4 Options for Plastic Free Food Storage and Prep
With family gatherings on the horizon, cookie baking season looming, and stress eating in the here and now, food prep and storage has been on my mind. If your family was anything like mine you probably grew up using a lot of plastic containers and cling wrap in your food storage, but maybe you’re looking to opt for more plastic free food storage options now-a-days.
Fortunately there are so many sustainable options for food storage and prep on the market now, and they really meet my flexible storage needs. Four of my absolute favorite are...
The Halloween Candy Wrapper Conundrum
Did you know every year an estimated 600 million pounds of candy is bought in the US for Halloween? If you know me you know that I’m very much here for the sugar, but not so much the packaging.
There are a few things you can do to try and minimize the amount of plastic in the candy you give out, but if you’ve got trick-or-treaters at home then you know you will inevitably end up with a mountain of candy wrappers as your little ones eat through their stash.
The question then becomes: “If I don’t want to create waste what can I do with these wrappers?” The good news is there are recycling solutions for candy wrappers!
The Rotten Truth About Halloween Pumpkins
Did you know that every year an estimated 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins end up in landfills? Oftentimes when the topic of food waste or organic waste in landfills is brought up an immediate reaction is “well, at least it will decompose there, right?”
But what if I told you that organic waste in landfills contributed to some heavy green house gas emissions that could be pretty easily avoided? Check in here to see how you can send those pumpkins (and whatever other food waste you've got!) to compost instead!
Four Tips for a More Sustainable Halloween Costume
It’s undeniable: playing dress up is fun! So it’s no wonder so many people jump at the opportunity to become someone, or something, else for the day when Halloween rolls around.
The thing that I find spookiest about these Halloween costumes, though, is what they’re made of and how quickly they get tossed aside.
Not only are most ready-made costumes polyester fabric, but often everything from the wigs to the accessories are in some way plastic. When these costumes get discarded, all that plastic heads straight for the landfill.
4 Ways to Celebrate America Recycles Day Today and Every Day
If you've been workin on reducing your waste for a while now, you've probably seen the amount of waste in your trash can decrease, but seen more and more things making their way into your recycling bin. Wouldn't it be awesome if there were a day dedicated to celebrating the impact and importance of recycling?