Plastic waste journal, Why zero-waste

A year of zero-waste

I can't believe it, but it's been a year since I wrote my first post analysing our plastic waste. I still look at our pile of plastic trash at the end of each month and think "Why is there so much here!?!" But looking back to where we were a year ago, it is pretty… Continue reading A year of zero-waste

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

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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

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

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