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  • homefarmorlando - Eren Tatari @homefarmorlando 13 hours ago
  • Zero Waste Home #2: handkerchiefs — we love them!!! We stopped buying tissues a few years ago. It was one of the easiest switches we made in transitioning to #zerowasteliving The crazy thing is we didn’t purchase a single handkerchief. How? Both my mom and my mother-in-law kept these lovely handkerchiefs... I actually recall growing up with these— how my mom would tuck a clean ironed one in my pocket every school morning... #memories ... so they were super thrilled when we reclaimed them 🤣 
#zerowastehome #handkerchief 
Now this particular one in the photo is very special. It has the initial of my mom’s maiden name because in the 60s her father who was a sailor brought it back from one of his looong voyages to the US... and now it is back here with me 😉😉😉
Benefits of using handkerchiefs: 
1— save money 
2— healthier! Tissues are bleached and you inhale those particles flying around each time you pick one up. 
3— eco friendly cuz it’s zero waste 
4— ok you may say I am emotional and yes I am ... using handkerchiefs feels so much nicer, there is something special about caring for an item, using it for a long time... as opposed to disposables. 
Sometimes I notice when I pull an handkerchief out in class my students look as if they have just seen ET 🤣🤣🤣 those happen to be my initials btw 😲😲😲 they do get used to it ... and that’s it... we get used to things... as we all make tiny steps to reducing our waste, THAT will become the norm and collectively we can and we will make a huge positive impact and reverse climate change etc. 
#climatechange #impact #positivity #hope #together #community #votewithyourdollar #permaculturedesign #wildschooling #heirloomseeds #organicbeauty #socialenterprise #socialenterpreneur #smallbusiness #natural #holistic #holistichealth #alternative #family #mom #homeschool #reducereuserecycle #reducewaste #frugal #healthy Zero Waste Home #2: handkerchiefs — we love them!!! We stopped buying tissues a few years ago. It was one of the easiest switches we made in transitioning to #zerowasteliving The crazy thing is we didn’t purchase a single handkerchief. How? Both my mom and my mother-in-law kept these lovely handkerchiefs... I actually recall growing up with these— how my mom would tuck a clean ironed one in my pocket every school morning... #memories ... so they were super thrilled when we reclaimed them 🤣 #zerowastehome #handkerchief Now this particular one in the photo is very special. It has the initial of my mom’s maiden name because in the 60s her father who was a sailor brought it back from one of his looong voyages to the US... and now it is back here with me 😉😉😉 Benefits of using handkerchiefs: 1— save money 2— healthier! Tissues are bleached and you inhale those particles flying around each time you pick one up. 3— eco friendly cuz it’s zero waste 4— ok you may say I am emotional and yes I am ... using handkerchiefs feels so much nicer, there is something special about caring for an item, using it for a long time... as opposed to disposables. Sometimes I notice when I pull an handkerchief out in class my students look as if they have just seen ET 🤣🤣🤣 those happen to be my initials btw 😲😲😲 they do get used to it ... and that’s it... we get used to things... as we all make tiny steps to reducing our waste, THAT will become the norm and collectively we can and we will make a huge positive impact and reverse climate change etc. #climatechange #impact #positivity #hope #together #community #votewithyourdollar #permaculturedesign #wildschooling #heirloomseeds #organicbeauty #socialenterprise #socialenterpreneur #smallbusiness #natural #holistic #holistichealth #alternative #family #mom #homeschool #reducereuserecycle #reducewaste #frugal #healthy
  • Zero Waste Home #2: handkerchiefs — we love them!!! We stopped buying tissues a few years ago. It was one of the easiest switches we made in transitioning to #zerowasteliving The crazy thing is we didn’t purchase a single handkerchief. How? Both my mom and my mother-in-law kept these lovely handkerchiefs... I actually recall growing up with these— how my mom would tuck a clean ironed one in my pocket every school morning... #memories ... so they were super thrilled when we reclaimed them 🤣 #zerowastehome #handkerchief Now this particular one in the photo is very special. It has the initial of my mom’s maiden name because in the 60s her father who was a sailor brought it back from one of his looong voyages to the US... and now it is back here with me 😉😉😉 Benefits of using handkerchiefs: 1— save money 2— healthier! Tissues are bleached and you inhale those particles flying around each time you pick one up. 3— eco friendly cuz it’s zero waste 4— ok you may say I am emotional and yes I am ... using handkerchiefs feels so much nicer, there is something special about caring for an item, using it for a long time... as opposed to disposables. Sometimes I notice when I pull an handkerchief out in class my students look as if they have just seen ET 🤣🤣🤣 those happen to be my initials btw 😲😲😲 they do get used to it ... and that’s it... we get used to things... as we all make tiny steps to reducing our waste, THAT will become the norm and collectively we can and we will make a huge positive impact and reverse climate change etc. #climatechange #impact #positivity #hope #together #community #votewithyourdollar #permaculturedesign #wildschooling #heirloomseeds #organicbeauty #socialenterprise #socialenterpreneur #smallbusiness #natural #holistic #holistichealth #alternative #family #mom #homeschool #reducereuserecycle #reducewaste #frugal #healthy
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  • plantedinnature - Melissa C. @plantedinnature 15 hours ago
  • Zero waste?
