Monthly Archives: December 2014

What to do with the Plastic We Have

I’ve been buying stainless steel and glass replacements for the plastic containers we use for food storage and reheating. The problem is, I’m not sure what to do with those plastic containers that I no longer want to use for … Continue reading

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Plastic Free Takeout Success!

I’m not going to mention the name of the local restaurant that did this just in case there are rules against it, but I ordered takeout from one of my favorite places and asked if they could plate it as … Continue reading

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Packaging Waste is Even Worse Than I Thought

Yesterday, my husband and I stopped into a 7-11 for some cough drops (his throat was burning, and there was no way I was going to learn how to make some from scratch right that minute, especially since we were … Continue reading

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But It’s Free!

A while back, I was at a teacher conference at which several vendors were set up. Some were publishers, some carried insurance for union members, some were credit unions. They all were there to serve teachers in some way (and … Continue reading

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I Can’t Believe I Thought That Was Disposable

Rather than buy a bunch of glass jars for the various ingredients and homemade goods in my house (containers I didn’t need before because I was buying packaged gluten-free foods), I’ve decided to repurpose the jars that come into our … Continue reading

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You Can’t be Neutral on a Moving Train

I used to use my car so rarely that I considered on several occasions getting rid of it entirely (I had, after all, gone years without one shortly after I started teaching). I could go an entire summer without getting … Continue reading

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A Tale of Toothpastes and Deception

Toothpaste tubes and floss containers are pretty wasteful, so I’ve been experimenting with various homemade and natural varieties. I’ve already switched to Eco-Dent floss (it comes in cardboard) to avoid that waste (why not sell floss refills instead of a … Continue reading

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