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Welcome to PollyBarks.com! I’m so glad you’re here! 

My mission is to break down the big, overwhelming ideas of zero waste and living sustainably into smaller, more actionable pieces. 

Because if sustainability is hard to understand, how can it be accessible to those who need it most? 

I’ve been talking about this online since early 2017 – and exploring zero waste on a super tight budget in a small Midwestern city since 2015. So when you have a problem finding something plastic-free, I mean it when I say “ugh, I know what you’re talking about!”. 

Luckily, there are so many ways we can be kind to the environment beyond plastic packaging – I’m here to show you how you can live a realistic zero waste life without sweating that piece of plastic on the pasta box.

If it’s your first time here, I’m sure all of the resources on the site can feel a little overwhelming, so here are some ideas to get you started.

1: Let’s get to know each other!

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Visit my about page to find out more about me and what exactly a zero waste educator does day-to-day. You can also always feel free to shoot me an e-mail with questions!

2: Join the community!

There are a ton of ways to stay in touch!

First, you can sign up for the newsletter.

You’ll be signed up for an immediate zero waste crash course! 4 days. 4 actionable ways to make less trash. Join 500+ people who have already taken the 4-Day Understanding Sustainability Challenge.

After that, you’ll get weekly tips and tricks for a low-waste life as well as info on all the new posts and videos live on the site!

You can also keep up with me on Instagram where I’m posting a mix of quick tips and deeper dives into different topics around sustainability!

3: Start exploring zero waste!

A comprehensive list of zero waste swaps

If you’re new to zero waste, I recommend Starting a Zero Waste Lifestyle, Step-by-Step. That will talk you through all the ways you can get started with zero waste that don’t start and stop with a mason jar full of trash. (Trust me, there’s so much more to explore!)

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