🍑Quinoa and Chia Porridge. Cooking quinoa in milk (cow, soy, or almond) and adding some sweet spices and fruit makes for a great substitute for classic hot breakfast cereals. Plus, it’s high in protein and essential amino acids like lysine, which is essential for tissue growth and repair. Simply put all the ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil. Then simmer, stir, top with your favorite add-ons, and enjoy!
Do paper towels dominate your cleaning routine? Make the swap to reusables instead and greatly reduce the waste in your home. You can use old clothes, old towels, or even buy a set if you don’t have much in the way of old towels, clothes or rags to use. Second hand shops may have towels or bed sheets you can use for cleaning your home. What do you use? link in bio to a post about swapping out paper in your home! 🌿#zerowastecollective 📷: @vibing.vegan 🌿
This little symbol really aggravates me. There is the fact that they have knowingly chosen a packaging option which is not routinely recyclable. But also the fact that it seems to be the end of the line for that thought process. Slap that symbol on and it's all ok because people are aware that they can't recycle it. Personally I think that supermarkets or manufacturers shouldn't be able to use the words 'currently' or 'yet' unless they are consciously taking steps to redesign the packaging, develop a process to recycle that type of material or funding real meaningful research into recycling options. It's like a get out clause, we have just ended up with shelves full of products which say 'not yet' or 'not currently' recycled. I know that the government are taking steps now and that some retailers are becoming more responsible in some areas. I also know that recycling isn't the ultimate answer and that replacing or removing plastic would be a much better option but this little symbol is very frustrating. #reducereuserecycle#recycle#ecofriendlychoices#lesswaste#lessplasticwaste♻️ #responsiblemanufacturing
(1/3) Eco-friendly living isn't a new trend, in fact over the years it is the concept of what comprises eco-friendly living that has changed. As time marches onward and researchers are able to identify items within our everyday lives that are actually contributing to the degradation of our planet it is our responsibility as the "top of the food chain" and the causing factor for such degradation to attempt to reserve some of damage that has been done. Fortunately, for the human race and every other species that depends upon the planet for sustenance, there are many changes that we can make that can help to support the healing of our planet.
@ecoffeecup is made using natural fibre, corn starch and resin so it’s BPA, BPS and phthalate free. The lid and sleeve are made with matte, food-grade silicone which is latex-free and designed especially for hot liquids. It has a re-sealable ‘no-drip’ lid, making it perfect to take with you everywhere you go. The whole product (cup, lid and sleeve) is dishwasher safe and should last for years if treated nicely. Available in store in a wide range of designs.
Who walks well leaves no trace.👣 I heard this saying from my teacher many many many years ago. Little I knew that those words will engrave into my memory (and my ❤️) and give a new greater meaning to my existence some years later. My zero waste journey has been nothing less then a grand adventure and exploration of myself. And I dare say: I found myself through aligning with nature. And it feels damn good to be. Connected.🌍
Some of me new eco friendly products. I have dishwasher tablets, glass cleaner, laundry powder, fabric conditioner, kitchen cleaner, bathroom cleaner, floor cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner all from a company called Splosh where you get refill sachets sent through the post to top them up & you can send the sachets back for re-processing! - Thanks @rosie.vaughanstagram for the recommendation! 😃💚 Then I have 2 facial cleansing bars, shampoo bar, conditioner bar, deodorant, some bees wax wraps & bamboo racks for the bars these are all from Turtley Eco. A great company for all things plastic free! 🌍 Excited to get using all of it! 😃
