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Waste Wednesday update

For anyone who chances upon this blog, every week I remain mindful of the landfill waste I generate by weighing my garbage.  I like to consider what made up our week of waste in our two person home in Sydney, Australia and think of ways to get the total less and less.  One day, I …
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Zero Waste Wednesday – oh for sushi

Hello fearless readers! Morning night/Tuesday morning saw me stuck with a killer migraine, so alas I was a little less enthused to be a blogger.  Rest assured, I’m now back to fine form. This week was another ‘blah’ week, with a not particularly low weigh in on my waste.  I weighed in with 256g, better than …
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Zero Waste Wednesday – simply weighing in

Every week I weigh my trash that’s headed to landfill.  One day I hope to be ‘zero waste’ even for just a week. This week is not that week.  But reporting in helps me look at strategies to reduce my landfill.  Suggestions are always welcomed! Weighing in at 744g.  Very heavy for me! Two bags of …
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Waste Wednesday & Vietnam

With 10 days away in Vietnam, I have a hybrid waste weigh in post. I weighed the trash before I left Friday week ago, and let my house sitting brother free for all with a new liner. I came home to all empty bins, and started the count again from Monday. Only I’d be sad …
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Zero Waste & ice cream

I love fro-yo, ice cream, gelato, you name it!  Admittedly, I do try to keep a lid on my consumption, but it’s the way to the BF’s heart, so I’m not too strict on myself. Recently, a friend came to stay from Melbourne.  In additional to a lovely linen tea towel, she picked up some …
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Zero Waste Wednesday Weigh In

It’s another week, where I weigh my waste to see how I’m going to becoming zero waste.  Every week I track my progress, my struggles and my victories! This week I weigh in at 108g (3.81 oz). The best this month, and about a quarter of last week (389g – 13.72oz) when I had housewarming waste …
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Zero Waste & entertaining

Let me start by saying hosting 20+ people at our housewarming wasn’t waste free.  But, as always, I did think of ways to minimise my impact on the environment. Here’s how: borrowing six drinking tumblers and six wine glasses from my parents (adding to my existing total of 18).  It was more than enough for …
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Zero Waste & deli stickers?

Another week of weighing my non recyclable trash for the enjoyment of no one but me (tongue firmly in cheek).  Last week I weighed in with 195g and this week I’m down to 138g. (You can check the progress since I started this at Easter 2013 on my Zero Waste page) For my American readers, I …
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Book Review: Plastic Free by Beth Terry

It’ll come as no surprise to regular readers of this blog that I’ve recently read Beth Terry’s book Plastic Free (she also has a blog, sorta sad it’s not called Fake Plastic Fish anymore!) . Before I read Beth’s book, I did post all the reasons I’m not plastic free. I loved Beth’s book – she’s real. …
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Zero Waste & going out

This past week, I’ve thought a lot more about zero waste than I usually do.  Mainly because of my weekend out and about, my run and then Beams festival, but I also went to a Sunday School party.  Let’s work backwards: Sunday School Party This was held at the rectory on Saturday afternoon. The Sunday …
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