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Our Journey Towards Less Waste

By Fredrica Syren: For as long as we have been on this green journey, our goal has been to reduce our waste…. significantly. When we first started, we began recycling more and did reduce our trash. Instead of minimizing our waste, we ended up with lots of recycling. I know, …

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Takeout Food with Zero Waste

By Kim Robson: Bringing home takeout food from my favorite restaurants is one of my guilty pleasures. I can enjoy my meal in the comfort and privacy of my own home, wearing pajamas and fuzzy slippers if I like.I bask in the knowledge that I didn’t have to lift a …

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Zero Waste: Recycling Old Clothes

By Fredrica Syren: I think it’s safe to say that, when I get dressed in the morning or when I buy new clothes, I don’t think too much about what effect these clothes have on the environment. Don’t get me wrong: I really try to buy as many organic and …

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About Waste Management: What We Should Learn from Sweden

By Fredrica Syren: Sweden has had strict standards limiting emissions from waste since the 1980s. Most emissions have fallen by between 90 and 99 percent since then, thanks to ongoing technical development and better waste sorting. So How does Sweden do this? Compared to the U.S., Sweden is a very …

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Retailers with the Best Recycling Programs

By Larraine Roulston: Recyclable items that are not part of municipal collection programs make recycling inconvenient for citizens. To address this issue, the following retailers have stepped up to make recycling their products, as well as those of their competitors, easier for customers. Apple, best known for its computers, has …

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Package Free Shop for Zero Waste Shopping

By Fredrica Syren: The zero-waste movement is gaining momentum. More and more people’s goals are to live with zero waste. Someone who knows about this is Lauren Singer, best known for the web site Trash is for Tossersand her devotion to a zero-waste lifestyle. As a matter of fact, she …

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Reusable Sandwich Bags

By Kim Robson: I don’t know about you, but washing, drying, and reusing small plastic zipper sandwich bags is just too much hassle. Sure, I’ll reuse the big gallon-size bags, but those flimsy sandwich bags? They tend to get thrown away. That makes me feel guilty, and I hate feeling …

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My Zero Waste Hair Care

By Fredrica Syren:  Ok, just because I am a natural mom does not mean I do not care about what I look like. I think there’s a misconception that we “granola moms” live a natural life and do not care about our appearance. Since going zero waste, I have tried …

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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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