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July 1, 2018
7 ways to combine zero waste with a cruelty free lifestyle

7 ways to combine a zero waste lifestyle with cruelty free

Susan wrote to me with an interesting conundrum. She wrote:
April 10, 2018
14 easy ways to use less plastic that you can try today

14 simple ways to use less plastic that you can try today

The statistics surrounding plastic pollution are alarming. Read 14 ways plastic is harming us and the environment to discover shocking facts about the effects of plastics […]
March 7, 2018
smart cara fix for three green flashing lights

You Smart Cara has three green flashing lights and has stopped working. Now what?

The Smart Cara seems to be creating quite a buzz in the Zero Waste community! In case you missed it, you can read my Smart Cara […]
February 15, 2018
14 ways your plastic consumption is harming you and the environment

14 ways plastic is harming us and the environment

According to GreenPeace, we’ve produced 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since the 1950s. Of that staggering total, just 9% was recycled. The remaining 79% has […]
February 22, 2018
10 ways using less plastic will benefit you

10 ways reducing plastic will benefit YOU

I usually focus on the positive, but last week we talked about 14 ways our over-use of plastic was killing us and the environment. After all, […]
January 14, 2018
how to have a zero waste valentines day

Six ways to have a zero waste Valentine’s Day

Cupid will soon be firing his bow on us again. According to the National Retail Federation’s Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey, the top three gifts people […]
January 8, 2018
vote for rachelle strauss in resource magazine hot 100

Please vote for me!

Since 2002, Resource Magazine have been celebrating the biggest influencers in the waste and resources industry. What I love about this award is it’s not just […]
November 24, 2017
how to reduce packaging and food waste

Reducing packaging and food waste through innovation

Reducing packaging and food waste are topics I’m passionate about. So much so, food waste is one of the most popular themes for Zero Waste Week.
November 19, 2017
photograph of sourdough discard banana bread

How to make sourdough discard banana bread

This week I’ve entered the world of sourdough. I’ve been wanting to make sourdough bread for YEARS. I had a go about twelve years ago and […]
November 6, 2017
three ways to spend less money with your zero waste lifstyle

Three ways to reduce your spending for a zero waste lifestyle

How was your #LiveMoreWithLess month? It was a case of ‘you win some, you lose some’ for me!