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10 Zero Waste & Natural Beauty Hacks

Olivia Foti

Comments 26 Tags beauty, vegan, zero waste

10 Zero Waste & Natural Beauty Hacks
10 beauty hacks that save the environment and your skin! We share recipes for your own deodorant, skin moisturiser & more that are vegan friendly and not harsh on your body.

Let's Talk Zero Waste Periods

Olivia Foti

Comments 5

Let's Talk Zero Waste Periods
Want to save yourself some money while saving the planet? Let's talk zero-waste periods! There are so many ways to have a healthier and less wasteful period. Here's how.

Single Use Plastics- Let's say no to straws and #StopSucking

Olivia Foti

Tags single use plastics, stop sucking, straws

Single Use Plastics- Let's say no to straws and #StopSucking

Single use plastics are one of the major causes of pollution in our oceans and on land. Collectively, we toss 28 billion pounds of plastic into the oceans each year. Around 500 million straws are used and discarded every day in America which totals out to around 12 million pounds of plastic waste over a year. Think you're clean because you put your straw in the bin? Straws easily fly out of overflowing bins and into lakes and oceans. Many straws end up getting missed in recycling (if they even end up there to begin with) as they slip through the cracks in the...


Why Upcycle?

Olivia Foti

Tags Upcycle, Upcycling

Why Upcycle?

Today I wanted to discuss upcycling. What does it mean and why do I use some upcycled fabrics? Why should we look to upcycle instead of recycle or purchase new garments? Let's talk trash! Recycling vs. Upcycling Recycling takes consumer materials — mostly plastic, paper, metal and glass — and breaks them down so their base materials can be remade into a new consumer product. When you upcycle an item, you aren’t breaking down the materials. You re-purpose it - like how I create my unpaper towels - but it’s still made of the same materials as when you started. Also,...


How The Plastic Free Movement was born

Olivia Foti

How The Plastic Free Movement was born

Where did it all begin? I wanted to share a little story about how I came to create this movement. My name is Olivia Foti, I am from Perth, WA. I am an animal lover and environmentalist. After working full time for nearly 10 years, it was time for me to embark on a new adventure in life. I quit my job to follow my dreams and love for animals and give my time back volunteering. My passion for animals bought me to Bali, to a small island called Sarangan south of Sanur. Here, I volunteered with the Turtle Conservation...