Advice from our own experience about how to get started on zero waste living.
This whole blog was inspired by Beth Terry and her book Plastic Free, in which she challenges her readers to save their plastic trash and analyze it. We started tracking our own plastic trash in October of 2017. We had been reducing our trash for about 3 months and wanted to share our journey, as… Continue reading Plastic Waste Journal-May and June 2019
I recently learned a new word: Craftism. It involves combining crafting and activism, or making the world a better place through crafts. You can read more from the Craftism Manifesto here. Since I have a 5 year old who loves making things, our house is filled with crafts. A big part of living zero waste… Continue reading Paper Beads
In our home, we use the waste prevention hierarchy Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot as described by Bea Johnson in Zero Waste Home. Applying these bit by bit has made a huge difference in the amount of trash we produce as a family. In my post about compost, I explained why composting is an essential… Continue reading Reusing fruit and veggie scraps
Here is our plastic waste for the month of April (I know, I'm posting this kind of late...): Looking at this pile, I have two feelings. On one hand it's cool to see how much less it is compared to where we started. But on the other hand it still feels like too much! Something… Continue reading Plastic Waste Journal April 2019