Buy Nothing Project

Buy Nothing Project

I just learned about the Buy Nothing Project/group about a month ago. I’m used to seeing, reading, and writing about posting about (for or away/give or want) items on craigslist, Freecycle, Marketplace and our neighborhood social media platforms. My neighbors started mentioning our area’s Buy Nothing group as a way to re-purpose/re-home/donate items. It’s awesome.…

Beverage Buyer Beware: Trader Joe’s

Beverage Buyer Beware: Trader Joe’s

I love seasonal beverages! They’re my favorite treat! I love to try the holiday flavors that come out at this time of year. Unfortunately I’ve discovered that Trader Joe’s, my husband’s favorite place to treat me, is not earth friendly with their seasonal beverage selections. I dislike calling out a specific company, but there were…

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…