Category: Zero waste

Unpacking zero-waste shops

How we get deliveries to minimise waste Last week we got one of our first (in three years) bad reviews on Google (insert screaming emoji). It went something like this (translated from Swedish): “The concept that the business is trying to achieve is smart. However, I thought that the store was “zero waste” but to […]

Plastic-free July

31 tips to reduce single-use plastic This July we shared a tip a day about the swaps you can make to avoid plastic in your everyday life. Here are all 31 ideas from shampoo bars to bamboo toothbrushes, making coffee, cleaning and take-out food. Plus the reasons why plastic is a problem. Click on an image […]

Zero-waste makeup

The ultimate zero-waste makeup solution is to go au natural, and for those lucky enough to have a glowing, blemish-free complexion go for it. But for those (hand up over here) who tend to break out when stressed, time of the month, tired or who simply like how it looks, a bit of slap* is […]

Making your new year’s resolution stick

January, ‘tis the season for gym subscriptions in overdrive, the sound of blenders blitzing kale smoothies and wallets tightly closed until the summer sales. At Gram, we’ve been welcoming new customers this first week of the year, all with the new year’s resolution to cut down their trash. We love! But, how can you make […]

No presents please, I’m a wannabe minimalist

The art of saying no to presents without pissing off your family, and how to give without pissing off the planet.   Part of living “zero waste” is trying to live more simply, the idea is if you have less, you need less. I was a little sceptical about this when I first started trying […]

The no-sew old t-shirt bag

We’re getting crafty with an upcycling project for a zero-waste workshop we’re running later this week. This no-sew tote bag made from an old t-shirt takes c. 15 mins to make, it’s great to do with kids because there are no needles involved. Here’s how: 1. Find an old t-shirt in your wardrobe, or pick […]

The trouble with recycling

Most Scandinavians have a recycle or die attitude, it’s ingrained in both culture and values. But what if recycling was doing more harm than good? What if it was one of the biggest obstacles to people and companies reducing their waste? Treating the problem In Sweden we each create around 480kg of household waste per year, that’s about average compared with […]

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