The easiest Zero Waste Snacks

The easiest Zero Waste Snacks

I started writing this blog, then realized, hey! How can I write about snacks without consuming a snack?!

So now I am eating raisins, and writing… honestly, it is really helping the creativity flow.

Fruits and vegetables

We all know they’re super great to consume, also fruits and vegetables can leave zero waste when scraps are disposed of in a suitable composter. I have an allotment, so my composter is a cone bin with a hole in the bottom. Other options include wormeries or bokashi bins.

By considering where the fruits and vegetables were imported from or grown , I can also take responsibility for waste which may have occurred before the fruits and veg arrived at the shop or market I am purchasing them from. Ideally, I’d love for 2019 to be the year that I am able to eat more fruit and veg from my allotment so I am fully aware of where my produce has come from. Where this is not possible, I consider the airmiles products would have travelled in order to get to me.

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Zero Waste Shoes

Zero Waste Shoes

I need a new pair of shoes. Okay okay, maybe I don’t need them, but I have no ‘casual shoes’, other than my Doc Martens, and sometimes they’re not the most delicate shoe to wear everywhere…

This shoe shopping task slightly fills me with dread, which is weird, because pre-zero waste, I’d love the need to buy a pair of shoes.

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Be a Borrower

Be a Borrower

I was that kind of child who watched about three films on repeat from the age of 4 to 7.  

If the film wasn't Matilda, Lady and the Tramp or The Borrowers, I didn't want to know. 

Rewatching these films as an adult had not only made me realise that I had impeccable taste for someone so young (!) but also that there are so many messages you skip over in these films when you're only a little one. 

Matilda was all about loving education, not about the hilarity of making Mrs Trunchbull afraid to live in her own home as it seemed haunted as I used to think. 

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Zero Waste with with Allergies, Intolerances and specific diets

Zero Waste with with Allergies, Intolerances and specific diets

Zero Waste living is hard enough, and with the added complexities you get with being unable to eat even more food groups, it can be even tougher.

I can’t eat gluten and dairy, as I have intolerances to both. I also have a very mild reaction to certain seeds. My reactions can be anything from eczema to an upset tummy, being excessively tired and having to poop (a lot).

The worst things I find about allergies and intolerances when it comes to Zero Waste living are:

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Zero Waste Toiletries

Zero Waste Toiletries

With a few simple switches, I’ve created a toiletry bag which is Zero Waste. The products I use last longer, so I save money and the time I would spend on buying them.

Deodorant

I use an alum rock. This is a mineral rock, which simply needs to be wet to use. I run it under the tap and rub it onto my armpits. It doesn’t stop me sweating completely (is there ANY deodorant that does that?!) but it does stop me smelling which is what I need!

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