Practical(ly) Zero Waste

Practical(ly) Zero Waste

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Welcome to Practical(ly) Zero Waste, a podcast about making zero waste living as practical as possible. Each episode discusses straightforward practical changes we can make that add up to create a big difference environmentally. We explore different companies, products, habits and practises that make going zero waste easier. Everything we do on this earth has an impact, let’s make it a positive one! If you’ve enjoyed any of these episodes and would like to hear more, don’t forget to rate and review on Apple Podcasts, and like and subscribe on other platforms to support future content making!


100 • Discomfort = Growth
Oct 18 • 5 min
Episode 100! We’re talking ‘uncomfortable’ subjects (for white or uninformed environmentalists) and how that discomfort has to lead us to GROWTH as a movement, and as humanity for the sake of the planet and the people on it! R E C O M M E N D A T I O N S:…
099 • Re-Indigenize + Regenerate Agriculture
Oct 11 • 37 min
Why it’s important and why it’s not a new concept to live in sync with nature rather than at odds with it. today I chat with Kamea Chayne, host of Green Dreamer Podcast, and she goes deep into intersectional environmentalism and reindigenizing the…
098 • Nature Books, Climate Strikes + Activism
Oct 4 • 5 min
Here’s a few things I’ve been reading watching or listening to this week in place of a full length interview, links below! The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year Round Guide To Outdoor Learning:…
097 • Decluttering + Mental Health
Sep 27 • 47 min
Today I’m chatting with Sara Brigz of Let That Shit Go, all about decluttering for your mental health! We cover tips for decluttering, how to get rid of things sustainably, ways to discover your values and motivators, and how a tidy room can be a tidy…
096 • Rural Zero Waste
Sep 20 • 33 min
Living in a small town or in the country can feel isolating, especially if no one else thinks about the planet the way you do. Today’s chat with Kaylee from ZippNada in Arizona, US is here to help with resources, tips, and inspiration when it comes to…
095 • Advanced Zero Waste with Polly Barks
Sep 13 • 45 min
Beyond the bubble of our own households beyond the individual actions we talk privilege, climate justice, and community activism, as well as all about Polly’s book More Than a Plastic Bag, which I just got as an ebook and it’s so so helpful and full of…
094 • Low Waste Pet Care
Sep 6 • 32 min
Love your pup but hate all the single use plastic and disposable dog toys? Looking from some more sustainable food options or alternatives to single use bags? Tracy Rosenteel of Pooch Paper is on the show this week talking about ways to reduce your furry…
093 • Slow, Authentic Travel
Aug 30 • 45 min
Nathen and Josy of Responsible Van Life are two amazing individuals who are educating others around the world on sustainability and responsible living while travelling! Up until recently they’ve been travelling around New Zealand in their van, living out…
Summer Rewind Playlist • 004 • Self Sufficiency
Aug 23 • 53 min
Have you ever wanted to grow your own garden, raise your own animals, preserve the harvest, live off the land, or generally live that homesteader life? If not, have you ever wondered how somebody can really do it all? This week’s rewind is to Winter of…
Summer Rewind Playlist • 003 • The Seasoned Spoon
Aug 16 • 44 min
Week three of rewinding to past episodes. This week is all about The Seasoned Spoon Cafe on Trent University Campus, enjoy rewinding to hear all about eating local, seasonal, and vegetarian! New Episodes Every Sunday at 8 AM. You can find the podcast on…
Summer Rewind Playlist • 002 • Eating Local
Aug 9 • 43 min
Still on holiday over here so here’s another oldie but a goodie coming at you from July 2019. WHAT A GOOD conversation about eating local food and how that reduces your impact on the planet, even if you’re still consuming *some* meat and dairy products.…
Summer Rewind Playlist • 001 • Sustainable Agriculture
Aug 2 • 36 min
I’m taking a holiday, so this week I’m rewinding to April 2019 to a conversation with Bill Callaghan, life long farmer from Lindsay, Ontario! This is a favourite conversation of mine and it centres around sustainable agriculture, soil health and the…
092 • Food Security + Olio
Jul 26 • 47 min
DID YOU KNOW of all the edible food wasted in the world, ONE QUARTER of that food waste is all it would take to feed the billions of people suffering from food insecurity and poverty in the world. AND you can make a difference. Today I speak with Tessa…
