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6 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Going Zero Waste

A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Store - What I've Learned
It was almost exactly two years ago today that I embarked on my first ever zero waste grocery shopping adventure. I’ve learned a lot in the last two years, and I’m still constantly learning as I go. Looking back on my journey, here are six things I wish I had known then.
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12 Things I've Stopped Buying Since Going Zero Waste

A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Shop - What I've Stopped Buying Since 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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Plant-Based, Vegan & Vegetarian - What's the Difference?

A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Store - Plant-Based
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 Zero Waste Shop - Zero Wasters Don't Want 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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My Problem with "I Tried Zero Waste for a Week" Videos

A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Store - I Tried Zero Waste for a Week Videos
I've been seeing more and more "I tried zero waste for a week" videos, and I have such a love/hate relationship with them. Here's why we can't - and shouldn't - go zero waste within a week.
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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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4 Reasons I Don't Have a Trash Jar

A Drop in the Ocean - 4 Reasons I Don't Have a Trash Jar
Ah, the mason jar. Like any zero-waster, I adore mason jars. They’re great for nearly everything. I use them for beverages, leftovers, as a toothbrush holder, for lunch transport - the list really is endless. The one thing I don’t use them for? My trash. Here's why.
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Mental Health, Intersectionality, and Zero Waste

A Drop in the Ocean - Mental Health, Intersectionality, Zero Waste
We’re about to get very real up in here.  I know that this post is going to be difficult for my parents, grandparents, and other family members to read, but I do feel that it is important to share these experiences, and have honest and raw conversations about mental health, and in this instance, how it relates to living zero waste.
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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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DIY Coffee and Sugar Body Scrub

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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