Plastic bag recycling rates suck, and recycling is not the answer to the plastic bag problem in the first place. But the plastics industry continues to justify bag production by insisting that voluntary recycling programs are the solution to plastic bag litter and pollution. And this week, after the U.S. EPA released the recycling rates [...]Read the full post.
Making my own ketchup has been on my “To Do” list since my last bottle ran out over a year ago. (Clearly, ketchup is not much of a priority in the Terry-Stoler household.) Still, it’s a good condiment to have on hand, and I planned to consult with bloggers Danielle or RobJ who had already [...]Read the full post.
Clothing is fraught with plastic. From the synthetic fibers the majority of clothing is made from nowadays to the hidden plastic packaging most of us never see, the world of fashion is a plastic-free gal’s nightmare. But I do what I can. And now some companies are listening. Organic Cotton Clothing A couple of years [...]Read the full post.
A few weeks ago, reader Kay Pere left the following comment on Facebook: Beth: I’ve received your “Show Your Plastic Trash Challenge” update emails for a while now. I was hoping it would be encouraging to see so many other people working to reduce their plastic waste. Instead, it’s making me feel vaguely discouraged knowing [...]Read the full post.
I spent Thanksgiving week in Maryland with my family. Here’s a picture of my dad. He has questions. (Okay, that photo was taken in Hawaii in 2006 — not Maryland in 2011. But it’s nice, isn’t it?) So we were at the local Giant Foods grocery store last week, and after I whipped out my [...]Read the full post.