The Following article was published on The People’s Vanguard of Davis on Jan 25, 2014: http://davisvanguard.org/state-wide-plastic-bag-ban-revived/#comment-211116 After three unsuccessful attempts to regulate single-use carry-out grocery bags, a deal appears to have been reached in the California legislature on a bill that would ban single-use plastic bags at supermarkets, liquor stores and pharmacies state-wide by 2016. The […]
Step 1 in reducing after school smoothie waste, bring usable straw. We are working up to the cups.
Received a package today, the box it came in is in perfectly suitable condition to be used, probably many times over. It seems ridicules to recycle it into something else when it can still be used for its original purpose. Any suggestions, that don’t require me keeping it in my already full garage until I […]
Here is a piece the was publish on the The People’s Vanguard of Davis http://davisvanguard.org/food-scrap-collection-follow-up/#comment-207508 After reading many of the comments that were posted on my recent article Green Waste Containerization: Food Scrape Collection I realized that I could have done a better job framing my argument in favor of moving to a containerization program. I argued […]
This piece was published on the The People’s Vanguard of Davis. http://davisvanguard.org/green-waste-containerization-benefit-food-scrap-collection/ According to the long range calendar, this Tuesday the Davis City Council was set to discuss the potential implementation of a containerized green waste collection program. The 2013 Davis Integrated Waste Management Plan, a document compiled by city staff with input from the […]
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Instead of using a plastic bag to pack sandwiches we are trying out cloth napkins, or in this case a fun colored bandana.
In order to keep from being overwhelmed by the idea of our family achieving the goal of zero waste, my husband and I have collaborated on ways to reduce our waste a little bit at a time. One of our first goals is to reduce the amount of waste generated when grocery shopping. We […]
The tricky, but essential step, when purchasing usable milk jugs in order to reduce waste, is remembering to bring the jugs back to the store so they can actually be reused.