What’s the easiest Zero Waste swap to make? In my experience, it’s anything that you need to replace once and never again. Food can be challenging for a lot of people if you don’t have easy access to a bulk/refill store because you need food pretty much all the time. Personal care products are somewhere in the middle, as they don’t need to be replaced as often as food. But for some things, the swap only needs to be made once. In my mind, that’s a beautiful thing!
Self-care. It’s SO IMPORTANT. And I’m not talking about getting your nails done or having a fun night out (although those things are lovely!) I’m talking about the really important things. Why are we so bad at taking care of ourselves sometimes? Or is that only me?
How does plastic get into our oceans?
It’s estimated that a third of all plastic waste ends up in nature, in some form. This includes the oceans.
We’re always hearing about plastic in our oceans—but how does it get there? That’s the question I’m aiming to answer today.
What’s something that you haven’t bought? For me, it’s on-the-go Zero Waste kits. I think they’re really cute, but for me personally, I have all of the components I need at home anyway, so it would just be a waste. Here’s what I use instead: my son’s metal toddler cutlery, a dishcloth, my water bottle and travel mug, and a little bag.
Eco-anxiety and ecological grief are very real concerns for people, and it’s no surprise why. Are you affected? I certainly am.
I’ve done quite a bit of reading and research on the subject lately, so I thought I’d compile a list of some of the coping tactics I find helpful. I hope you find them helpful as well. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Please remember, these are just some ideas, and this is just my personal opinion based on the research I’ve done. I am not a professional therapist in any way. If you’re suffering from anxiety or depression, please seek professional help.