It’s that spooky time of year again. And once again another holiday producing disposable one-use decorations that go out for one day and thrown away the next. But, it doesn’t have to be that way! I’ve come up with some ideas on how to replace those disposable “no-go’s” for reusable ones! But first, I thought we would start off with a little history lesson about Halloween…
Recently Etsy has put out a new selection of Editors Picks under the title : Reduce Your Waste.
They feature everything from upcycled gifts, to reclaimed wood furniture, to earth friendly cleaning products and more. I think it’s a great idea! Although when thinking about reducing your waste, buying more items doesn’t exactly come to mind. But the idea is that these are products you will only have to buy once (or very minimal amounts) in an effort of reducing your waste that is being thrown out everyday.
For example; how often do you throw cling-wrap in the garbage? Most people, very often. Well what if there was a simpler way that could be simply washed and reused? There is! Read more
In the first corner, lightweight and cheap, the reigning champion…. PLASTIC!
In the opposite corner, heavy and durable, sneaking his way to the top…. GLASS!
Wait… what’s this? Another contestant is stepping in the ring… It’s… the forgotten soldier!!!… staainnnlessss STEEL!
*curious chatter among crows*
*cue Metallica soundtrack*
*This post contains affiliate links*
I get it, you want to be environmentally friendly. You’d love to be that person who wakes up at 4am to promote their “Save the Anteaters” campaign, just before they march down the streets with a handmade, 100% recycled bamboo, protest sign reading, “I LOVE MOTHER EARTH, DO YOU!?” But you’d also love to be a hibernating bear who only wakes up to eat cold pizza that just-so-happens to be on the floor beside your bed. Is there no middle ground? Well I believe there is!
Here are a few environmentally friendly ideas that will make a difference and won’t take a lot of effort.
Our story begins…
Catherine began her eco-responsible boutique for a simple reason; she wanted to provide the consumer with a means to buying more ecological, and more local. She wanted to stray away from the normal consumerism of large factories and offer an alternative way to enjoy shopping, while still being eco-friendly. She succeeded this at La Mistinguette, providing around 15 artists a place to sell their hand-made products.