#secondhandscore #ourplanetourhome #consciousliving #zerowaste #trashisfortossers #plasticfree #greenliving #sustainability

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Visited @loccitane today and was happy to see that they've partnered with @terracycle. If you bring back your empty L'OCCITANE product you get 10% off on your next purchase. What a great way to encourage recycling!
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#AnthropoceneOrnithologist #SustainabeSaves #TerraCycle #Loccitane #Recycle #Beauty #SustainableShopping #EcoRecycling #LoccitaneEnProvence #OurPlanetOurHome #TrashIsForTossers #LessWaste

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The razor of all razors! .
I purchased this one on eBay, second hand for my husband. They're designed to last a lifetime. Most razors are considered disposable but will exist in landfills or the oceans for much longer than they were in your bathroom for. If you power through razors then consider this purchase and it will start saving you money within the year. You just buy replacement blades instead of whole new razors. If you store it in a dry place (throw in a sachet of silica gel if you have any, to absorb any moisture), out of the shower you will extend the life of any existing razors too. Coupled with @corrynnesnaturalsoap shaving soap this is the perfect little #plasticfree combo.
#zerowastecollective #ourplanetourhome #aintnoplanetb #zeroheromovement

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Super sick shot with a palm tree shadow lining up at just the right time.Tag your favourite tropical location so we can check it out next.

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Tahini casero 🙌 por mucho tiempo preparaba mi hummus con puro garbanzo y aceite de oliva ya que no encontraba tahini empacado en vidrio y me rehusaba a comprar el de plástico. Ya estaba a dos de comprarlo y rendirme porque sabía que algo le faltaba a mi receta en cuanto a sabor, cuando se me ocurrió buscar de he estaba hecho y resulta que era ajonjolí tostado 😱 lo conseguí a granel, puse a tostar en un sartén y molí con aceite de oliva, y listo 👌 ahora mi hummus está de envidia y se preparar otra cosa y evité un empaque de plástico! A veces solo toma un poquito de iniciativa y una búsqueda en Google de dos minutos jajaj 🌿🙌
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#zerowaste #ceroresiduos #zerowastemx #zerowastemonterrey #ourplanetourhome #zerowastelife #ecofriendly #eco #green #reduce #reuse #plasticfree #sinbasura #breakfreefromplastic #sustainability #sustainabledevelopment #ecoblogger #blog #zerowastecollective

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L U N C H 💚 Kale, vegan sausage, pumpkin, tofu, red onion, tomato, capsicum, and cucumber 🥗 #vegan #healthyeating #ourplanetourhome #love #compassion #healthy #healthyfood #veganfood #veganlife

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Not my usual post, but another aspect of a zero waste and an environmentalist lifestyle is tackling consumerism 🛍️

This outfit is from one of the 4 balls I will be attending this year, as it is my final year in my undergraduate university degree 📝

Everything I am wearing (and the bag not featured in the photo) was either something I already owned, or borrowed from a friend 💚

Shoes - from my high school prom.
Dress - borrowed from a friend.
Necklace - passed down from my Gran.
Bag - a secret Santa gift from years ago. 💚

Just think with a ball, night out, date, or holiday coming up:

Do you need it?
Do you already have something nice?
Does a friend have something to borrow?
Can you swap?
Charity shop?
Make?
All these steps can avoid buying something new 🌸

You’ll be amazed on the money, time, and stress saved from avoiding shopping for new outfit, and the energy, material, and packaging saved too! 🌱

Why not this year, try and commit to trying to cut back on spending, and test out these simple steps! 🌎💚🌱 #lessplastic #sustainable #savetheworld #savetheoceans #buyerarchy #borrow #thrift #charity #ball #DUBS #bluedress #ballgown #consumerism #zerowaste #zerowasteuk #zerowastescotland #ourplanetourhome

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Using anything that’s not disposable is a win 🕺🏻 .
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But these cups from the team at @earthbottles are my faves at the moment.
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Double walled, keeping coffee hotter for longer - and stopping your hands from frying 🍳 also winning the award for best looking reusable out there 🤴🏼
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Collect a sticker. Get 50% off your coffee @loafsandwiches for the week following #cleanupaustraliaday