091 • Foraging + Wildcraft
Jul 19 • 41 min
Connecting with nature and building resiliency is on the pod this week with Erin from Foragers Farms. We talk certified naturally grown produce, foraging and wildcrafting tips, and building a relationship with nature like no other! Website:…
090 • Clean Bamboo Technology
Jul 12 • 35 min
Vegan silk sheets and sleep wear, who knew?! Today’s conversation is with Phoebe Yu, co-founder of the ethical bedding and sleep wear brand, Ettitude. We talk about Clean Bamboo Technology, sustainable practises in fabric production and some next steps…
089 • Plastic Free July + Eco Bingo
Jul 5 • 60 min
Hey everyone and welcome back to practically zero waste. Happy Plastic Free July!! To celebrate Theresa and I kicked back and had a grand ol’ time catching up, and cooking up ways to go all out this plastic free July. If you’re interested in joining in a…
088 • Let’s Get To Know Each Other
Jun 28 • 38 min
What’s your favourite colour? What do you like to do in your free time? Tell me more about you as a person! Today on the pod we’re chatting about connecting with each other in the zero waste community, beyond how zero waste your life is. I have a really…
087 • Fertility + Plastic Free Sex
Jun 21 • 63 min
The Sex Ed class you should have had in school. Before we get into today’s chat a few bits of information: (1) Lisa uses necessarily explicit language in some cases to be as clear as possible. (2) This conversation focuses on plastic-free sex between a…
086 • Rewilding
Jun 14 • 39 min
Nature isn’t gone, it’s waiting. And simple acts of rewilding can allow it to awaken once more. This week’s chat is with J.B. MacKinnon, author of the 100 Mile Diet and most recently of the book The Once and Future World. We talk about his work, and the…
085 • Flipping Curb Finds
Jun 7 • 42 min
Sharing economies, zero waste living, and flipping curb finds is on the pod this week with Chelsea from Eco Conscious Consumer! Have a listen for some happy chatter and great tips for dipping your toes in the second hand sales market and living as waste…
084 • Not Just For Hippies
May 31 • 42 min
Wait, I don’t have to wear tie-dye and hug every tree I come across? Zero Waste isn’t just for hippies, minimalists, homesteaders and people who like compost?! This week’s episode I had the chance to chat with author and climate optimist Kathryn Kellogg…
083 • What is Zero Waste?
May 24 • 46 min
Ready for a radical way to live by your values for the good of everyone? Environmental activist Carlyn Grebleski speaks today about how to live zero waste and how to take further action to reduce your impact and go beyond remembering your reusable water…
082 • The Zero Waste Countdown
May 17 • 49 min
Canadian, zero waste podcaster, Laura Nash of the Zero Waste Countdown Podcast and I have a big long chat about everything from zero waste during COVID, to running a podcast, a pep talk on not judging other people’s journey’s and even recovering the lost…
081 • Vegan Food Wraps
May 10 • 40 min
Beeswax wraps but with plant based waxes! Today I had the chance to chat with Robyn Menzies, co-owner of Earthology Food Wraps about their vegan food wrap option as well as their many amazing beeswax wrap products. We talk about the complexities of making…
080 • Non-Zero Waste Hobbies
May 3 • 54 min
How do you take that passion, that creative pursuit of yours and make it zero waste? You’ve maybe felt like there’s no way your hobby is compatible with a low waste lifestyle and are torn between giving up on your hobby, or giving up on zero waste.…
079 • Stay-At-Home Activism
Apr 26 • 41 min
Oh yeah, Climate Crisis. But I can’t leave my house! How do I be a climate warrior when I’m overwhelmed with uncertainties and isolation problems? Today I chat with Callee Ackland of the Hippie Haven Podcast about finding the balance in this new and…
078 • A Conscious Closet
Apr 19 • 41 min
It’s Fashion Revolution Week which means today we’re talking everything from ditching fast fashion, to sourcing ethical, to Who made My Clothes?, to shopping secondhand and much much more to build a Conscious Closet. Today’s chat is with the wonderful…
077 • Garden Therapy
Apr 12 • 40 min
We all could use a boost of moral, a comfort in these stressful times, and planning and planting a garden is one way to combat any hard feels associated with isolation. Today I chat with Desiree Bandi, founder of 1.5 Degrees Compost here in Peterborough…
076 • Savouring Resources
Apr 5 • 40 min
