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

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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

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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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Chattanooga Shopping Guide

Zero waste living is centered on the 5 R's: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot (in that order!). Refusing what you do not need and reducing what you do need is essential for decreasing the amount of trash you create. Going zero-waste does not mean you need to go on a shopping spree to buy a… Continue reading Chattanooga Shopping Guide

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