Food Waste

As I am working my way through September and attempting to produce as little waste as possible (see here for more info), I continued to think about the fact that food can take decades to break down in capped landfills. Around 40% of food in America is wasted. Yet, according to the NRDC, around 1 […]

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I Try: Zero Waste

The practice of accumulating as little waste as possible has been gaining momentum online and on social media. The “Zero Waste” movement has inspired people to rethink their daily choices in an attempt to take less from the planet and send less to the landfill. This month, I decided to challenge myself. For thirty days, […]

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The Plastic Problem

It lasts for years, but not where it’s supposed to. Recently, Starbucks announced anĀ initiativeĀ to eliminate plastic straws globally by 2020. Although straws are made with recyclable material, their small size allows them to fall through spaces in conveyer belts at recycling facilities and hence be thrown away. The problem is, straws have essentially shifted the […]

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