It's Tuesdays with Trash is for Tossers and in the spirit of change (from fall into winter, from the harvest season into the root cellar) we thought we'd share Lauren Singer's ultimate list for zero waste alternatives. These are the kind of simple swaps that you can make this very day to reduce your carbon footprint.
Check out the full list here and sneak a peek at a couple of waste problems, below, that are particular pertinent as the holiday season approaches.
The Waste Problem: Wrapping Paper on Birthdays and Holidays
Why: It goes straight to the landfill and is infrequently reused
The Alternative: Re-Use Newspaper and biodegradable twine from a hardware store
The Waste Problem: Plastic Utensils
Why: They can not be recycled and there is really no use for them
The Alternative: Stainless Steel Silverware
Where to buy: Any goodwill, salvation army, or home store.
The Waste Problem: Plastic Tupperware
Why: It poses possible toxicity risks and can leach chemicals into your food
The Alternative: Mason Jars
Where to buy: Here