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Food, Gardening, Why zero-waste

Compost

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

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