Tag Archives: Recycling

Plastic never goes away…

We hear so much about a plastic free lifestyle for a reason…
This video puts it all in perspective.
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Living in a hotel and zero waste

Yeah, not so easy.

While we wait for the closing of the house, we reside in a hotel and tomorrow we’ll be nearing a month in this room. No furnished place to rent existed and in a town with a population of 5,000, we simply didn’t have much choice. And that’s okay. I thought I could do zero waste without much of a problem here, but it’s been the biggest challenge yet.

The sink used to wash dishes, bibs full of spit up, face, hands and the baby.

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Innovative ways of reusing, reusing, reusing….

My husband’s hobby is composting. Mine is trying to find different ways to reuse. It is so much fun, it should be illegal.

My neighbor reused her shutters to make a raised bed. The woman’s a genius.

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Recycling uptake

Great news!

Do you remember when I complained LOUDLY when we first arrived in our new southern town that they didn’t recycle any of this stuff?

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Washing trash for TerraCycle

My husband looked over at me the other day and said, “Two years ago if you’d told me I’d be washing trash, I would have called you crazy.”

Ah, but look at the crazies now.

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Finding a greener deodorant

Deodorant. Now, this is one product I feel is a necessity but plagued with plastic that cannot be recycled. Making your own deodorant would be ideal. I’d read a few that stained your armpits (um, no) until Mom Photographer showed up with this one which is creamy and smooth and lasts forever. However, if you don’t have the time to make your own, I have found an alternative…

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Small town Mardi Gras shame

A rockin’ Mardi Gras festival where people refuse to recycle…

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My man, the romantic recycler.

Guess what my man brought me home as he waltzed in the door from work? Even better than flowers! ha!

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Jackpot! Where to recycle plastic #5

The town we live in has been recycling for six or seven years now because a marvelous Canadian swooped in and shook her head in shock. What started out as a discussion in a local pub turned into petitions, and it took a march on City Hall to turn things around. But it was worth it.

They do not, however, recycle everything….

The city won’t recycle them…..now what?

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The toothbrush outcome

So, I tried the Preserve toothbrush made of recycled yogurt cups…

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