Monthly Archives: May 2016

Remembering Your Zero Waste Kits

Last Year… I’ve put a sign by our main entrance to serve as a zero-waste reminder for leaving the house. The thing is, zero waste success is mostly about habit change. I doubt it will get read very often, but … Continue reading

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Toward a Zero Waste Garden

Yesterday, I went to an organic gardening workshop and, in the evening, I planned this year’s garden with my husband. Getting food from the backyard would definitely lead to less environmental impact. Especially as I learn skills such as putting … Continue reading

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My Rebellious Produce Bags

Last night, I went grocery shopping (I don’t normally go on Fridays.) I know what you’re thinking: I walk on the wild side, I really know how to live …and, uh, so forth. And, I was excited. Possibly a little … Continue reading

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Attack of the Waste-filled Hunger (NR)

This summer… When you leave your house. When you least expect it, snack ATTACKS! (This film not yet rated.) OK, sorry guys. My toddler decided to join us in bed, followed by a kick-a-thon, last night and I’m running on … Continue reading

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DIY Toothpaste FailĀ 

Perhaps you fear that making your own toothpaste will be complicated or that using it will cause you to lose your teeth. Perhaps you fear that it won’t taste good or that you’ll miss conventional toothpaste’s racing stripes. I hear … Continue reading

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Two-Bin Bathroom

As an aspiring zero-waster, I sometimes fall into the trap of auto-piloting. Especially in the bathroom, especially in the early morning and late at night. Y’know, when I’m doing the majority of my hygiene routines. To move away from this, … Continue reading

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My Zero Waste Restaurant/Outing KitĀ 

Zero Waste founder, Bea Johnson, seems amused by these things, favoring creativity over these burdensome kits. However, I have found that convenience often trumps creativity – especially with two young boys in tow. So, I have created a versatile kit … Continue reading

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Digitizing My Habit

For some women, it’s shoes. For me, it’s books. It’s actually a bit of a problem and makes moving day an exercise in justification-invention and emotional bribery to the hapless friends and family who offered their help. When my precious … Continue reading

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