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Plastic Waste Journal: November 2018

Here is our plastic waste from November 2018. If you would rather watch a video, skip to the bottom for my vlog analysing our trash, including a mini-rant on the cheap plastic everyone seems to give to kids: Our waste was much more than last month! This is mostly because after writing my reflection on a… Continue reading Plastic Waste Journal: November 2018

Holidays, Kids

Advent, when less waste is also less stress

Advent season is coming up and I have been pondering on a good way to celebrate it. Advent is often celebrated as the 25 days leading up to Christmas, although different faith traditions have different start and end dates--and many people do not celebrate Advent--or Christmas for that matter--at all. If you fall into the… Continue reading Advent, when less waste is also less stress

Plastic waste journal, Why zero-waste

A year of zero-waste

I can't believe it, but it's been a year since I wrote my first post analysing our plastic waste. I still look at our pile of plastic trash at the end of each month and think "Why is there so much here!?!" But looking back to where we were a year ago, it is pretty… Continue reading A year of zero-waste

Kids, Plastic waste journal, Why zero-waste

Plastic waste journal #15

Here is our plastic waste from September 2018. (Sorry, its halfway through October and I'm just now writing this!) If you'd rather watch than read, here is a quick video I made looking at our trash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IJX1E6rlIQ&t=0s&index=6&list=PLZg0JwSmxeZoWwK6dPfWBwzCRcJkYYCw_ I include our recyclable and non-recyclable trash because plastic is only ever "downcycled," meaning its turned into one or… Continue reading Plastic waste journal #15

Local Guide

Chattanooga Shopping Guide

Zero waste living is centered on the 5 R's: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot (in that order!). Refusing what you do not need and reducing what you do need is essential for decreasing the amount of trash you create. Going zero-waste does not mean you need to go on a shopping spree to buy a… Continue reading Chattanooga Shopping Guide