zero waste mailbox

Junk mail is absolutely the worst- I think everyone will agree- it's a waste of time, resources, and energy.  All that embedded environmental and financial cost of advertising, water used in paper processing, printing, pollution emitted in transporting, only for it to reach its destination and be trashed or recycled, many times without even being… Continue reading zero waste mailbox

simple low waste fridge

The fridge, and food storage without plastic, was the most daunting aspect of zero waste for me.  I had this hangup that my food couldn't be fresh without plastic, especially greens.  Even after I was making my own toothpaste, buying bulk in my own jars, and eschewing plastic produce bags, those big plastic clamshells of… Continue reading simple low waste fridge

talking trash: 3 months

All right, trash voyeurs!  Here's a peek at all the trash our family of four made this month.  In my first post in this series, I share more about the HOW behind the jar- shopping and lifestyle habits we adopted to reduce our trash drastically.  I checked in for month two to show you what… Continue reading talking trash: 3 months

low waste christmas

Curious about our low waste Christmas?  Here’s a little recap of how we tried to keep waste, consumerism, and junk to a minimum this Christmas while still keeping it cozy and fun, plus all the goodies we gave + received.  My philosophy is to keep gifts simple, minimal, useful.  (You can see my gift guide… Continue reading low waste christmas

zero waste: on the go kit

Let's be honest, being on the go is the trashiest situation you can have as someone trying to reduce waste.  You're away from home and put in a compromised situation.  Especially when you're hungry, it can be really easy to make a bunch of trash like plastic cutlery, to go boxes, plastic cups and straws,… Continue reading zero waste: on the go kit