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ZERO/LOW WASTE GIFT GUIDE

ZERO/LOW WASTE GIFT GUIDE

Sometimes buying presents feel like a burden and you find yourself going around malls, searching online for hours and still have no idea what to give to someone either for graduation, kids' birthday parties, baby showers, and most importantly, the holidays.   Everyone loves presents. I know I love to give presents to my family and friends but most of the time we don't have in mind the "waste factor" of a present.   Now that I've changed my life to a plastic-free eco-friendly one, gifting items that are better for the environment and the person receiving them brings me...


ARE ECO-FRIENDLY, PLASTIC-FREE PRODUCTS MORE EXPENSIVE?

ARE ECO-FRIENDLY, PLASTIC-FREE PRODUCTS MORE EXPENSIVE?

From disposable cameras to disposable diapers, few products marketed to consumers are made to last. We live in an age where everything gets thrown away and technology is obsolete after a few months, but what many consumers don't realize is that this throw-away lifestyle comes with a high cost not only to our finances but to the planet. Not only is your wallet continuously emptied as your limited supply of dollars chases an endless supply of new and updated products, but there is also an environmental price to pay for consumerism. Constant manufacturing of new and unnecessary products uses up virgin...


HOW TO TRANSITION TO NATURAL DEODORANT

Maria Auclair

Tags How to use natural deodorant, Natural Deodorant

HOW TO TRANSITION TO NATURAL DEODORANT

Lets have a real talk about Natural deodorants and Anti-perspirants. A Few Facts first Deodorant controls odor – not sweat. Antiperspirant blocks sweat – but isn’t designed to stop odor. Using deodorant and antiperspirant together is a good way to beat sweaty armpits and foul body odor, but not the only one. Body odor is created by bacteria that accumulates in your armpits. Antiperspirants and deodorants do NOT cause cancer. Both Antiperspirant and deodorant can lead to “sweat stains” There's a process to start using Natural deodorant, mainly because your pores are clogged after the use of antiperspirant so the...


I AM ECO-FRIENDLY BUT I DON'T LIKE RECYCLING

Maria Auclair

I AM ECO-FRIENDLY BUT I DON'T LIKE RECYCLING

Before my plastic-free “awakening” back in January 2019, I used to religiously recycle everything I could. If something didn’t say it was recyclable, I’d hope for the best and toss it in the recycling bin anyway, which is known as "wish-cycling". I thought there was a magic land where trash went to be processed and turn into something else, without even thinking too much about, how, what, why, where. It was just something that happened, no doubt. Now I’m so much more environmentally aware…and recycling no longer fills me with joy, I constantly and actively try to avoid it. Go figure....


ZERO WASTE/BULK MASSACHUSETTS DIRECTORY

ZERO WASTE/BULK MASSACHUSETTS DIRECTORY

This is a work in progress! if you know of a place that should be in this list please email me to contact@unpackedliving.com Whole Foods (State-wide) You can find milk in returnable glass bottles, and bulk aisles but most WF won't let you bring containers to use. Low-waste tip: Reusable bags are allowed for bulk (no taring), or the paper bags provided for bakery goods can also be used to buy bulk and avoid the plastic.Bulk peanut and almond butter is also available in plastic containers but the low-waste option is to buy the first container, and then keep refilling that...

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