I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the un-ceded nations throughout Australia and recognise their ongoing connections to land, water, air, community. I pay respect to them and their cultures and knowledge, and to elders past and present.

Welcome, my name is Erin Rhoads. For the past 11 years I have been blogging about rubbish and plastic -  specifically how to create less waste and use less plastic. We proudly live by rethinking, refusing, reducing, reusing, repairing, sharing, borrowing, composting and recycling as the last resort. Along the way we've learned new skills, saved money, become community activists and discovered a happiness living with less.

Here you'll find the fun accessible resources our household uses to create a sustainable and meaningful life. There are down to earth stories, practical ideas, recipes, DIYs on the topics of reducing waste, swapping out plastic, easy eco actions and everyday activism for collective change. This blog is here to help you reduce, reuse and reconnect. 

Want all of the helpful tips and tricks at home? Get my books Waste Not: Make a big difference by throwing away less and Waste Not Everyday at bookstores, online, as an e-book and your library.

We are always learning and I love sharing here, via my newsletter, and on my social media. 

It's a joy to have you here,

P.S. Keep scrolling for the longer bio and more about my story (including how this blog got its name).

Pssst...here is the short and sweet bio for the media and marketing folk
Erin Rhoads is the person behind The Rogue Ginger, Australia's popular eco lifestyle website on zero waste and sustainable living. Erin inspires others to think differently about plastic and rubbish, showing that living with less can lead to a full and happy life. A recognised voice in sustainability Erin frequently features on TV, radio, newspapers, magazines and podcasts across the world. As a sought after speaker Erin has presented over 450 educational talks and workshop sessions to all ages throughout Australia and internationally. She was a consultant on season 1 of the award winning TV show War On Waste and has been a sustainability correspondent for ABC Radio. In 2018 Erin authored her first book Waste Not: Make a big difference by throwing away less, following up in 2019 with Waste Not Everyday.