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5 Zero Waste & Eco-Friendly Swaps No.2

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Part 2 of my Zero Waste series! Making some hygiene swaps to reduce paper waste and water pollution. Let’s save the planet! Weeeee!

My previous zero waste swaps video https://youtu.be/5JsdZh9bdpc

S O C I A L:
DEPOP – https://www.depop.com/kristenleo
VLOG CHANNEL – https://www.youtube.com/KristenEtc
BLOG – http://kristenleotsakou.blogspot.com/
INSTAGRAM – http://instagram.com/KristenLeo/


Swap No.1
Cleancult laundry detergent pods https://www.cleancult.com/
Use discount code KRISTENLEO for a 60% off discount!

Swap No.2
Tushy bidet http://bit.ly/2v2RDck

Swap No.3
Me Luna menstrual cup https://www.me-luna.eu/en_GB

Swap No.4
Reusable cloth napkins instead of paper napkins

Swap No.5
Repurposing and reusing packaging for items I pack and post from my depop shop.
Pssst you should totally check out my depop shop btw


FUR https://youtu.be/DE56fAD3HyE
ANGORA https://youtu.be/PtAFHyXS31M
LEATHER https://youtu.be/6WB7ekqInfc
WOOL https://youtu.be/M5Ge5raSOfU


Are you Greek?
– I’m half Greek half Portuguese.

Where do you live?
– In Greece

Why do you have an American accent?
– My parents grew up in the US so I was raised bilingual speaking Greek and English

What camera do you use?
– For my main videos I use the canon 5d mark ii with a 24-70mm f/2.8 sigma lens or the 40mm pancake lens. For vlogs usually my gopro hero 4 silver or the canon s120 (very bad audio, wouldn’t recommend this to anyone)

Where can I find a list of ethical brands?
– Right here! http://kristenleotsakou.blogspot.gr/p/ethical-brands.html

*This is not a sponsored video


Inês Margato says:

Love your vids Kristen!! I noticed you are Greek before, but now I just realized you are half Portuguese, yeyy! I'm Portuguese 🙂
You always give good tips, being conscious about all around us it's definitely a process <3
Love from Portugal!

Kristy Lorson says:

I'm a little confused – the first zero waste swap you talk about in this video is laundry detergent in plastic packaging? Or is the packaging compostable? By the way, if you're using reusable pads, it's not much of a leap to cloth toilet wipes :).

thealmostbohemian says:

Updated hair routine please cause ya girl is at the dangerous brink of chopping her hair off all over again lol

Hannah McDonald says:

Is Me Luna cruelty free? A lot of menstrual cups are tested on animals.

issey says:

Highly recommend lunapads for reusable pads ♻

Paula Suárez del Busto says:

Hi! First of all I wanted to thank you and tell you that you're immensely helpful! I wanted to ask you if you know Apivita, the Greek brand. It's eco-friendly, vegan, and more beautiful stuff. Today I'm going to buy a few of their products, and thought that you might know a bit more about them since you live in Greece. 🙂 Thanks for your time and recommendations. Xx

Berta Rovira Picó says:

you're probably one of the most interesting youtubers… i love your consciousness and your motivation for de eco-changes! Go for it!

Chiara rot says:

What's weird with using a bidet??? Here in Italy it's mandatory and I can't believe people find it weird to wash their butt after they poop or use a towel afterwards… like, you'll wash that towel, and you're using it to wipe a clean butt, it won't be dirty!!!

lovesawesome says:

how is that laundry detergent zero waste? o.o it comes in plastic.

Charo Perlacia says:

when it comes to the cup you might have some accidents at first but nothing to be superworried about, I mean if the cup is not placed properly you will feel it, after 2 or 3 months at most ou will be a pro at put it in but if you need to have some protecion for your peace of mind you can make your own pantiliner with toilet paper and tape haha yes, you just change it everytime you go to the bathroom and you will feel good and secure

Gabrielle Hamel says:

I love that you are on this journey and doing your part to be more environmentally friendly! That being said, please contemplate switching your laundry detergent once again. The pods you are using are wrapped in plastic, which will break down and lead to micro plastic particles being let into our water supplies. Please contemplate looking into using the totally plastic free & toxic free laundry detergent from Simply Co. It works so well and is even more environmentally friendly!! Cheers!