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Best thing about our #ecobags #totes and #produce bags? You can take them with you! No need to reach for the plastic when travelling. ⠀

Packing up my produce bags and grocery bags for #zerowaste grocery shopping on vacation. I am heading to my parents house in Ohio soon for the holidays. I will be helping my mom plan some vegan dishes for Christmas dinner over the phone today, which I'm excited about! Then we cook.⠀
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My parents live in a very small, midwest town. It was once a booming steeltown, but unfortunately, it is very economically depressed these days. They don't have the luxury of bulk stores or year-round markets for package free shopping, so I'll be doing my best to find what we need in the most sustainable packaging and without breaking the bank. I am going to try to document my adventures in my IG stories, so long as the grocery store isn't too slammed with shoppers.⠀
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Would you be interested in a blog post in 2018 about sustainable, budget friendly tips for grocery shopping when you don't have access to #packagefree or #bulkshopping options? Oh, and my shopping bags are from @simple_ecology + @ecobags_us because I love supporting both companies! 💚🌎
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Side note: check out how much character these old wood floors have? I used to hate the imperfections but they've grown on me in time.⠀
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#waronwaste #yayforearth #ourplanetourhome #janeandsimple #skipthebag #banthebag #groceryhaul #zerowasteshopping #lowwasteliving #bulkisbeautiful #zerowastechristmas ( #📷 @jane_and_simple via @latermedia )

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What to make? Peanut butter or hazelnut butter? 🤔 I can't decide!
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The fact that I learned how to make nut butter from scratch seems kind of nuts to me! Sorry, I do love a bad pun now and again. 🙊
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Seriously though, some of the stuff I learned to make on my zero waste adventure still feel like magic to me. ✨ There are some items that I just never thought about making from scratch like hummus, nut butters, plant based milk, etc. They were just something you got at the store, end of story.
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On top of learning cool new skills, zero waste has allowed me to become more conscious of the food I eat. By making some items myself, I know exactly which ingredients were used, which makes for a healthier product. Plus, the homemade stuff ALWAYS turns out better than the store bought version! 🙌
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#zerowastecommunity #zerowaste #zerowastelifestyle #zerowasteliving #zerowastetips #reducewaste #lesswaste #wastefree #waronwaste #zerowastelife #wasteless #zerowastemontreal #sustainableliving #sustainablelifestyle #earthfriendly #zerowastecanada #nutbutter #makelesstrash #notrash #lowwaste #greenliving #plantpoweredpeople #environmentallyfriendly #ecolifestyle #ecoconscious #zerowastegoals #ourplanetourhome #zerowastecollective #tcc🌿 #everydaygreen

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Anyone else wish they’d started their plastic-free, low waste or zero-waste journeys sooner? We sure do! #zerowastekent #goingzerowaste #zerowastejourney #zerowastecollective #zerowastecommunity #ourplanetourhome

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My very first vegetable stock!!
And 100% #zerowaste 😏
All you have to do is freeze veggie scraps
that are left over from other meals
and follow any of the recipes available online
(message me and I’ll send you a link if that’s easier for you 😉)
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I kept my scraps in a ziplock container
I had pre-zero waste so I can have
my jars available for other stuff 🤗
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Swipe through images for an A-to-Z
List of vegetables to include or exclude
from vegetable stock or broth by Jennifer’s Kitchen...
happy stock making!
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#ourplanetourhome #WasteFree #ZeroWasteTips #ZeroWasteHome #ZeroWasteLife #ZeroWasteLiving #GreenLiving
#ZeroWasteLifestyle #ZeroWasteTips
#eastaustin #austintx #downtownaustin #atxlife #exploreaustin
#zerowaste #lesswaste #saynotosingleuse #lessplastic #lesswaste #saynotoplastic #environmentallyconscious #recycle #reuse #refuse #reduce

