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Zero Waste—Upcycled Crayons

By Fredrica Syren: If you have kids, chances are you also have a stash of broken and /or old crayons. Most people, I assume, throw them out, so tons of non-biodegradable crayons end up in landfills every year. The problem with this is that wax from crayons will never break …

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Things Needed to Start on Zero Waste

By Fredrica Syren: Ok, so you have decided you want to start living zero waste. Congratulations!!!! Now, you’ve probably started to wonder where you start and how you start and with what. When we took our initial step towards zero waste, my husband’s first job was to remove our trash …

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Reusing Cardboard & Boxboard

By Larraine Roulston: Fluted cardboard shipping boxes with their long list of obvious storage uses, and the familiar boxboard that is used in packaging foods and other products are both recyclable. As they present plenty of opportunities for reuse, why not first give them the scenic route to the recycling depot. Nostalgic shoe boxes, …

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Twenty-Five Tips on How to Save Money by Going Green

By Larraine Roulston: Choosing to “Go Green” will result in a lighter eco-footprint and be easier on your wallet. There may be some initial expenses to upgrade your insulation or to acquire energy/water saving devices; however, in the long run they will save you money. Ensure that your home is well insulated by …

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Zero Waste—Benefits of Buying in Bulk

By Fredrica Syren: One part of going zero waste and cutting down on both waste and recyclable materials is buying in bulk as much as possible. Today I buy almost everything in bulk: flour, grains, nuts, beans, shampoo, conditioner, spices, oils, chocolate, coffee, bee pollen, dried fruits, snacks, maple syrup …

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What Is a “Freegan”?

By Emma Grace Fairchild: “Freegan” is a term loosely defined as someone who resists spending money on things that can be found for free, especially products being discarded. This is expressly true in terms of food; the most popular application of “freeganism” is finding food through waste collection or dumpster …

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Upcycling Kitchen Food Scraps

By Larraine Roulston: Many kitchen food scraps are deemed waste when, in reality, they are a valuable resource. Carrot peelings and other similar organics help create terrific compost; however, before composting, some produce can be upcycled to serve you in other ways. If you have a spiralizer tool, make a space in your …

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Waste—A Huge Problem in the World

By Fredrica Syren: We’re drowning in waste! Yes, you read that right. The fact is that all over the world, we create more than 3.5 million tons of trash … a day! And, sadly, that number is growing. And it is 10 times greater than it was 10 years ago. …

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Disposable Products Worth Skipping

By Larraine Roulston: Once disposable products become entrenched in regular use, they are difficult to overcome. People follow what they see others doing. These days, it appears trendy to hold a disposable coffee — and this is what people see. Realizing, however, that our oceans are dying due to the accumulation of …

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