Catching rainwater, using solar panels, growing your own food, all of these actions bring us closer to the resources we depend on on a daily basis! Today we talk with Lonny Grafman, instructor at Humboldt State University about rainwater harvesting,…
075 • Seaweed + Climate Change
Mar 29 • 39 min
The fastest growing plants on the planet has an incredible role to play in the process to draw down carbon from the atmosphere and reverse climate change and the Climate Foundation + Intrepid Foundation are making it happen. Today I chat with Amy Bolger…
074 • Community Resiliency
Mar 22 • 48 min
There’s no right way to feel right now in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, but what we do have as a result of living zero waste is a list of skills that make us more resilient, as well as a community that will support us through it all. This week’s…
073 • More Plants, Less Waste
Mar 15 • 33 min
Head to your kitchen, crank up the music, and get ready to cook amazing vegan meals while creating zero waste! Be that the packaging food comes in, or the food that goes unused in our cupboards and fridges, today’s interview with the Zero Waste Vegan…
072 • Men’s Ethical Fashion
Mar 8 • 50 min
The fashion scene is changing, ethical and sustainable clothing is on the rise, and Eco-Stylist is making things simple for sourcing ethical clothing for men too. In today’s chat with Garik Himebaugh of Eco-Stylist, an online marketplace for sustainably…
071 • Forest Schools
Mar 1 • 42 min
How many people can say they went to kindergarten in the woods? Well forest and nature schools are on the rise and their philosophies can definitely be integrated into public school curriculums. In today’s chat with Sabrina Hale of Hardwood Nature School…
070 • Zero Waste Arts + Crafts
Feb 23 • 34 min
Glue sticks, pompoms, pipe cleaners, glitter, all of the things I think of first when I think arts and crafts, but it doesn’t have to be this way! Get ready for a whole new approach to craft time with the kiddos (or a good ol’ crafternoon as an adult!) on…
069 • Raising Eco Kids
Feb 16 • 52 min
Zero waste living and saving the planet is not just for the here and now (though we have to ACT NOW in order for there to be a future), it’s also about raising up a generation that cares for the planet, that create a society that respects the earth and…
068 • Essential Oils 101
Feb 9 • 43 min
If you’ve heard about essential oils but aren’t sure where to start or how to use them, listen up! Jasmine from Nourishmint Kitchen chats with us this week all about the benefits of swapping out synthetic fragrances and toxic chemicals for natural…
067 • A Zero Waste Pep Talk
Feb 2 • 46 min
Those winter blues can weigh anybody down, and it’s that time of year when I begin to think my zero waste efforts are a little unproductive. STOP! Time for a pep talk from Celine Mackay, owner of Sustain Eco Store in Huntsville and Peterborough. Celine…
066 • Share + Rewear
Jan 26 • 55 min
From clothing swaps to renting your wardrobe, there are plenty of ways to stop consuming fast fashion and reduce our impact on the planet. Sarah Thompson of Mon Coquelicot, a clothing shop for renting and consigning clothes, has tons of advice, ideas and…
065 • An Eco Side Hustle
Jan 19 • 56 min
How to turn your eco-friendly goals into a bit of a side hustle is on the pod today. We’re not saying go crazy and fill the world with more consumerism, but maybe you have an idea for how to help people live their best zero waste life! Maria Lopez of…
064 • Starting a Zero Waste Shop
Jan 12 • 44 min
Ever have a dream to own your own zero waste store filled with all the most practical tools for living your best zero waste life? In today’s episode I chat with Jenny Connell, owner of Unwrapped Kawartha, a package-free and refill shop in Lindsay,…
063 • Urban Composting
Jan 5 • 37 min
New year, new goals! Like composting! Did you know Canadian households waste over 300 pounds of food a year?! That’s a problem in itself but in many, many cities, all of that food waste is being sent to landfill, piling up and adding to the GHG emissions…
062 • An Eco Year in Review
Dec 22, 2019 • 57 min
Wrapping things up for 2019 with Theresa Godin as we chat the rise in popularity of the climate strikes and zero waste living in the news, plus all of our goals and plans for the new year! Bring on 2020! No Such Thing As Bad Weather:…
061 • A Green Christmas
Dec 15, 2019 • 44 min
Real tree or fake? Reuse gift wrap or upcycle some newspaper? Buy secondhand or give experiences? And can I really bring home the compost from my family Christmas?! Ideas, tips, and answers to all this and more in this week’s conversation with Jessica…
060 • Natural Plant Dyes
Dec 8, 2019 • 31 min
