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How To Go Low Waste With Your Shampoo

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I wash my hair everyday, and that leads to a LOT of empty plastic shampoo bottles. Shampoo is one of those modern conveniences that can do more harm than good. Conventional shampoo uses chemicals, like sulfates, that strip the natural oils from your scalp. Ironically, this causes the scalp to overreact and compensate by producing even more oils, leading to more frequent washes needed. If … “How To Go Low Waste With Your Shampoo”

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The Eco Friendly Way To Declutter With Marie Kondo

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Ahhh, the sins of our past hoarding and impulse purchases have haunted us for years. And now that minimalism and Marie Kondo have come around the block again with her new Netflix Special, take a second and pause.  Though I’m excited for everyone who finds value in it, it is likely resulting in a whole lot of STUFF potentially heading for a landfill. Now, before you … “The Eco Friendly Way To Declutter With Marie Kondo”

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5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Edit Your Christmas

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Christmas is a time of giving and celebration, but it’s also one of the highest season of mass consumerism.  Don’t worry, I’m not here to encourage anyone to be a Grinch. But there are many ways we can rethink how we approach this season, be a little extra mindful, and at the end of it still have an amazing and meaningful time with friends and family. … “5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Edit Your Christmas”

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5 Ways To An Eco-Friendly Fitness Regime

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We know deep inside us that something isn’t right when we see heartbreaking videos of trash-filled oceans and landfills, and dying marine animals with plastic filled-stomachs. Plastic pollution is everywhere, and it’s out of control. The main culprit behind it: single-use plastic. Plastic is sneaky, it creeps into almost every aspect of our lives. And our fitness regimes fall prey to it as well. A … “5 Ways To An Eco-Friendly Fitness Regime”

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7 Things To Consider Before You Get A Metal Straw

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When I was first introduced to zero waste living, the idea of a metal straw to replace all your future plastic single-use straws made a lot of sense. Apart from the environmental damage, plastic straws can leach BPA and other chemicals into your drink, so that’s twice the reason to say no to them. In the past year, we have celebrated the rising public awareness … “7 Things To Consider Before You Get A Metal Straw”

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Should We Be Buying Recycled Fashion?

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I get a small thrill whenever I flip over a product info tag and see those magic words. “Made From Recycled Materials”. Recycling isn’t the perfect solution. It is however one of many fantastic solutions in our flawed system of unsustainable consumption. The world is far from perfect, and it would be unfair to expect it to be. We tread in many grey areas, and … “Should We Be Buying Recycled Fashion?”

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Why Pay For Plastic? Refill Your Household Detergents at BYOB Damansara

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Before the zero waste movement arrived in the Klang Valley, there was BYOB. One of my favourite places in Damansara; BYOB (short for “Bring Your Own Bottle”) brought us one of the first introductions to an accessible way of cutting down on our plastic use. Established in 2011, it’s a one stop shop for you to refill all your home cleaning solutions by reusing the … “Why Pay For Plastic? Refill Your Household Detergents at BYOB Damansara”

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The Rainbow Warrior and The People of Greenpeace : South East Asia Tour

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As the Facebook ads started popping up weeks in advance of the Rainbow Warrior’s arrival in Malaysia, excitement on social media locally began to grow. Many expressed their admiration of Greenpeace online, never imagining that there would come a day that they would be able to walk upon the decks of the Rainbow Warrior (“RW”) herself. We had two days of high spirits, aboard the iconic … “The Rainbow Warrior and The People of Greenpeace : South East Asia Tour”

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How You Can Go Plastic-Free Shopping In A Bakery

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As an avid bun lover (of both kinds), I get immense joy from getting fresh buns at my local bakery. After becoming aware of our plastic waste problem; the bakery, once my version of a kid in a candy store, became a minefield of plastic to avoid. Every trip to the bakery resulted in a lot of plastic trash the moment we get home, but … “How You Can Go Plastic-Free Shopping In A Bakery”

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Zero Waste Living – It Starts With An Idea

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It started with an idea. And this simple idea opened up a whole new way of living for me. I was always an eco-loving girl, this kid furiously recycling everything in sight. I did everything an eco-conscious person of that time would do and embraced the tagline ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’. It hurt me to see paper or a plastic bottle in the trash. Yet with … “Zero Waste Living – It Starts With An Idea”

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