New recycling rules mean Denver Recycles accepts almost all plastics
Becky from Our Peaceful Home shares her favorite non-plastic solutions. What are yours?
Responses to a reader’s question about what to do with unwanted CD or DVD/Blu-ray cases.
Just a quick post today, as we are on a school break week and have out-of-town family staying with us.
After Colorado had a dry winter, then a very warm January and February, then a snowy March and April, I think we might be able to say it’s actually spring. This wrap-up comes to you after a day of 83-degree temperatures, squirrels marauding at the bird feeder and a cherry tree in bloom.
I’ve been wondering this very thing. Some weeks, I have no garbage to put out on the street. Other weeks, I have a lot. Typically, our weekly garbage pickup includes a couple of small (kitchen-size — 13-gallon) trash bags. So I got to wondering: Just what goes into our garbage?
The answer is: Mostly plastic. Garbage from eating out. As it happens, a lot of used tissues (although we are stocked with cloth handkerchiefs, I am the primary cheerleader for them, and I just don’t need to blow my nose that often, biologically. The household’s primary nose-blowers have been using paper, and I’m seldom there to catch them, twist their ears and make them use reusable). Et cetera.
Last week, I took photos of each day’s garbage. Here’s the score — along with some notes about what did not go into the garbage can.
This week, the Web has held so many great posts and articles that we are overdue for not just a wrap-up, but a SUPER wrap-up! I hope there’s something here to appeal to everyone.
I’ve been seeking reusable produce bags for quite a while….
The Internet has been bursting with economic and environmental news, good and gloomy. Who needs gloom? Not us. Here are some interesting stories to carry you around the Web this week.
That picture over there? Definitely not natural. Going natural with your hair is the green choice, for your own health and that of the planet.
After stopping using the stuff, and seeing that my complexion looked a little better (fewer “blemishes,” which after all, I was wondering why I had in the first place since I am in the latter half of my 30s), I took skin care one step further and quit washing my face in the evenings.
My skin’s condition again improved, but I could feel a bit of … how do you say … thickness? Buildup? My skin wasn’t coming off like it used to, and I felt that my complexion, consequently, lacked a bit of freshness.
Enter my newfound, old-school, cheap and utterly reusable exfoliation tool …
The holidays are just a few weeks away, and soon it will be time to wrap those gifts.
So start eating cereal!
‘Tis the season to send gifts far, far away … and whether you’re shipping a handmade gift to your grandma, a box of donations to children in another country or (we won’t tell) an item so perfect that you averted your green AND cheap mindsets just this once, I ask you to consider your shipping supplies.
Whatever the contents, wherever the destination, whichever the shipping service, think about doing what you can to unpack the plastic and waste from your shipped items.
This morning, I got a call from CitiBank letting me know they had spotted some strange activity on my business card. With economic times as they are, more people out there are getting more desperate, so be sure to ask yourself — and keep an eye on — what’s in your wallet.
I have seen so much great info in the blogosphere this week. Hopefully some of it will make your life a little more easier (and more lucrative) — including a way to get $50 and save big bucks on organic groceries.
This week brings a menagerie of money and earth-saving ideas.
My daughter went back to school yesterday, and it’s time to start sending her lunch in again. Additionally, she takes a water bottle to school daily. So I was on the hunt for more eco- and health-friendly lunch solutions. Water bottles
Last week, I wrote about my bathroom makeover. In addition to creating a nicer looking bathroom, our makeover created a ton of packaging waste.