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The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable and Ethical Jewelry

A Drop in the Ocean Tacoma Zero Waste Sustainable Living Blog Ultimate Guide to Sustainable and Ethical Jewelry
Apparently there’s a lot happening in the jewelry space. I knew NONE of this before digging into the research and HOLY MOLY, friend. But knowing the problems with traditional jewelry options can help us all make better choices in the future.
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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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Real Tree vs. Fake Tree: Which is the more sustainable option?

Real Tree vs. Fake Tree: Which is the more sustainable option?

Are you a real tree person, or a fake tree person? There’s actually quite a lot of debate around this, and I get asked about it every year without fail. Like anything in sustainability, the answer isn't so cut-and-dry.

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The Ultimate Sustainable Gift Guide

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Shop The Ultimate Gift Guide
I’m ready to cozy up next to a tree with a cup of hot chocolate. (Who am I??!) And in case you are also one of those people that tends to wait until December 23rd for gifts, I gotchu this year.
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An Exercise in Finding Gratitude in 2020

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Shop Gratitude
This year has been hard. There is no denying that. But this week - this week of giving thanks - I want to use this space to practice gratitude together. Because I think we could all use some light about now.
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5 Pieces of Paper That Are Surprisingly Unrecyclable

5 Pieces of Paper That Are Surprisingly Unrecyclable

Last week I shared a video on Instagram about a common paper product that’s surprisingly not recyclable. I got sooo many comments that I decided to dedicate this week’s blog post to the top five surprising pieces of paper that aren’t recyclable. Because as we’ve discussed before, recycling right really does matter - otherwise we could be doing more harm than good.

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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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DIY Coffee and Sugar Body Scrub

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog DIY Coffee and Sugar Body Scrub
With the holidays upon us, I'm sharing my favorite zero waste DIY gift - a coffee and sugar body scrub.  Just three ingredients, and only moments to make!
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The Ultimate Zero Waste Gift Guide

A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog The Ultimate Zero Waste Gift Guide
After the pie has been devoured and the tryptophan-induced naps have been had, the whirlwind of Black Friday madness and holiday gift-giving begins.  To help us all navigate the craziness that is coming upon us, I have compiled the ultimate list of zero waste gifts.
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