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9 Tips for Zero Waste Back to School

A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Sustainable Living Blog Back to School

I may be a wee bit late to the party, but back to school is in full swing! I’ve compiled nine of my favorite tips for a zero waste back to school season, just for you. Or, if you’re returning to your office soon and need a revamp, think of this as your guide to a zero waste back to office season 😉

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5 Reasons to Switch to Zero Waste Period Products

5 Reasons to Switch to Zero Waste Period Products

Every month, menstruating humans shell out buku bucks for period essentials that we’re just going to throw away three hours later. And those period products are simply not good for our bodies or for the planet. There's a better way to have a period. Zero waste period products - from period underwear to menstrual cups - are the solution. But what exactly is the problem?

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What is reef-safe sunscreen?

A Drop in the Ocean Tacoma Zero Waste Sustainable Living Blog What is Reef Safe Sunscreen and Why Does It Matter?
Summer is coming and that means vacation, beaches, and sunscreen - so let's make it sustainable! But what exactly is reef-safe sunscreen, how can you be sure a sunscreen is actually ocean-safe, and why does it matter, anyway?
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The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Cleaning

A Drop in the Ocean Tacoma Zero Waste Sustainable Living Blog The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of the year! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, it’s like straight out of Snow White. Time to clean! So this week, I wanted to share some of my favorite spring cleaning tips and tools to keep our homes, our bodies, and our planet clean.

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Is a reusable straw better than a plastic one?

A Drop in the Ocean Tacoma Zero Waste Sustainable Living Blog Is a reusable straw better than a plastic one?

Straw messaging is generally seen as the gateway swap to a more sustainable lifestyle, which is great! Everyone’s gotta start somewhere, right? And while I do believe that we’ve overplayed the straw card, it’s still an important topic. Because the 500,000,000 straws used every day add up. FAST. So if you’re new to the zero waste and sustainable lifestyle, here’s what you need to know about straws.

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5 Sustainable Gift Wrapping Ideas

5 Sustainable Gift Wrapping Ideas
On average, we create about 25 million tons of trash during the holiday season - most of which is gift wrapping supplies. So let’s make some waves with our gifts this year!
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The 5 Most Impactful Zero Waste Habits to Reduce Your Eco Footprint

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free 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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Top 10 Swaps for Plastic Free July (and all year long)

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog Top 10 Swaps for Plastic Free July (and all year long)
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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Safety Razor Care + Maintenance 101

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog Safety Razor Care + Maintenance 101
The switch to a stainless steel safety razor from a plastic one can be intimidating. Believe me, I know. But once you do it, I can almost guarantee you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. But just like any quality product, sometimes safety razors need a little TLC. Here are some super low-effort ways to keep your safety razor gliding smoothly for life.
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12 Things I've Stopped Buying Since Going Zero Waste

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog 12 Things I've Stopped Buying Since Going Zero Waste
There’s so much that I’ve stopped buying since I started on my zero waste journey two years ago. Some were easy to ditch, and others took a bit of adjustment, trial, and error. Some were a success immediately, and others needed some tweaking. But overwhelmingly, I feel more at peace with my life as I live in line with my values, and I’ve saved a ton of money in the process.
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6 Zero Waste Travel Tips

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog 6 Zero Waste Travel Tips
Tis the season for travel!  School breaks, family vacations, holiday visits - the works.  I don’t fly frequently, but I fly enough to have a few tricks up my sleeve that keep the trips low waste and low stress.  I hope that these 6 tips help you keep your holiday travel as zero waste as possible as well.
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Plastic Free July Confessions

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog Plastic Free July Confessions
Plastic free is a journey, not a destination.  So while it is always my hope that this little corner of the internet inspires you to make small changes for our planet, it's also important for me to share my own struggles and challenges with you.  None of us are perfect, but we can all do our little pieces.
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#EcoWarriorChallenge - DAY 5 - Children

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog #EcoWarriorChallenge - DAY 5 - Children
Guest post! For the past few years, I have been on a journey to reduce the amount of plastic waste that I produce. More recently it is a journey that I am able to embark on with my 6-year-old son. Here are my tips for reducing plastic when you have kids.
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#EcoWarriorChallenge - DAY 3 - Bottles

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog #EcoWarriorChallenge - DAY 3 - Bottles
Seabirds are a keystone species in oceanic regions. Where there is ocean, there are islands.  And these islands can be lush, beautiful jungles teeming with life, singing beautiful melodies each and every day.  Without seabirds, these island ecosystems could collapse. Seabirds distribute seeds and nutrients from island to island.  They are responsible for these lush ecosystems.
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#EcoWarriorChallenge - DAY 2 - Bags

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog #EcoWarriorChallenge - DAY 2 - Bags
While coral reefs are not often discussed in the context of ocean pollution, they are some of the most critical species that inhabit our planet.  Coral reefs are not only home to about a quarter of our planet’s fish species, but they also provide immense advantages to human beings.
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{{Video}} What's in My Zero Waste Bag?

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog {{Video}} What's in My Zero Waste Bag?
In this video I'm sharing the five items I always have in my bag to keep me zero waste on the go.
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{{Video}} Zero Waste Pets

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog {{Video}} Zero Waste Pets
Our furry friends can create a lot of waste.  While we may not keep them 100% zero waste, there is a lot that we can do to minimize their impact on our planet.
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{{Video}} Zero Waste Shaving

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog {{Video}} Zero Waste Shaving
In this video I'm celebrating my most recent zero waste win - shaving!
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{{Video}} No Straw November Reflections

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog {{Video}} No Straw November Reflections
No Straw November encourages us to rethink our plastic use by asking for "no straw, please" when we're out and about.  It's these small changes that add up to zero waste and the circular economy.  Here's what I learned from the month.
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