Will seventy-five choices of shampoo make us happier or simply less satisfied with the product we do choose and more likely to junk up the planet as we sample the offerings? Take a look at the following photo and consider its ramifications. How do we end up with shelf after shelf of individual sample sized [...]Read the full post.
I’m toying with the idea of veganism — toying with it as a cat toys with an injured mouse before finally killing it — but I constantly run up against the cheese issue. I love cheese. Cheese is the king of my world, and all other foods exist in service to it. Veggies, pasta, bread, [...]Read the full post.
Over the next few years you are going to hear a lot of claims about programs to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The floating island of plastic garbage twice the size of Texas. The trash patch. The area Captain Charles Moore discovered ten years ago. Don’t be fooled! The Pacific Garbage Patch is [...]Read the full post.
In the comments on my post about toxic food packaging labels, the subject of fruit and vegetable labels came up, those little plastic stickers affixed to almost all grocery store produce these days so cashiers don’t have to memorize the codes. Back in the day when I was a kid, produce didn’t come with stickers. [...]Read the full post.
The contest is over, and the winner of the Healthy Snacks to Go eBook has been chosen! If you didn’t have a chance to read about this book, please check out my original post. /2010/06/homemade-power-bars-and-wheat-thins-without-plastic/ Healthy Snacks to Go was created by Katie Kimball, a blogger friend of mine, and includes many snack recipes that [...]Read the full post.
As I mentioned in my previous post, the theme of the Green Moms Carnival for June is “A Day in the Life,” and since I came up with this exercise, I get to play host. Please enjoy reading these posts from some of the funniest women in town. Whether they are groaning about unexpected setbacks [...]Read the full post.
Ever wonder what it would be like to be Beth Terry for a day? Or any one of a number of other green bloggers? Well, now’s your opportunity to find out because the women of the Green Moms Carnival (of which you don’t have to be a mom to be a member) have all decided [...]Read the full post.
As an anti-plastics blogger, I should be able to write about the gulf oil spill in my sleep. The connections seem obvious. Plastic comes from oil. Our demand for plastic drives up the demand for oil, as do our demands for all the other products made from oil. I should be able to write about [...]Read the full post.
This morning, my friend Jenn sent me an article from the U.K.’s Daily Mail about an exciting new concept in wine: single serving portions in disposable plastic glasses. It sounds like something from The Onion or Saturday Night Live, but sadly it’s not. Le Froglet’s wine in individual glasses is flying off the shelves at [...]Read the full post.
You guys, I made Wheat Thins and fake Lara Bars this weekend! I actually baked without making a huge disaster. Not even a small disaster. And I cleaned up the kitchen too. When I decided to live plastic-free, I had to give up energy bars, crackers, and most processed snack foods. Other plastic-free bloggers have [...]Read the full post.