Instead of boring you with university studies stating why single-use plastic bags are bad for the planet, statistics of how much plastic bags we used per day, or showing you pictures of dead birds with plastics inside of them, or … Continue reading Why are we still using plastic bags?
As you know, the purpose of the recycling bin challenge is to reduce the number of items in my recycling bin without creating new waste. So far I have only taken out the recycling bin twice. First on January 25th, … Continue reading Recycling Bin Challenge 2019 – February/March Update
We waste a lot of food, 30% of our food supply goes to the landfill, according to USDA. To put it in perspective if you buy 10 bananas once a month, 3 bananas will make it to the trash once … Continue reading Free Compost Bin – Orlando, FL
When your compost is decomposing slowly is because it has a lot more carbons than nitrogens. In other words, the compost bin has a lot of leaves and twigs. This happens to individuals with many trees in the backyard. The … Continue reading Compost 102 – Tricks
Around week 4 of the “recycling bin” challenge, a light bulb turned on. Instead of throwing the mail envelops, papers and toilet and paper towel rolls in the recycling bin I can place it in the compost bin. I have … Continue reading From the recycling bin to the compost bin
If you live, commute thru, or work at or near Tequesta, FL and you are interested in the topic of zero waste you have to go visit the One World Zero Waste Store. They don’t only have all the essential … Continue reading One World Zero Waste Store – Tequesta, FL
The purpose of the recycling bin challenge is to reduce the number of items in my recycling bin without creating new waste. I used to fill one 65-Gallon recycling cart to the top on a weekly basis before I started … Continue reading Recycling Bin Challenge 2019 – January Update
First of all, what is mulch? Mulch is when the woody thicker branches that can’t easily compose are passed through a shredder to “cut” them into smaller pieces. When you have many of this smaller woody pieces you get mulch. … Continue reading Free Organic Mulch – Plantation, FL
Paper bags and Plastic bags both require different resources to be manufactured and they both have different impacts on the environment. According to the City of Fort Lauderdale, plastic bags use 70% less energy to be manufactured than paper bags. However, … Continue reading Reusable Bags
Yes, they are. They are one of the few plastics that actually can get recycled back into shopping plastic bags. However is not as simple as throwing your plastic bottle in the recycling bin. In fact, throwing plastic bags in … Continue reading Are shopping plastic bags recyclable?