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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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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The Ecological Footprint of a Zero Waste Wannabe

A Drop in the Ocean - Ecological Footprint of a Zero Waster
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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6 Zero Waste Travel Tips

A Drop in the Ocean - 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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Sustainable Travel - Carpooling

A Drop in the Ocean - Sustainable Travel Carpooling
This semester I created an Action Plan to carpool to work every day.  Today I am sharing my experience with carpooling and how I plan to continue moving forward to reduce my ecological footprint through sustainable transportation.
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