An ancient and creative way to dye fabric from plant materials! Today I talk with Suzanne Vaillancourt about the beauty of making something from nothing, and getting creative with kitchen scraps to make beautifully dyed fabrics in your own kitchen! To…
059 • Buy Nothing Day
Dec 1, 2019 • 50 min
Black Friday ain’t got nothing on Buy Nothing Day, a day where we celebrate the little things like buying nothing, appreciating what we already own, making due with what we got, and sticking it to the consumeristic world we’re livin’ in. Sam MacAndrew…
058 • Mugshare
Nov 24, 2019 • 41 min
Looking for a way to reduce waste in your community? Start a mugshare program with local shops to eliminate the need for single use take out cups! In today’s episode I chat with high school students Ria and Kaitlyn in Kingston Ontario about how to get a…
057 • Solar Powered Internet
Nov 17, 2019 • 41 min
What is the environmental impact of the internet? What even is the internet and how can it require energy and resources?! Today I chat with Jack Amend, CEO and Founder of Web Neutral Project, a sustainability certification company that helps websites to…
056 • Online Thrift Shopping
Nov 10, 2019 • 40 min
Does online shopping have to mean you can only buy something new? Today’s chat with Posh Ambassador Jennie Persson is all about getting to know the online world of thrift shopping. Buying second hand clothes online has become crazy easy, selling clothes…
055 • Zero Waste Swaps
Nov 3, 2019 • 54 min
Back to basics people, it’s time we went through some quick zero waste swaps that will save us money and help the planet! How many are you already doing? Remember to take it slow and don’t get overwhelmed, but also, you can do it! I believe in you! New…
054 • Buying in Bulk
Oct 27, 2019 • 40 min
A mainstay of zero waste living, bulk shopping is popular, but is it really zero waste? Does it matter? How much garbage are we avoiding by shopping in bulk and what does it look like when it comes to the bulk store? Today’s chat with Ken Fraser, owner of…
053 • Waste Reduction Week 2019
Oct 20, 2019 • 44 min
Reducing waste from coast to coast to coast, welcome to Waste Reduction Week Canada, October 21-27! Today I talk with Dominique Murray of the working group for single use plastic reduction Peterborough all about just that » HOW do we do it not just in our…
052 • The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste
Oct 13, 2019 • 38 min
Food waste is avoidable in SO MANY WAYS but it’s not just up to the individual. Second Harvest, Canada’s Largest food rescue charity is hard at work to connect farmers and distributers who have a surplus of edible, perishable foods, with the people who…
051 • Extinction Rebellion
Oct 6, 2019 • 64 min
“Our world is in crisis. Life itself is under threat. Yet every crisis contains the possibility of transformation.” Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that is using non-violent civil disobedience to disrupt society in order to MAKE things…
050 • Global Climate Strike
Sep 29, 2019 • 45 min
In the wake of the week of the global climate strikes I caught up with Nico Ossa, a grade 12 student helping to lead the Fridays for Future strikes in Peterborough Canada. Nico talks about the longevity of the strikes, their demands and the moral quandary…
049 • Electric Vehicles
Sep 22, 2019 • 48 min
The age of fossil fuels will come to an end sooner or later. Either we adapt to new (old) options before we run out or we run out and have to adapt. Electric vehicles are becoming more high-tech, more reliable, and more affordable than ever before and the…
048 • Dilemmas and Eco-Anxiety
Sep 15, 2019 • 37 min
What to do, what to do? The clock feels like it’s ticking and I’m stuck between buying a product in plastic or driving across town to buy it in glass? Then I’m stuck and a wave of eco-anxiety freezes me. Sound familiar? Today Theresa and I talk all about…
047 • Compost Me When I Die
Sep 8, 2019 • 34 min
Forgo the casket or the fire and instead, naturally decompose back into soil? Today’s conversation with Katrina Spade of Recompose, an alternative to conventional burial or cremation, has the answers. We talk all about how it works, how long it takes…
046 • Zero Waste on Campus
Sep 1, 2019 • 44 min
A vegetarian cafe cooperative with local ingredients + reusable take away dishes sounds like the best thing since the mason jar! Today’s chat with Aimee Blyth, general manager of Trent University’s Seasoned Spoon Cafe covers all that and more. We hear all…
045 • Zero Waste Wishes
Aug 25, 2019 • 40 min
