Earlier in the year, I wrote about my worm bin and how I use it to digest the cat poo and excess litter. More than 6 months later and it is still going strong. There is no smell at all. It sits right by our front door and I have never heard anyone mention it. Honestly, I have been known to direct their attention to the large box of cat poo and explain in excitement how much poop, my little wormies are munching through.
The 60’s and 70’s had the novelty of plastics, the 80’s had big business and ‘greed was good’, the 90’s was all about having it all and the 2000’s was embracing globalisation. Now, in the aftermath of exponential growth and extreme consumption of resources, it’s time for people to embrace the zero waste movement. … Continue reading Why This Generation Needs the Zero Waste Movement
I have to use plastic bags for pet waste. Ever heard yourself saying this to excuse yourself from using reusable bags at the supermarket? I have. And it didn’t feel good, but what other choice did I have? My cat, Cavendish is not smart enough to figure out that the vacuum cleaner is not going … Continue reading “Plastic Bags are a Necessity for Pet Owners”
The current generalised human attitude towards the world is the same as an ineffective micro-manager. We are everywhere, controlling all things. The poor animals and ecosystems that we are a part of (as much as we think ourselves as above it all) can’t get on with sorting out the mess. Which, by the way they … Continue reading The Human Solution
These elected leaders of communities, still have to answer to the people they "represent". No matter what we feel about the result, we have to respect the process of democracy. The democracy that will allow communities to peacefully campaign to enact better policies for the environment, for women, for men, for education and for social … Continue reading In response to bad news…
Staggeringly, every single piece of plastic ever created still exists. Read that again and let it sink in for a minute, I’ll wait….Yes, every single piece. It may not be in its original form. It may be smaller than it was. It may even be microscopic, but its still here.
...why make this change harder than it needs to be? My goal was to find out if it was possible to shop completely zero waste from a big supermarket. The short answer is no. But you can get close.
It seems that the Zero Waste/Minimalist movement is almost entirely monopolised by American women (or those living in America) in their early twenties and thirties. Even, Bea Johnson, arguably the Queen of the Zero Waste movement is a fashionable French woman living in California. It is easy to understand why non-profit organisations such as 1 … Continue reading Wasting My Waste Seems Wasteful.
Being a Minimalist and living a “zero waste” life seem to go together like Sonny and Cher or like Gummy Bears and Strawberry Ice-cream (don’t fight me on this). However, starting out and mixing a new lifestyle with an old one can be more like Zac Efron and High School Musical - the old life … Continue reading Minimalist, Zero Waste, Human
The minimalism journey I have started is just a small part of a future that I am creating for myself. It’s not a new me, its not some sort of soul searching transformative journey that will turn me against shaving my legs or using soap. This is merely an exploration of ways to calm my … Continue reading An Anxious Persons Guide to Meditation