Tips for hosting or attending a zero waste party

Ready to host or attend a party but not sure how to deal from a zero waste perspective? I’ve put together this zero waste party guide with a few ideas to get you started.

The one thing you’re always going to need, though? More than any physical item, you’ll need to have the confidence in your zero waste practices to be the odd one out. I know it can be awkward to be the only one using real silverware at a picnic, but it’s less awkward than the slow demise of our planet… read more

The essentials of holiday gift wrap recycling

You did your best to go zero waste with your gift wrapping this holiday season, but let’s be real: not everyone else did. Whether it’s your family, friends, or friendly co-workers, there’s a pretty good chance you got some holiday gift wrap you’re just not sure what to do with.

Enter reuse or gift wrap recycling. Because, let’s get real, the holidays are a time of decadence and waste far beyond the norm – cutting it down in any way is really important.

Easy consumable zero waste gifts

Whether you like it or not, ’tis the season for exchanging gifts with friends and family. Rather than impulse/panic buying something silly that they neither want or need at the last minute, consider the slightly more thoughtful DIY route. Even better, create consumable zero waste gifts tailored to their tastes that won’t take up shelf space after their use runs out.

DIY is a great option since you have more control over ingredients and packaging, making it pretty simple to sneakily pass on zero waste gifts without anyone even realizing it! read more

Zero waste gifts: experiences

One of the big online trends in minimalism is experiences over gifts. It goes that most people don’t need more stuff; the memories and knowledge gained from your experiences will last far longer than the typical gift-wrapped item. As it so happens, I think experiences as zero waste gifts is a pretty perfect fit.

What better way to reduce your impact on the planet than by eschewing presents bought just to fill up the space under the tree and instead giving thoughtful, experience-based gifts instead?

Experiences, just like physical gifts, are endlessly customizable based on who you’re buying for, so here are just a few ideas to get you started on these zero waste gifts.