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Our second-annual Give-Back Sale is here! Use code BLUEFRIDAY15 to save 15%, and give 5% back to our oceans.

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Free local delivery around the South Sound. Click here to see if you're in our delivery area.

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Outside our delivery area? Always free shipping for orders over $50.

10 Ways to Reduce Your Waste Without Spending a Dime

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog 10 Ways to 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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The Ecological Footprint of a Zero Waste Wannabe

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog The Ecological Footprint of a Zero Waste Wannabe
Earth Overshoot Day is the day each year that we use more resources than the planet can support. In 2018, Earth Overshoot Day fell on August 1. I calculated my personal Earth Overshoot Day and ecological footprint for the first time last January, and revisited the tool this week to see how far I’d come in the last year. The results were surprising...
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Plant-Based, Vegan & Vegetarian - What's the Difference?

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog Plant-Based, Vegan & Vegetarian - What's the Difference?
If you haven’t seen the buzzword “plant-based” somewhere on your social media or news feed, I’m impressed. It’s being used everywhere from the diet sphere to the zero waste sphere. But what does it actually mean? Is it the same as “vegan”? What about “vegetarian”?
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No, Not All Zero Wasters Are Willing to Pay Double for Groceries

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog No, Not All Zero Wasters Are Willing to Pay Double for Groceries

An article was recently published in the New York Post arguing, in summary, that zero waste is expensive and zero wasters won’t settle for “regular” grocery store foods, and instead want to pay $10 a pound for pasta. As a zero waste wannabe myself, I’m saying oh hell no to that.

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{{Video}} Adventures in Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog {{Video}} Adventures in Zero Waste Grocery Shopping
I had a pretty sweet experience while doing my weekly grocery shopping that had me reflecting on my food choices and how zero waste has encouraged me to try new things.
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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 1 - Straws

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog #EcoWarriorChallenge - DAY 1 - Straws
As we begin to think towards World Oceans Day, I want us to focus on the things that we can do to help our oceans.  There are so many facets to conservation. If we each choose one action to protect our oceans, they will thank us. So over the next seven days, I’ll be focusing each day on ways we can protect the waters and the creatures of the oceans.  I’m calling it the #EcoWarriorChallenge - World Oceans Day Edition.
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{{Video}} What is greenwashing and what does it have to do with Starbucks?

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog {{Video}} What is greenwashing and what does it have to do with Starbucks?
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}} 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 Musings: Water

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog {{Video}} Zero Waste Musings: Water
In this video I'm bringing to light an issue that isn't often thought of in the phrase "zero waste" - free glasses of water. Please help me in sharing this message about wasting resources and moving forward towards zero waste.
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