Plastic dresses inspired by the ocean? What will those crazy fashion-designing kids think up next? Last week was Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NY City. I know this because I watch Project Runway, the only reality show I can admit to watching without embarrassment because it’s all about talent and creativity. And in fact, last [...]Read the full post.
Brought to you by String Caddies-R-Us & Procrastination Station This post falls into the category of Things To Do To Procrastinate On Writing The Fake Plastic Fish Book. It also falls into the category of Too Much Time On My Hands. And also Why Sleep? 1) Clean out drawers (because book writing cannot possibly be [...]Read the full post.
OMG. You won’t believe what happened Friday. I still don’t believe it myself. Here’s the story. After hassling with Valley Yellow Pages (not to be confused with AT&T Yellow Pages) last year to be taken off their automatic delivery list, I was finally assured that I would no longer receive their unwanted plastic-bagged phone books. [...]Read the full post.
I know. You’re probably wondering why I would consider a plastic lighter instead of a match. I’m not! I’m not! Don’t worry. After seeing photos like these of baby albatross chicks who’ve ingested plastic lighters, I would never buy another one of those things. Detail of photo from the series Midway: Message from the Gyre [...]Read the full post.
“Do you ever get embarrassed?” A journalist, following my plastic-free life, put that question to me as I handed the butcher my stainless steel pot. I was buying ground meat for my homemade cat food. In my own container. Waste-free. “No,” I answered flippantly. “I haven’t been embarrassed about anything since I turned 40.” But [...]Read the full post.
It’s a new week, and I’m ready to talk trash. One of the most common questions I get about plastic-free living is what I do for garbage bags. And the second most common question is what to line our waste cans with if plastic grocery bags are banned. Here’s my short answer: We don’t line [...]Read the full post.
How to buy and store bread without any plastic bag. Plastic bag clips are dangerous. Bake your own bread or buy it fresh and store in cloth bag in metal tin.Read the full post.
Update: The first 5 buyers of an insulated lunch bag from Life Without Plastic will receive 10% off. Enter the code FPFBAG into the coupon code field during checkout. Yesterday, I hinted at how I carried home my ice cream from Tara’s in an insulated nearly plastic-free bag. Now, perhaps you have already figured out [...]Read the full post.
Did you know that Saturday was International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day? Well, it was. Unfortunately, since I’m trying to avoid ice cream packaging waste (All ice cream containers are lined with plastic), I didn’t have any in the house. And I could tell my freezer was feeling a little sad. So, remembering Steve [...]Read the full post.
A few weeks ago, my husband Michael forwarded me the NY Times article, “Therapists Report Increase in Green Disputes“: As awareness of environmental concerns has grown, therapists say they are seeing a rise in bickering between couples and family members over the extent to which they should change their lives to save the planet. In [...]Read the full post.