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It's a new habit I'm trying to make...or break.
It started with a bad breakout. The sugar and dairy bonanza I’d had over the weekend paid off in literally the worst way possible: An angry smattering of red dots sprayed on either side of my chin, plus a few extra stragglers
We give the step by step here!
Your foray into the world of zero waste and eco-friendly alternatives were most likely prompted by metal straws and reusable cups. The interest in an environmentally-conscious lifestyle has never been stronger than it is now, which is why you’re more than familiar
It's simpler than you think!
Being plastic-conscious and beauty-obsessed don't seem to go that well together, but it's actually simpler to pick up more sustainable habits than it seems. A small change—like making an offline purchase to avoid unnecessary packaging—still helps cut down on waste! You just have
"Garments are discarded every day and an easy way to help the environment is to give clothes a second life."
Did you know that, second to oil, the clothing and textile industry is the largest polluter in the world? Just think about it: Remember that dress you threw out because you spilled soy sauce all over the front? It's probably sitting in
Imagine a piece of clothing that's completely sustainable and 100% zero waste. That's exactly what the Twist dress by New York-based label Malaika is! Reversible and cleverly crafted from two squares, it's a piece we simply had to look up. Okay, so here are
Your empties aren't going into the ocean, that's for sure!
The fate of our empty beauty product containers are typically unclear. Even with conscious disposal, we're never sure where these plastic bottles and jars end up. Thankfully, however, times are changing. More brands have begun taking more responsibility for their products' impact
For an eco-friendly skincare routine!
Aside from skipping plastic straws and cups, transitioning to lower-waste beauty routine can help you reduce your carbon footprint. Start with small changes, such as using less disposable products like cotton pads and switching to their reusable and washable counterparts. This way, you're
Just bring your old bottles!
Local beauty brand Human Nature is taking a new step towards sustainability by opening their own product refilling stations. However, since the FDA has yet to clear refilling for personal care products, only home care items such as laundry detergents and dishwashing
Shop your zero-waste essentials any time, any where.
Switching to a more sustainable lifestyle just got a whole lot easier! There's already a package-free shop where you can get all your zero-waste essentials, and now, there's a new option for those who prefer to shop from home.The Alternative is an online
Fill these with your favorite drinks!
You probably already have a reusable straw to help cut down your plastic usage, but if you want to step up your zero waste game even more, make a reusable tumbler your next purchase. With one in tow, you'll no longer need
She also debunked some myths.
When you think of the words "zero waste," what comes to mind? Most people write it off as a concept that's too hard—almost impossible—to live by, but that's probably because you're picturing an extreme or unattainable version of what it means to
Yesterday, beverage giant Starbucks made a huge announcement: They will be removing plastic straws from their stores globally by the year 2020. According to them, the initiative will save them from using a billion straws per year.In effect, drinks will soon be
Start your zero-waste lifestyle in the shower!
If you're on a journey to living a zero-waste lifestyle, making a few tweaks to your beauty routine should be a top priority. For one, opting for a solid shampoo can significantly reduce the use of plastic in your routine because you
There are cool people who want to save the world. Let's join them.
In the not-so-distant past, there was a cartoon called Captain Planet (Google it, kids) that was about a superhero called upon by a bunch of teenagers wearing magic rings. Hokey, concept? Absolutely. But it was a progressive show even for its time.It
The never-ending battle with plastic ensues.
Who says beauty needs to be harmful to the environment?
Your beauty addiction doesn't have to be bad for the environment. When it comes to shopping for your makeup and skincare essentials, know that there are tons of eco-friendly alternatives. And to help you start your zero waste beauty journey, we rounded
This travel photographer shows us how to help the environment and still look stylish while doing so.
Quite a bitter pill to swallow, but the fast fashion industry, next to agriculture and oil, is the second largest pollutant of water and other natural resources. According to an article published by Independent, in order for fast fashion brands to keep up