January 18, 2016

Turn a Napkin Into a Reusable Bag in Seconds

Sometimes I run into situations where I wish I had just ONE MORE reusable bag. BUT ALL IS NOT LOST! Using a napkin that I always carry with me, in this video a will teach you how to take a regular ole' napkin and turn it into an on the go reusable bag in a pinch!

December 25, 2015

5 Days of Zero Waste with Refinery29!

I coached Refinery29's Lucie Fink on how to go 5 days without producing any trash and SHE KILLED IT!!!! Check out this video below to learn about the tips I gave Lucie to live sans trash :) 

December 23, 2015

My Home

I've never opened my home up for Trash is for Tossers and so when Jessi Frederick of The Current Residents and photographer Daniela Spector came over, I was so excited for them to capture it for all of you to see!

December 21, 2015

Trash is for Tossers Zero Waste Gift Guide

Holidays = excessive presents = excessive waste = tragic sadness = climate change = end of the world.

Right? No. Not right. Wrong.

Gifting can be fun, waste free, and EASY. I'm going to tell you my favorite ways to gift zero waste so you can sleep stress (and trash) free this holiday season.

Share Experiences
My favorite type of gift is the experience gift. Instead of buying something, wrapping it, and just handing it over, I love the thought of giving an experience gift. Dinner for two? A show? A day at a museum? Cook dinner for someone? A concert? The options are infinite. That way you can grow memories, not trash.

Give Homemade
If an experience gift is not up your alley and you do want to give a physical gift, try a homemade one! I have a few great zero waste options for you: body lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, and granola.

Zero Waste Body Lotion 
Zero Waste Deodorant
Zero Waste Toothpaste
Zero Waste Granola 
Shop Sustainably
If you are neither an experience giver or a DIY'er I have two great options for you:

1) Life Without Plastic for all of their zero waste essentials like stainless steel airtight storage containers and reusable produce bags. If you purchase something and use the code "TIFTHOLIDAY" you will get 10% off of your order.
2) Brush With Bamboo for a bamboo toothbrush packaged in 100% compostable materials.
Once you have figured out what to give to (or do with) your favorite people in the universe then you have to package it up.

Wrap Thoughtfully
If you are giving an experience gift you don't need to worry about this. If not, I wrap my presents for the holidays three ways:

1) I don't wrap them at all. Yep. You heard me. I do the behind the back or pull out of my bag method and just hand it over. Works like a charm and is totally zero wage!

2) I wrap them in reusable materials like a reusable bag or a napkin. That is almost like 2 gifts in 1!

3) I upcycle paper bags, newspaper, or whatever paper I can find. I never use tape and instead secure the packages with biodegradable twine, cotton string, or anything else that is biodegradable.
REMEMBER: if you do wrap a present and you want to make sure the wrapping is properly disposed of, take it back! You can use it again or just toss it in the compost bin!

Happy gifting!