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
...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.
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
"An empty bottle of wine sat guiltily on the kitchen bench and the maroon ring crusting onto my bottom lip gave away the reason for both the flurry of optimistic change earlier in the evening and also the current unproductivity."
Its been one of those days that started with accidentally putting my tracksuit pants on over the top of my pyjama pants. It wasn’t until after a couple of steps that I noticed something was wrong and my legs weren’t as free as I had anticipated they would be. One of those days that you … Continue reading Days at home.