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Waste Wednesday & Corn Chips?

This Friday was my day off, so I borrowed the BF’s car, and headed to the outlet for Pyrex.  For change from $80, I got the haul above, which I’m impressed with.  These things last well – not one has cracked or chipped in all the back and forth to work, and in and out …
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Zero waste & band aids?

Here’s the thing, that I touched on in my review of the Zero Waste Home book, zero waste has become a large part of my life, and I almost can’t think of something to share with my readers as an innovation to be zero waste. And let’s be honest, I’m not zero waste at all …
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Book Review: Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

It should come as no surprise I’m reviewing Bea Johnson’s book, given every Wednesday is devoted to my attempts at getting my (landfill) waste down to zero. I’ve known about Bea and her blog for a while – I can’t pinpoint exactly when.  I have had many weeks visiting with no new content, so it …
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Zero Waste and loose fresh produce

Buying fruit and vegies would be zero waste – if it wasn’t for single items being more than a handful.  In my grocery store, they kindly provide plastic bags.  However, they seem wasteful to me, so I bought some Flip and Tumble bags.  There are surely alternative brands, and I could have made them myself. …
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Zero Waste and Meat

Reuse

I thought I’d share something I’m sure I’ve mentioned, but I’ve never actually photographed and documented.  How to eliminate waste when buying meat.  First, start with a butcher.    These are (surprisingly) common in the two suburbs I’ve lived in recently, and even in my parents local shops! Maybe your supermarket has a butcher in house, …
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Way under on my zero waste weigh in!

Turn away – it’s the rubbish post again! And it’s a good week at  248g (last week was 1.071kg) What’s in there? meat tray – pork mince choc chip packet sticking back and toner strip (?) from Dymo labeller fabric from the sofa’s underside – undoubtedly plastic/synthetic! moisturiser – out of date – I’ve wasted the …
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Zero Waste Wednesday Weigh In

Zero Waste attmepts

Hello fearless readers – another Wednesday peak at my trash weigh in.  Every week, I weigh my landfill trash, in an effort to get to zero waste – for details of this crazy experiment, head to my Zero Waste page. 1.071kg! I’m sad.  That’s pretty high. Actually I came home grocery shopping, shell shocked from …
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Waste Wednesday update

Slim your bin zero waste

For anyone new here, I like to weigh my waste every week.  My aim is to one day be zero waste.  I only way landfill waste,  recycling and composting (i use a Bokashi bucket) are not weighed. Monday and Tuesday this week, I moved house – so there’s a lot more than usual in this …
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Waste Wednesday update

rubbish weigh in

It might be a busy week, but I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t weigh my rubbish.  So, let’s see how things went in the first (partial) week of the BF living at live-to-list-ville: That’s the weight for three weeks worth of trash, so, this week’s weigh in is: 548 – 67 -172 = 302g Not …
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Waste Wednesday update

I almost forgot this riveting installment… Oh, how you would have missed it! (Seriously, there was a bolt upright moment when I realised, and I scurried back to the kitchen to snap some photos).  For anyone new to this, I like to weigh my non recyclable waste every Wednesday.  One day, I hope to have …
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