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Where it all started

Where it all started

2 Minute Read. It all started with the desire to create something while making a difference. I started Mama Eco two years ago with the goal of making a living doing what I loved. In the first iteration, I made wooden planters out of reclaimed […]

How to Pack Everything You Need into a Carry-on Bag

How to Pack Everything You Need into a Carry-on Bag

5 Minute Read. 3. 2. 1. 3 Weeks. 2 Countries. 1 Bag. I’m heading to Spain and Germany, and I’ll be traveling with nothing more than a carry-on bag. Every time I do this, I’m reminded that I really don’t need as much as I […]

Sustainable Travel Kit: 10 Essentials for Reducing Waste on Vacation

Sustainable Travel Kit: 10 Essentials for Reducing Waste on Vacation

8 Minute Read. On last week’s post, I talked about my Zero Waste Toiletry Kit, which eliminates waste while keepin’ it fresh and clean on vacay. But what about when we’re hangry after a day tour, checking out local street vendors, or face deep in […]

How To Build Your Zero Waste Toiletry Bag

How To Build Your Zero Waste Toiletry Bag

8 Minute Read. This summer, I’m taking (2x) three-week trips abroad, and I’ll be packing everything I need into one carry-on bag. Yes! You heard right: 1 bag for THREE WEEKS! I’ve always hated checking luggage on a plane for fear of having to wait […]

5 Ways to Use your ecoffee cup

5 Ways to Use your ecoffee cup

3 Minute Read. Multifunctionality. It’s one of the key principles of sustainability. However, we are often trained by excellent marketing ads to think we need the perfect tool for every job. To clean the house, we NEED: Windex for our windows, Lysol for our counter […]

A Plant-Based Diet: the Solution to … well, a lot of things

A Plant-Based Diet: the Solution to … well, a lot of things

11 Minute Read. In 2013, a friend lent me the book Eating Animals. It gave me a new perspective about the human-animal dynamic we are all a part of without imposing its beliefs on me. The book allowed me to process the information without graphic imagery or […]

Makeup, Insecurity & Sustainability

Makeup, Insecurity & Sustainability

7 Minute Read. What’s in your makeup bag?   Aside from an array of powders and creams, I guarantee the most common item found in your makeup is plastic, since the majority of it is packaged in just that. With this in mind, I recently […]

How To Make Your Own Tooth Powder In Less Than 30 Seconds

How To Make Your Own Tooth Powder In Less Than 30 Seconds

6 Minute Read. “What’s in my toothpaste?” Survey Says! A TON! Additives such as sorbitol (sweetener), sodium laurel sulfate (skin irritant), and cellulose gum (filler) are prevalent in all of the major brands. And most of them aren’t even needed to clean your teeth, so why are […]

Zero Waste (One-Ingredient) Nut Milk

Zero Waste (One-Ingredient) Nut Milk

4 Minute Read. ‘Nut Milk’. It has a certain Je Ne Sais Quoi . . . Don’t You Think? Even better is the term: ‘Nut Bag’, which in actuality, has the ability to do so much more than squeeze the juice out of your nuts. […]

What about the Broccoli Stalks?

What about the Broccoli Stalks?

2 Minute Read. Did you know that Americans throw out approximately 40% of their food every year? That’s not only a ton of money going down the drain (about $2,275 for every household of 4), but its also the largest contributor of waste in our […]

Is this Recyclable? A Beginner’s Guide to Waste Disposal & Recycling

Is this Recyclable? A Beginner’s Guide to Waste Disposal & Recycling

7 Minute Read. Most of us know that glass, metal, and paper are recyclable, but what about toothbrushes, rubber bands, and old computers? These items don’t really fall into standard recycling categories, so what do we do with them? The truth is: there’s no one-size-fits-all […]

How to Save the World Without Lifting a Finger

How to Save the World Without Lifting a Finger

4 Minute Read. Ok maybe you have to lift a finger, but literally, only one finger . . . How many times a day (or week) do you Google something?   Do you know that Google performs approximately 40,000 search queries every single second (InternetLiveStats)? This means […]