A Zero Waste Greek Salad

Zero Waste Salad Ingredients | the beauty in simpleJust like at home, I try my best to minimize waste when I’m camping. I have yet to achieve zero waste at the camp site, but improvements have been made. I find zero waste camping a bit more challenging. I don’t have my pantry and kitchen tools at my disposal and rarely do I have the time to do a lot of advance planning, prepping, or cooking.

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DIY Natural Scrubby Sponge

DIY Natural Scrubby Sponge | the beauty in simpleI’ve been on the search for a natural scrubby sponge that has some scouring power, doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, comes with little or no packaging, and can be composted at the end of its life. I guess that’s a lot to ask of a sponge, because I’ve come up short in my search. I was sorely disappointed in the Scotch-Brite Greener Clean Sponges, and only marginally satisfied with the Twist brand sponges. I’m sure there are other natural scrubby sponges available, but most on the market tend to be expensive, ineffective compared to their synthetic counterparts, and come with unnecessary packaging.

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Bulk Food Shopping with Mason Jars

Bulk Food Shopping with Mason Jars | the beauty in simpleAbout every other week I pack up my jars in a basket and head to Whole Foods to do my bulk food shopping. I get lots of looks from other shoppers and always a positive comment from the cashier checking me out. I keep hoping I’ll start a movement, but week after week, I only see people filling plastic bags with bulk foods. I can’t even recall seeing anyone fill a cloth bag. What I do must look intimidating or hard, but I can assure you it’s not. In fact, I think my method of bulk food shopping is faster, easier, cleaner and way less cluttering and wasteful than any other method. I’d love to share how I do it.

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How To Get Started on Going Zero Waste

Happy February! You may recall back in December that I announced I would be sharing a new simple and sustainable living topic each month. This month is all about zero waste – something I’ve been working towards for quite sometime. I’m excited to start the month off with a guest post from Celia, author of the inspiring blog litterless.co, who will share a few of her tips on going zero waste. How To Get Started on Going Zero Waste | the beauty in simple Continue reading