SuperBee’s Favourite Eco-Friendly Instagrammers

On our journey to living a zero-waste, plastic-free lifestyle, it’s always helpful to see what others are doing to cut down on waste.

We love following the eco-friendly and zero-waste Instagram accounts below for their useful tips, inspirational messages and, of course, cool photos. The Instagrammers are spread across the world, sharing in different languages and focusing on different aspects of zero waste living – there are even a couple other zero-waste shops where we find even more inventive, natural and sustainable products to add to our personal zero-waste arsenal.

Get ready to be inspired. (And don’t forget to follow @superbeewaxwraps on Instagram while you’re at it!)

Eco with Em

Emily’s intelligent illustrations share so many helpful details and facts about sustainable living, from cutting down on single-use plastic products to how to use specific products or even leftovers myriad ways, all with a dash of humour.

Going Zero Waste

We appreciate how Kathryn is incredibly inspirational yet realistic about her zero waste journey. It’s impossible to live a truly zero waste life in today’s world and she is honest about not being “perfect” while still providing a hopeful outlook for the future.

Zero Waste Ninja

Just glance at @zerowasteninja’s helpful feed and you’re sure to spot several zero-waste hacks you haven’t thought about yet.

Wasteland Rebel

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Here comes a long-overdue #zerowaste #farmersmarket #groceryhaul post ???! • Sorry for not posting much for a while and especially lately! I have been taking more time for self care. As part of this, I have deleted one app after another, including WhatsApp and what not. (OK, that was a really bad pun ??) • I turned off all notifications except for text messages and my calendar, left all group chats, and got some distance from social media. I love this community on IG so much, which is why I was constantly on here. I needed to learn that the world keeps spinning even when I’m not constantly posting or replying to questions. To learn it’s okay to be less digitally social. To focus on other work that had been piling up. • I’m glad I took time to declutter my digital life ?. We rarely stop to think about it, but everything we do online also has an environmental impact ??. Every single message or email we send ?, everything we stream ?, every single search?. Even the files you keep in the cloud☁️. • The internet is a global network, which means the data we send is literally routed through multiple servers across this globe ?, each requiring energy ⚡️24/7. Here’s the thing: electronics are never produced sustainably. Brands like @fairphone do their best to minimize the impact, but are an extremely rare exception and it’s only smartphones so far. Most servers also don’t run on renewable energy. • How to minimize your carbon impact from your digital use: ► Don’t keep too many files online. The more we keep online, the more servers need to be online, sucking energy 24/7 so we have access to our files whenever we need them. Use cloud services only when necessary and delete emails from the server when you don’t need them anymore or copy them to folders on your computer (you can set these up in your email client). Back up your files on an external hard drive. ► Use as your search engine. It’s a search engine that plants trees to offset the impact of your search ?, run by an NGO. ► Listen to music ?offline as often as you can instead of streaming it. ► Carbon-footprint-wise sending two emails equals one letter by ? mail (source @swr3online)

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Shia has literally written the book on zero waste living…in English, German and Chinese no less!  Her account, along with her blog, is full of sustainable living tips and tutorials from making zero waste kimchi to going without shampoo.

Lily Fairly

Based in Paris, Melanie shares green living products, tips and more in French. And beautiful photos to boot!

Waste Free Planet

This super active account reposts sourced tips and posts from around the interwebs.

Ethically Kate

Simply put, fast fashion is terrible for the environment. New Zealand-based Kate sheds light on making more informed, sustainable clothing choices while not forgoing style.

Waste Not Want

Naomi’s beautiful account about minimal living on Australia’s Sunshine Coast makes us want to try more homemade.

Zero Waste Guy

We see a lot of women in the zero waste living space so were pleased to come across Jonathan’s account. He’s a zero waste project manager in Los Angeles – how cool!

