Tag: zero waste


The First ‘R’.

I once heard a friend proudly declare, “My family doesn’t create much garbage, but my recycling bin is always full!” Somehow there’s a notion that if something is recyclable, it isn’t trash. Similarly, if a product is marketed by a company to be “biodegradable” or “compostable” it also gets the brush off as not really…Read more

Period Cravings: The BEST Granola + Cacao Nibs

Granola? A period craving??? Absolutely.

Personal Care: DIY Toothpaste

Of all the trends that have gone mainstream — man buns, planking, pumpkin spice flavored everything — it’s zero waste that I desperately want to become the new norm. Despite a homegrown life habit to minimize my footprint, I’ve known there are other things I can be doing to head toward zero waste. It simply…Read more

Lessons from a Zero-Waste Lifestyle

Earlier this month, Andrea from Be Zero took over the GladRags Instagram to show us what it’s like to live a zero-waste lifestyle. Here’s what she had to say… Zero waste isn’t just a story about trash, it’s a story about what we collectively value. Putting value back into our things, resources, community, planet, and…Read more

I’m Done With My Cloth Pads…Now What?

Most of the questions we get about cloth pads and pantyliners are from people either looking to use them, or currently using them. Makes sense, right? But every so often, we run into the opposite situation: “What do I do with my GladRags when I don’t need them anymore?” The last thing anyone wants is to…Read more

Living Zero-Waste: Behind the Scenes with Lauren Singer

We’ll admit it: we have a total crush on Lauren Singer, the badass behind Trash is for Tossers. Lauren gained international recognition by fitting two years’ worth of garbage into a mason jar. The average American creates about 4.3 pounds of waste per day. I’ll let that sink in for a minute… Since then, Lauren has…Read more

10 Non-Stuff Gift Ideas

They say they don’t want anything for the holidays. And you say it back, “No really, I don’t need any more stuff.” And you both mean it. But you also both really like to give. Don’t you? Yeah. We know you do. So how about considering some non-stuff gifts, and go right to the heart…Read more

Zero Waste Holidays: Simple Tips for Eco-Friendly Cheer

It’s that time of the year again! A time for celebrating the holidays, the seasons, and friends and family. All that celebrating can mean a lot of trash! It seems that every year there is a new assortment of holiday decorations, interesting pre-wrapped foods, and new gadgets from which to choose. When this time of…Read more

Living Zero-Waste: 3 Myths Busted!

The idea of making next to zero trash can seem incredibly daunting to many people. When most of everything we consume comes packaged and wrapped, the idea of living a zero-waste lifestyle doesn’t seem possible. What most people don’t realize is that many of the steps towards reducing one’s trash are actually incredibly easy and…Read more

Life without Toilet Paper

We’re all about reusables here in the GladRags office, and you’d be hard pressed to find a disposable item (whether a paper tissue, plastic water bottle, or a tampon) in any of our purses or bags. But there is one final frontier for even the most die-hard reusable advocates…. TOILET PAPER. A lot of folks…Read more