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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

Plastic waste journal

Plastic Waste Journal #13

Here is the plastic waste our family threw away or recycled for July 2018: There is still quite a bit of trash we are generating from using up our pre-zero-waste days, but we have a zero-waste solution once our supplies are out. For example, there is floss (don't worry, I don't usually save this, but… Continue reading Plastic Waste Journal #13

Non-toxic living, Why zero-waste

Why its time for zero-paper

We started our zero-waste lifestyle by trying to avoid all disposable plastic. And pretty much plastic in general. At first we were wrapping things in paper instead of plastic, thinking that was best. But as we have grown and learned more, we now also try to avoid disposing and recycling paper as well. Here's why:… Continue reading Why its time for zero-paper