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Single Mom Shares Her Zero-Waste Lifestyle!

If you’ve ever been interested in reducing the amount of waste you create, there’s a lot to learn from this woman’s zero-waste lifestyle thanks to Exploring Alternatives.

Mailyne is a single mom who’s passionate about reducing, refusing, reusing, recycling and rotting. She has all of the garbage she has created in the past year in one small glass jar, and she said most of it is stickers from fresh produce!

Mailyne uses glass containers and brings them to the store to buy her groceries. In addition, she makes her own toothpaste, potato chips and mouthwash. Mailyne even composts what she can at her friend’s or parent’s backyard because the place where she lives doesn’t have a composting option. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Single Mom Shares Her Zero-Waste Lifestyle!


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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Marsha Cowan
    March 10, 2016, 1:12 pm

    How amazing! What a difference it would make in our country alone if all of us would do this for even a month, much less a year, or a lifetime. As much as the government loves to regulate our lives in so many things, you would think that all of America would be required to live a waste free life. Glass, metal, wood, and other biodegradable and replenishable products instead of plastic would make a huge difference even if we did not do anything else, so why continue to allow the production of any plastics that are disposable and that end up filling our lands dangerous toxins? She is a beautiful, healthy, savvy woman and mother, so if this lifestyle is good for her, it is good for the rest of us. I am amazed at your verve and conviction. Thank you for sharing this amazing story with us.

  • buddie
    March 10, 2016, 2:51 pm

    WOW! I am SO impressed with your mindfulness and dedication !
    I am inspired and grateful that you are imprinting a love for our planet and a higher consciousness on your child – that is PRICELESS!
    You’re amazing…thank you!

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