As zero waste and sustainability issues arise, so does the tide of commercial products ready to capitalize on the market. Before we get excited about companies slapping an “eco-friendly” green badge on their labels, let’s talk about the truth behind greenwashing on compostable products.
Sustainable habits: we all need them, but which ones we choose depends on our lifestyle and interests. Don’t worry, this list has something for you – and it’s definitely more than the basics you’ve already heard! Sure – while “bring your reusable bags” or “use a bamboo toothbrush” are great sustainable habits to start with, […]
This is an excerpt from my upcoming book, More Than a Plastic Bag: An action guide for environmentalists of every level. Get the book! Beginner: Divide up your scraps The first week I started composting, I was excited but also slightly horrified at just how much fresh food I – someone trying to be conscientious […]
One of the best ways to get a handle on your trash output is by channeling your inner raccoon. Yup, I’m talking about digging into your trash can and finding out what’s really going on there with a trash audit. It can be a pretty gross undertaking, but honestly: what can motivate you to reduce your waste […]
So what is bulk shopping? Let’s talk about it… because bulk bins aren’t actually zero waste – and that’s OK. We need to think beyond the Mason jar.