Category Zerowaste

The Zero Waste Challenge: Is it really possible?

At the Ethical Writers’ Coaltion we’ve had such and interesting discussion about zero waste. Is it really possible to be zero-waste in our flawed system that is so closely organised around convenience and disposable convenience? Even if we aren’t generating trash in our homes, aren’t we still contributing to waste somewhere in the system? For example, I buy a 5kg bulk bag of buckwheat grouts from my local bulk food store. It

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Eliminating Plastics From Your Home: why and how

There are many reasons to eliminate plastic from your home. For all the reasons to do this, some how to tips, here is a helpful post written by Stephanie Villano which originally appeared on her vegan lifestyle blog My Kind Closet.  Problem Material: Plastic Look in an average American kitchen and it’s bound to be brimming with all sorts of wasteful plastics: sandwich bags for the kids lunch, freezer bags

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One Sustainable Change: Choose sustainable tea and coffee

When it comes to sustainable living, I consider myself very well-informed. Imagine my surprise when I found out that tea bags are not completely biodegradable. In fact, most of those ‘paper’ tea bags contain polyproplyene (a plastic) so they are only partly biodegradable. Now I realise why I still find tea bags in the bottom of my compost heap! I had already switched to loose leaf tea a few months ago,

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