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.

Zero Waste Will Soon be 25% Easier in Davis

The City of Davis has a long history of taking progressive action when it comes to reducing our waste. We got our start in 1970 when Davis residents Richard Gertman, and Barney and Margaret Hill formed the Recycling Awareness Committee of Davis. This group, whose actions began with the coordination of a newspaper recycling program, […]

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.

Home Made Notepad

Emi had a ton of extra pages in a math journal she used last year. I ripped out the unused pages, cut them in half, clip them together and applied booking binding glue to the top edge. It took about 10 minutes to make great home made notepad.

Perfectly Good Box Anyone?

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 […]