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The Low Down On Using Menstrual Cups! By Gittemary Johansen

Gittemary Johansen takes us through "8 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Menstrual Cups!" In case you are thinking of starting to reduce your waste or even reducing your waste a bit more and maybe trying out a Menstrual Cup, Gittemary Johansen has 8 things to tell you that she wished someone had told her before she used one. Hopefully her tips can be quite useful and steer you in the...
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DIY Zero Waste Body Butter, Face Creams, And Under Arm Deodorant Recipes

Often people get intimidated by people who speak about reducing their waste and living a more 'minimalist lifestyle'. What you must understand though, is that all it takes is a very small change to start, you don't have to be implementing and worrying about reducing every tiny bit of waste in your life, initially. It all comes with practice and time and through that we can all do our bit. The...
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All Natural Shampoo Bars/Soap Bars Made By Puresimple Right Here In Cape Town

In a previous post, I posted a short video of some of the cosmetic things (like face cream and under arm deodorant) that I make myself. Something else that I always wanted to make myself, was soap, and shampoo, but making soap with a texture similar to conventional soap is not so simple. Luckily I stumbled upon Puresimple's website and immediately sent them an email to inquire and learn more....
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Simply DIY, Make Your Own 0 Waste Minimalist Face Wash, Scrub And Mouth Wash!

Let's get straight to it, these are very simple to make and they are so effective. They reduce a whole lot of plastic waste and decrease your dependence on commercial cosmetic brands, so be sure to give them a try! Just One simple Ingredient Zero Waste Facewash? If you have tried every face wash out there, being sold on all the marketing give this a try! So simple and so easy to use, and it...
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Simple, Efficient And Practical Tips To Save And Preserve Precious Water!

With the severe drought and water crisis that came over Cape Town recently, we should all become aware about preserving precious worldly resources such as water. When you actually think about it and monitor these sort of things daily, which we use and take for granted, only then do you realize just how much we use and waste unnecessarily. It really puts things into perspective. The great news...

Two Adults, Two Kids, Zero Waste | By The OG Zero Waster, Bea Johnson

Bea Johnson lives a zero waste lifestyle, minimizing the amount of waste she and her family put out there. It is a great way to reduce buying and disposing of unnecessary things and in turn tremendously helps out the environment. She is one of the first people to bring a 'zero waste' lifestyle into the main stream and she does such a wonderful job! She shares some incredible tips in the video...
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The Best Way To Use Up Veggies And Fruit And Not throw Them Away!

Do you ever go to the grocery store and sometimes end up buying a whole trolley full of fresh fruit and vegetables because you couldn't make up your mind on what fruit you actually wanted so you just took a bit of everything?  Then you get home and after a week or so most of it has not been eaten and is starting to go off.  So you end up throwing most of it away.  Well here’s an extremely...
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A Look Into How Plastic Is Ruining The Environment, Animals… And Ourselves!

I think we all know that plastic is bad for the environment and that plastic sticks around forever, and does not decompose, but most of us really have no idea just how harsh the reality of it is. We think that when we take out our trash, it magically disappears and is disposed of, when in reality it just sits in landfills and eventually can make its way to the oceans where marine life can get...
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Wasteful Wednesday, Separate Your Waste!

Every Wednesday we take out our bins and put them in front of our gates full of rubbish. Then a few hours later, magically they are empty (by the magic of those big garbage trucks) and we haul the bin back into our yard and continue to fill it up over the course of the week to repeat the process on the following Wednesday. It has to be done, and we need to get rid of all that waste in our house...
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Composting Made Easy!

If you haven't heard of composting before, it is essentially taking organic waste (food, yard trimmings, paper) and breaking it down into soil again using heat, time, and sometimes worms (also known as vermicomposting). After you watch this video you will be well prepared to compost in your apartment or home and whether you are bringing it to a market, drop-off location, or your backyard, you can...