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Is a zero waste lifestyle expensive?

Is a zero waste lifestyle expensive?

The answer is a profound NO. Yes, some products are more expensive than its plastic alternatives, but almost always, the lifespan is a lot longer. I have also found that I buy less frequently, only when I need to and I take better care of everything increasing the lifespan if each product and reducing this throwaway lifestyle we have become so used to. Here are some of the cheap alternatives to products that don’t last forever. Bamboo toothbrush A bamboo toothbrush costs 4€ while most shops sell plastic toothbrushes for around €2.50 to €8 making this towards the cheaper side....

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Once you try a Mooncup, you’ll never go back

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Once you try a Mooncup, you’ll never go back

Menstrual cups have been around for a while but more and more they are picking up popularity and it is obvious why. Let's start with some facts which might motivate us to make the change Tampons are used by over 100 million women worldwide and so we can only imagine how many are used each month meaning that billions are heading to our landfills and our oceans much too frequently. The cost of paying for tampons can add up to over 100€ per year and in some cases much more while buying a Mooncup is a one of payment of less...

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Resuable cotton dishcloths over the disposables

Resuable cotton dishcloths over the disposables

I cannot rave enough about switching to reusable dishcloths. I always tried to get as much use out of the disposable ones but the clue is in the name; they are disposable and more often than not, they contain plastic which as we all know by now, is pretty bad. These come in a pack of three and I have been using them for several months without only good things to say making my zero waste lifestyle that little bit easier. The circles of thread add extra scrubbing power to make cleaning stains and marks hassle free. I rotate the dishcloths...

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Three Things I've Learnt Since Going Zero Waste

Three Things I've Learnt Since Going Zero Waste

When people say it's easy, they're lying I guess it depends on the person and on their situation, but I've found many things difficult about making the transition to a plastic-free life. What happens on those days when you're too tired, too busy or just too lazy to cook? With the ease of delivery services like Deliveroo offering every type of cuisine right to your door within the hour, it's oh so tempting to forget about the poor turtles and whales and indulge in a night of fast food inevitably delivered in endless packaging.  Even ‘picking up something easy from...

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Why do we love Javier Bardem right now?

Why do we love Javier Bardem right now?

With 8 million tonnes of plastic dumped into the ocean every year, it is time we changed. Luckily, with people like Javier Bardem getting onboard with the fight, we are one step closer to making a difference.

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