All posts by Claire Weinberg

Claire Weinberg

About Claire Weinberg

The deep call to action I felt as I became more aware of the impact plastic has on our environment led me to my blog- Zero Waste Journey- Small Steps for a Healthy Planet. I call my blog a journey because moving towards using less plastic is a cha-cha dance, two steps forward, one back. It ain’t easy but it’s worth it!

Plastic Free July

This month- there is a world wide movement- Plastic Free July with the goal of raising awareness and challenging people to do something about single use plastic.  Single use plastic is plastic that is essentially used one time and then discarded.  Straws, coffee cups, lids, take out containers.  Basically anything that is convenient, quick and saves time. […]

Zero Waste Alcohol- DIY Fruit Infused Vodka

If your idea of a good time is sitting outside listening to the birds chirp and watching your garden grow while sipping a fruity, boozy drink then infused vodkas are for you. I first read about infusing vodkas in the cookbook “How to Be a Domestic Goddess” by Nigella Lawson.  Her rhubarb schnapps recipe caught […]

Protect Our Oceans Everyday- Simple Tips to Reduce Plastic Consumption

If you want clean oceans, use less plastic.

World Ocean Day 2016 was when I moved from awareness to activism both personally and in business.  Thanks to a FaceBook post by the Lonely Whale Foundation.  It was the handsome face of Adrian Grenier who played Vince on the TV show Entourage that caught my eye.  Of course, there is always that disconnect between […]

Zero waste Mother’s Day Gifts

When you have a small business, you tend to think about holidays and when you make skincare, Mother’s Day is a great holiday.  You hope people want to buy something special for their “mother”.  And by “mother” I mean anyone who has nurtured, mentored and cared for you, perhaps even giving birth to you.  But […]

Make Your Money Count and Use Less Plastic

Last year, I took a business development course and the guru wanted us to find our customer’s pain points.  I talked about our Maine Seaweed shampoo bars and how I believed they would appeal to anyone who loved the ocean and is concerned about the plague of plastic.  Our shampoo bars are a plastic free […]

Zero Waste Easter Tips

Zero Waste Easter Tips

Holidays can be tricky for so many reasons and when you add in zero waste and plastic free it can get very complicated.  Many of us have family traditions that we want to honor, our kids have expectations and it can be easy to be overwhelmed. But remember, reducing your package/plastic consumption is a dance, […]