Tag: zero waste


How-To: Zero Waste Bulk Shopping

There are lots of benefits of shopping in the bulk bins at your local grocery store or co-op, like lower prices than packaged goods or being able to buy exactly the right amount for a recipe. The bulk bins are a great place to find low-priced, minimally processed, nutritious foods without excessive packaging. You can…Read more

Zero Waste Bathroom: Dental Care

At GladRags our focus is on menstruation, on undoing the taboo around menstruation and providing safe, comfortable, and affordable menstrual care options for everyone. We believe strongly in the work we do, but we also know that menstruation is just a tip of the iceberg: we need to consider ALL of the ways in which we…Read more

Low Waste Laundry Detergent

Save money. Make less waste. This is Kelli’s go-to recipe for homemade laundry detergent. At $14 in low-waste ingredients each year, this change definitely adds up.

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

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