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“What do I do with old cosmetics and skincare?”

“What do I do with old cosmetics and skincare?”

A question I get asked aaaallllll the time: “what do I do with old cosmetics and skincare?” It’s a tricky one because many people have a lot of old products hanging around, and in their quests to choose better products, they’re often left wondering what to do with it all.

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Roasted Chickpeas: a plant-based low-waste snack

Roasted Chickpeas: a plant-based low-waste snack

Sharing a little low-waste snack recipe today that I just can’t get enough of: roasted chickpeas. I loooove chickpeas, and this snack is perfect for when you want something savoury and crunchy, a bit like potato chips. They’re also great for entertaining, or as a topping on salads.

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7 ways to say “no”

7 ways to say “no”

The first “R” is “refuse” but many people—myself included!—often find it challenging to say no. If you’re new to the idea of Zero Waste and struggle with the thought of declining single-use plastic, free promotional items, or other unwanted items, you may find these tips helpful. If you’re a seasoned pro, you may wish to share these ideas with your friends who are just starting out.

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Repair, don’t replace

Repair, don’t replace

This is my husband’s work bag. It was purchased several years ago as a graduation present, and a few months back it started to show some wear. (My husband is pretty rough on his clothes and things, which means we do a lot of repairing, unfortunately.) So I took it to a specialty shop and had the corners fixed and the zipper redone. Compared to rebuying, it’s extremely cost effective, and it’s a good investment if you want a piece to last.

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