"Living In Direct Alignment With Values"
Sustainability often includes acts of minimalism.
Such as living without producing waste. It may sound inspirational, and perhaps highly aspirational, yet Lauren Singer has made this lifestyle a complete reality.
Lauren, a young New Yorker and sustainable entrepreneur, took it upon herself to live with zero waste.
Her changes were so effective and her dedication so intact that Lauren proudly proclaims all of her trash fits into a single, average-sized Mason jar. Her reason for such a change? “I want to be remembered for the things that I did while I was on this planet and not for the trash that I left behind.”
What began as making small changes in her daily routine that were free of plastic led to Lauren riding of waste usage indefinitely—from not purchasing pre-packaged foods to making her own beauty products free of plastic packaging. Lauren transformed her daily habits so her lifestyle could directly align with her personal values.
Living zero waste is quite a remarkable lifestyle choice, yet Lauren proves that it is completely attainable when coupled with diligence and intention.
During her waste-free transition, Lauren learned of the lack of toxic-free sustainable cleaning products in the market. And because cleaning product manufacturers are not legally required to include all of their ingredients on the product’s packaging, there is often a lack of brand transparency and lack of awareness of the potential effects these products can have on our health.
Enter The Simply Co.—Lauren’s eco-friendly and sustainable laundry detergent line. Made of only three ingredients, her detergent is safe and effective for both consumers’ health and the textiles’ delicacy. Her organic laundry detergent is made with only three ingredients, which reinforces the concept of minimalism and purity.
Because of Lauren’s influential impact, her laundry detergent has completely sold out. However, The Simply Co. intends to expand their collection to include other sustainable cleaning products, so be sure to check their site for updates and product launches. To read more about Lauren’s zero-waste journey, check out her blog, Trash is for Tossers.
Images Courtesy of The Simply Co.