Plastic Free July Wrap Up

And just like that, Plastic Free July is over. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it a month without single-use plastic, not even close. I’m glad I participated in Plastic Free July, it’s made me realize just how much plastic and waste my poor meal planning results in. Here’s how the last 8 days of Plastic Free […]

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One year of Zero Waste

So it’s kind of hard to believe, but August 1st marked the one year anniversary of starting this blog and publicly documenting my zero waste life. I’m a lazy person by nature, so it’s still a bit surprising to me that I have maintained this blog for an entire year (albeit with some hiatuses along […]

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Plastic Audit: Bedroom

For the last part of my plastic audit, I decided to look at the plastic in my bedroom. Over the course of the last year, I’ve been steadily downsizing the stuff in my bedroom, but I knew there was still plenty of plastic in my room. Here’s an abridged list of what I found: 1: […]

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Plastic Free July Weeks 2 & 3

It’s hard to believe there’s only one more full week of July. This month has been pretty busy, I don’t think I have had a week night without plans all month. I also went on a camping trip earlier this month, which made me address plastic use in a new environment. Rather than giving a […]

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Plastic Audit

In preparation for Plastic Free July, I started reading “Life Without Plastic” from the website of the same name. The book goes in depth all about plastic (I’ll have a review ready once I finish the book), and one recommendation that has stuck with me is performing a plastic audit of your home. The basic […]

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Plastic Free July

June is almost over (how is 2018 flying by so quickly?!), which means it’s almost time for Plastic Free July. Plastic Free July was started in Australia in 2011 but has since grown to become a worldwide movement. The goal? To reduce plastic use AND improve recycling systems. There are some areas where I am […]

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Compost Update

I’ve known for a while that composting my food scraps is one of the most important ways I can address my waste seeing as rot is the 5th “R” of the zero waste movement. I live in an apartment with no yard, so I’ve been cautious about getting a compost bin. My compost experience before […]

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