Plastic Free Freezing

Instead of using a plastic ziplock bag to store extra cookies in the freezer I used a wide-mouthed glass peanut butter jar. It worked great.

Better, but maybe not the Best?

I think this a great alternative to single use plastic water bottles. Eventually though I’d love if we could get back to a place where we rely on tap water to meet our hydration needs. Having better access to municipal water in our public spaces would be a place to start, so environmentally minded parents, like the ones that hosted the party we attended today at a local park, don’t have to lug 5 gallon bottles of water around in order to provide the healthiest drink option to party goers.

Zero Waste Shopping for the Organizationally Challenged

While I think Bea Johnson’s ideas, are wonderful I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I’m not going to commit to the level of organization required to shop in this way. These ideas have inspired me though to look for ways to reduce packaging while shopping that don’t require a significant amount of pre-planning.

New Use for Old Wrapping Paper

After using the same piece of wrapping paper for 3 Christmas’ in row it was pretty worn out. Instead of tossing it into the recycling bin I decided to reuse it to wrap breakable holiday decorations before boxing them up.