Woman Shares Her Zero Waste Lifestyle Experience

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In this video we meet Mailyne, a single mom who has adopted a zero waste lifestyle for almost 1 year to reduce the amount of garbage she sends to landfills and to be part of a sustainable future.

At the grocery store, she uses cloth bags, mason jars, and pillow cases to buy bulk food, produce and bread. She makes all of her personal care products, including toothpaste, deodorant and mouthwash, with the help of a friend. She also uses a safety razor and menstrual cup to avoid buying disposables.

Buying used clothing and toys is her first choice and if she does have to purchase something new, she tries to source items that are sold or shipped without non-recyclable packaging.

Her apartment building does not currently have a compost collection service but she doesn't let that stop her. She brings her bucket to friends places or to her parents house while she waits for a more convenient solution to become available.

Mailyne introduced us to a few innovative zero waste solutions including a binchotan charcoal water filter (it's like a Brita filter without the plastic), compostable bamboo toothbrushes, and reusable beeswax wrap as a replacement for plastic cling wrap (maybe there's a vegan alternative to this?!).

You can follow her zero waste adventures on her blog here:
https://adreamlivedgreener.wordpress.com

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle

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VIDEO CREDITS
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Music & Song Credits: 
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.

Editing Credits:
Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives

Filming Credits:
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