The Journey

Support These 10 Eco-Friendly Businesses in Boston
Petros Palandjian  

Support These 10 Eco-Friendly Businesses in Boston

It’s almost 2023, and the movement to go green isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Research states that 66% of global consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable goods, and the city of Boston has made enormous strides in offering eco-friendly alternatives to shopping for food, household, and even beauty products. Today, finding local businesses that want to take care of our environment is getting even easier, so here are 10 sustainable businesses that you can support here in Boston!

Does Going Zero Waste Save Money? - Good Filling
Brittany Schmus  

Does Going Zero Waste Save Money?

Back in 2010, the term “zero waste living” splashed onto the scene, largely thanks to Bea Johnson, who is credited with beginning the zero waste movement. Bea has been sharing her journey of avoiding anything that creates waste, in her kitchen and in other aspects of her life – and many people’s zero-waste journeys are inspired by her! 

Boston Sustainable Living Guide - Good Filling
Brittany Schmus  

Boston Sustainable Living Guide

Over the past few years the saying “living sustainably” has become more popular than ever. But what does having a more sustainable lifestyle really mean? It truly depends who you ask!

5 Sustainable Coffee Shops and Cafes in Boston - Good Filling
Brittany Schmus  

5 Sustainable Coffee Shops and Cafes in Boston

The season for pumpkin spice lattes is here, and there’s nothing more “fall” than grabbing a hot cup of coffee (or an iced PSL!) and walking through the streets of Boston as the leaves change. If you know anything about Good Filling, you’ll know that we’re big supporters of the refill revolution – but what does coffee have to do with plastic waste?

3 Green Beauty Tips for Your Morning Routine - Good Filling
Brittany Schmus  

3 Green Beauty Tips for Your Morning Routine

Living sustainably isn’t necessarily something that can just happen overnight – of course, some people are able to completely change their daily habits within just a few days, but the ability to stick with that over time can be really difficult. When it comes to making changes in our own lives that will help our planet, we believe the best way to do that is by starting small. It’s easy to think that we’re not having much of an impact when we incorporate one sustainable act into our lives, but that’s just not true – even making a conscious effort to become more sustainable with your morning routine can inspire others to do the same. 

How to Pack Sustainably While Traveling This Summer - Good Filling
Brittany Schmus  

How to Pack Sustainably While Traveling This Summer

Summer is in full swing, and for anyone who loves a good adventure–long sunny days mean traveling to new places! Traveling hasn’t been easy the past couple of years and with flight prices skyrocketing, there’s an easy way to save yourself some money while helping the planet. Pack light for your next trip and swap your single-use items for more environmentally friendly ones. Ready to cut down your waste and your time spent at airport baggage claim? Here are some of our favorite ways to pack sustainably while traveling this summer.

5 Zero Waste Personal Products You Need In Your Bathroom - Good Filling
Brittany Schmus  

5 Zero Waste Personal Products You Need In Your Bathroom

If you're looking for ways to cut down on waste, there's no better place to start than with your personal care products. From toothpaste tubes to menstrual products—the amount of toiletries used in the United States is astronomical, and the packaging that comes with it is only hurting our environment.

Four Refillable and Reusable Water Bottles to Switch to During Plastic-Free July - Good Filling
Brittany Schmus  

Four Refillable and Reusable Water Bottles to Switch to During Plastic-Free July

Learn about the impact of single-use plastic water bottles and our favorite refillable and reusable alternatives you can switch to.

A Mental Hurdle to Zero Waste - Good Filling
Petros Palandjian  

A Mental Hurdle to Zero Waste

Throughout my Journey Towards Zero-Waste, I've constantly sought council from people practicing zero- / low-waste lifestyles.  Their advice, support and encouragement has been transformative for my life and for my footprint.

Where to start, the journey to reducing waste - Good Filling
Zack Farkas  

Where to start, the journey to reducing waste

By now I’m sure we’ve all seen the chasing arrows and slogan "reduce, reuse, recycle", but the 3 R's are not all created equal. Most of the emphasis is often put on the recycling but that is the least effective of the three.

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