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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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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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How to Go Zero Waste - The Right Way

A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Shop - How to Go Zero Waste the Right Way

I’ve been living a zero waste life for two years now. I’ve learned a lot along the way. So today, I’m here to tell you the groundbreaking secret to living a zero waste lifestyle the right way.

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10 Ways to Reduce Your Waste Without Spending a Dime

A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Store - Reduce Your Waste Without Spending a Dime

I’m saving lots of money in the long run by going zero waste. But in the short term, some of the alternatives can be a bit pricey. So what if you’re on a ramen-noodle-every-night budget, with save-the-planet aspirations? Here's 10 ways to reduce your waste without spending any money at all.

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In Defense of Marie Kondo (and What To Do With the Things That No Longer Spark Joy)

A Drop in the Ocean Shop - Mari Kondo KonMari Zero Waste
As I watched Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, I found myself wondering about the environmental impacts of this movement sweeping the Western world, and whether the KonMari method addresses the root of the “stuff” problem - overconsumption and devaluing of our possessions. I spent hours pondering this question, and now I am jumping on the Marie Kondo and KonMari bandwagon.
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Why Plastic Isn't the Problem

A Drop in the Ocean - Why Plastic Isn't the Problem
With the plastic free, zero waste, and low impact movements gaining traction, plastic has become vilified, but plastic isn’t really the problem. By only addressing the plastic problem, we ignore the root cause. Here's what we need instead.
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{{Video}} Zero Waste vs. Low Impact

{{Video}} Zero Waste vs. Low Impact
Many zero waste influencers are moving to the phrase "low impact movement" but I'll be sticking with zero waste for now.  Watch my newest video to find out why!
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Why Recycling Isn't the Answer

A Drop in the Ocean - Why Recycling Isn't the Answer
Since I started on my zero waste journey, I’ve found that when I tell people I’m trying to be zero waste, more often than not they respond with “Oh that’s cool! I recycle everything - my recycling bin is always so full!” But recycling isn't the zero waste answer we think it is.  Here's why.
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{{Video}} What is greenwashing and what does it have to do with Starbucks?

A Drop in the Ocean - What is Greenwashing?
In this video I'm discussing a topic I'm very passionate about - greenwashing. Specifically, what it is and how we can avoid it, and the huge greenwashing efforts of Starbucks happening right now.
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{{Video}} Why I Love Zero Waste

A Drop in the Ocean - Why I Love Zero Waste
In this video I'm sharing my zero waste "why." As with most things in life, we all need a "why" to keep us going. Mine came to me while I was out to dinner with a friend, and I couldn't wait to share it with you all.
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