This dish cloth has seen its last days.
Rather than trash it, I cut it up and put it in the compost as it’s 100% cotton.
My husband lovingly brings me home gifts multiple times a week.
They consist of compost he collects from the office, his used tea bags, mainly coffee grounds he takes from the machine and out of the trash can.
I’ve never felt more loved.
Humm…diapers that compost. Diapers that will disappear over a short period of time and leave nothing behind. Zero waste. I’ve found very few packages that make the claim their diapers are in fact, compostable. Most green-washed diapers claim “biodegradable and better for the environment.” How so?
Biodegradable does not mean compostable. Biodegradable means the plastic and diaper pieces break down into tiny bits of plastic and stay around forever. Hell, they probably end up in the plastic soup in the sea. Plastic soup you say? Google the Great Pacific Patch and see what you learn.
This is what I’ve discovered and learned in my short time as a mama (trying to tread environmentally lightly) while dealing with diapers. I’m sure I have much more to learn. This is also what the compostable diaper packages fail to stress…
Hmm, really? Because this packaging looks more like potato chip packaging that cannot be recycled. But composted? I sent this one in to Terracycle instead.
Posted in Baby, Composting
Tagged Baby, Compost, compost vs biodegradable, compostable diapers, Diaper, green mama, living green, military spouse, militaryzerowaste, zero waste
I found this idea–in none other than a McDonald’s magazine. It was such a great idea, I took a picture of it and thought I’d blog it out. I think some kid sent it in. So creative!
Posted in Food, Making your own..., Reusing, Upcycling
Tagged Bird, Bird feeder, Compost, Garden, homemade birdfeeder, making your own birdfeeder, military spouse, military zero waste, reducing carbon footprint, upcycle, zero waste
There is nothing prettier to me than the bright whites blowing in the breeze…
Posted in Baby
Tagged Baby, baby powder, cloth diaper, Compost, compostable diapers, Diaper, diaper rash, diapering, Eco natural diapers, military families, military spouse, military zero waste, mother-in-law, Plastic pants, zero waste
Just a few pictures of our hungry compost and what we fed her at the last house….
As the compost bin fills at the new house, I’ll post those too.
How is your compost looking these days?
I never knew much about composting until I got married. Since then, I’ve discovered them everywhere. Do any of these look like yours?
We dined at Subway’s. While there, we got to talking about Larry’s subs. Are you familiar with Larry’s Subs? We weren’t either but they are a fantastic subway shop similar to Jersey Mike’s that we stumbled across while in Georgia. What surprised us? How environmentally friendly they were. Subway vs Larry’s? Let’s take a look.
Posted in Folks helping the environment, Food, Local food
Tagged Compost, environmentally- friendly, green restaurant, Jersey Mike's subs, Larry's subs, military lifestyle, military spouse, Submarine sandwich, Subway, sustainable forestry initiative, zero waste
Cook and eat the meat, compost the skin and bake the seeds. Can you guess what it is?
We’ve been using homemade wipies–which were working out perfectly. UNTIL we moved into the hotel.
Not knowing how long we’d be here while we searched for a house, I opted to use disposable diapers and wipes only while we lived stranded in the hotel–away from the convenience of our poop/pee buckets and drying racks.