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Preface to The Zero Waste Voyage 

Check out my new website The ‘Zero Waste’ Lifestyle is all about limiting trash, and in particular single-use plastic. This holds true for a wide array of things we consume in our every day lives— food in our kitchens, products in our bathrooms, clothes in our wardrobe, office supplies at work … Unless we were to become hunter-gatherers living in tree houses with boar skin … Continue reading Preface to The Zero Waste Voyage 

Home-made low sugar granola in bulk

This recipe calls for many ingredients that can be bought in bulk, so check your local health food store before you buy pre-packaged nuts, oats, seeds and dried fruit ! INGREDIENTS  Makes about 5 packets worth of store-bought granola ! 9 cups rolled oats (not quick oats) 1/2 cup coconut oil 6.5 tbsp honey (OR 1/2 cup) 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup hazelnuts (or … Continue reading Home-made low sugar granola in bulk

DIY Bees Wax ‘Cling Film’ 

For a plastic-free lunch.  You’re in the mountains so you need a packed-lunch. A sandwich is easiest to make and you want to wrap it up in something lightweight. Your lunchbox is a little bulky and excessively heavy. What do you wrap it in ? Cling Film ? Foil ? NO ! Here is a better option: a bees wax wrap — water-resistant & zero-waste … Continue reading DIY Bees Wax ‘Cling Film’ 

Spices of Sri Lanka 

We’ve arrived in Sri Lanka – a tropical paradise 🏝. There are great waves, beautiful beaches, awesome fruit trees and delicious S P I C Y food ! 🌶 In fact, Sri Lanka is known for its high quality spices, including clove, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, curry leaves and much more ! We’re in Midigama, located on the Southern tip of the island. We’re staying in … Continue reading Spices of Sri Lanka 

Beyond the Inca trail 

Our parents and little brother came to join my brother Nicolas and I on our gap year for Christmas to explore the fascinating Incan heritage.  As we rode our mountain bikes down the Sacred Valley, meandering down single tracks we stoped to check out one of the Inca’s engineering wonders- the Moray. These circular terraces are thought to be an agricultural laboratory for plant breeding.  … Continue reading Beyond the Inca trail 

Patagonia’s Long Root Ale 

Perennial beer Patagonia Provisions’ Long Root Ale to breed cultures of sustainability. Our food culture defined by a convenient, cheap, high fat, high salt, high sugar, high meat diet is not a viable cultural paradigm as we are living beyond the world’s ‘Planetary Boundaries’ and threatened by climatic change. (Rockström et al., 2009). The food system, centred around annual staple crops from monoculture farming systems, … Continue reading Patagonia’s Long Root Ale 

Barra Nova, Brazil – Zero Waste swaps 

We left Parajuru October 21st, performed a well-needed beach clean-up and headed to Barra Nova — another fisherman’s village up the coast.   Our time here has been very enjoyable as we’ve continued to discover ways to limit our plastic consumption. Indeed, the Zero Waste Voyage is not just an excuse to travel around the world, it’s an exploratory voyage to discover ways to limit … Continue reading Barra Nova, Brazil – Zero Waste swaps 

The Zero Waste Voyage week 1 

After a month of preparation in London: immunisations, camping gear list, kitesurfing gear, medicine kit, home-made cosmetics, plane tickets, accomodation, insurance … We finally made it to Brazil. The plane ride itself was quite eventful. First we were told there wasn’t enough room for our surf bag when there was. Then in Germany, after running through the airport with my kiteboarding harness aroud my waste … Continue reading The Zero Waste Voyage week 1