Thanksgiving Recycling and Composting

Thanksgiving Recycling and Composting

Thanksgiving is almost upon us! Here is a quick possible checklist for Thanksgiving recycling and composting! Obviously this will be for anything not eaten or washed (if reusable)! Please use the results to determine how you want to begin! When shopping consider if an item will be recyclable, compostable, or trashed. Turkey Wrapper goes in…

Scrub a dub dub: Kitchen Scrubbers

Scrub a dub dub: Kitchen Scrubbers

More environmentally friendly kitchen scrub options Most kitchen sponges or scrubbing items are made of oddly shaped plastic, a combination of soft and hard plastics, or a combination of different materials which make them difficult to separate and/or recycle. Unless you are going to purchase the TerraCycle Kitchen Separation Zero Waste Box most of these…

Egg Cartons

Egg Cartons

The question of what to do with egg cartons comes up a lot so I wanted to address it here. Paper egg cartons without egg goo are “best and highest use” in recycling carts. “Best and highest use” will give the carton several future lives as additional paper products until the paper fibers become so…

Composting Questions and Confusions

Composting Questions and Confusions

This article addresses composting in Austin. I’ve included information for apartments and curbside residents. Don’t forget to check out my previous posts on composting:– https://alittlemore.green/2019/04/25/compost-bags-comparison/ – https://alittlemore.green/2019/03/29/top-5-compost-contaminants-in-austin/ – https://alittlemore.green/2019/03/30/fur-and-feet/ – https://muellerneighborhood.org/city-austin-composting-comes-mueller/ Apartments– City of Austin apartment and condominium composting and recycling information is located at here.-The Texas Farmers Market at Mueller (Saturday only composts), and…

Compost Bags Comparison

Compost Bags Comparison

The following is my opinion on the three commonly available compost bags. So you all know by now that I’m a bit of a zero waste nerd. I did a comparison of the three most commonly available to me kitchen compost collector bags, the approximately 3 gallon size. EcoSafe is my favorite. It has give…