It seems that a prerequisite to being zero waste is owning at least two mason jars. One to take with you and fill up with pretty green smoothies or fair-trade coffee, and the other to store your tiny amount of trash in. When I think zero waste, I think trash jars. And trash jars are … More Why I Don’t Keep Track of My Trash
Crispy. Crunchy. Incredibly snackable. Yeah, I’m talking tortilla chips today. You can check out the video for a full tutorial, or you can click here and skip straight to the recipe. At some point, I think every zero waster has had to find a way to deal with their suddenly chip-less life. Chips, in general, are … More Recipe: Flour Tortilla Chips
It’s that time of year again where most of the nation goes crazy holiday shopping. I’ve been there. My family almost always gave store bought gifts when I was growing up, and I was one of those people in the mall every December trying to find last minute gifts for relatives and friends. Now-a-days I tend … More A wannabe non-consumer’s guide to gift giving 2016:
Let’s face it, phone cases are kind of crazy. They are built to last forever, yet they become obsolete once the next upgrade is rolled out. My phone recently quit working (15 days after the manufacturer’s warranty wore off….) putting me in the not-so-unique position of having to find a new or refurbished phone. While … More Phone Cases
This month I’ve decided to highlight how easy it is to switch from Styrofoam, plastic, or other single use to go containers to a reusable container. When I first started reducing my waste, I noticed that food packaging was one of my biggest trash can contributors. But once I started shopping plastic free and as … More Simple Switch: To Go Boxes
Today I’ve decided to tackle one of the hardest, most important parts of my zero waste journey: composting indoors. Now, this is an article I planned on writing months ago, but I had more difficulty beginning to compost in my apartment than I anticipated. **If you are looking for a comprehensive step by step composting guide, … More Composting: My Experience.
Recently, I started paying attention when I see overflowing trashcans, and I’ve noticed that a large amount of the trash is single use cups and bottles. While it’s terrible that so many of these single use items are being tossed in the trash, there is some good news. These items can very easily be exchanged … More Simple Switch: Single Use Cups