The Trash Jar Challenge

It is a brand new year and a brand new month, hello January 2019! For the past 15 months that I have been on this “zero-waste” journey, I have never come close to reducing my trash fitting a mason jar. Now, this is a far off representation on what living more consciously means but I do want to keep a very keen track on how much trash I still produce.

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Thrift finds : Makati Cinema Square ukay-ukay

In my many thrift shopping years, I have never heard of Makati Cinema Square and its hidden ukay-ukay gems. Although I told myself that this will be the year that I do not buy any new clothes, I had previously initiated a challenge with my partner on buying each other ukay clothes with a budget of 500 php! So off to Makati Cinema Square we went. Makati Cinema Square is one of the oldest malls in Makati, dating back to 1982. 

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No NEW clothes for a year challenge & thrift shopping

Clothing – everyone has them – is something I want to talk about in this blogpost. With minimalism and zero-waste in mind, I believe they both have a huge effect on how I purchase clothings. Fast fashion has become such an easy option for me; of course, besides the frequent thrift shopping I do. In my quest to improve the lifestyle I am living, I will be doing something a little crazy (or is it normal?). 

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Conscious living : Zero Basics haul

ACT ON IT #4: find shops which offer local self-care products that are great alternatives for commercialised products with a lot of plastic packaging [toothpaste, soap, deodorant, facial products]

I am so ecstatic that I found Zero Basics! With the urge to lessen my carbon footprint and with that the usage of plastic, there need to be many changes done with the products I buy.

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