Create a zero waste restaurant kit for kids

Create a zero waste restaurant kit for kids

When we go out to eat, I try to plan in advance, because I know that many places offer crayons in plastic packaging. Well, we have crayons at home too, so I just bring those with me! No need for the extra plastic. I pack them up in a little cloth bag, and then my son can colour his heart out.

I also bring a couple small toys he can play with—nothing noisy or disruptive for other guests, but little wooden spinning tops and trains are perfect! The last place we went to didn’t have a children’s menu or colouring sheet, so these little toys (plus some “I spy” and “finger play” rhymes I learned in my library program) did the trick. The server actually loved the spinning tops and insisted on trying them out herself!

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60 Zero Waste Resolutions for 2020

60 Zero Waste Resolutions for 2020

Introducing: 60 simple ways to go Zero Waste in 2020! Huge disclaimer: I’m very, very far from perfect. Some of these resolutions I have yet to figure out. And of course the huge elephant in the (plastic-free) room is that we need a heck of a lot more than individual swaps to get ourselves out of this environmental mess we’re in. 

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How to wrap experience gifts: Keep the magic of unwrapping presents!

How to wrap experience gifts: Keep the magic of unwrapping presents!

Let’s be honest: as amazing as experience gifts are, they’re not always the most fun to unwrap. There’s something so special about the unwrapping experience that’s sad to lose. When it comes to kids especially, they want something tangible! But experience gifts don’t have to mean that there’s nothing to unveil. Experiences can be “wrapped” to make them even more fun. Here’s how to do it.

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Is there plastic on your greeting cards?

Is there plastic on your greeting cards?

Did you know that the glitter on greeting cards is plastic? With a few rare exceptions, the vast majority of glitter (on cards, holiday decorations, crafts, etc) is microplastic. And like everyone who has ever tried to clean up glitter knows, it’s impossible to get rid of it!

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