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March 28, 2008


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I've been thinking a lot recently about how wasteful we are, too... We just briefly use and dispose of so much *stuff* -- esp packaging. It's such a daunting problem. I'm intrigued by this challenge that you've set for yourself, and I'm interested to see how it goes!

Things like this make choices like yours (and ours) easier! http://www.naturalnews.com/022885.html

Thanks for sharing this, Darcie. Try as I might, there are still many things on which I can improve for reducing my own plastic use. I gave up plastic baggies and cling wrap about a month ago…though I feel better about less waste, I am certainly using a lot more water than I used to, to wash them all. :)


I don't know if you live anywhere municipal composting is available, but manufacturers are now making compostable plastics. Of course, I'm not sure how well these work as zip-lock bags.

Before they took away our compost (grrrr, bad landlord), my wife and I were producing only about one 13gal trash bag of actual waste per week, and that mostly kleenex (we have allergies, and quickly run through our supply of handkercheifs).

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