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Erin | H&U
My friends and family often complain about how difficult it is to buy me gifts. I’m sure you have someone, or multiple someones, in your life who are either “greenies”, minimalist/s, or both. They either want nothing at all, or only things that are plastic free, ethically made, locally made, and/or that supports a cause....
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Being a dog parent comes with many challenges. Chewed shoes (or homework), poo to clean up, anxiously searching the streets when they go on adventures, and protecting them from bities like snakes and ticks. But when you’re anything like me, you have another thing to worry about – the environmental impact of pet ownership. There...
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I love Christmas, it’s my favourite time of year. But Christmas is often a time of overconsumption and excessive waste. Tell me honestly, when you reminisce on past Christmases, what do you remember? What were your favourite parts? I’m sure it wasn’t the presents, or what they were wrapped in. It certainly wasn’t those cheap...
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I’m sure I’m not the only one who has struggled in the past to write a genuine, heartfelt note in a farewell card for a colleague or friend. Everything that you can think of to write sounds embarrassingly shallow and tacky and you cringe at the thought of them reading it. I recently had to...
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Many people perceive the cost of switching to zero waste and reusable products to be quite high. I’m guessing you think this too, and you’re struggling with justifying these expensive purchases. And who can blame you? On the face of it, spending $30 or more on a single roll of reusable paper towels versus a...
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I think everyone who switches to the zero waste way of life develops a favourite zero waste product that they can’t get enough of. They love to think about it and talk about it with their friends. Honestly, they could probably become a salesperson for the product. For some, it’s the delicious-smelling beeswax wraps that...
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One of the worst things about being an adult is all the adult-ing you need to do just to keep up. I’m not even talking about getting ahead in life – just the stuff you have to do to keep functioning as a human. Things like paying bills, eating healthy meals, exercising, keeping your home...
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I completely and utterly understand your struggle to declutter. From the age of about eight, I would spend one full weekend every few months going through all of my stuff and trying to fit my ever-increasing amount of possessions into the limited space that I had. I measured my success by how well I could...
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I imagine you’re here because you’re SO OVER your current wardrobe. You might even have been looking specifically for a capsule wardrobe formula (in which case, you’re in the right place!). You have a heap of stuff that you haven’t touched since you bought it, and trying to find an outfit to wear every day...
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Want to make the switch to the reusable, eco-friendly option when it comes to buying wasteful disposable products? Only to find that it’s crazy expensive and you struggle to justify spending that much? You’re not alone. A lot of people have trouble converting to the zero waste lifestyle due to the “start up” costs. Buying...
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