Product Review: Blueland

Product Review: Blueland

Blueland products are tablets and powders for cleaning. These include dish powder, dishwasher tablets, laundry tablets and cleaning tablets: glass, bathroom, and multi-surface. Blueland’s goal is to reduce single-use plastic. Many household products come in plastic bottles that are used once and then only recycled once or twice before the material degrades beyond usability. Spray…

Vision for 2021

Vision for 2021

Happy New Year readers! Thank you for your support, questions and ideas! I am so grateful for the involvement and eagerness you share with me in working towards a life with less waste, more care and a lower footprint. Last year my plan was to focus more on secondhand goods and repair. I shared some…

Photographs

Photographs

If you are cleaning out for the new year, I want to let you know that in Austin, photograph paper is not recyclable. Please put unwanted photographs in the trash rather than recycling. Check with your local utility/provider to determine their policy on photograph paper. If you printed images on standard office paper or cardstock,…

Recycle: String Lights

Recycle: String Lights

Just a reminder that string lights, Christmas lights, Hanukkah lights, Diwali lights, (your word choice here) etc. are recyclable, maybe not everywhere so check with your local providers but they are in Austin. In Austin you can take them to the Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center’s Electronics stations for recycling. During COVID it’s by appointment…