Send companies this simple plastic packaging complaint letter

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Do you ever feel like the world is out to conspire against your zero waste ambitions? (It is.) One way of feeling less helpless in the unending fight against plastic is to reach out to people in a position of power and let them know your thoughts by sending a letter. Sending a plastic complaint letter may not get anything changed, but hey: if you get enough people to do so, the situation may change. Even making companies aware that people are interested in no-waste solutions can be really valuable. To make it really easy, I’ve included a sample letter …

How to feel un-stuck in your zero waste journey

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Going and/or staying zero waste can be a struggle. Some days it can feel like you’re the only one making any effort to reduce your consumption. Like it’s not even worth the struggle. I’m here to gently remind you that everyone feels this way when they’re working on something they’re passionate about. And those feelings of frustration or hopelessness are totally valid. What you can’t do, though, is wallow in them to the point you give up. Here are a few things that have helped me feel un-stuck in my zero waste journey when I was in a rut. Meet up with …

Five easy zero waste bathroom swaps

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Interested in more like this? Green Indy Blog will soon have a zero waste e-course called You vs. Trash which will show you exactly how to reduce your waste by 50% in just 4 weeks. Sign up below for more information and the chance to win one of two free spots! Aside from the kitchen, the bathroom has the potential for creating the most amount of waste sent straight to the landfill. Plastic bottles, constant single-use items, and unnecessary products clog our shelves and our trash cans. Finding easy zero waste bathroom swaps is a great way to reduce our landfill-bound trash and …

Simple, zero waste alternatives to your oral hygiene

Simple zero waste alternatives to your oral hygiene - Green Indy Blog

Zero waste oral hygiene was, for some reason, one of the last items I tackled on my zero waste bathroom to-do list. I’m not sure why, but it seemed quite intimidating. I’ve finally – almost – fallen into my ideal routine, so I thought I’d share my thoughts with you. Note: everything you do in terms of zero waste oral hygiene should be done with a consideration first towards health and second towards achieving low waste. Your teeth are important, friends. Talk to a dentist! Toothbrush I bought a soft and medium WooBamboo toothbrush since they were available locally. I’ve been using the medium option …

How can I create a zero waste house?: a plan

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I’m moving into a 1000 square foot, 130-year-old house with nothing but the absolute basics. “How to create a zero waste house” is an ongoing series which will address different parts of the house and the best tips/DIYs/products for going zero waste. This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through them, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Yes, it’s true! We’re buying a house! It’s a lovely 1000 sq. ft. house built in 1890 in a sleepy pocket of Lafayette, Indiana. The house has been an end game for a while; something sort …