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A Visit to..., Zero-Waste Fast Food extras

A Visit to Roots Natural Organic Foods

It’s amazing how crazy people get when you talk about looking for package free soap. Why would you want to do that? My answer is why wouldn’t you? When you buy soap that has never been individually packaged there is nothing that you need to recycle, down-cycle or throw away. You just use the soap. Easier, right?

I went searching again for zero-waste soap because the soap bought at Lush still had a sticker, cost a fortune and is almost used up. I found a large selection of un-wrapped soap at Root’s. At $1.99 a bar it is way more cost-effective than the Lush bars 2 for $9. This is the soap I bought… http://puresoapworks.com/bar_soap.htm.

Within a minute of holding the bar of soap that I purchased an employee asked me if I wanted a paper bag for it. She seemed surprised that I declined her offer. I went to the cashier and told him right away that I didn’t want a receipt nor a bag. He then asked me if maybe I wanted a paper bag for my bar of soap. I assured him that it would be just fine in my purse.

I’m looking forward to trying out this new soap. Hopefully it will be the soap of my dreams (meaning that it works and lasts longer than the Lush soap).


A zero-waste fast food extra… I took three kids to the Smurfs on Monday. Great film by the way. I brought my popcorn bucket, smaller containers and smaller cups but forgot my large to-go cup. I brought some Smarties from home and bought some candy from the vending machine. It cost $2 for a handful of candy. What a rip-off just to get some plastic free candies. The total wasted items were 3. The large cup, lid and the little ziploc-type bag (holding the Smarties) were not avoided. The good news is that if we would have bought individual drinks and popcorn etc… a lot more waste would have occurred. Here are two of the photo’s taken.


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.

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