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How long does it take for a head of lettuce to decompose in a landfill? Really, give a guess out loud before scrolling down. The answer? At least 25 years. Yeah, I know, its crazy! A University of Arizona project excavating landfills found a head of lettuce that was perfectly intact 25 years down in… Continue reading Compost

Local Guide-Recycling, Plastic waste journal

Plastic Waste Journal, December 2018

Recently I've been enjoying shooting vlogs of our trash, but this post will still have some info I didn't fit into the video, especially about what to do with small kitchen appliances. In case you missed the vlog, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UcJbDQUxYU There were a few items I want to mention that aren't pictured here.… Continue reading Plastic Waste Journal, December 2018

Plastic waste journal

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