My Dental Routine

At this point in my zero waste journey, I’ve managed to find a sustainable swap for most of the products I use, with one notable exception: my dental routine. Like any good zero waster, I started my journey off with a DIY toothpaste recipe (it was disgusting) then moved on to using toothpaste sold in […]

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2018 Favorites

The end of 2018 marks the end of my first full calendar year of living zero waste. Throughout the year I tried new products, read books about the environment, and connected with people in real life, on the blog, and on Instagram (I’m way more active on Instagram these days, you can find me @ARenewableLife). […]

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2019 Goals

I know it’s cliche to say, but where did this year go? At the end of 2017 I wrote out some goals for 2018 and I’m pleasantly surprised to see that I achieved most of my zero waste goals. My goals for 2018 were: 1. No Buy January —  I bought a couple of things […]

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“Plenty” Review

Occasionally in life, you read a book that changes the way you think and gives you a new direction. For me, the book Plenty did just that. I found Plenty at a local thrift shop and was immediately intrigued by the premise: a couple in Vancouver, Canada decides to eat only from a 100 mile radius for an […]

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Review: Life Without Plastics

In preparation for Plastic Free July, I ordered Life Without Plastic so I could learn more about the problems associated with plastic and ways to avoid using it. At this point, I manage to do a good job of avoiding new plastic in my life. But as my plastic audits showed (a recommended activity from Life […]

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Plastic Free July Wrap Up

And just like that, Plastic Free July is over. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it a month without single-use plastic, not even close. I’m glad I participated in Plastic Free July, it’s made me realize just how much plastic and waste my poor meal planning results in. Here’s how the last 8 days of Plastic Free […]

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One year of Zero Waste

So it’s kind of hard to believe, but August 1st marked the one year anniversary of starting this blog and publicly documenting my zero waste life. I’m a lazy person by nature, so it’s still a bit surprising to me that I have maintained this blog for an entire year (albeit with some hiatuses along […]

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