Taste the Waste

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Wrapping up the Trash Talk Series

This past month we’ve discussed all things trashy: compost, refuse, plastic, recycling, and pollutants.  We’ve highlighted great regulations that have made a positive and noticeable impact on the environment and communities, and also highlights some great resources to help you reduce your plastic footprint.  Over here at Redefining Eco, we are passionate about the environment, and about … Continue reading

Spotlight on RECYCLING: Compost!

I love to compost.  My husband and I compost in our backyard, and we love the fact that we only throw away one tiny bag of garbage a week.  (Sometimes we throw away two tiny bags of garbage, but still…) We compost nearly all of our refuse, and so far haven’t had any issues with … Continue reading

Trash Talk: REDUCE Your Plastic Footprint!

Over here at Redefining Eco, we are a pretty environmentally friendly group.  We always bring our reusable grocery bags to the store, and we always schlep our metal water bottles everywhere we go.  But even us treehuggers run into a few hang-ups some times… and I’ve discovered that many of my hang-ups revolve around… plastic. … Continue reading

REDUCE: A Spotlight on Plastic Bags

  In January 2010, Washington DC imposed a 5 cent bag tax for consumers.  One of the first “bag-tax” in the United States, bakeries, delicatessens, grocery stores, drugstores, convenience stores, department stores and any other “business that sells food items” must charge the 5 cent tax on paper or plastic bags; and wow, what a … Continue reading

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Make Every Day Earth Day by Producing Less Trash

Americans throw away over four pounds each of trash a day, totaling up to 1,500 pounds of trash per person each year.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that Americans generated 250 million tons of trash in 2010, and the amount of refuse piling up in landfills is quickly expanding.  Though the average American recycles and … Continue reading

Food Waste – The Experiment, Part 1

I try to be really conscious of the food coming and going out of my fridge. Even in college I would fret over the amount of food left on my friends’ trays in the cafeteria and always tried to set a good example. Take a little bit at a time so you don’t end up … Continue reading

Movie Review: Taste the Waste

I’ve had the pleasure of attending a few films showing at this year’s Environmental Film Festival. When I heard about it, I may has well have been told I won a trip to Disneyworld – such possibility! Entertaining environmental education (TRIPLE E???) – could there be anything more exciting for me in my allergy ridden … Continue reading