When we talk about solving our plastic problem, many people turn to plant-based plastic or "bioplastic" as a solution. In theory, these products should be the best of both worlds! They are sold to us as a convenience item that is also "compostable". But to quote Inigo Montoya: "You keep using that word...I do not… Continue reading Bioplastics: What Companies Don’t Tell You About “Compostable” Plastic
It's been another busy week! So I am extremely grateful to have the Memorial Day Holiday. As I write this, I'm riding the train down to Charlottesville to visit a friend for the weekend. Since I have tons of leg space and a nice tray-table, I thought I would take the time to go over… Continue reading Week 15: Get to Know the 5 R’s of Green Living
COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE! One of my greatest loves besides chocolate. It's a shame that I'm so sensitive to caffeine that even Decaf can make me a little too excitable. At this point, coffee is a rare treat for me. But if you have a higher caffeine tolerance than I do, this article is for you! … Continue reading Week 11: Is Our Coffee Addiction Sustainable?
This week, the structure of this post is going to be a little different. Last week I went over the facts behind food waste, and this week I really want to focus on how to get started with composting. Whether you live in the suburbs, the city, in a mansion or tiny house, or even… Continue reading Week 9: Everything You Need to Know About Compost
Woohoo! We've been at this for two months!!!! Virtual high five! This week, we're taking a break from talking about plastic to focus on food waste! As I was writing about this week's challenge, it somehow morphed into two posts. For today, I will be focusing on the in's and out's of food waste. Keep… Continue reading Week 8: We Need a Food Waste Intervention