Sierra Leeper says:

I use the diva cup with THINX period panties and it's the best! The diva cup isn't always fool proof for me so for the first few days I just wear the panties as backup. Honestly it's so much easier than worrying about tampons and pads… AND I just ordered a bidet!! I have yet to install it but i'm excited to use it! hahaha

Charles Cayton says:

iam new ashley hi I like video cool lol

OhYeaLindseyYea says:

Was anyone else disturbed by her comment about females being genetically modified to not have PERIODS??? Yeah it's inconvenient, but it's human nature. We can't bear children without menstruating. I watched this video because I respect her lifestyle and I'm trying to learn more but to me that comment takes away from her credibility a bit.

Hex Light says:

You are so adorably awkward

Sherisse Hartley says:

I started using Dr. Watkins laundry detergent recently and it's great! Works on my stinky workout clothes and heavy towels too! I also add a couple drops of peppermint oil to the load 😉 The soap comes in a cardboard box, yay! https://www.jrwatkins.com/home-care.aspx?facet=%7B656D7585-E83B-41E5-AE45-2A844CC59BE1%7D

Lucy Landsteiner says:

Hey Kristen
I Love Love Love your Channel !!! Since 6 months I am only purchasing thrifted clothing and I will never go back to fast fashion but I am on a rlly low budget and I need New underwear and socks,I think thrifting is not the best idea here 😂😂
I looked up some fair brands but the stuff is just tooo expensive . Would be nice if you had some tips
Love from Germany 🌻🌻❤️❤️

Tamar Komla says:

Fabric pads are awesome. Used them for decades while i was young. Now I'm old and nature has kicked in to support my eco lifestyle😊 Mother nature is good that way.

Sukkari Life says:

"now this is on my channel forever" Aaaaaah hahahahaha love youu

Solarpunk Artist says:

Absolutely love you and your channel! (: Try buying more eco unbleached toilet paper with recycled packaging if you can't swap to cloth. Check out Lauren Singer and Bea Johnson if you haven't already. Some other easy swaps for anyone & some that can save you money in the long run: silicone cooking sheets instead of parchment paper, stainless steel/bamboo straws, tea towels/'shower cap' cloth food covers/vegan wrappa reusable replacement for plastic wrap and ziplocs (you can also make you're own out of cotton fabric & wax), a tea infuser instead of tea bags, french press, (if you already own a keurig they have reusable keurig cups), a pre-owned water flosser or metal dental pick (possibly vegan silk floss, not sure about it), a bamboo toothbrush, cotton rounds for makeup removal, etc. And as always try to make at home or buy secondhand! (:

Jamie Kate Adoc says:

I've been wanting to switch to bidet! Thanks for the recommendation!

holisticmaya says:

You inspire me to become a better human!

Natalia Patrakova says:

Hi Kristen! I just discovered your channel and I love what you are doing here. You are a beautiful woman and it is incredible that you make these great statements and rise important issues spreading awareness instead of doing another cliche beauty channel. Keep it up, girl! Greetings from Russia!
p.s. (been to Greece, loved it!)

lilly bunny says:

Hey, don't sweat it, but Meluna tests their silicone on animals. In the furture, cruelty free menstrual cups include the ruby cup, the diva cup, the juju cup, the lunette cup, the femmecup, the mooncup, and the organicup!

Also, I highly reccomend cloth pads! Some of my favorite Etsy makers are HomeSewnDelights, Lingonvecka cloth pads, county cloth creations, and mimi's dreams, and yurtcraft. Novel Red has their own site, and although they're a bit pricier, the quality is definitely there.

Abby Faery says:

I know it was sponsored but you should try to make your own laundry soap, its super simple with just a couple ingredients that you can buy in bulk that lasts for a long time, but it might not be so natural, just a thought 🙂 loved the video

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