Theresa and I dream package-free dreams in today’s episode all about some zero waste wishes for the world and our ideas for how to get the rest of the population on board with saving the planet! Some brands we mention: Elate Cosmetics Oneka Crush&Brush Nu…
044 • Mend Everything
Aug 18, 2019 • 33 min
What to do when your shirt gets a tear? MEND IT! What about when your shoe breaks? REPAIR IT! What if I don’t have the skills? There is help out there! Today I chat with Jess from 1000 Tiny Changes all about the power of repairing, the self-sufficiency in…
043 • Close the Loop
Aug 11, 2019 • 34 min
What to do with those hard to recycle items that you hate to just throw in the landfill? Repurpose them through Close the Loop USA’s take-back program where they reuse or recycle everything from toner cartridges and cosmetic packaging to Keurig cups. CEO…
042 • Waste Free Festivals
Aug 4, 2019 • 35 min
What screams summer time to you? BBQ’s? Picnics? Outdoor concerts? Usually the biggest thing these have in common in the amount of disposable, single-use garbage they produce. But it doesn’t have to be this way! The Peterborough Folk Fest is one of many…
041 • Eating Local
Jul 28, 2019 • 42 min
The revival of the locavore’s diet is here to help reduce our carbon footprints and the emissions associated with a global food economy. This week’s e.p I chat with Anthony Lennon of the Peterborough Food Shop all about the pleasures of seasonal produce,…
040 • Buy Nothing Project
Jul 21, 2019 • 38 min
A hyper-local gift giving economy is at your fingertips with the Buy Nothing Project, an initiative that connects locals through random acts of kindness and generosity all day long. Going beyond second hand shopping, Buy Nothing Groups help us share the…
039 • Construction + Renovations
Jul 14, 2019 • 42 min
Can construction be zero waste? Better yet, can natural building actually help reverse climate change?! This week I talk to Chris Magwood from The Endeavour Centre Building School all about sustainability in construction projects. Everything from sourcing…
038 • Zero Waste + Allergies
Jul 7, 2019 • 48 min
Allergic to nuts? Try using a clothes line. Allergic to gluten? What if you carpooled more? Have to take medication for an illness? What about prioritizing local food? Today’s conversation with Charlotte from A Zero Waste Life is all about BALANCE! No…
BONUS • Q+A Episode
Jul 3, 2019 • 14 min
What if my partner doesn’t want to live zero waste? What about having pets? What if I hit a rut? Just a few questions that Theresa and I answer in today’s bonus episode in honour of Plastic Free July! New episodes every Sunday. You can find the podcast on…
037 • Not The Only Weirdos
Jun 30, 2019 • 47 min
HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY to Practical(ly) Zero Waste Podcast! Today my friend Theresa and I sit down and review the past year, all our favourite episodes and topics, chat about new ideas and what makes community and saving the planet so awesome. Plus,…
036 • An Omnivore’s Dilemma
Jun 23, 2019 • 42 min
What do I eat? How do I get a balanced diet? The right nutrients? Agh! Inspired by Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, I chat with Natropathic Student Christina Holmquist about the ins and outs of healthy nutrition and sustainable eating.…
035 • Living Smaller
Jun 16, 2019 • 40 min
Tiny living doesn’t just exist on reality TV shows, and it doesn’t have to mean decking out a VW Westfalia and hitting the road. It’s happening everywhere and there are many, MANY ways in which living with a smaller floorpan can help you lead a greener…
034 • Eat Mostly Plants
Jun 9, 2019 • 51 min
Eat food, not too much, mostly plants. Here we go folks, we’ve made it this far on our journey to zero waste and it’s time to take the next step: plant based meals! Today my friend Theresa and I talk about going vegetarian, tips for cooking plant based…
033 • Zero Waste Hair Care
Jun 2, 2019 • 35 min
What do you do with hair trimmings after a hair cut? What impact does your shampoo’s packaging and ingredients have on the planet? Are these things we should even be wondering about? Today’s chat with Kerry and Stephen from Revive Hair Lounge in…
032 • Diapers Made Simple
May 26, 2019 • 38 min
I gotta say, being a parent comes with a helluva lot of grossness, whether you’re doing it with disposables or not. Cloth diapers come with a lot of myths and mysteries that can certainly leave a person (especially a new parent) feeling confused and…
031 • Share Yo’ Waste
May 19, 2019 • 43 min
Alice has food scraps. Bob has a composter. Share Waste helps them find each other! This week’s episode has us talking compost with Eli Bramborova, co-founder of the Share Waste App, which connects people who wish to recycle their kitchen scraps with…
