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

Kids, Plastic waste journal, Why zero-waste

Plastic waste journal #15

Here is our plastic waste from September 2018. (Sorry, its halfway through October and I'm just now writing this!) If you'd rather watch than read, here is a quick video I made looking at our trash:¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IJX1E6rlIQ&t=0s&index=6&list=PLZg0JwSmxeZoWwK6dPfWBwzCRcJkYYCw_ I include our recyclable and non-recyclable trash because plastic is only ever "downcycled," meaning its turned into one or… Continue reading Plastic waste journal #15

Kids, Plastic waste journal

Plastic waste journal #10

Here is our plastic waste for the month of April, 2018: The can of green enchilada sauce is from Aldi, their canned pineapple is in a steel can that appears to not have any plastic lining, so I was hoping the same would be true for their Enchilada sauce. Not so! It is clearly lined… Continue reading Plastic waste journal #10

Holidays, Kids

No waste Easter egg hunt

For those of you with kids, are you tired of stepping on the plastic eggs your kids have strewn around your house? Thanks to my mother in law for this awesome idea: Save your plastic eggs to reuse year after year. Collect them all up today before they get stepped on and broken. Put them… Continue reading No waste Easter egg hunt