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non-disposable menstruation

Girl talk and menstrual cup struggles

LEARNING TO EFFECTIVELY INSERT YOUR NEW MENSTRUAL CUP #1 Figure out what “fold” is for you – This will help with the effective insertion of the cup into the vagina. #2 Squat – I find this the easiest way of inserting a menstrual  cup, as it opens the space and gives you more room to put…
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July 26, 2018 0
Where can you buy menstrual cups?

Looking for the best alternative to a tampon? Try a medical grade menstrual cup!

Let’s talk about periods. Menstruation is the shedding of the uteral lining on a monthly basis. For most women, this can occur once per month lasting anywhere between 3 – 7 days over approximately 38 years (between ages 13-51). Put bluntly, that’s approximately 2,280 days, or 6.25 YEARS [1] of a woman’s life spent bleeding…
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July 26, 2018 0
how do you make beeswax food covers?

DIY plastic free alternative to cling wrap – How to Make Reusable Food Wraps

Plastic Free, Beeswax Food Wrap or Vegan Food Wrap DIY I absolutely love a good DIY project. Craft night with my cousin Jo is my go-to Friday activity and we get lots of joy scrolling through Pinterest to find ideas – especially since we are trying to be more conscious, minimal waste consumers, so I…
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July 10, 2018 0
how do i know what's recyclable

Can I recycle this? How to know which papers can be recycled?

How clean does my recycling need to be? How do you know which paper items can be recycled?Can you recycle paper envelopes that have the plastic windows? The answer is YES! You can recycle most paper items, as long as they are clean, even if they contain a little bit of plastic as the chances…
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June 10, 2018 0

The fashion industry is out of control – the rise of discounts, disposables and the “throw away” mentality

The fashion industry is out of control – clothes in the 21st century are designed with disposability in mind, making consumers feel obliged to keep up with the “latest trends”. It’s no wonder that the fashion industry is copping flack from humanitarians over fast fashion and its excessive waste it creates and the impact it…
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June 8, 2018 0

How much plastic are you eating? Everyday foods that you never knew contained plastic

How do you know if you have plastic in your urine? Plastic, much like sugar, seems to be in absolutely EVERYTHING! I was shocked when I came to realize that there was plastic in so many everyday consumables. Did you know that 93% of Americans have plastic in their urine ?! [1] Bisphenol A (BPA)…
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May 30, 2018 0
a simple list of what you can and can't recycle

Can I recycle this? How to know what can & can’t be recycled

Recycling. It can be a confusing topic. Here is a simple list of what you can and can’t recycle & the do’s and don’t of the recycling world: RECYCLABLE: Paper bags Junk mail Catalogs/magazines/newspapers Envelopes (stamps included!) Paper (dyed & undyed) Cardboard such as cereal boxes, shoe boxes, egg cartons & toilet/paper-towel rolls Fruit punnets…
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May 30, 2018 0
How to be a more conscious consumer

Become a more conscious consumer – say no to plastic

FACT: 1 trillion plastic bags are used world wide EACH YEAR FACT: 1 million plastic drink bottles are sold EVERY MINUTE FACT: 9 million tonnes of plastic waste ends up in the ocean EACH YEAR FACT: Approximately 200kg of plastic packaging is thrown out EACH YEAR For me, the journey to going plastic free, being…
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May 28, 2018 0