4 Realistic Ways to Upcycle Your Zero Waste Dried Orange Garland (That Aren’t Food)

4 Realistic Ways to Upcycle Your Zero Waste Dried Orange Garland (That Aren’t Food)

Orange garlands are one of my favorite zero waste Christmas decorations. They’re beautiful, they smell amazing, and they’re compostable, assuming you use plant-based twine and thread. But isn’t it a shame to only use them as a decoration and then throw them out? Guess what, there are actually a number of ways to upcycle your dried orange garland! Waste not, want not, y’all!

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Osana Mosquito Repellent Soap: An Honest Review

Osana Mosquito Repellent Soap: An Honest Review

Do mosquitoes eat you alive?

Do you spend the summers dressed like Kenny from South Park?

Has anyone ever thought your mosquito bites were chicken pox?

You’re in good company. And guess what? There’s hope. Click on through for an honest review of 6 days using Osana Bar’s Mosquito Repellent Soap!

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10 Ways An Herb Garden Will Help You Go Zero Waste

10 Ways An Herb Garden Will Help You Go Zero Waste

It ain’t easy goin’ green! But adapting to a zero waste or reduced plastic lifestyle can be easier and more fun with the help of some of your favorite herbs and a few pots.

10 Ways An Herb Garden Will Help You Go Zero Waste

You’ll even notice some of my “Edibles You Basically Cannot Kill” favorites on there!

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Zero Waste Kitchen Sponges from Ecotopia

Zero Waste Kitchen Sponges from Ecotopia

Disposable sponges: they're disgusting. They breed bacteria - AND shed micro-plastics - until you toss them in the landfill, where they'll never biodegrade.

Several months ago, I switched to this adorable little Unsponge from the Ecotopia. It's cotton and terrycloth, it's washable... and unbelievably durable! 

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100 Greener Choices: Choices 11-20

100 Greener Choices: Choices 11-20

Going green: it doesn't happen overnight.

If you try to change your entire lifestyle all at once, it's not likely to succeed.

My goal for myself was 100 greener lifestyle changes and choices, and at first, that felt daunting. Now, though, as I look at my life from a different perspective, and see infinite room for improvement... and that's pretty cool! 

Today we hash out 100 Greener Choices: 11-20, with a recap of 1-10, this time arranged easiest to most intensive. 

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Kitchen Waste Woes: Let's Talk About "That Drawer"

Kitchen Waste Woes: Let's Talk About "That Drawer"

Did you know an estimated 10% of all plastic bags created annually end up in our oceans?

It's time to talk about "That Drawer" - the one filled with waste-producing food wraps.

This week we head back to the kitchen to streamline plastic waste with Ecotopia's reusable sandwich bags. 

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