Category Archives: Recycling

Making Mistakes at the Grocery Store so You Don’t Have To

OK, so the majority of us, I’ve noticed, have managed to make the transition from going to the grocery store empty-handed to bringing re-usable grocery bags. Good. We can check that off of our low-carbon/earth-friendly lists. Now, it’s time for … Continue reading

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Bright Green Wins by a Nose!

Ok, so I know cold season is pretty much behind us, BUT, I just had to report on my recycled facial tissue findings. I tried three 100% recycled facial tissues over the winter: Seventh Generation, Forest Green and Bright Green. … Continue reading

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Would you like deforestation with that?

Ahhh! Fast food. So, salty, so sweet, so bad for the environment (not to mention our waistlines). Does the thought of crispy, salty, warm fries have you craving a little fast food? It may be too late for your children, … Continue reading

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Kicking the Catalog Habit

You know what’s weird? I don’t even order from catalogs anymore – who does?  I might page through a catalog every now and then; but, one online order seems to spawn 100 catalogs. What’s the carbon impact of catalogs you … Continue reading

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Look at What My Husband Bought Me!

A compostable bottle of detergent! Yippee Skippy! He said its way too expensive to ever buy again (he kind of exaggerates, so we’ll see on that one). What an innovative idea. The outer container is recyclable or COMPOSTABLE (my new … Continue reading

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Time for Product Reviews!

On Monday Green Steve posted a link on FaceBook of his radio interview about how the UK (where he lives) could save half a million tonnes of C02 if everyone switched to recycled toilet paper. I chafe more at the whole … Continue reading

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Why Compost?

Ever feel late to the party? A few years ago I got on the composting bandwagon because I knew it was a good idea and most of my friends had composts and we had a little land, so why not? … Continue reading

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“Just one word. Plastics.”

Do you remember how smart that sounded in The Graduate? Plastic. It was new and exciting.  Sexy even. And, now look at us, just 46 years later we’re drowning in it. Literally. Plastic is very hard to avoid. Just remember … Continue reading

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Electronic Media Hell and other Recycling Stories

“You’re not throwing out your 2001 files,” my husband asked, his voice dripping with sarcasm, as he helped me carry plastic bins down the attic stairs. Yes, yes, I am – finally! Besides throwing heaps of paper into the recycle … Continue reading

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Books are my Weakness

I don’t mean to turn this blog into some kind of a confessional, or anything, and I do want to guard against over-sharing — that’s just embarrassing, However, I need to admit one little thing…for some reason my subconscious has … Continue reading

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