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Period Cup 101

A little over a year ago I started using a period cup instead of tampons and it has changed my life (well, my life during my menstrual cycle at least). Years ago I remember seeing period cups for the first time and thinking they were so weird. The concept was so foreign to me, I didn't understand how they worked, I imagined they were messy and I thought they were for women who were super "granola". I then started seeing ads for them and people post about them on social media and I became intrigued, but I still had so many questions. How do you use it? How do you empty it? Is it messy? Does it hurt? And so...

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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. Whether you have already embarked on a low-waste journey or you're just getting started at reducing your waste, everyone is encouraged to participate. The goal is progress over perfection. You can start by choosing one single area to focus on, such as no plastic bags. Or you can challenge yourself and focus on a few different areas. Here are some ideas to show you how easy it is to participate in Plastic Free July, as well as be more eco-conscious overall! 1. Grocery Shopping Bring your own reusable grocery bags in lieu of the plastic ones. Skip the produce bags...

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Get to Know Your 'Garbage'

"There is no such thing as away. When you throw something away, it must go somewhere." I recently read this quote by Annie Leonard and it stopped me in my tracks. How often do we really stop and think about where our household waste goes? I have always been a proud recycler and felt good that we always had more recycling than we did trash. That is until I started doing research on recycling and realized it may not be as planet-friendly as I had once thought (Google "truth about recycling" to start your own research). Is recycling better than not recycling? I guess so; however my current goal is now to avoid unnecessary packaging as much as possible (and...

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Create a Low-Waste Pantry with Bulk Food Shopping

I'm sure you've seen photos of these gorgeous zero-waste pantries floating around Pinterest and you've been both inspired but overwhelmed at the same time. Where do you even start in creating your own? How do you shop package-free? Do you need to spend an exorbitant amount of money on a set of sleek matching jars? In this post I will show you that it's actually so much easier and less expensive than you may think. 1. The Benefits There are several benefits to creating a low-waste pantry and bulk food shopping: Cut back on packaging and waste. Save money because you're not paying for food packaging. Easy to see how much you have left of each item when stored in...

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