Category: Zero Waste

Plastic Kills 100 Million Marine Mammals Every Year—Here’s What We Can Do to Help

The issue of single-use plastics has been top of mind lately with many corporations and cities, like my hometown of Oakland, California, taking a first step by regulating plastic straws. This is important for many reasons. According to the World Economic Forum: “A full 32 percent of the 78 million tons of plastic packaging produced…

Instant Pot Refried Beans

How many times have you watched someone on YouTube buy their groceries from the bulk section and make a ton of recipes from scratch? They display the immaculate interior of their fridge filled with freshly made foods all organized in wide-mouthed mason jars looking like a magazine cover. Sigh. I’ve always viewed these videos with…

Aquafaba Guide: Unlocking The Magic of Chickpea Brine

What is Aquafaba? If you’re new to the wonderful world of aquafaba, welcome! The word “aquafaba” comes from the latin words aqua (meaning water) and faba (meaning beans). Aquafaba usually refers to the starchy liquid from a can of chickpeas (or the liquid is left behind when you cook chickpeas)—but it can also represent the…

Guide to Sudsational Vegan Shampoo Bars for Happy Healthy Hair

We’ve searched high and low for a vegan shampoo bars that are eco-friendly and also make your hair happy. It was a tough tangle, but hair we are (pun intended) with some super suggestions that will make your lovely locks (and weary wallet) twist and shout! First of all, have you ever wondered what shampoo…

How to Reduce Plastic Packaging in Your Amazon Orders (And Grocery Delivery)

Yes, ordering from Amazon is convenient. But within that convenience lies a significant cost to the planet: excess plastic waste. From products that are individually wrapped in plastic to the air bubble cushion packs and air bubble envelopes, Amazon orders often contain an exorbitant amount of single-use plastic. And it’s no wonder—plastic is extremely cheap…

Vegan Nutella Recipe | Creamy Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

Where to begin? Vegan Nutella is what dreams are made of! This creamy, sweet, and nutty delicious spread has the ability to make everything better. The original version is full of dairy, and while there are several insanely delicious vegan versions on the market (this Nocciolata is our absolute fave), this recipe is much healthier…