February 9, 2014
by Peggy
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Refuse It! Just Say No to Plastic Dry-Cleaning Bags

In 2005, not long after I had made a New Year’s resolution to stop accepting plastic shopping bags, I decided my family didn’t need plastic on any of our dry cleaning either. If you are keen to live more sustainably, … Continue reading

July 23, 2012
by Peggy
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Forgot your Reusable?

In a brilliant 30 minute interview on NPR’s Fresh Air, Edward Humes, author of the new book, Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash, expounds on America’s position as the leading producer of garbage in the world.  Toward the end … Continue reading

May 2, 2012
by Peggy
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How to get to Zero Waste

Most of us have heard the term “zero waste” by now, but some may wonder what it actually means. Zero waste means living in such a way that you create (almost) no trash. According to Edward Humes, author of Garbology, … Continue reading

April 18, 2012
by Peggy
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Waste Costs a Bomb!

An article in the Wall Street Journal by Edward Humes, the author of “Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash,” makes a point about the cost of dealing with the waste our society generates: American communities on average spend more … Continue reading