Amy Lincoln Nowak

Amy Lincoln Nowak @lesswasted

Can anyone really be zero waste-d? California, USA
https://m.youtube.com/user/msamylincoln

@lushcosmetics has done it again! There goes another product I can now buy #plasticfree. This is “Full of Grace” a solid moisturizer for faces. I’d been making my own face oil for the past year but TBH having to go to multiple stores for ingredients was getting annoying. It’s nice to know I can walk into one store and find vegan, cruelty free, package free products ready to go. I’m on the bar shampoo and conditioner train too. What are your favs?? What else should I try?? I’ve also been reusing this paper bag for a while-just bring it back each time. #zerowaste #zerowastebathroom #zerowastebeauty #lush #iquitplastics #sustainable #vegan #crueltyfree
When your friends know you so well and nail the gift giving. Look at the beauties! Take the litter out of glitter my friends. Thanks to @bioglitz and these biodegradable glitters I don't have to give up my low key glitter addiction ✨😬✨Zero waste doesn't have to mean boring!! Definitely gonna incorporate these into my #greenroutine. Casual daytime glitter anyone? Good thing I've got a #kesha concert to go to soon 💁🏼 @iiswhoiis #zerowaste #glitter #biodegradable #zerowasteliving #sustainableliving #iquitplastics #trashisfortossers @packagefreeshop @greenmatters
Here's a peek inside my #zerowaste morning coffee routine. I buy organic, shade grown coffee in bulk from @sprouts cus it's mad cheap. Then I use my reusable coffee filter with a pour over thingey. It's made of hemp and can go through the wash! I've had it about 2 years and it's still going strong. Lastly I'll throw in some homemade cashew milk. Listen, I know everything I just listed sounds bougie AF, but the reality is this cup of coffee cost me less than 50 cents to make, so....I'll enjoy this at home or throw in in my @kleankanteen if I have somewhere to be. Every takeaway coffee cup you've ever had is unfortunately sitting in a landfill somewhere...Rethink your routines, save the planet and save some mother f-ing money! #greenroutine #coffee #vegan #shortfilm #zerowastehome #iquitplastics #sustainableliving #trashisfortossers @greenmatters @packagefreeshop
When you're staying somewhere temporarily, with limited tupperware and you want to avoid plastic wrap and tinfoil...you get creative! I used to use ziplocks like they were goin outta style but now I realize that all that stuff is truly a waste of resources and your hard earned money. I bet you already have everything you need in your kitchen to store foods zero waste. Don't buy into that wasteful, plastic, capitalist bullshit! #iquitplastics #zerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowastekitchen #whatsinmyfridge #beeswrap #masonjar #foodstorage #sustainableliving
When you're gonna be gone for 2 months so you stock the freezer with #vegan #macandcheese so your girlfriend, who doesn't cook, doesn't have to visit the #traderjoes freezer aisle. Shout out to #españa for all my cute Cazuelas. And, shout out to my mom who taught me to always make too much 😘 #zerowaste #zerowastehome #lesswaste #mealprep #freezermeals #iquitplastics #zerowasteLA Recipe is the butternut squash cheese sauce from the latest @vegnews 👍🏻
To me, this picture perfectly exemplifies today's waste issue. These people took the time to have signs printed, bought zip ties, and walked their asses around the block to hang the signs. How exciting to throw such a FAB estate sale! But now, a solid 16 days later, they couldn't find the energy to walk back around the block and collect their signs? Lazy. Who the hell do they think is gonna take em down? Nobody yet. But, if I had to guess, it will ultimately be an underpaid employee of the city. C'mon guys. Take some fucking responsibility for your shit. We can do better. #rant #trash #wasted #zerowaste #trashisfortossers #losangeles #fabulous #beverlyhills
So much fun at the @trashtiki pop up last night 🍹Tasty tasty cocktails made outta "trash" (what the bar would have tossed). Definitely check out if these guys are comin to a city near you. They're highlighting the very real issue of unnecessary waste in bars and restaurants. Zero waste doesn't always have to be about farmers markets and diy soaps. I'm definitely gonna light all my citrus rinds on fire from now on 💁and yes, I took one of the bamboo straws home. #antiwastetour #drinklikeyougiveafuck #antiwastedrinksthattasteokanddontfucktheplanet #trashtiki #zerowaste #losangeles #cocktails #foodwaste #lesswaste #iquitplastics #trashisfortossers
This skky vodka sweater came on a bottle (of vodka) that we bought a while back. I was pretty amused by a bottle of vodka wearing a sweater so I fell for the gimmick. Now, I admit it was unnecessary and probably a waste of a sweater. Isn't vodka supposed to stay cold? Fast forward to now, I wanted to get rid of it but can you even donate a thing like this? Probs not. Better use it as a coffee cozie 💁🏼 #upcycle #reuse #recycle #zerowaste #zerowastekitchen #coffee #vegan #vodka