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I wish I was zero waste,  a lot of zero waste items are cost prohibitive,  and the rest require serious self-discipline and responsibility in the form of changing habits;  and if changing habits was only that easy addictions wouldn't be such a crisis all over the world.  Which is exactly why many people refer to the single use plastics business as a plastic crisis!
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Fortunately small changes can make big difference over time,  and when engaged by communities the results are only amplified.  Good thing is that these are fairly accessible,  because small is fairly easy and we are all community.  Let's do this!
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According to @5gyres "A 2017 study from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature found that 95% of plastic in the ocean comes from land," accompanied with the fact that "only 19% of plastics are accepted at curbside, plastic products average only 3% average post consumer recycled material, and a ton is valued at just $6—while plastic takes up 18% of U.S. landfill space." These statistics essentially mean almost nothing (19%)you put in your recyclable bin actually gets recycled,  that of all of the plastic packaging products annually,  an even smaller percentage (3%) is from companies using recycled and not virgin plastic, and that most facilities only pay $6 for a TON of plastic...ummm do you think that really makes people want to recycle plastic like they do cans, glass or other metals? There just doesn't seem to be an efficient recycling model in place,  nor is there incentive at face value.  I included a link in my bio to the 5 Gyres plastics education page if you want to learn more!
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Virgin plastic can take decades (~50-60 years) to break down (it never fully breaks down --->microplastics), while a bamboo toothbrush fully breaks down in 6-8 months! 🌍
If you brush your teeth,  and floss,  maybe we should be reconsidering the trash that we toss?  @mablebrush brushed has subscription services,  and they were just brought into the @beautyheroes Store at $5 a brush!  They're also one of the only bamboo toothbrushes that comes in non-plastic packaging!
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@dentallace offers zero waste packaging.  Cont'd 👇🏾 Zero waste? 🌍 I wish I was zero waste,  a lot of zero waste items are cost prohibitive,  and the rest require serious self-discipline and responsibility in the form of changing habits;  and if changing habits was only that easy addictions wouldn't be such a crisis all over the world. Which is exactly why many people refer to the single use plastics business as a plastic crisis! 🌎 Fortunately small changes can make big difference over time,  and when engaged by communities the results are only amplified. Good thing is that these are fairly accessible,  because small is fairly easy and we are all community. Let's do this! 🌏 According to @5gyres "A 2017 study from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature found that 95% of plastic in the ocean comes from land," accompanied with the fact that "only 19% of plastics are accepted at curbside, plastic products average only 3% average post consumer recycled material, and a ton is valued at just $6—while plastic takes up 18% of U.S. landfill space." These statistics essentially mean almost nothing (19%)you put in your recyclable bin actually gets recycled, that of all of the plastic packaging products annually, an even smaller percentage (3%) is from companies using recycled and not virgin plastic, and that most facilities only pay $6 for a TON of plastic...ummm do you think that really makes people want to recycle plastic like they do cans, glass or other metals? There just doesn't seem to be an efficient recycling model in place, nor is there incentive at face value. I included a link in my bio to the 5 Gyres plastics education page if you want to learn more! 🌎 Virgin plastic can take decades (~50-60 years) to break down (it never fully breaks down --->microplastics), while a bamboo toothbrush fully breaks down in 6-8 months! 🌍 If you brush your teeth,  and floss,  maybe we should be reconsidering the trash that we toss?  @mablebrush brushed has subscription services,  and they were just brought into the @beautyheroes Store at $5 a brush! They're also one of the only bamboo toothbrushes that comes in non-plastic packaging! 🌏 @dentallace offers zero waste packaging. Cont'd 👇🏾
  • Zero waste? 🌍 I wish I was zero waste,  a lot of zero waste items are cost prohibitive,  and the rest require serious self-discipline and responsibility in the form of changing habits;  and if changing habits was only that easy addictions wouldn't be such a crisis all over the world. Which is exactly why many people refer to the single use plastics business as a plastic crisis! 🌎 Fortunately small changes can make big difference over time,  and when engaged by communities the results are only amplified. Good thing is that these are fairly accessible,  because small is fairly easy and we are all community. Let's do this! 