Category Archives: Reduce Your Trash

One Year Later…

I was planning a one year recap of everything I have done since I started blogging last summer, on the anniversary of starting this blog. On August 3rd I went to go see when my first post was. August 2nd. … Continue reading

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Composting, Part 3

Now that you’re thinking about composting and which method is best for you, let’s talk about what exactly you are composting and what to do with it. It is important to get a balance of carbon-rich “browns” and nitrogen-rich “greens.” … Continue reading

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Composting, Part 2

  When it comes to choosing your own composting method, you must ask four questions: How much space do I have? What types of waste do I want to compost? How much of that waste do I produce? How much … Continue reading

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Composting, Part 1

One really great way to reduce what you send to the landfill is to compost your food waste. Even if you don’t have a lot of space or need for composting, you should look to see what your city might … Continue reading

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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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