I keep coming back to this post on the zero waste website Trash is for Tossers, out of NYC. It provides graphics comparing the status quo product (Palmolive for your dishes, for example) and the less- or zero-waste, sustainable alternative to that product (64 oz jug of Dr. Bronners, for example). I keep referring to it because it is so practical and there are so many helpful suggestions. The fact is, we buy a lot of products out of habit when a simple change in our consumer choice would make a world of difference in the amount of trash we produce (and money we spend, actually). That is what this post illustrates. So check it out!! Here’s the link! Here is a sneak peak:
Screenshot via http://www.trashisfortossers.com/2013/08/zero-waste-alternatives-ultimate-list.html
I have been watching a lot of PBS lately. I do own a TV (that was handed down to me from my parents) with a digital antenna plugged into it. Annabel Langbein is a cook with a show on PBS, and I have really been enjoying her program. She grows much of her own food in New Zealand, and is involved in the sustainability movement there. I was perusing her website, and found a page devoted to “minimising rubbish” within the sustainability page. I linked it below. There are really basic and simple tips for reducing waste, and we could all use a reminder.
Also nestled in that page is a new resource that I hadn’t yet discovered: freecycle.org. I included a link to the Tulsa group’s site. Freecycle.org is an internet listing site where you can list unwanted household items to be given away for free. You may also list “wanted” ads, if there is something in particular that you need. This is an effort to keep unwanted items out of the landfill. I am joining today!!!