February 2011 has been a wicked bitch, to put it bluntly. I spent most of this month in bed, sick as a dog. Then finally, with my own good health just around the corner, I got the phone call that my mom had finally passed away. She died at home last week, surrounded by most [...]Read the full post.
Let’s make a list… A common rant throughout the Show Your Plastic Trash Challenge is frustration over how to get restaurant servers or store clerks or delivery people to hear our requests for no plastic straw or cup or utensils or containers or bags or whatever and to actually honor our wishes. Several people are [...]Read the full post.
In my last blog post over a week ago (yeah, I’m still sick) I listed my favorite plastic-free cold remedies and pleaded for some cloth hankies to relieve my gushing nose. Thanks to all of you who chimed in. Reader Plastic-Free Citizen left a comment about HankyBooks, ingenious little organic cotton hankies bound together like [...]Read the full post.
Hacking cough, running nose, body aches and chills… these are just a few of the souvenirs I brought home from my trip to Florida last week. Fun times. So, anyway, I thought I would recap some of my favorite plastic-free cold remedies. Vegetarian hot & sour soup in To-Go Ware tiffin When I have a [...]Read the full post.
Paper Drinking Straws While on my trip this week, I visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom and discovered paper straws. Yep. Disney offers guests Aardvark paper straws at its Animal Kingdom park to protect the animals from ingesting plastic straws that, despite the Disney staff’s best efforts, might escape into the environment. (Unfortunately Disney uses plastic straws [...]Read the full post.
As I mentioned on Monday, I’m out of town this week. But I don’t give my plastic-free habits a break just because I’m not at home. I have developed strategies over the years to avoid accumulating new plastic even while living out of a suitcase. Here are a few things I brought along with me [...]Read the full post.