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Dzień sobie spokojnie mija, a mnie odwiedził kurier z bardzo miłą i ważną przesyłką. Dostałam #loofah czyli trukwę czy inaczej gąbczaka od @ania_haris z Senegalu! Co prawda przesyłka została wysłana do mnie w Polsce, ale loofah pochodzi z Afryki i ma mi służyć jako gąbka do mycia naczyń lub ciała. Jest to naturalne pnącze, więc po zużyciu mogę ją wrzucić do kompostownika. Jeśli używana do ciała, ma lekkie właściwości peelingujące. Już się nie mogę doczekać, aż ją użyję! 😊Znacie trukwę? Używaliście kiedyś? Jestem ciekawa opinii.
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#trukwa #zerowaste #lesswaste #reducewaste #goingzerowaste #natural #polishblogger #zerowastelifestyle #życiezerowaste #minimalist #ecology #zdroweżycie #ourplanetourhome #noplastic #minimalism

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Yummy farmers market shopping 💚👍📷 @liv_wastefree
🌍🍒 Another great account @liv_wastefree for ZERO WASTE LIFESTYLE INSPIRATION. Thank you for your passion & thank you for being part of the change🙏
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And THANK YOU ALL for stopping by🙏Follow & Use #ourplanetourhome to be featured.
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Wish you a beautiful day

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One of the challenges I find with changing habits is finding a use for things that were once used daily.
I have such a big collection of bag clips that are no longer used. What do I do with them, other than making terrible art?

Being mindful of my cast-offs is important to me. If you have any ideas if how/where to pass them on or if you're in Melbourne and want a handful of clips let me know.
#allfornought #secondhandquandries #consciousconsumer #sustainablelifestyle #sustainability #ourplanetourhome #lifewithoutplastic #plasticfree #plasticfreeliving #zerowaste #lowwaste #zerowasteliving #trashless #waronwaste

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The years have been taught to be grateful for life. I have been reminded of what is the most important. My man, family, friends, faith, health, home country, dreams.. I don’t really care about things anymore. I just feel so blessed that I can live my life the way it is. It’s simple and it makes me happy. // 🇫🇮 Vuodet on opettanu olemaan kiitollinen elämästä. Mua on muistutettu, mikä on lopulta tärkeintä. Mun mies, perhe, ystävät, usko, terveys, kotimaa, unelmat.. Mä en oikeastaan enää välitä tavaroista niinkään, sillä mä oon niin kiitollinen siitä, että voin elää elämää sellaisena kuin se on. Niin yksinkertaista ja se tekee mun onnelliseks.
#kalajoki #simplicity #simplify #simple #simplelife #minimalist #minimalistic #minimalism #zerowaste #zerowastefinland #savetheworld #ourplanetourhome #sustainablelifestyle #nvkviikonkuva

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Eine unserer wichtigsten Missionen zur Vermeidung von (überflüssigem) Plastik. Immer einen Beutel dabei haben. Heute Model #galaxy Sind super praktisch, langlebig und können auch toll aussehen. Wir haben 2 im galaxy Style und ich liebe sie. ❤️ Heute genutzt beim Einkauf bei DM auf der Suche nach einer Nagelbürste aus Holz. 😁
Habt ihr auch immer schön eure Beutel dabei? 😊
#jutebeutel #mehrwegbeutel #ickbinejute #nachhaltig #nachhaltigkeit #nachhaltigleben #noplatic #lesswaste #reducewaste #againstsingleuseplastic #zerowastecommunity #zerowaste #ecoblogger #ecoliving #gogreen #greenlifestyle #ourplanetourhome #theresnoplanetb #savetheplanet

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I could eat pico de Gallo and guacamole all day everyday 🥑💚🌱

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Heute gibt es mal nur einen ganz kleinen Haul da wir nächste Woche in die USA fliegen UND auch nich genug zuhause haben. ✈️😊
Das bedeu6wir versuchen gerade alles leicht verderbliche aufzubrauchen damit nichts verdirbt in der Zeit in der wir kocht da sind. 😊

Während wir weg sind passen zum Glück meine Eltern auf alles in unserem zuhause auf, sodass wir uns keine Sorgen machen müssen während wir weg sind. 🙏

Wenn ihr interessiert sind an Tipps zum Thema "Zero Waate Reisen" bzw von meinen Erfahrungen hören wollt, Dann schriebt das doch einmal in die Kommentare 😊
Insbesondere, was genau euch interessiert!

