Shopping with jars is easy and waste-free

This is a picture of my glass Mason jars all filled up with the week’s supply of meat. There are chicken breasts, stewing beef, haddock, and cold cuts. My pantry shelves are stocked also with glass jars of oatmeal, sesame and chia seeds, brown rice, raw cashews, and beans. The Zero Waste experiment, as you […]

“Project Zero Waste” has officially begun!

“Project Zero Waste” has commenced! Now, I realize we’re probably not going to be completely zero waste, and I likely won’t be able to achieve quite so complete a waste reduction as Bea Johnson’s family has, especially because I live in the middle of nowhere where they are very few options for alternative-style shopping, compared […]

It’s Time to Pitch the Stuff

“The business of America is building houses, then building roads to the big box stores where people buy the stuff to fill the houses.” (Jim Kunstler’s description of the American economy before the crash of 2008 via TreeHugger) I have a new and intense desire for simplicity. I want less stuff. I’m tired of feeling […]