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Our Favorite Eco Documentaries

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Tapped: The high cost -- to both the environment and our health -- of bottled water is the subject of this documentary that enlists activist, environmentalists, community leaders and others to expose the dark side of the bottled water industry. (Amazon) Minimalism: People dedicated to rejecting the American ideal that things bring happiness are interviewed in this documentary showing less is more. Biggest Little Farm: Chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade life in LA for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the...

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Shelter-In-Place musings

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During this time of shelter in place, the increase in garbage for a family who strives for zero waste is frustrating. Bulk food bins are closed, Instacart shoppers put our produce in plastic bags, and groceries are also delivered in new plastic bags. California has spent years getting shoppers habituated to carrying our own bags, and we suddenly were asked to go back to generating garbage. Republic Services, the second largest garbage and recycling hauler in North America, has laid out major disrupting factors to their business – including an expected 30% increase to residential waste volumes as people stay...

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Supply Chains & COVID-19

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These last 6 weeks have been a wild ride on the business front. If you're on this page, you're probably curious about how these supply chains may or may not be impacting our business, and what to expect in the future. The current issue in the supply chain is - Packaging! No joking - all of our distributors and backup distributors are out of stock with spray nozzles, pumps, and even glass bottles of packaging. We're stocked now, but still monitoring our suppliers to ensure we don't run out of these key items. Luckily, our entire business model is structured to help you get these items only...

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Everything you ever wanted to know about a bidet attachment

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Curious about a bidet attachment? Unsure what to think? We got one to try (thanks to the rush on toilet paper of this pandemic), and wanted to give some feedback! So here goes: We got the Luxe Bidet Neo320, because I'm not one to enjoy a shock of cold water in the middle of winter, and this model has both cold & warm water options, a feminine wash option, and is self-cleaning.  Question: Was installation really as simple as people say? Answer: Yes and no. What made ours complicated is that the warm water that I wanted is actually on the other side of the...

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Zero Waste recipes perfect for avoiding the grocery store!

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I've been seeing a lot of Facebook posts recently about people who are starting to bake, or to try to cook things in a different way. We're all avoiding the grocery store if we can (wisely so), but I've come to realize that a zero waste lifestyle is really resilient to interruptions like these. Am I eating all my normal snack foods? No. But am I glad that I've learned some simple zero waste hacks that make it easier? Of Course!  First - Yeast. So you want to try your hand at baking bread, but can't find yeast at the store?...

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