thezerowastestudent thezerowastestudent

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Hannah Gautreau  πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“BASc. Management Engineering πŸ“š working on MASc. Management Sciences Trying to be better, one piece of trash at a time. πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Got myself some vegan currywurst from @sausagepartytoronto, and @reducewhatyouproduce got a kalefornia.
I used my tiffin that I bought today from @zerowastebulk to keep it #zerowaste

I think it's safe to say that we had a great time at @theecomarketkw 😁 🌱
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#zerowasteliving #zerowastegoals #zerowastehome #zerowastekw #zerowastelife #reducewhatyouproduce #reduce #reuse #recycle #lowimpact #vegan #plantbased #ecofriendly #reusable #goingzerowaste #yayforearth

My partner and I are obsessed with tea. We drink it at least twice a day, every day. Buying normal bagged tea not only produces a ton of waste, but you are also steeping your tea in plastic. Gross!

We get all of our tea loose which let's us make it iced and hot in any quantity or strength we want. We also only use reusable tins to fill it up!
This loose leaf tea set was our #treatyoself for the day, and my goodness it makes amazing tea!
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#zerowasteliving #zerowaste #reducewhatyouproduce #reduce #reuse #recycle #zerowastegoals #zerowastekw #kwawesome #tea #teapot #looseleaf #cozy #ecofriendly #sustainable

I am a perfectionist, and my perfectionism often gets in the way of my life. Lately, life has been busy, stressful, and full of chaos, and things have slipped.

In this post (link in bio) I talk about balancing perfectionism and striving to reduce your waste.
Any other perfectionists out there? How do you manage it?
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#perfectionism #zerowasteliving #zerowastegoals #zerowastefail #zerowaste #reducewhatyouproduce #reducereuserecycle #reduce #wastereduction #reuse #recycle #rot #sustainablelifestyle #sustainablefashion #sustainable #student #university

Today's #zerowastefail is my Amazon prime habit. I am gearing up to apply for PhD programs this December, so I need to write the GMAT and the GRE.

Although the environmental impact of two day shipping is massive, I cannot justify the cost of getting my study material elsewhere. It is twice as expensive to get the exact same books in my local brick and mortar bookstores! On my student budget - that is not going to fly.

I want to achieve an extremely high score, so I have prioritized getting all of my study materials as cheaply as possible, even if it is not the most eco friendly option.

Remember, reducing your waste is about doing what you can and are willing to do within your own life constraints. .
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#zerowastehome #zerowasteliving #zerowaste #reducewhatyouproduce #student #gre #gmat #phd #gradschool #sustainablelifestyle #wastereduction #kindness #goingzerowaste #zerowastegoals

Reducing your environmental impact doesn't mean you can't enjoy the things you love EVEN THOUGH they might not be zero waste.

This week I will be focusing on all of the ways that I am not perfect with being zero waste. This is why I'm posting a photo of girl guide cookies.

My partner and I LOVE girl guide cookies. We love them SO much, and we never get them because we live in student housing and girl guides don't sell them to us. We were at his parents house this weekend, and the guides came by, so we got some.

Even though they come packaged in plastic, we wanted to treat ourselves and get some. This does NOT mean that we have invalidated our entire waste reduction effort.

Its not about being perfect. It's about making the decisions that you can and that you want to. Zero waste can't be an all or nothing effort if we want to make a real difference. 🌱🌱.
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#girlguides #girlguidesofcanada #zerowasteliving #zerowastelife #zerowaste #wastereduction #notperfect #reducewhatyouproduce #zerowastefail #enjoyment

Hey everyone, sorry I've been MIA lately. I've been busy with a paper deadline, and welcoming this wonderful bundle of joy into our home. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
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#americanbulldog #bulldog #bulldogsofinstagram #bulldogs #bulliesofinstagram #dog #dogsofinstagram #loveher

People (myself included) often try to store their memories in things. Things that clutter up your home and rarely get to be enjoyed.

Over the past year, I have made an effort to stop buying souvenirs and other trinkets from trips and events, and to instead keep my memories in photos.

This set of photos is one of my favorite things in my apartment because it constantly reminds me of happy memories without making any clutter. Hanging photos has empowered me to get rid of a lot of the things I was holding on to because they had sentimental values, and I have never looked back 😊.
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#homedecor #home #sentimental #memories #pictures #minimalism #minimalist #beauty #travel #leafsnation #leafs #photography #minsgame #minimalistic #love #lovehim #zerowasteliving #zerowaste #zerowasteyouth

Celebrating being finished my last midterm of my masters degree zero waste style with a growler from @abe_erb!
We bought the growler, and refill it every time we want more beer, which eliminates the cans and bottles that come with buying a six pack!
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#zerowasteliving #zerowaste #zerowastelife #student #university #universitylife #school #grad #gradschool #mastersdegree #masters #reducewhatyouproduce #goingzerowaste #beer #zerowasteyouth #craftbeer #kwawesome #kw #uwaterloo

I buy all of my dry goods at @bulkbarnfoods and it has saved me so much money. Buying in bulk makes sure that you only buy what you need, which results in significantly less packaging and food waste. (It also looks pretty, but that's just me 😊) If you live in Canada, and you are able, I would definitely recommend checking out a @bulkbarnfoods location or your local bulk store if you have one! 🌱

PC @sarahrah_m
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#zerowasteliving #zerowastehome #zerowaste #bulk #bulkisbeautiful #bulkisbetter #sustainable #packagefree #shoppackagefree #noplastic #reducewhatyouproduce #reduce #reuse #recycle #kwawesome #kw #waterloo #student

It's trash audit day 😊😊 I learned a lot by going through my trash can, and I was pleasantly surprised by how little trash was in there!
I wrote about what I learned, and the link can be found in my bio 😊😊
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#zerowasteliving #zerowaste #zerowasteyouth #student #reduce #reducewhatyouproduce #reuse #recycle #zerowastehome #kw #kwawesome #uwaterloo #trash #trashcan #ecofriendly #sustainablelifestyle #sustainable

I have always been a bookworm. I love to read, but I rarely did because I hate carrying a heavy book around with me. One of my favorite clutter reducing swaps has been to get an e-reader. Not only does it save space and fit nicely into my purse, it also saves me money because I can borrow ebooks through my local library!

PC:@sarahrah_m .
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#books #ebooks #zerowasteliving #reducewhatyouproduce #zerowastehome #zerowaste #bookworm #zerowasteyouth #sustainable #reading #bookworm #reading #goingzerowaste #minimalism #minimalist #simple #simplify

Great lunch today with @reducewhatyouproduce. It's great to have such a wonderful community in Waterloo!!

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