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Bioplastics: What Companies Don’t Tell You About “Compostable” Plastic

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

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Week 15: Get to Know the 5 R’s of Green Living

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

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Week 11: Is Our Coffee Addiction Sustainable?

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?

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Week 9: Everything You Need to Know About Compost

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

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Week 8: We Need a Food Waste Intervention

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