030 • Transition Town
May 12, 2019 • 44 min
How to save the planet, step one: let’s get to know each other. By starting local, crowd-sourcing solutions, nurturing a caring culture and supporting each other, we can make a difference. Transition Town Project is a movement for communities to come…
029 • Nu Grocery
May 5, 2019 • 43 min
Ottawa’s first zero waste grocery is opening it’s second location this summer. With everything from package free veggies to tooth paste to ketchup, co-founder Sia Veeramani talks the joys of being a hub for Ottawa’s zero waste community, while inspiring…
028 • Reusable Revolution
Apr 28, 2019 • 57 min
Cloth bags - versatile, durable and practical. Can you have too many of them?! Yes. Yes you can. Today’s episode is all about balance, how to run a cloth produce bag giveaway at your local market, and how to take some positive action in the community…
027 • Bare Market
Apr 21, 2019 • 44 min
In need of DIY materials for all your package free endeavours? Trying to make the leap to low waste living? Ready to get sustainable but you’re on a budget? Toronto’s own one-stop shop for package free body and home care products, bare market, is going…
026 • Sustainable Agriculture
Apr 14, 2019 • 35 min
Reducing pesticides, cover cropping, adding nutrients to soil at an industrial scale, feeding the worms and more, this episode is all about sustainable agriculture and crops with life-long farmer Bill Callaghan! Learn more about sustainable agriculture…
025 • Community Gardens
Apr 7, 2019 • 39 min
Urban agriculture and locally grown food made accessible to all through your city’s very own community garden! Don’t have one in your city? Learn how to start one in today’s conversation with Jill Bishop, Community Food Cultivator for the Nourish Project.…
024 • Worm Composting
Mar 31, 2019 • 49 min
Indoor composting is perfect when you don’t have access to municipal green waste pick up, and the way to do it indoors is with those wriggly and delightful little creatures called earthworms. Compost is the missing link in today’s waste management crisis…
023 • The Farmer’s Market
Mar 24, 2019 • 36 min
Eating locally and seasonally is what this chat is all about! Today I met with Harriet Walker of the Peterborough Regional Farmer’s Market and we talked all about community supported agriculture, veggie box programs, going SU plastic free at the Market,…
022 • Self-Sufficiency
Mar 17, 2019 • 52 min
Growing vegetables, raising chickens, gathering acorns for your pigs, any of this sound like living the dream? Today my friend Valentina and I chat about her magical homestead, about self sufficiency in the 21st century, and how to produce nutritious food…
021 • Minimalism
Mar 10, 2019 • 34 min
Minimalism is a tool for living a meaningful life with less stuff to clutter up the place! Like the phrase ‘zero waste’ it implies an extreme lifestyle of all or nothing but that’s hardly the case! Minimalism, like low-waste living is a sliding scale,…
020 • Keeping Bees + Tapping Trees
Mar 3, 2019 • 43 min
Valuing our food is paramount to preventing food waste on every level, and learning the work that goes into it is the best place to start the conversation! Connecting students with where their food comes from is what Lakefield College School’s…
019 • Random Acts of Green
Feb 24, 2019 • 45 min
Ever feel like there’s so much to be done for the planet and you don’t know where to begin? Random Acts of Green might be your answer! Today’s conversation with the founder Jessica Correa will get you started with some behaviour modification, habit…
018 • Loop Store
Feb 17, 2019 • 37 min
So recycling is not the answer we want it to be. Know what is the answer? A circular economy and reusable resources. Enter Loop Store, an off shoot of TerraCycle and the best answer I’ve heard in a long time for how to avoid single use trash! Listen to…
017 • The Green Mum
Feb 10, 2019 • 43 min
Meera Jain, The Green Mum from Toronto Ontario joins me today. We talk all about low waste living in the big city, wish-cycling and low waste #momlife. Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes or comments on your podcast platform! Check out…
016 • Positive Action
Jan 30, 2019 • 32 min
Skip the doom and gloom and look on the bright side with Peterborough GreenUP’s positive perspective on environmentalism. Kristen Laroque is on the episode today speaking about the environmental initiatives being run by GreenUP, a not for profit…
015 • Pregnancy, Newborn + Other Life Changes
Jan 22, 2019 • 20 min