I've been wishing for @starbucks to offer agave for YEARS, as it is my preferred sweetener for iced coffee, and now....I take back that wish! Why can't they have a little squeeze bottle or glass drizzling thing like all the hipster coffee spots?? More unnecessary trash, but honestly am I surprised? BOO Starbucks BOO. #disappointed #iquitplastics #zerowaste #zerowastefail #lesswaste #plasticisforever #trashisfortossers #losangeles #icecoffee #starbucks
Welcomed ourselves to LA with some boba tea AND they let us use our own mugs/straws?!? I've been told by many to temper my expectations of #zerowaste life in LA, especially in comparison to the Bay Area. But I'm determined. #iquitplastics #zerowastelife #bringyourown #refusethestraw #strawfreeseptember #boba #losangeles #santamonica
When realize you have a mildew problem and shell out way too much for a dehumidifier, but then you've got a bunch of *free* water for your garden...☺️ #zerowaste #zerowastehome #zerowastegarden #pleasetellmeicanusethiswater #free99 #garden #greenthumb #waterislife #vegetables
No, no, no. There's something about this image of a tree "holding" a coffee cup that perfectly describes the state of the environment right now. Mother Earth shouldn't have to clean up our mess. Take some fucking responsibility for your own trash. ESPECIALLY if it's motherfuckin' styrofoam like this one. Better yet, don't use the styrofoam in the first place! It will literally never break down and though it may be labeled "recyclable", it's rarely accepted, because recycling companies can't resell it. And don't even get me started on the pollutants and toxic waste created while producing styrofoam. So ya, if you've got some trash, don't be a lazy shit bag, and please carry it to its proper bin. But, on your way to that bin, consider where it came from and where it will end up (forever). We can do better. #rant #styrofoam #trash #litterbug #climatechange #zerowaste #iquitplastics #eco #recycle
When you successfully order no straw and #bringyourown but they still give you a tiny plastic sword....🤦🏼‍♀️ had a nice convo with the manager about #zerowaste and how he was hoping to rid the whole bar of #plastic straws. He told me I was "ahead of the movement". Little does he know. #iquitplastics #plasticfree #zerowastefail #zerowastelife #cocktail #eco #boston
Can't make it to the farmer's market this week so I'm feelin pretty lucky to have a store like Monterey Market. I can't sing their praises enough!! The most diverse selection of unpackaged produce, both organic and not at reasonable prices. C'mon now. And the owners are pretty awesome too. Support #local markets if you can. Also, tomatoes in cardboard boxes? #YAS #summer #produce #packagefree #iquitplastics #zerowaste #zerowastegroceries #groceryhaul #berkeley #eco #greenlife #plasticfreejuly
When your girlfriend insists you keep the fridge stocked with #pesto, nothing is better than homemade! Pesto is one of the easiest things to make completely #zerowaste. This #plasticfreejuly, challenge yourself: find something in the fridge that you purchase regularly and attempt to make it package free. #vegan #zerowastelife #zerowastecooking #iquitplastics #packagefree #reducewaste #bulkisbeautiful #greens #eco #oakland
When you order a used kettle off eBay to #reducewaste and they send it with a bunch a packing peanuts 🤦🏼‍♀️ still learning. #oops #zerowastefail #zerowaste #tea #coffee #oakland #iquitplastics #greenshipping #eco
When your girlfriend surprises you with the stainless steel ice cube tray you've been lusting after AND wider metal straws you can use to drink #boba. That's #romance 💕 Happy #plasticfreejuly everyone! Challenge yourselves to refuse a couple single use plastics this month and create new habits. #zerowaste #zerowastehome #iquitplastics #refusethestraw #sustainable #zerowasteoakland #ecofriendly #plasticisforever #reducewaste
Here's my #zerowaste grocery haul for the week! From my faves, Monterey Market and @berkeleybowl. Had to stock up on some pantry items like #chiaseeds, #nutritionalyeast and #hempseeds. Will never get over how much cheaper they are to buy in bulk. And as usual, some #lonelybananas. I use the little wire ties to train plants and hold up my 🍅 plant. Anyone else have a use for these things? #bulkisbeautiful #zerowastelife #groceryhaul #iquitplastics #vegan #fruit #veggies #pasta
Celebrated #worldoceansday by continuing to refuse single use plastics. With over 157 tons of plastic already floating around in the ocean I feel no need to contribute there. Imagine if everyone used a couple less coffee cups a month?? Less plastic, more fishes 🐠🦈🐋🐟🐡🦑 #iquitplastics #zerowaste #zerowastelife #bringyourown #sustainable #toplessforthesea #oakland #almondmilk #latte #coffee #vegan @kleankanteen