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Why Sustainable Fashion Matters + What We Can Do About It

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Blog
I used to imagine our clothes were made by big industrial machines. But they’re not. They’re made by real life, living, breathing, humans. And fast fashion is creating huge problems for both our planet and those very real people. We can do something about it.
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The 5 Most Impactful Zero Waste Habits to Reduce Your Eco Footprint

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Jungle Blog The 5 Most Impactful Zero Waste Habits to Reduce Your Eco Footprint

Zero waste doesn’t demand perfection, but it does demand we start...somewhere. There are so many little (and big) changes you can make in your life today that can bring about real positive impact, which over time cannot be understated. These are the top 5 things that we've changed in our life that have made the biggest dent on our waste generation.

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Where do we source our products?

Where do we source our products?
I always say that we prioritize locally-owned businesses when we’re looking for products to feature in our shop, but I was curious what percentage of our products actually reflect those values? So...I did some math, and I'm pretty proud of the results.
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Why I Don't Have Eco-Guilt {{Confessions of a Zero Waste Wannabe}}

A Drop in the Ocean Plastic Free Zero Waste Sustainable Living Why I Don't Have Eco-Guilt Plastic Free July Reflections
A few weeks ago, a friend asked me if I ever feel guilty when I create trash. He was surprised when I answered that I don’t. But if there ever was a time that I would expect to feel guilty about trash, it would be now, in the time of COVID and frappuccino season colliding.
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Is bioplastic the answer we've been looking for?

A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Plastic Free Sustainable Living Blog Is Bioplastic the Answer to Plastic Pollution
"Greenwashing” is when companies spend more time and money making you think they’re doing something good for the planet than actually doing good for the planet. And there's one that I see so many well-meaning people fall into...
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The 5 Things You Need to Know to Recycle Right

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Boutique How to Recycle Right

“I feel like your recycling bins have become a main character in your life,” my friend chuckled after I relayed to him - again - the day’s non-recyclables overflowing in the community bin. I don’t talk about recycling much. I firmly believe it should be a last resort when it...

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Top 10 Swaps for Plastic Free July (and all year long)

A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Plastic Free Sustainable Living Top 10 Plastic Free July Swaps
It's Plastic Free July! So this week I'm sharing my Top 10 Favorite Plastic Free Swaps. The best thing about all of these swaps is they’re mostly swaps you make once and then you’re good to go. If you don’t know me yet, I’m all about efficiency :)
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How to Go Plastic Free in One Month

A Drop in the Ocean Plastic Free Zero Waste Sustainable Living Shop How to Save Money While Going Plastic Free

One of my biggest pet peeves with plastic-free messaging is how often I hear “Refuse single-use plastics!” And, yeah, we should do that, but if you’re new to sustainable living or just becoming aware of the problems with plastics, how do you know where to start? Here's my favorite tool for jumpstarting or continuing any plastic free journey.

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Finding Resiliency in Mangroves

A Drop in the Ocean Tacoma Zero Waste Store
Three summers ago, I embarked on a journey that would change my life. I had just started grad school, and was traveling to Baja, California for my first study abroad experience of the program. I reopened my Baja travel journal today, and I was reminded of the resilient mangroves.
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Have we overplayed the straw card in zero waste?

A Drop in the Ocean Tacoma Zero Waste Store Have we overplayed the straw card in zero waste
When I launched A Drop in the Ocean, I never wanted to be known for reusable straws. But straws are the poster child for the zero waste and plastic-free movements. Yet if our messaging stops with “Straws suck!”, how will we move the needle with enough magnitude to truly combat climate change?
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