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Plastic Free July 2021: Week 1

Welcome to the first week of our Plastic Free July Journey! Many take on the challenge to refuse single-use plastics for the entire month of July. That challenge can be a bit daunting, so we wanted to do things a bit differently at Scoop this year. Working towards a more sustainable life doesn't have to be all or nothing. Each week this month, we'll focus on minimizing waste in one area of our lives, so you can take it one step at a time.  Whether you're a zero waste pro or just interested in learning more, we are glad you joined us for this Plastic Free July Journey! Start with a Waste Audit If you've never done a waste audit before, now is...

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Zero-Waste Gift Inspiration

Written by: Jenni Keniston During the months of May and June, I find myself scrambling to come up with gift ideas for several special occasions that happen this time of year.  There is Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, end-of-year teacher’s gifts, family birthdays, and even my wedding anniversary!  If you are like me and trying to come up with the perfect zero-waste gift to express your appreciation for an amazing person in your life, here are some of my favorite suggestions to hopefully inspire you: The Gift of an Experience The fathers in my life, especially, just love an excuse to get out of the house and experience something exciting or new.  Some local suggestions that have been a big...

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Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Tips

Written by: Jenni Keniston There is something about the first warm days of Spring that inspires me to want to purge, organize and clean my entire home.  Anyone else?  Luckily, at Scoop Marketplace, I can find everything I need to help get my home squeaky clean.  Best part about picking up all my supplies at Scoop is that I don’t have to worry about any unnecessary toxic chemicals or plastic packaging waste coming into my home. Contrary to what most grocery store home-care aisles would try to make us believe, it only takes a few products to tackle most household cleaning tasks.  Even better is that most of these natural, eco-friendly ingredients are items you probably already keep stocked in...

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Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Any Amazing Caregiver

Written by Jenni Keniston (an Earth-loving Mama of 3) There are all kinds of loving, hard-working and selfless caregivers in this world who definitely deserve a little extra recognition this Sunday (and everyday).  If you are struggling to come up with a fabulous way to say "thank you!", we put together a list of gift ideas here that might help. Thoughtful, Low-Waste Mother's Day Gifts:  Provide a Home Cooked Plant-Based Meal or Support a Local Restaurant (Make sure to cover all prep and clean-up!) A Potted Plant or Terrarium Herb Garden in Jars or Recycled Containers (Don't miss the Rising Sign Farm plant sale at Scoop this month!) Jewelry Made by a Local Artist (Bonus if made from up-cycled materials.) Personalized Loose...

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