Ep 3: A life with less waste

Ep 3: A life with less waste with Magali Lafleur

In this special episode, Toronto-based Art Director and Zero Waster Magali Lafleur shares a bit of everything from urban frustrations, feminine hygiene, zero waste confessions, to tips on leading a cleaner lifestyle in a congested planet. If you’ve ever considered living your life with less trash, give this a listen! 

About Magali: Two years ago, Magali started her journey to reduce trash in her lifestyle and learned how to be more environmentally wise by a simple Google search. It was a lifestyle change that she became increasingly more passionate about. You can read about her lifestyle of living zero waste on her Instagram blog @findyouralternative

3 Easy steps we’ve picked for living cleaner lifestyles from this episode are:

  1. bring your own container when purchasing meals
  2. get to know your lifestyle and decision-making process so you can anticipate what you’ll need in your day
  3. invest in quality products so you won’t have to buy as much in the long run! 

Questions and comments are welcome at hellodoublecow@gmail.com—see ya on the next one!

Trying your best!

Trying your best to go zero waste but forgot your reusable bags at home when you took a trip to the supermarket?

Did the barista at your local cafe stick a plastic straw into your drink even though you brought your reusable cup?

It’s okay, we’ve all been there. Making these mistakes every once in a while is forgivable. If you believe it’s worth it, keep trying.

Here’s why the smaller things matter

Bringing your own coffee cup, refusing a disposable bag, and opting for reusable cutlery (just to name a few things we could actively do) could reduce our personal landfill rates by 40%, 60%, 70%, or even 100% if you’re fully committed.

Nothing that you aren’t able to do right now if you wanted to.

And way faster than any large organization or country can spell out “global ocean plastics crisis”.

Even if some of us can be 30% committed to being more environmentally responsible, that’s more action than if we were to remain complacent.