Moving, new job, giving birth AND be eco friendly at the same time? Seem like a lot to ask? Okay maybe, but here’s how we managed the past 3 months since our son was born. We produced more waste than we’d like, but this episode is all about doing what you…
014 • Learning to Cook
Jan 2, 2019 • 34 min
Ever wonder where to get started in the kitchen? Looking for a sure-fire way to eat healthier and reduce waste? Can’t tell a spatula from rolling pin? Listen to today’s episode with Nutrition Artist and registered dietitian Michelle Jaelin to start…
013 • Being Normal
Nov 18, 2018 • 40 min
Green is the new black, so don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone and make those zero waste swaps you’ve been thinking about! Eco-blogger Sara Brigz from Toronto is on taking zero waste one step at a time. She’s all about maintaining that…
012 • Keeping Food Alive with Abeego Beeswax Food Wraps
Nov 1, 2018 • 34 min
Love fresh produce but hate how fast it goes bad? Toni Desrosiers, founder of the Canadian beeswax wrap company Abeego. Beyond learning how to preserve the fresh and fragile food we consume, Abeego’s mandate ‘Keep Food Alive’ is about teaching…
011 • Zero Waste Chef
Oct 30, 2018 • 31 min
Save money, eat better, and save the planet? Sound too good to be true? Zero Waste Chef Anne-Marie Bonneau, creator of the blog Zero Waste Chef is on the episode today to talk about just that! In this fun, anecdotal conversation she talks practical tips…
010 • Anti-Consumerism
Oct 30, 2018 • 32 min
Wanna go low waste? Step one: don’t buy anything. This episode is all about avoiding the trap of consumerism when trying to reduce the amount of waste we produce. There is no need to buy almost anything (and certainly not buy anything new) when you are…
009 • Second Hand September
Oct 30, 2018 • 26 min
Looking for a challenge to get your started on your zero waste adventure? Try taking the Second Hand September Challenge with Waste Free Planet and try to buy everything second hand for one month! From clothes, to books, to furniture, computer parts,…
008 • Back to (Eco) School
Oct 29, 2018 • 37 min
Are you heading back to school and ready to make a difference this year? Check out today’s episode on the Ontario Eco School program and the efforts any school can make to reduce their carbon footprint. To learn more about Ontario Eco Schools visit:…
007 • Take Out + Food Rescue
Oct 29, 2018 • 30 min
Looking for a practical way to get take out while still saving the planet? Look no further! goMkt of Manhattan is a food ordering app that connects people with businesses with discounted food. Not sure what that means? Check out today’s episode! goMkt…
006 • Low Waste Travel
Oct 29, 2018 • 20 min
Going on your next trip? Want to go as low waste as possible? This episode is all about travel tips to reduce the amount of single-use waste we produce when travelling. Plan ahead for your next adventure and make it waste free! Find Jess Morales on…
005 • A Waste Free Summer
Oct 29, 2018 • 28 min
Ah summer! Warm weather, long nights, and lots of waste?! Not if we can help it. Listen in to today’s episode for tips and advice on how to enjoy the best of summer while staying zero waste! Check out our past episodes for more info on practical steps…
004 • A Zero Waste Period
Oct 29, 2018 • 28 min
Even when it comes to having your period, there is always a zero waste option! Maureen Brand from Garden of Eden Reusables talks swapping single use items for reusable alternatives, everything from cloth menstrual pads to unpaper towels. Her products make…
003 • Living Simply
Oct 29, 2018 • 25 min
Some call it frugal, I call it living simply. Today we talk all about saving money, living with purposeful scarcity and the ways in which we can extend the lifespan of the objects we own to prevent them from going to landfill too early. Today we also talk…
002 • Kids + Zero Waste
Oct 29, 2018 • 37 min
Jess Morales of Baby Steps to Zero Waste joins us today for the second episode of Practical(ly) Zero Waste. Her down to earth perspective on living with less while celebrating a family of 4 is inspiring and encouraging. Have a listen and if you missed the…
001 • Mindfulness
Oct 29, 2018 • 22 min
Welcome to the first episode of Practical(ly) Zero Waste, a podcast about making zero waste living as practical as possible. In this episode we talk about the first steps to Zero Waste living and that is *mindfulness*. May sound easy or a little vague,…
Practical(ly) Zero Waste Launch
Oct 26, 2018 • 0 min
The first episode of Practical(ly) Zero Waste is coming soon! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/practicallyzerowaste/message