Tag Archives: Reuse

According to the EPA waste increases by nearly 25% between Thanksgiving and New Years- accounting for a million tons per week of additional garbage.  Let that sink in a little bit- one MILLION tons per week!!! Most of this is wrapping, bows, boxes, gift bags, etc.  YIKES!!!!!!!!! Unfortunately most gift wrap cannot be recycled- only […]

Did you know the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) estimates that 2 BILLION disposable razors a year are thrown away?!?! I can’t even wrap my mind around what that looks like.  Those razors are most likely never going to breakdown- and that doesn’t even count the disposable razor blade heads on refillable razors! Fortunately, there are […]

Our society is dumpster-happy.  Millions of items are thrown away every day that are perfectly useable.  I live in a 3rd floor apartment and can see into our dumpster and my heart breaks over the items I see thrown out.  This week we’re going to look at another “R”-  we’ve covered reduce, we’ve covered refuse, […]

We’re all familiar with the “three Rs” of reduce, reuse, recycle.  Recently a 4th “R” has been popping up among Zero Waste bloggers: “refuse”- refuse excess packaging, refuse free samples you don’t need, refuse excess waste… etc. This one is really hard for me to do.  I’m a sucker for free samples.  Those cute tiny […]

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