We are nearing the end of our celebrations for #WasteReductionWeek. In this spirit, we are excited to bring you our final blog post for the week. Today, we are focusing on how our team continues to educate ourselves on Waste Reduction in our homes by following these popular online bloggers who are committed to the “Zero Waste Lifestyle.”
As Waste Reduction Week in Canada draws near its end, we wanted our final blog post of the week to feature opportunities for our readers to continue to learn and grow in their Waste Reduction adventures. As we continue to make waste reducing efforts ourselves, we wholeheartedly believe that Waste Reduction is about the journey, not the destination. This means that we must continually learn, improve, and become better each and every day. The best way for us to do this is to educate ourselves through the endless resources available to us. In that spirit, at the end of this special week, we leave you with a few of our favourite online resources that we use for ‘tips and tricks’ on how to reduce waste in our own homes. Below, we’ve listed our 5 Favourite Zero Waste Bloggers, and we encourage you to check out each of them as they share their unique expertise in their online space.
The Zero-Waste Chef, or more informally known as Anne-Marie Bonneau lives by three rules in her kitchen: 1: No Packaging. 2: Nothing Processed. 3: No Trash. On her website and blog, she shares her tips and tricks for living by these three rules and guides her readers to achieve the same positive impact. Based out of San Francisco, her impact is widely felt and highly applicable to every day life.
Kathryn, the founder of Going Zero Waste began her journey into the Waste Reduction realm after a health scare that made her stop and reflect on the products she was using on a daily basis, and how they may be impacting the well being of her body. With a readiness to focus on health and wellness, she began her blog with a belief that no matter how big or small, each of us can take actions that will have a positive impact. Her blog is focused on guiding her readings to take small and simple steps to zero-waste living. She does this all in the spirit of positivity, and each post she publishes is a truly inspiring read!
Pared Down Home supports the idea that Zero Waste is an aspirational goal, that we must build our live around. However, the blog recognizes that a “Zero-Waste Footprint” may not be achievable for most of us, so they break down the target actions each of us can take into small and achievable steps. The founders: Katelin, Tara, and Tara (#2) are based out of Canada (which we love!) and have expanded their blog to also offer online retail for zero-waste products that we can each use in our own homes.
One of the most well-known bloggers in the ‘Waste Reduction Blogosphere,’ Lauren Singer is the founder of Trash is for Tossers. Since her launch into internet stardom, she has appeared on major television programs, spoken globally at universities, corporations, conferences, and has inspired communities big and small. Her blog follows her journey and efforts towards a Zero Waste lifestyle. She embodies the message that Zero Waste does not necessarily mean she doesn’t produce any garbage. However, she focuses on achievable steps to reduce what she does produce, and recycle and compost what remains.
Max and Lily are a married couple who started Wild Minimalist when they were newly engaged, and left their jobs to backpack through the Pacific Northwest. Their adventures inspired them to dig into minimalism and zero-waste which had led them to where they are today. Their goal with the Wild Minimalist website and the Zero Waste Blog is to provide families with the tools to make it easier to begin their zero-waste journey. Whether this is through zero-waste products, or simple education about the tips and tricks that they have found useful themselves, they are committed to their mission of guiding others on this same journey towards reducing their environmental impact.
Thank you for following along with us throughout our celebrations Waste Reduction Week in Canada. Stay tuned as we continue to work towards sustainable Waste Reduction and Waste Diversion each and every day.