I paid to send plastic waste to Terracycle for recycling but producers should pick up the tab for cleaning up their pollution, not me.
The (Literal) Ins and Outs of Curbside Composting
Curbside composting bins divert organic materials from overburdened landfills. But what should go in them? And what should stay out?
Why I’m not Excited About Coca-Cola’s 100% Recycled Bottle
Coca-Cola is rolling out its new 100% recycled PET plastic bottle along with its old push for consumers to clean up after the company.
7 Ways to Spot Greenwashing and How to Avoid It
We consumers want to do the right thing and marketers know this. Hence the vague language, fuzzy animals and other greenwashing tactics.
A Brief History of Recycling
“You must recycle everything.” That’s what I sometimes hear when people learn that I don’t generate any trash. In reality, I rarely recycle because I rarely buy anything in a package that I could put into a recycling bin. I bring my own packaging with me when I shop at the farmers’ market and bulk […]
9 Items I Banned from My Kitchen and How I Replaced Them
In 2011, my daughter MK and I decided we would try to live without plastic. Because I’ve been at this for a while, I take for granted many of the early changes we made back then to wean ourselves off of the stuff. But with all the welcome press lately on the plastic pollution crisis […]
7 Big Food Marketing Gimmicks
I’m surprised no store employee or manager escorted me from the supermarket premises today. Looking for food to snap pictures of for this post, I kind of went a bit crazy once I started. I found so much material! If aspects such as added sugar, overpackaging and dead food lacking nutrients don’t turn you off of processed food, […]