Focus on materials: Silicone

Focus on materials: Silicone

What is silicone? Is it plastic? Is it safe? Should we choose products made from it?

You may have noticed that this soft, flexible, plastic-like material is popping up everywhere from kids’ spoons and plates to baking sheets. It’s touted as our century’s wonder material!

The truth is a little complicated. In fact, I actually changed my viewpoint after I did the research for this post.

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My interview with Anne-Marie Bonneau, the Zero Waste Chef

My interview with Anne-Marie Bonneau, the Zero Waste Chef

I’m absolutely delighted to share my interview with famed foodie and blogger Anne-Marie Bonneau, also known as the Zero Waste Chef. On her blog and Instagram, she shares how her family lives Zero Waste, while creating the most delicious meals. (I tried to tell her that she’s a legend in the Zero Waste world. However, as you’ll see, she’s very humble and doesn’t believe me.)

Although I’m far from a gourmet chef, my own Zero Waste journey has me experimenting in the kitchen more often, batch cooking and baking for the week ahead, and making more from scratch. Needless to say, I’m very inspired by Anne-Marie!

Her motto and food rules are: “No packaging. Nothing processed. No waste.” Sounds intimidating? Her joyful personality and positive energy will change your mind! Here’s what she had to say about how busy families can join the Zero Waste movement, how to get your kids into the kitchen, and why we should have hope for the future.

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My interview with Toni Desrosiers, Founder of Abeego

My interview with Toni Desrosiers, Founder of Abeego

Welcome to my first Q & A blog post! I see many more interviews on this blog in the future, and I couldn’t be happier to kick things off with a company I love and respect: Abeego. (Plus, keep reading for details on a giveaway!)

If you know them, you’ll know that Abeego is the original beeswax food storage wrap, based out of Victoria, BC. They’ve gone toe-to-toe with the food wrap giants, and it’s all thanks to Toni Desrosiers, Abeego’s fearless founder.

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Why low waste? Part 3: We need to reduce our use of plastics

Why low waste? Part 3: We need to reduce our use of plastics

Welcome to my third post addressing some of the reasons why we need to reduce our waste. If you haven’t already, check out the first post (about landfills) and the second post (about recycling).

Today I’d like to focus on why the Zero Waste movement is particularly concerned about plastics. Of course, the goal is to reduce waste of all sorts, including food waste and packaging in general, but you’re right if you’ve noticed a focus on plastic.

Here’s why.

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Why low waste? Part 2: Recycling isn’t the answer

Why low waste? Part 2: Recycling isn’t the answer

Welcome to my second post addressing some of the reasons why we need to reduce our waste. (Click here for the first post, all about landfills.)

As a society, we love recycling. It’s hard not to love it, when it’s promoted as such a fantastic thing: all of a sudden, it doesn’t matter that your strawberries are packaged in a plastic clamshell container, because there’s that little lovely triangle with the recycling symbol on the bottom. Put the container in your recycling bin, and it happily lives on to be made into new plastic packaging.

Except, that’s not how it works.

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