a.little.less.waste a.little.less.waste

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Jill  β™»πŸŒπŸŒ³πŸŒ±πŸΊ never stop learning ASPIRING: zero waste/low impact plant-based minimalist happy human πŸ“Los Angeles, CA

when your buddy has you over for a #worldcupfinal viewing party and welcomes you with, "i was going to just put out plastic cups, but i knew you guys were coming so..." 😏 #zerowastebrainwashing
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#fancy #zerowastepolice #champagneforbreakfast #choosetoreuse #plasticfreejuly

when i was shopping for #maidofhonor shoes for my bestie's may wedding (requirement: silver), i looked for a #secondhand pair that i might actually wear again. on this (very rare) night out on the town, these go perfectly with my flapper-inspired ensemble
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#tgif #flappervibes #30wears

this is the cupboard where i store small jars, coffee, and the cat
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#cupboardcat #notactuallymycat #butactuallymycupboard #jarsjarsjars #minimalisthometour

on this day four years ago, i had purple hair and a very full closet. i made my partner use the one in the hall! today we share a closet space that's about this same size, and my section feels much more tranquil.

i do also have a coat closet and a box of clothes i swap out now & then.

it's not a race to see who can own the least, but for me, maintaining a small-ish wardrobe & a neat closet are practices of the mindfulness i try to implement throughout my day. if i don't love it and wear it often, why do i own it?
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#flashbackfriday #minimalism #minimalisthometour #closetmakeover #beforeandafter #bemorewithless #project333 #capsulewardrobe #simplicity #mindfulness #neatandtidy #purplehairdontcare

is it time to replace my dish brush head yet? i've been saying "just one more load of dishes" for a solid few months now. #useitup
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#imnotdeadyet #plasticfree #zerowaste

zero waste, low impact living is often about thinking ahead, and it's also about being a little bit prepared for the unexpected. i have the container i use for shampoo bars sitting by my front door at home, but when my new doctor turns out to be super close to the mall, my to-go box becomes my shampoo bar transportation device
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#spontaneoussshampooshopping #busstopthoughts #beprepared #beflexible #byo #zerowaste #packagefree #plasticfreejuly #vegan @lushcosmetics

heaven forbid a STRAWBERRY go to waste! πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“ i remove the stems & soft spots, cut them in half, and freeze on a baking sheet so that they don't all freeze to each other - once they're frozen i'll consolidate into a glass jar to have on hand for summer smoothies :9
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#strawberries @savethefood #savethefood #thefreezerisyourfriend #useitup #zerowaste #plasticfreejuly #eatlocal

the strawberries i got at the farmers market yesterday are already getting soft (they were out in 100Β° weather all morning. who can blame 'em?) so i must sit by the pool & eat the whole lot
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#iaintmad #lifeisgood #eatlocal #packagefree #plasticfreejuly #choosetoreuse

i don't like cluttering my kitchen with specialized appliances, but i gotta say, my little rice cooker is more than worth the cupboard space! it's really my everything-in-the-pantry cooker: rice, beans, lentils, quinoa... it's this bulk-aisle-shopper's best friend

it also just makes me smile. it's got flowers on it 🌸🌸🌸, it's easy to clean, and it was free, passed along from a zero waste friend @houndhikers
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#usewhatyouhave #riceandbeans-atarian #lazychef #batchcooking #mealprep #secondhand #sharingeconomy #passiton #buynothing #minimalism #minimalistkitchen #zerowaste

a few little zero-wastey moments at the @studiocityfm

it's still surprising to me every time i go to a farmers market and see plastic bags being used with nearly every purchase - MORE often than the supermarket, since CA's ban on single-use grocery bags

make the connection! if we want local, fresh produce for the health of our bodies, our communities, or our planet, continuing to use plastic items that are discarded after one trip home from the market is counter to the cause

it's absolutely a privelege for me to have so many fresh food options & to be able to afford to take advantage. and it feels like an abuse of that privelege to not do what i can to do no harm while enjoying it
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#mylittleless #packagefree #bethechange #byo #sundayrant #farmersmarket #plasticfreejuly #eatlocal #sanfernandovalley

it's after 8:30pm [update: 10pm] and still over 100Β° - ick! zero waste stay-cool tactics include staying inside, closed shades, a personal fan, staying hydrated, closed doors to cool only the rooms i'm in... and AIR CONDITIONING! while i do dream of a sustainably-powered world - or at least the day when i'm living in a solar-powered tiny home & can sustainably keep myself from melting into a puddle - temps over 110Β° (heck, temps over 90Β°) call for bringing in the big guns. take care of yourselves, friends
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#noguilt #zerowasteirl #heatwave #losangeles #sanfernandovalley #itsfrickinhot #crappycamera #izombie

"for here" doesn't always mean "not in a plastic cup." day 2 of plastic free july & i am not plastic free 😣 sorry, mama 🌍

zero waste is not lettin' the perfect be the enemy of the good - we do what we can
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#carryon #zerowasteirl #imperfect #workinprogress #plasticfreejuly #plasticsucks #keeponkeepinon #neverthelessshepersisted

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