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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

Plastic waste journal

Zero Waste Journal #12

The year is half over, and it feels like it just began! I asked my 87-year old grandma if the years continue to seem faster and faster with each passing year, or if it was just part of my phase of life with small children. "The years just keep going faster" was her answer. She… Continue reading Zero Waste Journal #12