Essential Zero Waste Kitchen Items for Everyday Use

essential zero waste kitchen items

Who doesn’t want a zero garbage kitchen? This is a rhetorical question, of course. But what I’ve noticed is that most people seem to be intimidated by the phrase ‘zero waste.’ First of all, zero waste doesn’t mean absolutely zero waste. That’s literally not possible, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Secondly, every […]

How to Live a Low Impact Life in 2019

How to live a low impact life in 2019

Over the past few months, this blog has grown a bit – thank you so much for reading what I have to say – and it makes me feel optimistic that so many people are interested in taking responsibility for our impact on the environment. And wanting to do something about it. My own ideas […]

A Zero Waste Christmas Gift Guide of Things That Last

Wo0t! It’s that time of the year when zero waste and second-hand gifts are given, plastic usage is drastically reduced, and animals and the environment are given all the love in the world!  Right?? Sighhh. Well, if it isn’t, then let’s make it.  Here’s a Zero Waste Christmas Gift Guide – offering a few ways to get […]

The Role of Plastic in our World {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine   Dear EarthTalk: Considering all the well-publicized problems with plastic in our oceans, do you think that plastic has any kind of future? — Lea Mauduit, via EarthTalk.org As much as environmentalists shudder at the proposition, it looks like plastics are here to stay. Most […]

PART 4: How to Banish the Toxins Lurking in your Furniture

It’s almost like a horror movie starring toxins: you, the protagonist, are searching high and low for the dangerous toxins that are making life miserable. You suffer from headaches, breathlessness, and dizziness. You buy organic food, keep your home spick and span, and work out to stay fit. And, yet…you suffer. And you aren’t sure […]

Cleaning Up Plastic in the Ocean {EarthTalk Q&A}

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What are we doing about getting rid of all the plastic floating in the ocean and forming giant gyres far from land? — Jake Johnson, Merrimack, NH Plastic in the ocean is a big problem that first came to widespread public attention in […]

Five Rules for Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

When you’re transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, few things are more challenging than getting the zero waste grocery shopping right. Weekly? Check. Zero-waste? Um, as far as possible. Vegan? Check (of course). Those are my criteria. And how I go about it is quite simple (otherwise I wouldn’t follow it myself). What about the budget, […]

Week 4: Segregate the Waste in your Zero Waste Kitchen

  This is Week 4, and this week we look at how to waste segregation according to type – so we can either recycle, or dispose of them responsibly. How I’d arranged this Zero Waste Kitchen series is that we first tackle paper, then plastic, and then look at composting organic wet waste. These three […]

Week 2: Switch to Glass for a Zero Waste Kitchen

How did Week 1 go? Did you remove all paper napkins and towels from your kitchen? Great! You’re that much closer to a Zero Waste Kitchen. Let’s move on to the very-much-more-toxic item: plastic. And learn how we can switch to glass for a zero waste kitchen. Switch to Glass for a Zero Waste Kitchen […]

Week 1: Go Paperless for a Zero Waste Kitchen

Your kitchen is messy. In every kitchen, you need to do loads of wiping, mopping, sponging, and using kitchen rolls with their seemingly never-ending paper towels is not the best idea. Have you thought about a paperless zero waste kitchen? Mostly from the Zero Waste perspective, because discarded paper is a major component of many […]