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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

Food

Review of Buford Hwy Farmers Market in Atlanta

I live in Chattanooga and this blog is a resource for other Chattanoogans trying to cut back on their waste. However, Atlanta is one of the closest large cities and we Chattanoogans sometimes find ourselves driving through it 🙂 I recently checked out the Buford Hwy Farmers market since it was right on my way… Continue reading Review of Buford Hwy Farmers Market in Atlanta

Plastic waste journal

Plastic Waste Journal #14

Here is our family's plastic that will be either sent to a landfill or recycled from August 2018: If you'd rather watch a video, here is a video analyses of this month's trash: https://youtu.be/cD17oMxt2gk I always like to point out things that shouldn't be repeated first--I guess it makes me feel better :). The diaper… Continue reading Plastic Waste Journal #14

Food, Non-toxic living, Recipies

Spices, fresher, cheaper, and zero-waste

I wish I had known about the bulk spice section at EarthFare 10 years ago. Seriously, refilling your spice jars is one of the best financial zero-waste swaps! I also made a low-budget video on how to refill your spices, if that is more your thing, but the following blog post is more thorough. EarthFare's… Continue reading Spices, fresher, cheaper, and zero-waste