“Zero waste” air travel is somewhat of a misguided effort. While we may be able to opt out of wasteful activities like paper boarding passes, in-flight meals, and plastic water cups, flying is actually one of the most environmentally consequential activities we do as individuals. I have to fly semi-frequently for work for instance, and those flights alone result in nearly ~3.27 tons of CO2—accounting for almost 1/4 of my carbon footprint. But that’s only half of the picture—the actual footprint of flying is not well understood, as planes release a host of other outputs that result in additional climactic effects. The real climate impact of flying may be twice as high as the CO2 emissions alone…Read More
A do-it-yourself mentality is undeniably part of the zero waste ethos, but often times personal care solutions are achievable without whipping and mixing obscure materials in the kitchen. Single ingredient solutions to daily challenges like facial moisturizing are key to maintaining a busy but low impact life.Read More
I'm no cook, but one area in the kitchen that I'm all about is how to create delicious "zero waste" foods, or recipes to prevent food waste and added compost by transforming leftovers and scraps into food.
This recipe is for a very simple and delicious almond pulp hummus, which uses the leftover pulp from blending and straining soaked almonds to create almond milk. Almond pulp serves as a great base in recipes like cookies, muffins, and more, but for this recipe the pulp serves as an alternative to chickpeas commonly found in hummus recipes.Read More
Looking for a fresh scented vinegar cleaner? I’ve got you covered with a new DIY recipe I shared on the Zero Waste Collective blog. This collaboration features a brief interview with the ZWC about my journey toward zero waste, veganism, and minimalism. Get the full recipe and story on the Zero Waste Collective blog post.Read More
Looking to reduce waste and minimize your cleaning routine? Consider white vinegar: a safe and multifunctional household cleaner that disinfects, cuts through grease, and deodorizes. Research demonstrates that tabletop varieties of vinegar effectively tackles bacteria and viruses like E. Coli and salmonella; and in fact, white vinegar is even more effective at killing mold than bleach.Read More