Category Archives: Zero Waste

Zero Waste Optimism (4 Tips for Staying Positive When The Planet Seems Doomed)

Zero Waste Optimism (4 Tips for Staying Positive When The Planet Seems Doomed)

A question I’ve been asked a lot recently is “how do you stay positive?” It’s a fair question. After all, there are plenty of reasons we might despair. Pollution or litter or carbon emissions; the attitudes of governments and political leaders; or the lack of awareness, interest or action on the parts of businesses, organizations… Continue Reading

3 Things to Do (Instead of Feeling Guilty) When You “Fail” at Zero Waste

3 Things to Do (Instead of Feeling Guilty) When You “Fail” at Zero Waste

Let me tell you a story about a butternut squash that I found in the fridge. Well, I didn’t find it exactly, because I knew it was there, underneath the silverbeet in the crisper drawer. Before you tell me that butternut – and other varieties of – squash/pumpkin shouldn’t actually be stored in the fridge,… Continue Reading

Introducing Less Stuff: A book about changing our relationship with our things, with a zero waste perspective

Introducing Less Stuff: A book about changing our relationship with our things, with a zero waste perspective

Today is the day is the day (although actually, it might have been yesterday, I’m not entirely sure) that my new book Less Stuff officially makes its way into the world! And to mark the occasion I wanted to tell you a little bit about it all. What’s the book Less Stuff about? Less Stuff:… Continue Reading

7 Zero Waste, Plastic-Free and Sustainable Lifestyle Books for 21st Century Living

7 Zero Waste, Plastic-Free and Sustainable Lifestyle Books for 21st Century Living

Times are changing. It wasn’t that long ago that the section in the library or in the local book store about green living had a couple of books about keeping chickens, preserving your entire homegrown harvest and going off-grid, a few more about saving the planet without even leaving your armchair, and not very much… Continue Reading

3 Assumptions You’re Making About Decluttering… And Why You’re Wrong

3 Assumptions You’re Making About Decluttering… And Why You’re Wrong

If you care even the teeniest bit about our planet and where stuff goes when we throw it “away”, if you see ‘stuff’ as money spent and resources used, chances are you struggle with the idea of decluttering. I get it. This used to be me. There I was, holding onto things I didn’t really… Continue Reading

6 Places to Declutter To that Aren’t the Charity Shop (or the Bin)

6 Places to Declutter To that Aren’t the Charity Shop (or the Bin)

I think decluttering is both a good thing (for our sanity and our stress levels), and a zero waste thing to do. Yes, a zero waste thing. Let’s make no mistake: keeping stuff in our homes that we don’t like, don’t need and never use is a terrible waste of resources. Of course, yes, the… Continue Reading