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Why We Source Some Zero Waste Products Overseas

Why We Source Some Zero Waste Products Overseas

Plastic-Free Is Still King: Why We Source Zero-Waste Products From China A question we get from our customers quite often:  “Do you source any of your zero-waste products from China?”  They don’t always love our answer.  Yes, we have various sustainable products that we source from China.  Why?  Simply put, it’s still the best option available to bring you affordable zero-waste products. As your zero waste store, we respect you and your journey as the customer. So we want to shed some light on why we still believe this is the best option – for now.  Zero-Waste Products Aren’t Mass...

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Why You Should Stop Putting Your Food in Plastic

Why You Should Stop Putting Your Food in Plastic

Guest Post From Sustainable Jungle   Gratuitous use of what began as a cheap and cheerful material has blossomed into an all-out plastic crisis. If you think a floating mass of trash the size of Texas is just a dystopian fiction, think again. Plastic not only impacts our environment but also our health. Take food storage for example. Each time you put food in plastic, you risk leaching and then ingesting carcinogens and neurotoxins. Take a page from our zero waste kitchen recipe book and kick plastic out of the kitchen. Environmental Dangers of Plastic Food Storage Let’s start with...

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Reduce Your Plastic Waste by Boycotting These 15 Hidden Plastics

Reduce Your Plastic Waste by Boycotting These 15 Hidden Plastics

These days, plastic has become such a prevalent part of our world – it’s everywhere, and it’s extremely difficult to avoid plastic waste. It’s not your fault, but you can still be part of the solution. Even the slightest change can make a difference. Here are our top 15 products that contain plastic everyone should be aware of.     1. Disposable Cups – Plastic Lining for Waterproofing Even if they are made of paper, disposable cups almost always contain a plastic coating inside, creating disguised plastic waste.  These plastic linings prevent cups from being recycled as cardboard or paper....

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The Honest Truth: 5 Things You Should Know Before Going Zero Waste

The Honest Truth: 5 Things You Should Know Before Going Zero Waste

There’s plenty of buzz around reducing waste, taking care of the environment, and how to be zero waste. With more companies trying to jump on the bandwagon, it can feel like an overwhelming marketing scheme of sunshine, butterflies, and sugar-coated truths.  So want the honest truth of choosing a zero waste lifestyle as a beginner?  These are our top 5 things you should know before going zero waste.  Adopting a Zero Waste Lifestyle Is Critical for the Health of Our Planet Even if you don’t have kids, consider how our current trajectory as a human species is already affecting future...

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10 Easy Zero-Waste Kitchen Swaps for Storing Food + How to Use Them

10 Easy Zero-Waste Kitchen Swaps for Storing Food + How to Use Them

Zero-waste products are becoming more popular across the globe. This is incredible, but we still have a lot of work to do for our environment. This guide will show you ten simple zero-waste kitchen products you can swap as you work towards a plastic-free kitchen.     Silicone Ziplock Bags Over Single-Use Plastics Food-grade silicone has made a massive dent in the volume of single-use plastics. It’s helped reduce plastic pollution, primarily through zero-waste kitchen products.  Not surprisingly, silicone ziplock bags are more durable than traditional plastic bags.  Put your silicone storage bags to the test:  ✔ Dishwasher safe (it’s...

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