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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...
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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...
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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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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...