1. Daily my mother traveled up the street to the Dollar Store or I trudged to the elementary school behind her home to pull out empty boxes from their trash and recycling bins.
Maybe someone out there has a better idea. A lot of the products we are using are not green. Once we finish them, we try to find a greener, or more creative idea. Being frugal is part of being waste free, and I’m not going to throw something out if I still have some left.
For example—Press n’ seal. Continue reading
Posted in Giving it up, Switching products/brands
Tagged giving up products, in search of greener products, military spouse, military zero waste, Navy, Press 'n seal, repurposing, using less, Waste Management, zero waste
This is my little green set up or how my recycling program runs in the house. It is pretty messy…..are you ready for this?
Not the neatest, but we’re working on it….
Posted in Recycling
Tagged Aveda, Aveda recycles caps, Environment, military family, military spouse, Recycling, recycling set up in house, recycling tops, TerraCycle, Waste Management, zero waste
I purchased the little raisin packages for my husband’s lunch but once they were empty, I thought—what a waste to just throw them away.
We hear so much about a plastic free lifestyle for a reason…
This video puts it all in perspective.
(July is plastic-free month. I did not know this.) Continue reading
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.
Posted in Recycling
Tagged Environment, M&M packaging, military lifestyle, military spouse, militaryzerowaste, Packaging and labeling, Recycling, TerraCycle, upcycling, Waste Management, zero waste
We branched out from composting food scraps and organic matter. We started adding paper to the compost about a year ago. My hubby thought if we shredded the heck out of it, it might compost faster. He was right!
Cross-cut shredded paper, almost pulp.
Posted in Composting
Tagged Compost, composting paper, eco-friendly, Environment, green lifestyle, less trash, less waste, military lifestyle, military spouse, reducing carbon footprint, Waste Management, zero waste
I’m not one to pay $3 for a cup of coffee, and I know it’s not a “local” coffee shop,
but I have to give it to Starbucks when it comes to making an effort.
Posted in Folks helping the environment, Recycling
Tagged Caps-n-Cups, coffee cup, coffee grounds, Environment, green lifestyle, less waste, military lifestyle, military spouse, paper cups, recycling material, reduce, reusable, Starbucks, Waste Management, zero waste
Guess what my man brought me home as he waltzed in the door from work? Even better than flowers! ha!
The e-scrap recycling turn out was a whiz-bang success! Sponsored by the N.G.O. St. Marys EarthKeepers and the St. Marys Tribune and Georgian, I can’t remember when I’ve had so much fun!