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I would like to know what to do about cucumbers. it's hard to find them with no plastic.
Location:, Alberta, Canada
I am a student working as a cashier. I see people waste plastic every day, from double bagging their 2 loaves of bread, to taking a bag, ...
Freezing of meat without plastic
Location:, Connecticut, United States
We are an eco-conscious family of 3 . Our home is heated/cooled by a geothermal ground loop/furnace and radiant floors. We generate all (and usually a little extra) of our electricity usage (which includes heat) with solar panels (we ...
Don't use plastic bar or food wrappers. Only use reusable water bottles.
Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
Name: Anthony Oram
I am a boy who lives with my mom, my dad and my sister. I don't have a job yet, I'm only 11 years old.
Anthony Oram's personal blog:
List of plastic ...
I know mouthwash is not necessary but I am used to using it. Does anyone have a homemade recipe?
Any suggestions for making homemade yogurt? I have heard of people using their ovens and crock pots but haven't been brave enough to try it yet.
Any suggestions for dental floss or a ...
ideas for some kind of dish scrubby that isn't plastic? I am trying out a wooden brush with natural bristles but it doesn't fit into the bottoms of my mason jars well like the old scrubbies plus I don't think it is going to last nearly as long. Maybe I ...
Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States
Name: Martha Seaver
Martha Seaver's personal blog:
List of plastic items REFUSED this week. (Yay!)
Bagging vegetables at grocery
Plastic bag at dog park
Drinking cup lid
Total items collected: 22
Total weight:Items: Recyclable
1 takeout container (5)
1 takeout container lid (5)
I tropicana OJ bottle (1)
2 drinking cups (1)
1 drinking ...
Location:Morrinsville, New Zealand
Name: Mark Purdy
I live in a small town, that serves surrounding farming areas; I own, and am renovating, my 1930′s cottage. I currently am the only occupant of the house; and work for a local roofing company.
My hobbies are wood working, kendo, and Roman re-enactment.
Welcome any ideas on how to eliminate things you see in it. I have found plastic wrap from the meat we buy (half beef at a time from a farm) an unavoidable item so far. Some other butchers use paper, but it is lined with plastic so isn't good either.
Location:Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
Name: Katie Sumner
I am a 28 year-old woman and I live in a small house on a half acre lot in Ohio. I work at a used bookstore, love to write, sculpt, draw and read. I’m a beekeeper, vegetarian, native-plant enthusiast and generally considered ...
Can you buy tofu not packaged in plastic? Also, can you recycle non-dairy beverage cartons here?
Location:Santa Cruz, California, United States
I live in my own room in a shared house. I travel by foot or bike and I am vegan.
Gina's personal blog: http://rediscoveringevolution.blogspot.com
List of plastic items REFUSED ...
How can I cut down my individual consumable items such as string cheese? Also since I work crazy hours (it’s D.C.) what convenience foods are available that have no plastic? Location:WASHINGTON, District of Columbia, United States
I already choice out of catalogs/junk mail through 41pounds.org/DMA Choice, but what do you do about the Presorted US Standard junk mail including local merchants? I received two mailers from a local jeweler packaged in plastic sleeves. Also, does anyone know of any cough drops NOT packaged in plastic? Location:Denver, Colorado, United States
What suggestions do you have for freezing fruits/veggies without plastic bags? Also, does anyone know if you can freeze yogurt? Our summer farmer’s market will allow your own containers for yogurt, but we eat yogurt all year, not just in summer. Thanks! Location:Denver, Colorado, United States
Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated, especially as it relates to sharing the need to go plastic-free with family, friends, and acquaintances without sounding “preachy.” Location:Denver, Colorado, United States
How to anticipate surprise plastic in restaurants and cafes? IS there a law about having to give lids for paper cups in NY or anywhere? Better places for buying bulk in central NJ or NY? I know of some, but Unpackaged in London sounds like a dream. Ideas about, given the choice, to get plastic […]
When sharing food/other essentials with other people who don’t share your enthousiasm for living without waste, what do you do? Do you buy your salad separately if they buy it in a plastic container, so as not to waste? I think there’s a delicate balance between doing what you believe is right and alienating people […]
So found out that I do not have to use big bin linners in the bin but wrap up the refuge or put it in carrier bags. So I have been eating fresh food and cooking myself meals this week, partly because of the plastic expense and partly due to needing to get extra vitamins […]