Monthly Archives: September 2012

Reduce Your Trash: For Women

Men, beware: There is some TMI in this post. When I first heard about reusable feminine hygiene products, I was majorly grossed out. Even after I started using the Diva Cup, I was still horrified by the idea of reusable … Continue reading

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Go Cloth, Part 2

Now that you’re done wiping your faces, hands, and counters, how else can you reduce paper waste in your home? Cotton Rounds: I mentioned before that I have replaced my cotton balls (seriously, stop and think about what a waste … Continue reading

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Go Cloth, Part 1

A lot of household waste can be traced to disposable paper products. I’ve already mentioned buying compostable paper plates if you have to, but of course dishware that you wash and reuse is best. This same principle applies to all … Continue reading

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Reuse Your Newspaper

If your family receives a daily paper, hopefully you are recycling it. And while that’s great, you can reduce waste and the use of natural resources by reusing some of that newspaper to replace products you would otherwise buy (especially … Continue reading

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Donate

This will be a short post because there’s only so much information I can give. What your options are is totally dependent on where you live. However, I feel obligated to say that if you want to reduce your waste, … Continue reading

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Shop Smart, Part 2

Okay, you’ve gone through the previous post and you still really, really, need to buy this item new. Or it’s food, and the previous post doesn’t apply (Used food? Eww. And good luck returning that borrowed food). Luckily, there are … Continue reading

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Shop Smart, Part 1

Waste reduction starts at the store. If you don’t buy it, you can’t waste it. But obviously we all have to buy stuff. So make sure that what you buy will have a minimal impact on the planet. Borrow. Before … Continue reading

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Reduce Your Trash

When it comes to saving the environment, a big factor is how much waste you produce. A popular heading I saw at this year’s State Fair was “Reduce Waste: If not you, who?” I grew up learning “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” … Continue reading

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