Hello. I just want you to know that I don’t think you’re an earth hater if you drive a car, have children, eat meat, buy new, work a job that isn’t eco positive, don’t buy organic, have a pet, eat dairy, buy packaged goods, can’t finish your meal, don’t pick up rubbish, make an impulse purchase, overuse technology, forget your coffee cup, forget your shopping bags; or take a long shower. I think you’re human. I think you’re doing the best you can. We’re well and truly in the Age of Anxiety. Let’s build each other up. Let’s educate, support and inspire. 💚
If you desire change, consider taking on incremental habits. Change 5 mins of your day until it feels normal. Then change another 5 mins. Don’t stress. We’re all in this together.
Zero waste can be hard. I’m lucky to have so many stores to choose from, and even then, it’s really hard (but it does get easier). Well done to everyone making that little extra effort, changing 5 mins of your day, or just being conscious of where to improve. You’re on a path to an eco-centric life. You’re doing great.
Litter is one of the most visible signs of pollution and the Yarra River in Melbourne, Victoria is getting trashed. At the end of 2016, over 1600 cubic metres of litter and debris was collected from the Yarra catchment. This amount of rubbish collected is increasing at an unmanageable rate. Data from Melbourne Water shows that the amount of litter and debris has more than doubled during 2015-16.
Getting ready for a sunny holiday is a handy way to prepare my summer capsule wardrobe.
Dug up my shorts and singlets from storage and will hide my overcoat soon.
Got swimmers, thongs (that’s “flip-flops” to my international friends), a slick lid, hankies and a maxi skirt for extra hot days.
Combined with a dash of Castile soap, handkerchiefs are going to be amazing when the weather gets really sweaty in that red dust.
Gotta be prepared for 30/86+ degree weather in Alice Springs
Special thanks to @therogueginger for letting me bounce ideas off her in preparation for the trip.
Turns out the zero waste alternative to many things is handkerchiefs 🙂
If liquid package-free bulk isn’t available to you, consider buying plain old bulk instead. This Castile soap can be watered down (1 part soap: 8-10 parts water) to clean dishes, hair, make up remover, dog wash, carpet, surface, toilet, grease, leather, and loads more. Yes, it’s plastic, but it’s a huge improvement on buying multiple bottles.
Anyone in remote areas with limited access to bulk? I’d love to hear how you reduce your packaging.