Category: Zero Waste Month

zero waste month: take two

Last year for my birthday I celebrated by collecting every piece of trash I produced during the month of June and put it in a fancy 16oz pasta sauce jar (sans the sauce). This year, I upped the stakes and I traded in my…

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Alright team, here it is. A list of DIY laundry detergent recipes. Some I’ve tried, some I have not. I’ll let ya know as you read along…. Let’s start with some super hippie crunchy granola all-natural limited ingredient s(t)uds- POWDER: Washing Soda, Borax &…

The War on Straws: what does a ban mean?

Starbucks has pledged to be plastic straw-free by 2020. I’ve heard it all to the familiar pessimistic beat of the 21st Century; “too little too late” “this win will distract people from the larger issue at hand” “straws don’t even make up that much…

Zero Waste Alternative: Plastic Wrap

Day 2 of Plastic Free July and I want to give you tangible solutions to your daily battles with single-use plastics. Today, we talk plastic wrap and some really amazing alternatives. We use plastic wrap for all sorts of things; leftovers, leftovers… and mainly…

Zero Waste Isn’t My Job.

I work in an office. I work from 9 am until 5 pm and I sit at a chair and look at a computer for most of the day. I bought myself a bouncy ball that I can use as a chair to feel…

Plastic Free July

Here in the United States we are lucky enough to have unrestricted access to the internet (for the time being…) which means we can engage in global movements regardless of our seemingly isolated localities. Right now our government is in disarray and while I…

Day 20. The Potato Chip Diaries

You guys remember when I was just posting about products that you could buy to start your zero waste journey? Good times, naive times, but good times. I guess somewhere in my research I forgot to read the first step to zero waste (I…

Zero Waste TP: I Sh*t You Not

Hello lovely humans! I was inspired by one of my (cr)happiest friends while on a visit to Richmond, to tackle the #2 topic on everyone’s mind: Poo. Everyone does it, everyone is kinda weird about it, and some people even flush halfway through as…

Picking My Trash Jar

When I first told my family that I was attempting to do a zero waste month, I don’t think any of them were all that surprised. I sent out an email declaring my endeavor and I asked that they not buy me anything new…

Receipts: I before E except after Sea

  Receipts. So far my biggest enemy in my quest for zero-waste. Here is how receipts line up with the 7 R’s of zero-waste: 1. Refuse: refuse receipts when possible. Many stores are able to email receipts or opt out of the customer copy….

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