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Our journey started in November 2017. I had always been inclined to think about the environment and, many times, I had tried to start recycling or buying items that were not packaged in plastic, but my hubby, Scott, was really not for this whole idea!

I eventually got so stirred up to make a change and help the environment that I said to my babe:

Take the bins out of the house for 1 week

Give me one week to show you this can work, and then let’s decide if we want to do this thing properly.

So that’s where we started. We used our existing bin as a recycling bin, we bought a bokashi system, and we started Eco Bricking.

We did this for a week, and after realizing how much single-use packaging we consume in one week, we were actually horrified. We also didn’t realize how much of our rubbish was made up of these 3 categories. Of course, we decided that it was worth the effort, and we started towards this journey. Over a year in and we have many times when we don’t do the best we could with our rubbish or our choices, but for the most part, we feel we’ve made a considerable difference in our lives and those around us.

Naomi Bear

About The Bear Necessities 

Hello to waste-free living

The Bear Necessities is where savvy shoppers of all things healthy and natural discover an ever-growing and exciting selection of waste-free, plastic-free, and naturally good for you and the earth products from only local suppliers. Our selection is unique, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

We believe that being waste-free isn’t just for tree huggers or “odd” people. This lifestyle can be easily and inexpensively achieved through some smart choices, and pretty ones too! Browse through our wide selection today to find just what you have been searching for.




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