2016 has come to an end and it's time to take a look inside my last month of trash...1.8 ounces of trash. December brought with it a lot of house cleaning so many items you see in this photo were either found in some back, dark corner of my house or purposefully used up because they had just been sitting around for too long. I always like to end the year cleaning out any trash that might have been missed or dropped throughout the year. 10 Probiotic Plastic Containers 7 Envelo
As some of you may have noticed, over the last few days I have been transitioning my website (and many social media pages) to my new title: Zero Waste Wisdom. This change comes after two solid years of living a waste free lifestyle and is happening for many reasons. Here are just a few so you can understand the reasoning behind it (and be sure that the awesome blog posts you have been getting won't change a bit!). 1. Connecting with the Zero Waste Movement I want my website a
You might be asking yourself right now, “Wait, is June really over?” And you would be right. No. It’s not the end of June. But yes, I am doing my one month review right now. Why? Well, let me explain. I’m leaving for Mexico – tomorrow. I’ll be gone for exactly a month and I would like to keep track of the trash I produce while away. Therefore I am cutting June a little short and making July slightly longer to cover my entire trip. Don’t worry, I won’t push any trash under the
In May, I produced all of 0.6 ounces of trash. My record has been 0.7 ounces from September of 2015 and last month I finally did it one better! I know. One measly ounce doesn’t seem like much. But when you get to the point I am at, where every speck of trash makes a difference, an ounce can seem like a whole lot! So let’s take a look at what I produced: -1 straw -1 deodorant label -2 meat weight stickers -1 cheese wrapper -1 Ricola Cough Drop bag -4 jar seals (2 ice cream, 1
This month I produced 1.5 ounces of trash: 2 cheese packages 2 broccoli tags 1 tea wrapper 1 band aid 1 blister pad 1 vitamin jar seal 2 sandwich sticks 1 straw 2 hair ties 4 plastic clothing tag markers 1 disposable razor blade and handle A month worth of floss This brings my total for this year up to 14.6 ounces of trash. Remember that last year I produced 3 lbs. and 2.15 ounces of trash. My goal is to beat it! And at this rate, I am on track. So now comes the reflection pa
February 2016 Trash Detail: -2 Top Ramen Noodle Packets -2 Top Ramen Flavor Packets -6 Fruit Stickers -1 Straw -1 Facial Product Sticker -1 Hair Tie -A Month of Floss -1 Piece of Tape -1 Piece of String -3 Plastic Price Tag Attachments -1 Price Tag Sticker -1 Decorative Price Tag Attachment -1 Medical Container -4 Light Bulbs The total comes to 10.2 ounces of trash for a whole month. Not bad? Not my best either. I was really quite disappointed when I learned CFL lights aren’t
Let's take a look at what I produced in the start of 2016. This month, after all, could foreshadow into how my entire year will do! January 2016 Trash Detail: -1 Sour Cream Seal -2 Lindor Truffle Wrappers -1 Frango Chocolate Wrapper -1 Plastic Hook -3 Fruit Stickers -Handful of Price Stickers (Goodwill) -1 Tea Bag -1 Brocolli Sticker/Rubber Band -1 Pill Case -2 Vitamin Bottle Seals -2 Hairties -2 Top Ramen Packets (from my dorm room days…) -2 Medical Tubes/Packaging -A Month
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