Intro to plastic free living

Me and my friends from Permacrafters & The Funky Loft put this video together to share some of our intro tips to a life free of plastic.

The 5 R's of Waste Management • REFUSE what you don't need • REDUCE what you do need • REUSE what you already have • RECYCLE what you cannot refuse, reduce, or reuse • ROT the rest

We can literally make a change in this world depending where we spend our $$

If we want to make a real change on how the world is working, we have to stop supporting mass-produced products by big corporations, they are #1 responsible of slave labor, unsustainable livestock, agriculture, illegal logging, plastic ending on the landfill, rivers contaminated, etc. We get to make a real change by supporting sustainable, ethical, eco-friendly companies that give a damn about their employees and the world we all live in. Here’s a little video I did on this topic:

Resources

These are my favorite resources to keep learning about zero waste swaps, how to do my own products at home, what is happening in the climate movement world and more:

  • Join the climate movement here: https://350.org/

  • Follow Lauren Singer on her Zero Waste Journey, where she shares living waste swaps and tips: http://trashisfortossers.com

  • Learn how to DIY products for a zero waste /plastic free living through classes with Christina and Christelle from Permacrafters. Classes go from free 3 day challenges to annual programs, I have joined their Zero Waste School and this classes/swaps/recipes are a game changer!: http://www.permacrafters.com

  • Join Climate Activism and learn why it’s important: https://www.climatestrike.net/

  • How to reduce our carbon footprint, including a carbon calculator: https://www.carbonfootprint.com/

  • How Soon Is Now? In this book Daniel Pinchbeck breaks down all the necessary changes -from individual, to global- that need to be done in order to stop the global ecological mega crisis. He offers a strategic action plan for a systemic transformation in every area. http://howsoonisnow.info/

Reducing our Carbon Footprint

Some Tips on Everyday Sustainable Living

 

Caro’s favorite Package Free/Zero Waste products:

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Shampoo

Bulk Bar Shampoo by LUSH

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Deodorant

Bulk Deodorant by Meow Meow Tweet

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Period Underwear

Reusable Period Underwear by THINX

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Produce Bags

100% Cotton Reusable Bags to buy Bulk

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Lip Balm

Vegan Lip Balm in Biodegradable tube

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Laundry & Dishwasher Detergent

Package free & Zero waste by Dropps

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Cutlery

On the go bamboo cutlery by Package Free

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Condoms

The most sustainable condoms on the market by Sustain Natural

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Toothbrush

Bamboo Toothbrush by Brush With Bamboo

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Sponge

Mayan Loofah Scrubber for dishes