zero waste

  • zero-waste halloween.

    We recycled Faye’s red ladybug in March. Five months post-Halloween and she was ready, so we removed the sparkly ribbon, folded the cardboard shell in two, and popped it into our recycle bin. Over the summer,…

    October 17, 2017 20 Comments
  • zero-waste progress report.

    A few months ago, at a dinner out, Faye popped her head over the top of the restaurant booth and saw the party next to us drinking from cocktails with plastic straws.  “That’s not…

    October 10, 2017 36 Comments
  • habit shift: zero-waste snacks.

    In general, I’d say I fall on the forgetful side of the snack toting spectrum. I’m not a person (or a parent) to tote an impressive store of snacks with me while venturing to,…

    July 6, 2017 30 Comments
  • zero-waste produce storage.

    Two weeks ago Faye and I found ourselves on a very early morning farmers’ market run. The intention had merely been to get out of the apartment where we’d been trying our best not…

    June 12, 2017 73 Comments
  • zero-waste decorations for fall.

    In any season, filling a house with reminders of the passing time and seasonal celebrations is a festive thing to do. Happily, it doesn’t need to require a special storage bin, lots of landfill-destined waste, or a decorating…

    October 10, 2016 37 Comments
  • zero-waste work bag.

    A lot of answers to the question of how to reduce waste in your day-to-day life come down to finding a non-disposable alternative to a commonly disposed-of item. When I’m at home, that’s mostly manageable.…

    July 28, 2016 80 Comments
  • zero-waste progress report.

    I should start by saying that the zero in this post title is a little misleading. Less waste is probably more accurate but in the spirit of aspiration, I’ll stick with zero. I thought it…

    February 23, 2016 114 Comments
  • zero-waste resolutions for a new year.

    We’re not a totally zero-waste household—something to strive for!—, but James and I have adopted a number of habits that have us reducing the amount of waste that we produce and this year we’re striving…

    January 6, 2016 106 Comments
  • beeswax-dipped leaves.

    We dipped colorful leaves in melted beeswax this weekend. Faye took her Halloween costume for a test-drive, I snapped a few photos, neither one of us upended the pot of liquid wax.  Here’s a…

    October 23, 2017 13 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this bit of visible mending. {because i’m not sure if i did it “right,” but there was a hole, and now there’s not. and that feels…

    October 20, 2017 11 Comments