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A zero-waste community with a focus on vegan ethics

Sharing Zero Waste ideas, concepts, and successes, while centering the philosophy around Veganism. Veganism is the single greatest impact you can make on this planet. In conjunction with a low waste lifestyle, /r/VeganZeroWaste aims to improve our environment, while saving animals, and the emissions and deforestation that come from farming them.

Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused.

Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.

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Happy Veganuary!

Happy New Year, or New Year New Me I guess…

I wanted to try Veganuary this year because I want to get healthier and happier and hopefully I will make an impact to the Planet as well.

My goal this year is to be more sustainable while staying healthy.

I am currently a Vegetarian, so I will finish the rest of the dairy products in my fridge and then try to go full Vegan.

Altough I have some questions: do you guys eat meals that are still good but would go to waste that contain non vegan products? For example if your non-vegan friend does not want to finish their Pizza but you are still hungry for it.

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Anyone here make clothing? i want to commission a custom ballet dress <3

i want to commission a proper platter tutu ballet dress. someone who would keep in touch over discord and could make this out of vegan secondhand materials <3 anyone here interested?? i have a high budget for this

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The best thing you can do for the environment is to be vegan.

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Tips for Sustainable Living: My Journey Towards A Greener Lifestyle

I'm currently a Climate Policy Advisor at an environmental NGO and I've just started a YouTube channel. I've made a video discussing my tips for living a sustainable lifestyle including reducing consumerism and zero waste.

Here's the link if anyone would find it helpful - https://youtu.be/oGOd6Y4uKew

I'll be posting weekly content on environmental careers and living sustainably.

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why do people give up zero waste? Is zero waste dying?

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On June 12th, several subreddits including r/VeganZeroWaste are protesting against the new Reddit API pricing and its implications for 3rd-party clients. r/VeganZeroWaste will go dark on June 12th

Hello vegans against waste,

You may or may not have seen some drama floating around Reddit recently regarding API's. Regrettably, I'm here to inform you that this is actually a significant issue regarding the way many users (including us moderators) interact with Reddit as a platform.

Please have a read of the following information so you can see what it is about:

What's going on?

A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users.

On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced they were raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will kill every third party app on Reddit, from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader.

Even if you're not a mobile user and don't use any of those apps, this is a step toward killing other ways of customizing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the old.reddit.com desktop interface.

This isn't only a problem on the user level: many subreddit moderators depend on tools only available outside the official app to keep their communities on-topic and spam-free.

What's the plan?

On June 12th, many subreddits will be going dark to protest this policy. Some will return after 48 hours: others will go away permanently unless the issue is adequately addressed, since many moderators aren't able to put in the work they do with the poor tools available through the official app. This isn't something any of us do lightly: we do what we do because we love Reddit, and we truly believe this change will make it impossible to keep doing what we love.

What can you do?

  1. Complain. Message the mods of r/reddit.com, who are the admins of the site: message /u/reddit: submit a support request: comment in relevant threads on r/reddit, such as this one, leave a negative review on their official iOS or Android app.
  2. Spread the word. Meme it up, make it spicy. Bitch about it to your cat. Suggest anyone you know who moderates a subreddit join us at our sister sub at r/ModCoord.
  3. Boycott and spread the word...to Reddit's competition! Stay off Reddit entirely on June 12th through the 13th - instead, take to your favorite non-Reddit platform of choice and make some noise in support!
  4. Don't be a jerk. As upsetting this may be, threats, profanity and vandalism will be worse than useless in getting people on our side. Please make every effort to be as restrained, polite, reasonable and law-abiding as possible.

Further reading






Open Letter regarding API pricing

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Vegan Community - we need your help 💚

I volunteer for a company called Vegan Founded - we are a non-profit CIC doing our best to highlight the real vegan businesses that are 100% vegan, don’t test on animals and are vegan owned.

