Could we reduce our waste by turning back the clock on some of our habits? Our grandparents lived by the popular slogan of that time, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” in the wake of the second world war. How can their actions inspire us today?Read more
April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. While celebrations honoring this pivotal event in our nation’s environmental history have happened every year, with COVID-19 and a worldwide heath pandemic, this year looks a little different.Read more
Choose to use reusable bags every time you shop. Cuyahoga County passed a county-wide ban on plastic bags that goes into effect on January 1, 2020. The ban prohibits grocery, retail and convenience stores from providing disposable bags at checkout.Read more
Over the past year, for many people, working from home led to a shift in their daily wardrobes, which may have changed the need for seasonal wardrobe updates. As we begin the new year, let’s talk about sustainable fashion. It’s a good time to rethink the way we consume and interact with fashion.Read more
You’re probably doing a lot of online holiday shopping this year. The many deliveries are creating lots of packaging in your home. So, what to do with all those boxes and envelopes? Packaging materials are incredibly diverse. Can the holiday packaging be recycled? Consider which items can be recycled at home or at a drop-off, reused or placed in the trash.
Before recycling or throwing these items away, consider trying to reuse them.Read more
Over the past several weeks, I’ve been thinking about my waste reduction efforts along with increased use of single-use plastics and other non-recyclable items. It feels harder than ever to stay true to my values and waste reduction efforts, both supporting local businesses and limiting my use of non-recyclable items.Read more
Summer BBQs in Northeast Ohio create lots of trash because single-use plates, utensils and cups are not recyclable. But there are some simple steps you can take to create a (nearly) zero-waste summer event!Read more