• More calmness & gratitude

    zero waste is beautiful

    Get back to basics, live intentionally, feel good.

    Living without waste can save money and time.

    Happiness without waste? (Psst. There's more below.)
  • Climate change is real


    Globally, 1.3 billion tonnes of trash is produced per year.

    This is estimated to double by 2025.

    The worst offenders are the United States, Australia and Canada.

    Check out The Facts!
  • Our children's futures are at risk


    Imagine no longer needing your garbage can.

    Join us in a revolutionary and fulfilling effort to pare down,

    minding our kids' futures and our greatest resource.

    What you can do
  • We're Katelin & Tara


    We're tossing our trash cans, refusing single use plastics

    and making life simpler and more beautiful.

    Let us explain how!

From our blog

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10 Lessons From Our Year Without a Trash Can.

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The Case For Zero Waste Birthdays

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What I Ate Wednesday - Zero Waste Vegan

Zero Waste Vegan - What Do I Eat?

So, what DO you eat now?  Since adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet, this is the question I receive most [...]

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Easy Zero Waste Easter Egg Dyes

Zero Waste Easter Eggs

With only a few weeks left until the Easter Bunny appears at homes around the globe, we found ourselves experimenting in [...]

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Mason Jars filled with bulk food for Zero Waste Kitchen

Our Best Ideas to Get You Started

Is it possible to live Zero Waste without sacrificing your quality of life? Is it possible to adopt Zero Waste [...]

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What if you could:
reduce your trash to 1 can or less per year?
cut your annual spending by 25% or more?
experience greater happiness, health and serenity?
Here is how we can help you achieve this:




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Wouldn't it be great if someone else could jump start your zero waste journey? Starting later this year, PAREdown will offer non-judgemental consultations with a personalized plan to achieve less waste on your terms. Imagine your life one year from now with more money, more time and more purpose.



Living zero waste means new shopping habits. We have answers for where to shop and how to shop without producing unnecessary garbage. Starting summer 2015 PAREdown's shop will offer attractive, practical, innovative and sustainable products that will reduce your waste and spending.