🌏 According to @5gyres "A 2017 study from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature found that 95% of plastic in the ocean comes from land," accompanied with the fact that "only 19% of plastics are accepted at curbside, plastic products average only 3% average post consumer recycled material, and a ton is valued at just $6—while plastic takes up 18% of U.S. landfill space." These statistics essentially mean almost nothing (19%)you put in your recyclable bin actually gets recycled, that of all of the plastic packaging products annually, an even smaller percentage (3%) is from companies using recycled and not virgin plastic, and that most facilities only pay $6 for a TON of plastic...ummm do you think that really makes people want to recycle plastic like they do cans, glass or other metals? There just doesn't seem to be an efficient recycling model in place, nor is there incentive at face value. I included a link in my bio to the 5 Gyres plastics education page if you want to learn more! 🌎 Virgin plastic can take decades (~50-60 years) to break down (it never fully breaks down --->microplastics), while a bamboo toothbrush fully breaks down in 6-8 months! 🌍 If you brush your teeth,  and floss,  maybe we should be reconsidering the trash that we toss?  @mablebrush brushed has subscription services,  and they were just brought into the @beautyheroes Store at $5 a brush! They're also one of the only bamboo toothbrushes that comes in non-plastic packaging! 🌏 @dentallace offers zero waste packaging. Cont'd 👇🏾
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  • rocket_science - Anita Vandyke @rocket_science 1 day ago
  • #ActivistApril - TIP 14: Support local artisans.
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Voting with you dollar is something we can do every day. Whenever I buy something new, I want to know where it comes from, who made it and if it aligns with my values.
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Living sustainably is not about deprivation. It’s about valuing your everyday items, it’s about appreciating the beauty of everyday things. I commissioned my friend @madeformiu to make this handmade ceramic cup to use for my morning matcha.
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I love it! It’s handmade and heartfelt. She makes wonderful ceramic pieces that are affordable. It sparks joy whenever I use it! #activistapril - TIP 14: Support local artisans. • Voting with you dollar is something we can do every day. Whenever I buy something new, I want to know where it comes from, who made it and if it aligns with my values. • Living sustainably is not about deprivation. It’s about valuing your everyday items, it’s about appreciating the beauty of everyday things. I commissioned my friend @madeformiu to make this handmade ceramic cup to use for my morning matcha. • I love it! It’s handmade and heartfelt. She makes wonderful ceramic pieces that are affordable. It sparks joy whenever I use it!
  • #activistapril - TIP 14: Support local artisans. • Voting with you dollar is something we can do every day. Whenever I buy something new, I want to know where it comes from, who made it and if it aligns with my values. • Living sustainably is not about deprivation. It’s about valuing your everyday items, it’s about appreciating the beauty of everyday things. I commissioned my friend @madeformiu to make this handmade ceramic cup to use for my morning matcha. • I love it! It’s handmade and heartfelt. She makes wonderful ceramic pieces that are affordable. It sparks joy whenever I use it!
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  • shopthepurpose - PURPOSE @shopthepurpose 1 day ago
  • Woven everything this summer 🙌
Meet Lily by @salt.and.umber our newest addition to purpose.  She comes in beige & mustard & she’s also ethically made in small batches by skilled artisans in India. Salt+Umber focuses on making ethical and sustainable footwear.  Like these gorgeous handmade leather mules you will wear right into summer and never want to take off!  They are as comfortable as they are cute. With a cushioned leather sole you can walk all day in them with ease. Each pair is unique with natural variations in the weaving due to it's handmade nature. So make sure you pop in & pick up a pair or two before they sell out! Woven everything this summer 🙌 Meet Lily by @salt.and.umber our newest addition to purpose. She comes in beige & mustard & she’s also ethically made in small batches by skilled artisans in India. Salt+Umber focuses on making ethical and sustainable footwear. Like these gorgeous handmade leather mules you will wear right into summer and never want to take off! They are as comfortable as they are cute. With a cushioned leather sole you can walk all day in them with ease. Each pair is unique with natural variations in the weaving due to it's handmade nature. So make sure you pop in & pick up a pair or two before they sell out!
  • Woven everything this summer 🙌 Meet Lily by @salt.and.umber our newest addition to purpose. She comes in beige & mustard & she’s also ethically made in small batches by skilled artisans in India. Salt+Umber focuses on making ethical and sustainable footwear. Like these gorgeous handmade leather mules you will wear right into summer and never want to take off! They are as comfortable as they are cute. With a cushioned leather sole you can walk all day in them with ease. Each pair is unique with natural variations in the weaving due to it's handmade nature. So make sure you pop in & pick up a pair or two before they sell out!
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