#14 Heat
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by michelle sinclair
9M ago
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#13 Compost
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by michelle sinclair
9M ago
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#12 Listening
Zero Waste Life Hacks Podcast
by michelle sinclair
11M ago
Listening is a beautiful hack for learning, having empathy, and being present. We are honored and blessed to have Madame Gandhi as our guest for this episode. Madame Gandhi is a talented producer and musician whose Music takes the listener on a journey of liberation and beats. Her path has led her to be on the Forbes list of 30 Under 30 in Music, and her 2020 TED Talk about conscious music consumption has reached millions worldwide. It was a joy to have Madame Gandhi in the studio as she offered a genuinely unique and poignant perspective on our hack of the episode listening. Madame Gandhi led ..read more
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#11 The Eco Set
Zero Waste Life Hacks Podcast
by michelle sinclair
1y ago
What do Insomniac events, the HBO show VEEP and the local elementary school play all have in common? They all use salvaged materials from Eco Set. You can find a ‘set’ at the theater, in commercials, tv shows, movies, events, and festivals. Our special guest Kris Barberg, of Eco Set and Materials Oasis, shared hacks and inspiration around how to create a more eco-friendly set. She also shares some great stories about some epic props. We hope this episode helps people in production, large and small, find solutions from creation to tare down to redirect, divert and reuse their sets ..read more
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#10 Events
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by michelle sinclair, Zero Waste Life Hacks Podcast
1y ago
This episode will help anyone planning an event for up to 200 guests to reach a goal of diverting at least 80% of waste from going to a landfill. It will focus on small steps to make an event more sustainable behind the scenes. The key is in the planning phase. Take the time to know how many are attending, what materials for decor can be reused after the event, and how guests receive and consume food and drinks. These three steps seem easy, but they will take some planning. Listen to this episode to hear stories from Sofia (host) as she shares ten years of experience as a Zero Waste event cons ..read more
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#9 Zero Waste State of Mind
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by michelle sinclair, Zero Waste Life Hacks Podcast
3y ago
Podcast In this episode, Sofia and Michelle caught up with the inspiring and charismatic Bea Johnson at an event hosted by Bring Your Own Long Beach. Known as ‘the mother of the zero waste lifestyle’, Bea and her family have exemplified what it means to be zero waste for over a decade. Her journey began when during a move she realized that her family seemed to be happier surrounded by less stuff. She began to examine how they consumed and what it would mean to live with ‘less’. Not long after her journey began, she wrote ‘Zero Waste Home’, a book which details how a zero waste lifestyle should ..read more
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#8 Shipping & Packaging
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by michelle sinclair, Zero Waste Life Hacks Podcast
3y ago
This episode was recorded on Feb 6, 2020, as part of a live panel discussion with Shopify to help merchants to find some zero waste hacks around their shipping and packaging needs. Laster year, it was projected that there would be 2.05 billion global digital buyers. But that was before the pandemic of covid 19 was announced. With the world being asked to self-quarantine and practice social distancing, we will have to see how this affects eCommerce companyies. Our producer and co-host Michelle recorded a special intro as the release of this episode comes at precarious times. Our panel included ..read more
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#7 Teeth
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by michelle sinclair, Zero Waste Life Hacks Podcast
3y ago
Did you know that it is estimated that 400 million toothpaste tubes are discarded every year in the United States only? On the global level, that number rises to 1.5 billion discarded toothpaste tubes. AND about one billion plastic toothbrushes are thrown away every year in the United States, creating 50 million pounds of waste annually.   In this Episode, we are joined by Lindsay McCormick (founder of zero waste toothpaste brand BITE) to discuss facts and hacks around our teeth routine, and how effortless it is to switch our teeth routine to a zero-waste hab ..read more
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#6 Bags
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by michelle sinclair, Zero Waste Life Hacks Podcast
3y ago
In this episode, themed around the plastic bag problem, Sofia interviews the founder of Chico Bags Andy Keller. Keller has become an outspoken opponent of plastic bags, creating a character called the “Bag Monster” from 500 plastic bags, the number each American uses annually. He uses this to raise awareness about the environmental impact of disposable bags. In January 2011, his company was sued by three leading plastic-bag manufacturers accusing it of causing “irreparable harm” to their business by defaming their product. Though we can not talk about that on the podcast Andy can talk facts an ..read more
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#5 Straws
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by michelle sinclair, Zero Waste Life Hack Podcast
3y ago
The straw. It once represented warm and fuzzy feelings because it was a part of so many memories. Getting a soda at the movies, milkshakes at the 50’s diner, grandpa’s homemade root beer floats or teenage meetups at the local fast-food restaurant. Then the silly straws or that hat that would hold the soda cans with a long straw to drink from it. It’s crazy to think that all of those straws exist somewhere still in the planet. The straw no longer represents happy warm, fuzzy, feelings. Ever since the video of the turtle surfaced kids and adults everywhere are more conscientious of the impact th ..read more
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