Tag Archives: Zero Waste

Zero Waste Car Kit

My husband’s command center is the car as he commutes to work, but that doesn’t mean I never drive. I use the care for grocery shopping each week and I frequently shuffle the kids and myself around for appointments. So, … Continue reading

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Whole Food, Less Waste

I’m guilty of being a “junk food vegan”. I eat well much of the time, but my indulgences have been frequent and thorough. Tasty vegan products and products that are accidentally vegan abound even in my small town. So, Mike’s … Continue reading

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Mason Jar Trash Can

The mason jar of trash (typically the trash produced in 1-2 years time) has become the unofficial icon of the zero waste movement. I have heard some critique over it, including the jibe that it’s just a cry for attention. … Continue reading

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DIY Toothpaste Fail 

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 Kit 

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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Rot: The Fifth “R” 

We eat a lot of plants at my house. I mean, a lot. My two little boys eat constantly. Fortunately, they are mostly interested in fruit. With peels, stems, inedible seeds, and other bits and pieces, so their consumption leads … Continue reading

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DIY Surface Spray 

We’ve come back to ant season. Cut some veggies at the counter, turn your back, and the droves appear. If you’ve experienced this, you know how these little workers can drive a house cleaner to new levels of obsessive compulsiveness. … Continue reading

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DIY Deodorant

NOTE: I have recently changed my preferred recipe. You can find it in the recipe section under the hygiene tab. In my humble opinion, no zero waste experiment is complete without dipping your toes into DIY. While there are increasingly … Continue reading

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Aaachooo! Cloth Tissue?

My family is down sick. It’s one of those head colds where all those hot teas and orange juices seem to bypass your stomach in order to head straight to your nose. And, as you can imagine, the tissue pile … Continue reading

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