Emi’s old tee-shirts were a little too beat up to donate to someone else. Instead, in about 5 minutes, I converted them into reusable bags.
A zero effort zero waste tip, pass on the plastic packaging when purchasing produce.
In attempt to become more mindful of how often I reach for the plastic wrap a left this friendly reminder to myself.
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.
Stop most unwanted mail with these 3 simple steps.
Instead of using plastic cling wrap to cover this orphaned bowl I got the idea to use a plate from one of my favorite reference books, Plastic Free-How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too by Beth Terry.
With the help of Davis Waste Removal, DavisRise, and Yolo Farm to Fork, Davis Schools are attempting to achieve zero waste.
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.
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.
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.