Weekly Link Roundup - November 21, 2016

Mushroom leather, Zero waste, and holiday shopping tips, just in time for Black Friday week. Read on for this week’s link love.

  • Two adults, two kids, zero waste
    • The average Ontario resident produces 385 Kg of waste per year. It’s a ridiculously high amount of waste considering that Bea Johnson, who started a global movement advocating a zero waste lifestyle, produces only a quart of waste per year. Watch her speak about it here.
  • The Fungi In Your Future
    • You next leather jacket, shoes or purse might be made from mushrooms. And if this company, MycoWorks, is right, maybe your next mobile phone! I predict a rise in dog owners with half-eaten shoes in the future.
  • Gifting: the BuyMeOnce way.
    • It’s our favourite time of year again. When holiday shopping anxiety collides with the warmth and generosity of the holiday season. BuyMeOnce has a few tips to help with picking out gift items that will stand the test of time, rather than ending up in a landfill or donation box before the end of the winter.
  • 7 Tips to Speed Up the Decluttering Process
    • Some great tips to get started with decluttering from Joshua Becker. “With all things in life, it is important to not confuse a desire to change with actual change. Thinking about decluttering or talking about decluttering won’t result in any positive benefits.”
  • Three shirts, four pairs of trousers: meet Japan’s hardcore minimalists.
    • From the country that brought us Marie Kondo, meet the people who have taken decluttering to a whole new level. They live with less so that they can spend more time with the things and people they truly enjoy. “In the west, making a space complete means placing something there, says Naoki Numahata, 41, a freelance writer. But with tea ceremonies, or Zen, things are left incomplete on purpose to let the person’s imagination make that space complete.”

Happy early Thanksgiving to all our friends in the U.S, and good luck to those of you braving the crowds on Black Friday. Resist the urge to buy something just because it’s on sale!

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