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Reduce your Amazon Packaging in 10 Seconds

Reduce your Amazon Packaging in 10 Seconds

6 Minute Read. You know that feeling —> You just got home and your Amazon package has arrived! You slice open the box with burning excitement to get your product, and you see a mass of plastic air pillows engulfing your itty-bitty product. We all love […]

Detergent-Free Laundry…oh yeah, its a thing

Detergent-Free Laundry…oh yeah, its a thing

5 Minute Read. What would you say if I told you that laundry could be done without detergent? You’d probably be skeptical…right? (**Don’t worry, I’ll help you pick your jaw off the floor after reading this.**) Last year, I went to the Green Expo in […]

5 Bathroom Swaps for Aspiring Zero-Wasters

5 Bathroom Swaps for Aspiring Zero-Wasters

4 Minute Read. The Average American goes through 656 bars of soap, 198 bottles of shampoo, and 156 toothbrushes in a lifetime (National Geographic).   The way I see it, we have 2 clear options here….either stop being so damn clean 😉 or switch out […]

Confused about what ZERO WASTE actually means?

Confused about what ZERO WASTE actually means?

5 Minute Read. Don’t worry, I was too…But after tons of research and almost a year of focusing on reducing my waste, I finally understand it. “At its most basic, zero waste is about significantly reducing, and eventually completely eliminating, the amount of stuff that we send […]

My New Year’s Resolution: #DitchThePlastic

My New Year’s Resolution: #DitchThePlastic

2 Minute Read. Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared different ideas about lowering your waste. Today, I’m going to make a pledge of my own: Starting January 1st, I will track every plastic bottle, bag, straw and utensil I use for the entire year.  My goal is […]

B.Y.O.B.B. – 2 EASY Ways to Lower Your Waste

B.Y.O.B.B. – 2 EASY Ways to Lower Your Waste

4 Minute Read. [Not so] Fun Fact:   “In 2007, US consumers purchased more than 33 billion liters of bottled water …. The total energy required to produce [such a large amount] is equivalent to 32-54 million barrels of oil.” To break it down further, each bottle of water requires […]

Holiday Gift Wrap. Let’s do it the right way

Holiday Gift Wrap. Let’s do it the right way

4 Minute Read. This is my collection of wrapping paper that I’ve accumulated over the years. I didn’t buy 99% of it; instead, it came from gifts received that I couldn’t bring myself to throw out. I even [not so] shamefully keep tissue paper that has been torn because I figure, it […]

Don’t be so trashy…It’s a Holiday Party

Don’t be so trashy…It’s a Holiday Party

5 Minute Read. Last week, we talked about the immense amount of waste created from holiday gifts, but the way that we celebrate the holidays is also a big contributor: disposable cups, napkins, and cutlery from our holiday parties; leftover scraps from the food we […]

A Zero-Waste Holiday Gift Guide

A Zero-Waste Holiday Gift Guide

4 Minute Read. Congratulations! You survived Thanksgiving dinner with offensive Uncle Tommy (and no one brought up the political climate). That’s a total win!  mama eco Now let’s cut to the chase:   “In the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, American households generate 25% more waste. […]

It’s an Ex-STRAW-Vaganza!!

It’s an Ex-STRAW-Vaganza!!

3 Minute Read. Every bit of plastic ever created still exists. You can’t change this fact, but you can change how much plastic is produced from this day forward by exercising your power as a consumer. In the US alone: 500 MILLION straws are used […]