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Deodorants

I used to use antiperspirants from the drug store. It was what I grew up with and the only option I knew about. But, I hated them. Forget all the cancer scare stuff, antiperspirants stink of manufactured perfumes, irritate my … Continue reading

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I don’t own any bamboo cutlery, and that’s OK

All the Instagram and Pinterest pictures suggest to us that we need to have fancy bamboo cutlery or a custom made travel spork to be zero waste or low impact, but we don’t. Just use your regular cutlery. This is … Continue reading

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Plastic Free July – end of month check-in

Plastic Free July went as expected: not bad, but I still need to work on changing some habits. After some adjustments to accommodate my lack of interest in taking the garbage out and the summer heat, I think that I’ve … Continue reading

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Plastic Free July – bamboo toothbrushes

Lately, the big buzz has been around banning straws as if banning just one thing will make the plastic problem go away. Well, what about all the other plastics we use? Disposable utensils, to-go cups for drinks, produce bags, tooth … Continue reading

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Plastic Free July – plastics I still own

I’ve been doing a lot of reading and lurking on zero waste and eco-living websites lately. One of my favourite resources is the Green Indy Blog, run by Polly who’s a zero-waster with a realistic view of life. She is … Continue reading

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Plastic Free July – what I’m giving up

I’m giving up garbage bags this month, and that’s actually freaking me out a little bit I’m participating in Plastic Free July. I wrote a bit about it and zero waste in my last post, but as a quick summary, … Continue reading

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Plastic Free July challenge

I’m participating in Plastic Free July, which is a challenge created to encourage people to reduce their use of plastics, especially single-use plastics. I’m not plastic free or zero waste, but I would like to be, as much as possible. … Continue reading

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Things I got rid of recently

I’m starting to work on digging out my eco-friendly self. She’s been hidden under layers of guilt, stuff, and other things. But, I did a kitchen review last weekend and she came out to point to a few things I … Continue reading

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