Zero Waste Challenge Day 23: Beauty Routine

I’m getting ready to revamp my beauty routine. As a woman in her mid-30s, I have to start worrying about wrinkles. I never thought this would happen. Nevertheless, here we are, and I want a facecare routine that’s not only good for my skin, but also good for the environment. This is something I’ve lookedContinue reading “Zero Waste Challenge Day 23: Beauty Routine”

Zero Waste Challenge Day 22: Toilet Paper

The third week of the Zero Waste Challenge begins with toilet paper! Some people believe you have to give up toilet paper altogether in order to go zero waste, but Kathryn stresses in her blog that that’s not the case. There are various brands that are more environmentally-friendly than others, and I can’t tell youContinue reading “Zero Waste Challenge Day 22: Toilet Paper”

Zero Waste Challenge Day 21: Recycle

I’ve got my doubts about recycling. I used to be a huge advocate for it, and even judged people who didn’t bother to recycle until I learned much of what gets sent to the recycling center ends up in the landfill anyways. That’s why I’m on a quest to make the recycling system useful andContinue reading “Zero Waste Challenge Day 21: Recycle”

Zero Waste Challenge Day 20: Dishwashing

Day 20 of the Zero Waste Challenge focuses on how we wash dishes. I’ve already looked into other eco-friendly cleaning practices and products, and dishwashing can use a lot of water. The soap you use is also important. Remember everything goes down the drain where it will end up in our lakes and rivers. MakeContinue reading “Zero Waste Challenge Day 20: Dishwashing”

Zero Waste Challenge Day 19: Eat your Leftovers

So far in the zero waste challenge we’ve covered a lot of lifestyle changes. Most of the focus is switching from disposable items to those that can be reused and finding ways to be l as wasteful. We’ve already talked about a lot of different methods for not wasting food, and one of those isContinue reading “Zero Waste Challenge Day 19: Eat your Leftovers”

Zero Waste Challenge Day 18: Cloth Napkins

Day 18 of going zero waste focuses on using cloth napkins instead of paper ones, but we can go beyond that to include rags instead of paper towels, too. Now, some people go as far as to give up toilet paper in lieu of a bidet and wash cloth, but I’m not sure I’m willingContinue reading “Zero Waste Challenge Day 18: Cloth Napkins”

Zero Waste Challenge Day 17: Lunch Time

Much of the zero waste challenge revolves around food and how to not waste it. It’s something that I’ve blogged about extensively, but it’s still a hard habit to get into. Day 17 focuses on zero waste lunches. I already blogged about zero waste snacks so the principle is pretty much the same. Avoid excessContinue reading “Zero Waste Challenge Day 17: Lunch Time”

Zero Waste Challenge Day 16: Repair Stuff

We live in a society that encourages waste. Why repair a broken item when you can just go out and buy a new one for cheap? This economic model is unstainable to say the least. What happened to the good ole days when things were made to last and care was taken to produce durableContinue reading “Zero Waste Challenge Day 16: Repair Stuff”

Zero Waste Challenge Day 15: Meal Prep

Since we’re on the topic of grocery shopping and food waste, let’s consider how to prep meals throughout the week. I’ve never been a meal prepper. I tend to buy canned goods that are easy to prepare. The cans, at least, can be recycled. I’ve got friends who prep out their meals for the entireContinue reading “Zero Waste Challenge Day 15: Meal Prep”

Zero Waste Challenge Day 14: Fight Food Waste

We’re officially two weeks into the Zero Waste Challenge. It’s easier than I thought it would be. A lot of it is just common sense changes that save money and are generally better for your health. Day 14 focuses on food waste. I recently blogged about that topic and shared the following suggestions: Familiarize yourselfContinue reading “Zero Waste Challenge Day 14: Fight Food Waste”