A circular economy is the way of the future ♻️ Compared to a linear economy, which is where materials are extracted in order to create a product, then the product is used and then eliminated, a circular economy aims to use and reuse materials over and over again in order to produce the smallest carbon footprint and waste trail. In short, a circular economy is where waste and products go back into the production cycle as secondary raw materials. 🐾⠀ ⠀ An example of a circular economy in use I had recently heard about is the use of greenhouses in the Netherlands as a new and sustainable way of farming. Despite its size, the Netherlands is the second largest exporter of food in the world, behind the United States, which is 270 times in land mass. The implementation of over 4000 hectares of greenhouses across the country has enabled farmers to adopt climate controlled agriculture. Not only do these greenhouses produce quality food that rivals the rest of the world, they also use it as a way to utilise a circular economy. For example, heat from the greenhouses is used to power local schools or swimming pools and they’ve also eliminated the use of chemical pesticides. The buzzword circularity is thrown around by any farmer or government official, with the main goal being to make use of products for as long as possible, then at the end of their life recycling them into other materials or products. Rather than simply driving yields of productivity, they look across the entire chain to piece together how different elements can work together in order to ultimately minimise waste at the end. 🌦💥⠀ ⠀ Circularity is the future, and more and more countries are discovering its secret. 🌳☀️⠀ ⠀ Sustainability is about innovation, creativity and teamwork. If we all band together to create one big sustainable circular economy, then nothing can stop us🌍🌏🌎⠀ (📸 @simplifiedeco ) ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #sustainability
So much love for Cup Exchange and what they are doing! #repost @cup_exchange • • • • • It’s not pretty but its delightful to see our crate filling up with dirty mugs! Dirty mugs = Zero Single Use 🙌🏻 Nominate your local cafe below to join our Cup Exchange Program ♻️☕️
I don’t know about you but I’m able to make much better decisions when I’m prepared for the day. Sometimes it requires a bit of forethought, but I always find it worth it which means I filled my lunch box with healthy foods last night. Now, there’s no room for excuses in my day.
Bottles, jars and other containers made of PET can be collected and recycled into a wealth of products. Pet can be recycled into new Pet bottles, carpet, clothing, sleeping bags ... many more! Do you wear or use any products that are made of recycled Pet? If yes , which ones . I’d love to hear from you 🍃#recycledpet #reuse#reducereuserecycle
Want to cut out the disposable plastic in your daily routine? You can buy shampoo and conditioner bars instead of bottles- they work just as well, but without the unnecessary plastic packaging. Globally, around 80 billion plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles make their way into our oceans instead of being recycled. Find more alternatives to plastic at wasteaware.org.uk/Reusables #plasticpollution#reducereuserecycle
#tiptuesday REPAIRING CLOTHES⠀ ⠀ One thing we have learned from reducing our wardrobe and being more conscious about waste is looking after our clothes!⠀ ⠀ Since we started our long travels in Dec 2017 we literally only had enough clothes to fit in one bag, in fact we had our whole LIFE in that one bag! And now we have gone that extra step and SHARE one big bag! 🎒 👜 We still have one hand luggage each.⠀ ⠀ Mininalism has taught us to respect the things we have and not to have that dispensible mentality "Oh it's fine I can buy a new one I'll just chuck this one away..."⠀ ⠀ As our journey into #zerowaste became a reality it also made us think of ways we could save or revive old and damaged clothes.⠀ ⠀ Here is a great example. One of our founders favourite skirts ripped recently and so we went to get it repaired by a local seamstress in Coron, Palawan, PH. She made it look good as new! We couldn't be more pleased :)⠀ ⠀ If you are trying the live a #minimalist, #lowimpactlifestyle / #zerowastelifestyle then consider reviving your clothes and giving them a new lease of life!
@nicolo_dairy joined the Organic Revolution last month and has since been recycling their organic waste through our organic collection service! @nicolo_dairy is the @sunnydaledairy specialist, stocking the complete range of @sunnydaledairy products such as 1 litre glass milk bottles, natural yoghurt, whipping cream and flavoured milks. They also have a range of ice creams made from @sunnydaledairy Milk products perfect for beating the Perth heat! @sunnydaledairy has returned to the traditional ways by selling their products in glass bottles. So if you are trying to reduce your waste, purchase from @nicolo_dairy and you can then wash and return the glass to be sterilized and reused! #writesolutions#nicolodairycafe#organicrevolution