It may surprise you that the coffee sock wasn’t originally an idea to help make our planet more sustainable. In fact, the CoffeeSock was born out of need. One day, a family in Austin had run out of coffee filters and needed coffee. They did what anyone else with a slight caffeine addiction would do (no judgement), and made a coffee filter out of tightly woven fabric. Thus, the CoffeeSock was born!
You want to get started with minimalism, but you’re not sure how to begin. There are so many different minimalist methods and philosophies. And you get overwhelmed when you think about all the clutter you want to minimize.
Taking your first steps into minimalism can feel unfamiliar and intimidating. But you’re not alone. We’ve honed in on nine simple steps to help you start with confidence, lay a solid foundation and avoid burning yourself out.
Q-tips were originally made of wood and were exclusively for babies. Now, Q-tips are used on babies, to apply makeup, to remove nail polish, for ear cleaning and so much more. This product is not siloed to one group or use. While working on this blog post, we learned that the “Q” in Q-tip stands for quality. If you’re reading this, chances are that’s what you’re looking for. A quality substitution to your current unsustainable Q-tip. You’re also probably wondering if a reusable Q-tip is right for you.
These days, bamboo is everywhere – you've seen it in fabrics, kitchen utensils, and even toilet paper. Companies and consumers looking for eco-friendly alternatives just can’t seem to get enough.
And no wonder – bamboo is a fascinating and incredibly versatile plant, and in many ways a great friend to the planet. But… what is bamboo, and what’s made it such a go-to choice for conscious companies?
We have all been so busy finding ways to create zero waste kitchens and bathrooms we forgot one other, very important space. It makes sense why this room has been overlooked. Kitchens and bathrooms do produce a lot of waste and it's important we find ways to reduce said waste. But, hear us out. We cannot forget this room either. This room accounts for approximately 6% of a home’s energy use (and that’s just one appliance). It’s time we all take a long, hard look at our laundry room.
Sustainability and turning green are often misunderstood. It is frequently seen as a costly endeavor. This is often not the case, since most sustainable measures will help you save money in the long run. You may just have to put money into turning green in the beginning.
Just like any other investment, you need to put in some time, effort, and money to get the benefits. So don't be afraid to become green; there are many advantages for both the environment and your money.
Food is our fuel and a central part of our lives. Unfortunately though, food consumption generates a jaw dropping amount of waste, and if you’re serious about living a zero-waste lifestyle, targeting your grocery shopping routine is a great place to start.
For being one of the smaller rooms in the home, the bathroom creates a serious amount of waste. The wastes we create from within our bathrooms are various. We waste water, packaging, chemicals, and energy.Plastic packaging from cosmetics and toiletry products are commonly found as plastic pollution in the ocean and environment.
At first, it mayseemstraightforward: you decide to stop buying fast fashion and support sustainable brands instead. Then it gets a little more complicated: you realize some of your favorite brands are participating ingreenwashingby exaggerating their support of people and the environment and doing little to create real, tangible change. You then travel down a rabbit hole where you discover that other sustainable brands, even if they aren’t greenwashing, are still using resource-intensive materials, haven’t eliminated plastic from their packaging, or aren’t as transparent as they need to be.
In the past few years, one of the most important conversations in the sustainability community has revolved around meat and its impact on the environment. The demand for meat has never been so high, due to the growing population and increasing quality of life worldwide. But this growing demand is not isolated to humans alone - our pets are also demanding more.