We have created a online directory of these real vegan businesses that you can browse on our website. We are still relatively small and predominantly UK based but we would love to have some help from the community to encourage businesses to sign up and showcase the demand for these real vegan businesses💚🌱

We often use the motto ‘demand ethical businesses, not just options’ Which I think sums up what we’re trying to achieve nicely.

Thank you for reading this 💚

19:30 UTC


Vegan face bar

Just trying to reduce my plastic waste by switching all my soaps to bars. Looks like all the face bars have bees wax or goat milk 🤢 any recs??

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Being picky

This is kind of a vent. How do you deal with being "the picky one?" I feel like I'm constantly having to be careful to not be the weird person always being "picky" about stuff, to not make others feel judged. I live in a smaller farming town and while many people have some interest in environmental stuff like using less plastic or bringing their own shopping bags, no one else gets the things I care about. I have a hard time enjoying community/church activities because stuff and food is central and I don't want any of it. It goes against my values. But then I will have no friends that I can share my values with because I do feel strongly about these things and others that, by nature of feeling strongly about, makes it clear I disagree with how others live. Which to many people is too uncomfortable to deal with even when I try to not say anything or be mean about it, I just do my thing with my strong convictions. And it makes me uncomfortable being places where everyone is loving their stuff and food that I wish was never produced because of the harm it's caused. I definitely know people come to their values over time, I haven't always had these same values. So I get that people might just not know what I know. I just wish it was more common. I'm not even really sure if this makes sense, I had a recent mini identity crisis haha, thanks for reading if you did.

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I just moved and found an amazing vegan cafe locally!!!

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Non-chalky tooth tabs - Kaylaan

Just a little PSA. I tried some fluoridated tooth tabs that foam up delightfully. So please excuse me while I shill for Kaylaan. I'm just glad to have found some tooth tabs that aren't chalky. They have some flavors I am not adventurous enough to try lol.

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The True Scale of Overfishing is Hard to Grasp

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Is there a way to heat up bath water without wasting water?

Typically the way I heat up bath water is by draining it halfway, then filling it up with scalding hot water. I don’t like doing that. I wish there was a way to just heat up the water that’s already in there.

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This 1.1 acre Food Forest in Holland has over 80 species of tree, shrub, and herbaceous plants. It produces 5000 tons of fruit and nuts annually and supports beavers, weasels, snakes and over 30 species of birds!

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uses for peppercini brine?

I used up some pickled peppercini and some jalapeno jars. I want to know if there's anything I can do with the brine that's left over. I'm not really vegan but I'm trying to eat more plant based and buy less meat and every use for this stuff I know of is cooking meat with it. Any ideas? I would prefer not to use the brine to pickle more peppers, cuz it's near the expiration date and I don't think I would use them fast enough.

Idk if this helps but I mostly cook Indian, Korean, and Chinese dishes. I currently have cabbage, carrots, kale, bell pepper in my fridge but it doesnt have to use those.

06:20 UTC


Recommendations for Soap and Moisturizer for REALLY Dry Skin

My skin is dry like the Crypt Keeper's. Any product recommendations?

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Vegan Sopas on a rainy day

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Eco friendly products or services?

I am now trying my best to achieve zero waste every day, and I want to take that all a step further. I'm looking for eco-friendly products or apps that will also help me save money.

I believe that the majority of eco-friendly companies are very pricey, and the world only benefits from them because the products are developed to be "eco-aware" rather than being created by utilizing or eating them to improve the environment.

For products, I found LUSH Shampoo Bars and for services I found Flora and Treecard. Does anyone know of any additional products or services I can use?

10:03 UTC


Non-castile body wash suggestions?

I'm looking for a zero-waste vegan body wash, but everything I can find is castile soap, which doesn't lather well and leaves my skin feeling waxy. I'm hoping for some product suggestions, anything in 100% recyclable containers or offering refill options. No palm oil, or sustainably grown, is an added bonus.

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The most wastefull way of drinking coffee

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Don't companies wanna be carbon negative?

07:42 UTC

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