On my weekly grocery shopping trip Sunday I finally achieved a trash-free shopping trip! I did add a can of pumpkin to the cart after this, because I haven’t yet been able to find local squash to make pumpkin puree at home, even though we’re approaching mid-October. And, it’s worth noting that this was an… Continue reading A small success!
Since I did the original zero waste challenge in March, I have continued to make small changes to reduce trash, especially plastics. I got a reusable metal safety razor to use instead of disposables. I am about to switch to bar shampoo and conditioner, once our current stock runs out. I have kept using reusable… Continue reading October Unpackaged
Bea Johnson has become sort of a modern guru of zero waste living. Her family has reduced their amount of trash to one jar full of trash per year. She wrote a book in 2013 about how her family changed their lifestyle to get to this point, and to share tips so others can learn… Continue reading Book Report Pt. 1: Back to the kitchen
A lot of blogs about zero waste living focus on the kitchen, and with good reason. We all have to eat and, at least in the U.S., that often means lots of food that comes in packaging. Most of the trash I have generated so far this month has come from kitchen goods I already… Continue reading Day 5: First shopping trip and food prep