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How to Reduce Waste in 2021

How to Reduce Waste in 2021

I love a good new year, new month, new moon, (whatever the excuse) to zero in on a fresh start. In fact, every day can be a fresh start and I find a sweet joy in that. As we move out of notorious 2020 into a kinder 2021, that call to start new feels especially strong. So, let's start again and renew our commitment to our planet as we move into this new year. 

While 2020 was a challenging year for most of us, Jarr took it's first breaths this year with the intention to help make package-free living more convenient for people at home. We continue to pledge to make it easier and easier for you as we grow in 2021 and beyond.

So, what will it take to reduce waste in 2021 and make it more convenient for us all? We are here to help! Here are six steps to reducing your household waste:

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Forget Wish-Cycling and Make a Change that Matters

Forget Wish-Cycling and Make a Change that Matters

So, what is the problem with recycling? Many materials we hope are getting recycled don’t end up being recycled at all. When items are put in the recycling that cannot be recycled or have not been cleaned properly, these items don’t get recycled, they actually contaminate other items that were properly recycled.

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Package-Free Veggie Scrap Stock

Package-Free Veggie Scrap Stock

As there are so many competing priorities in life, every bit of time I invest in reducing our household waste is valuable and calculated. This recipe is one of my favourite ways to reduce waste because the impact is so great. Incorporating Veggie Scrap Stock into your routine reduces food waste by giving your scraps a second life AND it cuts out those wasteful tetra packs stock is often packaged in. The other bonus is, you get to keep golden, healthy, package-free stock on hand for whenever you need it! How to make Veggie Scrap Stock As you peel and cut off...

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Living Lightly In the Time of COVID

Living Lightly In the Time of COVID

Do you want to do more to reduce your impact on our earth but are finding it hard during the COVID-19 outbreak with so many changing rules and regulations? If so, this post is for you! Before I get started, I want to acknowledge that these are strange and often difficult times. I hope you and your loved ones are ok. And, whatever you are doing to minimize your waste (or not!), it is completely fine. Be gracious, kind and realistic with yourself, because you can only be good to mother earth if you are looking after yourself first.So, choose...

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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Plastic in Your Kitchen

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Plastic in Your Kitchen

If you’re like me, you want to reduce your plastic consumption for your health and for the future of the planet. But where to start? It’s overwhelming, it’s guilt-ridden, it’s expensive and it’s time consuming. Or so you think! In this post, we look at manageable strategies to reduce plastic, specifically in your kitchen. 

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