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January 29, 2017

Jeanine is the author of Think Green! - an inspirational children's book. She brings "Reed Straws" to StrawSleeves from an organic farm in South America. Find out more about Jeanine's projects on her website - Kids Think Big!

Over 550 million plastic straws are used and discarded in the USA everyday.  ☹

This shocked us, so we wanted to help! Last year we took a family pledge to stop using plastic straws.

We ask for “No straw” when we are eating out, we pick up plastic straws that wash up on the beaches when we see them and we...

January 18, 2017

This article is published with permission by Andrea to re-post her comments from the Be Zero Instagram page.

The term zero waste originally wasn't intended to be implemented as a lifestyle trend of sorts - it's actually an industrial term which refers to a circular economy - where we design, manufacture, consume, and recover in a circular fashion without waste as an end product. Unlike our current linear economy, which means we design for the dump.

So many people take the "zero waste" term as though it's all in or nothing......

January 16, 2017

It all started long ago with the quest for an outting, a change of scenery, to spend time away from home, and in the out of doors...... 

The Picnic - We can learn a lot for our Grand Parents and Great Grand Parents if we had paid attention. With a little planning, the picnic basket was properly packed with the contents of a meal, and all that the meal required to be consumed from.  Dishes and cups were wrapped in dish towels and silverware was rolled in a napkin to be nestled in among the jars of jelly and pickles, cloth wr...

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