Ich wünsche euch jetzt allen noch einen wunderschönen Abend ❤️🌌
Alles Liebe
Eure Inga .
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Just a tiny haul this week because we have enough at home AND we'll leave in a week to visit the USA for three weeks ✈️
That means we shouldn't have to many leftovers at home (especially nothing that can go to seed easily 🙄) so we now try to eat everything of the short life food products we have at home before we leave. 😊 while we are on our trip my parents will look out for everything in our home so that we don't have to worry about anything while we are on vacation 🙏

Are you guys interested in time zero waste travel tips/experiences? If yes, write in the comments what you are most interested about 😊❤️ I wish you all a lovely evening 😊🌌
Love,
Inga

#keepgrowing #zerowastelifestyle #zerowaste #lifestyle #lifegoals #organic #organicfood #vegan #fruits #veggie #vegetables #foodlove #tips #experience #inspiration #travel #usa #germany #blogger #noplastic #nowaste #sustainableliving #sustainable #gogreen #savetheplanet #ourplanetourhome #happy #comment #haul #goodvibes

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Before I started my Buy Nothing Year, I was on the search for some vegan, safe, soy wax candles. I love the soothing light of candles and soy is a natural air freshener. I didn't discover @alpineandcedar until January... And my ban had already begun. "See you in 2019, candles!"
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My dear friend, Frances, surprised me for my birthday with a lavender and eucalyptus candle from Alpine + Cedar. It smells lovely! She didn't wrap it and instead of giving me a card, she wrote me a note on the top of the metal lid! 🤗 Thanks, pook! I'll be buying more in 2019.😉
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#zerowasteliving #zerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowastevegan #greenmatters #lowwaste #minimalwaste #waronwaste #yayforearth #ourplanetourhome #plaaticfree #buynothingyear #janeandsimple #zerowastefarts

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Ran out of lotion, so I made a new batch of lotion bars! This time around I made them with lavender essential oil and dried lavender 😌

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🍅💚🌶️🥑
Making pico de gallo and guacamole! Got all these goodies at the meat market 😍 I love that Austin has so many of them!!
#ourplanetourhome

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#zerowaste dinner
with @modernmarket 🤤
they have fountain drinks so
we just brought our own cups along!
Most of their food is made from scratch,
even down to their salad dressings and pizza dough!
This has led their menu to satisfy
“virtually any dietary requirement” –
🔸 #vegan
🔸 #celiac
🔸 #paleo
🔸 #raw
🔸 #southbeach
🔸 #highcarb
🔸 #lowcarb
🔸 #lowGC
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and their simple,
whole ingredients
come from farms,
not factories 💚🌱
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Pictured:
- “M'Rita” Pizza -
▫️ Fresh #mozzarella, #basil,
#organic red sauce on
#wholegrain dough
Full #pizza:
#Calories 770
#Fat 21g
#Carbs 111g
#Protein 32g
#Fiber 8g
#Sodium 1290mg
#Sugar 5g
Saturated fat 9g
Trans fat 0g
#Cholesterol 40mg
#ourplanetourhome

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Would ya look at this!!
Reusable @swiffer pads 😱
Such a great idea by @wercrafts !!!
I need to find a machine ASAP!
Anyone in Austin selling one? 😅
#ourplanetourhome

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Bring those bulk items home and transfer them from your reusable bags into some lovely glass jars!
Those who know me know that my pantry has looked like this for years...I just didn't implement the important middle step about not having plastic waste! #liveandlearn
RIP all those plastic baggies 😫
Look for jars second hand or reuse the jars from food purchases!

#zerowaste #zerowastelifestyle #ourplanetourhome #bulk #saynotoplastic #minimalist #minimalism #minimalistlifestyle #plantbased #vegan #plantbasednutrition

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