A Practical Guide to Zero Waste for Families Book

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The First And Only Guide For Families Who Want To Reduce Waste.

This book is a compilation of 14 years of learning how to go zero waste. Fredrika shows how easy it is to reduce your waste with lots of doable steps and tips for sustainable living that every person can integrate; from packing a zero waste school lunch to hosting a zero waste birthday party, and how all this can save not only the planet but also lots of money.

A Family's Journey to Zero Waste

We’re a family of five living zero-waste, plant-based, & mindfully minimal so that both our kids and our planet can enjoy a beautiful, thriving future. We focus on current environmental issues, share tips & ideas, and offer helpful information about sustainable products. Enjoy the reading!

Compost 101 Class

Did you know that when you throw your food scraps in the trashcan, the food never composts at the city dump?  Instead it creates methane gas which is a huge contributor to our climate crisis.  What this online class and schedule a call with James to get all your questions answered!

Date: On Demand

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Going Zero-Waste

Zero Waste

Our family’s zero waste journey began in 2016 and today we produce almost no waste and live a more...

Plant-Based Vegan Blog

Plant-Based, Vegan

We eat mostly plant-based and vegan; because it’s better for our health (and we love animals).

Zero Waste Gardening


Anyone who has a garden or space is sure to know about the positive benefits of spending time outdoors.



The philosophy of minimalism is to own less and live intentionally—it’s a simple concept that begins with...

Film - Zero Time To Waste

Zero Time to Waste – The Film

We created this film and handbook in hopes of making the shift to zero waste feel less overwhelming. We’ve collected tips, recipes, life hacks, and brands that have helped us along the way— and are excited to now share them with you. We hope you’ll join this ever-growing Zero-Waste Family that’s building a conscious shift towards sustainability—because the truth is there’s no time to waste.

Brands We Love


It’s that time of the year, when herbs are drying all over the kitchen. Guess how nice my kitchen smells right now 😃

#growingherbs #herbgarden #herbgardening #dryingherbs #preservingherbs #herbspreservation #growingfoodinthecity #growingfoodinmygarden #sustainableliving #gardeninglife

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Gardening day and I’m harvesting broad beans among other things. Broad beans are our favorite bean to grow because they are pretty hardy and adaptable – they grow in most soils and climates. They're a great source of protein.

What beans are you growing?

#growingbeans #beans #broadbeans #backyardhomestead #backyardgarden #growingfood #growingfoodinmygarden #growtoeat #growtoeathealthy #urbanhomesteading #sustainableliving #selfsufficientbackyard

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Happy world baking day!

Here is my vegan cardamom pear cake recipe.

1 /12 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp salt
I cup almond milk
1/3 cup coconut oil
2 medium pears, peeled and diced
Preheat oven to F350. Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix milk and oil in a separate bowl. Stir in wet ingredients to dry. Pour batter into a greased cake pan and arrange pears on top. Bake for about 50 minutes.

#worldbakingday #vegancake #veganbaking #vegandessert #whatveganseat #plantbasedcake #veganbaker #veganrecipes

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Chemical free oral care tips and DIY mouth wash recipe.

Most plastic toothbrushes will end up in the trash eventually. These plastic items represent more than 50 million pounds of waste that ends up in landfills every year. Since they are made from plastic and are not biodegradable, they will remain indefinitely in landfills or — worse — in our oceans, nature or beaches, where they will add to greenhouse gasses and cause more global warming.

My favorite plastic free and compostable toothbrush is @bite

* 1 cup filtered water
* 1 Tbsp baking soda
* 20 drops Thieves oil
Mix everything in a clean bottle or mason jar with a lid. Since the baking soda will settle, be sure to shake the jar before each use of the product. This mouth wash can be kept at room temperature.

The best brand tooth paste sold in stores are:

The Dirt – All Natural Tooth Powder(my favorite)
Primal Life: Dirty Mouth Organic Toothpowder

#diymouthwash #zerowasteoralcare ##zerowastepersonalcare #zerowastelifestyle #zerowasteliving #sustainableliving #chemicalfreeoralcare #chemicalfreeliving #chemicalfreelife #chemicalfreeparent #chemicalfreeproducts

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Finally California is suppose to get curbside composting so in our latest YouTube video, we address any questions and concerns regarding curbside compost.

#curbsidecomposting #composting #compost #reducewaste #reducefoodwaste #zerowasteyourlifechallenge #zerowastejourney #sustainableliving

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Repost from• @nedanews Congratulations to the @zero.waste.family for your new book! What perfect timing to get to visit you at your beautiful home for your book-signing. I just found out last night that the story we did about your waste-free lifestyle was nominated for an Emmy by @nataspsw . So much to celebrate and so much hope for our planet thanks to families like yours!! THANK YOU for sharing your important messages and for teaching Roya how to make homemade soap scrub. #earth #zerowaste #zerowasteliving #sandiego #news ...

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Grow food not lawns!

#urbanhomestead #backyardveggies #backyardhomestead #growingfoodinmygarden #growingfoodinthecity #growtoeat #growfoodnotlawns

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Forget fashion, cars or jewelry, no I’m a break the bank buying things for garden kind of girl 😂


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As we gear up towards the official hard copy release of our book, we wanted to offer 2 followers a chance to win a SIGNED VIP COPY!



We will be announcing the winner on Friday May 13th here on IG!!


#zerowasteliving #zerowastehome #zerowastelifestyle #zerowastemama #zerowastefamily

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Trash Talk Tuesday

How to save energy at home and how to boost your own energy with essential oils.

#reduceenergy #reduceenergycosts #reduceenergyconsumption #energyboost #energybooster #essentialoils #younglivingessentialoils #sustainableliving

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