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What’s the actual definition of compostable? (Biodegradable?!)

What's the actual definition of compostable_ (Biodegradable_!) -

As zero waste and sustainability issues arise, so does the tide of commercial products ready to capitalize on the market. Before we get excited about companies slapping an “eco-friendly” green badge on their labels, let’s talk about the truth behind greenwashing on compostable products.

I want to cover four main points as we discuss biodegradable and compostable products.


Where to find zero waste DIY ingredients online [2020]

Where to find zero waste DIY ingredients online -

A large part of the zero waste experience is DIY. Whether you love it or immediately stop DIYing, it’s an important first step into exploring alternatives to conventional products.

In an ideal world, we’d all be able to walk to a perfectly-curated, low-price unpackaged store with all the zero waste DIY ingredients we’d ever need. It may be (not at all) shocking to find out, but that’s not reality for most.

To help you intrepid DIYers out, I figured I’d compile a big list of where to source zero waste DIY ingredients online.


Five-Minute Feedback: zero waste letter templates

Five-Minute Feedback: zero waste template letters

Welcome to Five-Minute Feedback, a guide to help busy environmental advocates quickly write feedback to companies and politicians so they can stop wasting time and start fighting back!

Included are three email/letter templates you can use to craft your own feedback. Stop feeling paralyzed by not knowing what to write and reach out with your concerns ASAP!