Category: Reduce

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Want To Be More Eco Friendly? 6 Of The Simplest & Easiest Ways To Be More Waste Free!

In theory I think many of us really want to be more Eco friendly, and reduce our trash/waste as much as possible but we are unsure how, or what exactly we can do. We also are weary of how much of an impact we will really have. I have put together a list of six of some of the simplest and easiest things you can do or swap, that will reduce your waste and packaging waste, down to a minimum! Once...
bicarb soda

The Great Many Uses Of 1 Simple Ingredient, Bicarb Soda

Bicarbonate soda is such a versatile and useful compound. It can help to simplify our lives by replacing the many commercial products we use for various things. Some of the things I personally use bicarb soda for are: As a face wash.As a body wash.As an under arm deodorant (it can be used on its own or in addition to a cream base like coconut oil or shea butter).As a household cleaning agent in...
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Why Do We Need A Different Cleaning Product For Every Room And Every Surface?

Have you walked down the cleaning products aisle in your local supermarket lately, unsure what to buy in order to clean just your counter tops or table tops with for example? If you have I am sure it's because there are just so many brands and products to choose from, too many in fact. Not just too many, but too many of the same products advertised for different jobs! A short cleaning story I...
battery batteries

Reduce Waste By Making A Swap – Batteries

We all use batteries, well most of the general public do, whether they are in an alarm clock, or a TV remote or a drone remote controller, and are usually the most common AAAs. Ideally we would like to not use them as that would eliminate the need to dispose of them right, but that's in an ideal world (one day). So yes while they are difficult to completely eliminate we can swap them for...
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Common Packaged Stuff I Stopped Buying | Reduce Waste, Reduce Attachment

For me, becoming more and more eco conscious and friendly, and reducing my waste allowed me to also become much more of a minimalist. I like the minimalist approach because it shows you how a lot of the stuff we have/want, is very unnecessary and not useful and we clearly do not need a lot of it. I love de-cluttering and that feeling of getting rid of (giving them to someone who would make use of...
Package Free Shopping In Constantia Pick N Pay! Is It True?

Package Free Shopping In Constantia Pick N Pay! Is It True?

I recently visited the Constantia Pick n Pay in Cape Town after I had heard that they have set up a small package free station in the shop. As I got there, (the shop being sooo big) I looked around and initially could not see it. Immediately my heart sank and I thought "ahh who lied to me!" :p But then after a bit of walking around I found the package free section and I got pretty excited. The...
shampoo bar

0 Waste This For That, A Few Cosmetic Products I Swapped Out For More Waste Free Alternatives

A lot of people want to switch out their cosmetic products or products in general, but don't really know what to switch them out for, or are too hesitant to make the switch due to thinking that these commercial products that they use are far superior to any other products, and more so compared to more natural products. The main reason for this hesitancy, is because the manufacturers and brands of...
shampoo bar

I Tried A Shampoo Bar, Why You Should Switch To Shampoo Bars To!

With all that is going on in the world, if you haven't heard about zero waste, minimalism, reducing plastic waste, or at least what is happening with Climate change then you must be living with no internet somewhere! What all these lifestyle changes have in common is the preservation of the environment by reducing our waste. One simple way to reduce your waste is to switch to alternatives, which...
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Is Going Zero Waste Too Hard? We All Just Need To Start With A Little

Have you ever really consciously thought about how much waste you produce? Most people haven't. Just take a random thing such as buying mouth wash for instance. You go to the store and buy your Listerine mouthwash today. About two months (or less) later its finished, and you throw the empty bottle in the bin and off to the store you go for another bottle. Do the math and you will see just how...
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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....