Less Waste for Whales

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Plasticfreejuly day 3 : no single use plastic and no meat ? ……………………………………………………………………. ชาเล้นจ์ #PlasticFreeJuly2019 ยังคงวนเวียนอยู่ที่เรื่องกินนี่แหละ บอกแล้วว่าเรื่องกินเรื่องใหญ่ ฮ่าๆ ? เวลาเราจะซื้ออาหารนอกบ้าน เราก็เตรียมกล่อง ปิ่นโตไปพอหิ้วไหว เผื่อเหลือไปนิดหน่อย แล้วที่ใส่น้ำจิ้มนี่ ขาดไม่ได้ เพราะว่าอย่างน้อยมันต้องมีซอส มีน้ำจิ้ม นี่นั่น ได้ใช้แน่นอน ? . ถ้าอยู่กรุงเทพ ไม่อยากเยอะ เอาเบาๆสบายตัว เราว่าถุงซิลิโคนก็เหมาะมาก ประหยัดพื้นที่ในกระเป๋าได้เยอะเลย กระบอกน้ำอีกสักกระบอกนะ แจ๋วเลย ? . และถ้าใครอยากลดเนื้อสัตว์นะ หาร้านที่ชอบรสชาติที่ถูกใจอะ รับรองติดใจแน่นอน ? อาหารที่ซื้อมาวันนี้มี ข้าวคลุกกะปิเห็ด แกงผำ ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเห็ดตุ๋นเส้นสด เปียกลูกเดือยมันม่วงน้ำกะทิคั้นสด งาดำคั่ว น้ำขมิ้นปั่น น้ำซุปถั่วงาดำลูกเดือย…ใช้พืชผักอินทรีย์ปรุง และอร่อยล้ำทุกอย่าง ?? ก่อนกลับแวะร้านเจได้ขาเห็ดเจกับลูกชิ้นเห็ดมาอีก ฟินและ กลับถึงบ้านไม่มีขยะพลาสติกเลย และไม่มีขยะให้แยกด้วย เพราะเราลดขยะมาตั้งแต่ต้นทางแล้ว ส.บ.ม. ? ไหนๆๆๆ มีใครจะ challenge พกกล่องข้าว bento box กระบอกน้ำตลอดเดือนนี้บ้าง เม้นท์แล้วกดส่ง ?มาโหน่ยยย ??‍♀️??‍♂️ . . . #zerowasteliving #zerowastehome #zerowastechiangmai #zerowastethailand #reusable #plasticfreejuly #meatfree #healthyliving #healthyfood #ecoliving #sustainableliving #zerowastelifestyle #asgreenasyoucan #LittleBigGreen #lowimpact #нульвідходів #zerowaste #零垃圾生活 #环保 #제로웨이스트 #zerodechet #ゼロウェイスト #noexcuseforsingleuse #plantbased #vegan #วีแกน #plasticfreejuly #lesswastelessworries #meatfreewednesday #veganthailand

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Based in Thailand, this account regularly shares clear, actionable tips and local suggestions for where to shop plastic-free and how to live a more sustainable life in Thailand. In a country where small purchases often get placed into multiple plastic bags, it’s heartening to see people promoting different ways of living.

Zero Waste Chef

Food and eating are often where people can drastically cut down on their single-use plastic consumption. Anne-Marie has three rules for her kitchen: no packaging, no processed food, no trash.

Kale in the Clouds

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Every day is earth day ?? the more I fly, the more I’m conscious about my consumption and waste. We go through so many bags of garbage every flight and it’s sad to know that a lot of things you would think could get recycled, actually goes to landfill. Here are some things you can do to reduce your waste on the go: . ☆ bringing your own reusable utensils, water bottle, thermos, straw, hand towel, hand soap, hand sanitizer, toiletries. I know it’s a lot, but I didn’t actually start carrying my own shampoo and conditioner until 2 years ago! change can be small and doesn’t have to happen all at once ☆ take quick showers ? ☆ turning the lights off when you’re done with them. it’s way too easy leaving them on, especially when it’s a hotel room! ☝? ☆ practice saying “no” politely. did you know you don’t have to take the snacks we give you on the plane? if you know you won’t eat it, you can politely say no! just don’t throw them back at us ? ☆ keep your items separated for your flight attendants!!! I promise you’ll be a FA’s best friend if you’ll just keep your nonrecyclables separate from recyclables. that means leaving the wrappers and napkins out of the plastic cups (that we recycle) ? #themoreyouknow . I hope this helps!! As I’m being more mindful about my waste, I’m realizing how much of a difference I can make by making the smallest changes. We don’t have to be perfect and we will never be perfect, but we can be better. All the love my people ? #kaleintheclouds . . . #sustainable #sustainability #travel #iamalaska #iflyalaska #stasherbag #plantbased #recycle #airplane #aviationgeek #boeing #wholefoods #thecookfeed #health #healthyfood #healthyfoodshare #healthyrecipes #healthy #eatclean #cleaneating #cookinglight #eatrealfood #realfood #flightattendant #stewardess

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A Seattle-based flight attendant, Rosie shares healthy eats and ways to limit your amount of plastic and waste while flying by thinking ahead and preparing your own food.

Sustain Yo’self

College students from the midwest, Geevie & Sophia share a ton of low impact living tips.

Babel Eco Shop

Located in Siem Reap, Cambodia – and one of our lovely customers! – the small, dedicated team behind Babel Eco Shop share so much more about zero-waste living than just the sustainable products they sell. When it comes to promoting a zero-waste lifestyle, they truly walk the walk while also providing access to sustainable goods in a region where plastic still reigns supreme.

We’re always on the look-out for more inspiring eco-friendly, sustainable and zero-waste Instagram accounts to follow! Let us know your favourites in the comments below or share them with us (@superbeewaxwraps) directly in Instagram! 

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