September 23, 2016

How to Shop at the Farmers Market Without Producing Waste

When I first started living a Zero Waste lifestyle I had never really shopped at a farmers market before. It seemed intimidating, scary, and overwhelming. But a few simple shopping hacks made it a lot easier and made buying food go from a super wasteful, time consuming process, to one that is easy and totally waste free! Check out this video to see how I shop at the farmers market.
Step 1: Big Stuff, Big Bag. Any large items don't need a bag of their own, just throw them in your tote!
Step 2: Small Stuff, Small Bag. Any small loose items can be put into smaller organic cotton reusable bags, or any smaller reusable bag you have (or make!)
Step 3: Reuse containers whenever possible. This works well for berries, eggs, and other items that might have a container. Bring them back to the farmer so they can reuse them.
Step 4: Pay in cash to avoid receipts.
Step 5: Napkins double as a great way to buy bread and pastries package free!



September 12, 2016

FAQ: How To Shop Zero Waste at the Farmers Market

Every Saturday I go to the farmers market in my neighborhood in Brooklyn to drop off my compost and to buy my food for the week. Not only is it less expensive than going to a conventional supermarket, it creates a lot of diversity in my diet because I arrange my meals based on what is fresh and seasonal.

In this video you will learn how I prepare before I go to the market and the tools that I bring to ensure it is completely waste free.


August 29, 2016

FAQ: How do you have Zero Waste Sex?

Oh, I'm going there.

Because you've gone there. Over, and over, and over again.

This is the #1 question that I get asked. More often than when I'm asked about toilet paper, more often than periods, it is "how do you live a zero waste lifestyle and still have sex?"

Well, besides the fact that I am incredibly single right now and when it comes to having sex... well, ermm... I don't... cue sad violins... when I do, I have a couple of suggestions, of which I have included in this video.

Check it out!

August 22, 2016

FAQ: What do you do about toilet paper?

Check out this video that talks about my Zero Waste bathroom adventures, yay!

I use recycled toilet paper wrapped in paper instead of big packages wrapped in plastic. When the toilet paper is flushed it goes to a wastewater treatment plant where it naturally biodegrades (breaks down).