Meet Kiana Otsuka, an O’ahu local, resident of Moanalua, and our Zero Waste Hero community member of the month! Kiana works with the Hawai’i State Energy Office to reduce the energy intensity of our transportation system. She was recently confirmed...
From the Protea Team to you and yours, we want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mothers out there! If you’re someone who’s looking for gift ideas for a special mom, we’ve put together a list of 9 sustainable & fun gift suggestions! Give the mothers in your life something they’ll love that’s good for the planet, too!
In our effort to provide refillable options for our customers, we do our best to close the loop and create as little waste as possible. This means that we bring some of our products to the store in 30 and 55-gallon barrels. The large barrels allow us to use fewer containers and to save reduce our carbon footprint through fewer shipments.
We've been coordinating with local organizations, farms, and other businesses to give these plastic barrels new life once all of the product inside has been used. Here are some of the ways these barrels are being put to use!
If there's one thing we've learned here at Protea Zero Waste, it's that everyone has a different journey to a lower-waste lifestyle, and living more sustainably can look different for everyone. That's why we love to share these Zero Waste Hero features, so we can show off some of the awesome people in our community, and the ways in which they fit zero waste practices into their everyday lives!
Welcome back to our Zero Waste Hero series, where we feature one of our community members and the ways they incorporate zero waste practices into their daily lives. We truly believe that each of you are everyday heroes because: "We...
Welcome back to our Zero Waste Heroes series, where we feature REAL people just like you and their transition to a lower-waste lifestyle. This month, we are so excited to feature Heather, also known as EcoMamaMade! Heather is a mother, a teacher,...
Welcome to the first of many features about real-life, everyday Zero Waste HEROES! We're talking about real people just like you, who find ways to incorporate zero waste practices into their daily lives.
Read about Laura & Lance - the scuba divers, gardeners, and DIY-ers on a zero waste journey here on Oahu!
If you're someone who's on a journey to reduce their household waste, but doesn't live near a refill store, then this blog post is for you! Luckily, there are still a lot of great zero-waste options you can use to reduce your household waste without going to a refill store!
This blog post is for those of us humans who menstruate. If you've been on the fence about whether or not to make the switch to reusable menstrual cups and/or pads, we're about to get into the nitty gritty! Hopefully this blog post can provide a little insight.
It’s the season of giving, celebrating, and spending time with our loved ones. It’s also the season of shopping, wrapping, parties, and decorations. If you’re trying to live a lower waste lifestyle, you might be wondering how to make it through this holiday season without contributing to the most wasteful time of the year. Here are 13 of our favorite tips for a more sustainable holiday season.
In today's society, our lives are inundated with single-use plastics and convenience is the name of the game. To live a lower-waste lifestyle takes extra effort, and more time. So why do we do it? Here are 10 eye-opening facts about our planet and our waste as a species to help answer the question "Why Zero Waste?"
We just wrapped up Plastic-Free July, during which we ran a giveaway throughout the month of July and asked YOU to show us the zero waste changes you made during the month of July. You did not disappoint! Here are some of our favorite posts from last month, read on to get inspired:
Saving the ocean may seem like a daunting task, and we know that some people have more time and resources to dedicate to it than others, so we've compiled a list of 10 simple things that anyone can do to make a difference!
A tiffin is a kind of lunch box that originated in India, and is also widely used throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. If you've never heard of this nifty food storage system before, you're in for a treat - and maybe a new way to store & carry your treats, too!
Washing the dishes is a daily ritual for most of us. Consequently, the dish soap that we use is a part if our daily lives. It gets onto our skin, and is even accidentally ingested from residue left behind on the dishes themselves. Learn about a zero-waste, healthy & safe dish soap option that might just be the perfect alternative for you.
This Spring, we're all staying at home a lot more than usual. While we're practicing social distancing, there's no better time to spring clean (or should I say, quarantine clean) your home! Here's our comprehensive guide to eco-friendly cleaning, with 8 tips & tricks you may or may not have heard of before.
Did you know that enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the Earth four times? A large portion of that plastic waste is household waste, including plastic bottles for cleaning products and supplies. Reduce your household waste by making your own products at home, or refilling and reusing your bottles over and over again!