Posts tagged green living
LIFE UPDATE: Zero Waste Living {some 8 months later}

With summer coming up on us pretty fast, it made me realize just how long it's been since I talked zero waste. Last year for the entire month of September, I went zero waste (I only used products that were recyclable, reusable, or compostable). It was a project near and dear to my heart, and one that took much thoughtful planning and research for more environmentally friendly alternatives to products I commonly used. When my month of zero waste was over, however, I became a bit more relaxed around certain things. I still attempted to be less wasteful, but found my "reasonable exception" list growing. Being some 8 months after my zero waste challenge, I felt it was time to readdress the question: How zero waste am I? 

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JANUARY CLEANING—Decluttering vs. Unnecessary Dumping

"New year, new you" often surpasses general goals like waking up earlier or eating healthier. The idea of a fresh start at the beginning of the year is a great time to get organize and clean house. But when does decluttering and annual cleaning cross the line in simply being wasteful?  

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For the month of September, I went strictly zero waste. By zero waste (the most common term used for it), I really mean zero trash. For a month, I avoided the use of any product that would create trash and limited myself to products that can be reused, recycled, or composted. But can you really be zero waste long term? 

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