Category: Slowliving Blog

Tips and ideas on how to live slowly and more mindfully.

Things That You Thought Were Recyclable (But Actually Aren’t) And How To Recycle Them

Segregating looks easy enough. Food waste goes into the biodegradable bin, paper goes into the recyclable bin. Everything else goes into the non-biodegradeable bin. But did you just –unknowingly– made a mistake? We’ve rounded up some items that you thought were recyclable at recycling facilities (but actually take more effort than just that.) We have […]

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The Bamboo Toothbrush Conundrum

We’ve been seeing lots of brands claiming to have bamboo bristle toothbrushes lately (and people inquiring if our toothbrushes are all-bamboo) , it’s really misleading, isn’t it? Is it really possible to have an all-bamboo toothbrush, with all-bamboo bristles? Simple answer: no. Be wary of “bamboo bristle” toothbrushes — there is no way to turn bamboo […]

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Which Straw Is Best?

We’ve compiled some of the most popular single use plastic straw alternatives and compared them side by side (unbiased, of course!) It’s up to you which one you’ll choose, but remember, NO STRAW IS THE BEST STRAW. Remember to refuse the plastic (and even the paper) straws when eating out, you don’t need them anyway. […]

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Reducing Waste – Kids and the Classroom

As the saying goes, start them young. Well, it’s true — a lot of habits formed during childhood get carried over as we grow — and some of them we never lose. As professionals who work with children most of the time, we’ve gathered some tips from our friends, colleagues (and of course, ourselves) on […]

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Reducing Waste – The Office

Having to work in an office means the usual — getting up early for work, possibly skipping breakfast, battling your way through traffic. And most of us go with what’s convenient: buying takeout, driving through for coffee. But with convenience comes an inconvenient consequence. We’ve compiled some of the best ideas for reducing waste in […]

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