Last weekend, I watched the 2016 documentary A Plastic Ocean. I love nature documentaries, but perhaps surprisingly, I don’t typically seek out movies about environmentalism, climate change, or food because I cannot stand the fact that they are more about propaganda than telling a factual story (like the movie What The Health which equates eating meat to 5 cigarettes a day). However, posts about A Plastic Ocean kept on popping up on my social media accounts and so I figured I should give it a chance. Read More
Bea Johnson is the current Queen of Zero Waste and her book and blog Zero Waste Home are great resources for anyone looking to adopt a more zero waste lifestyle. Her family of four generates just one jar of trash per year (an ideal I don’t think I’ll ever reach) by living according to the 5 R’s:
- Refuse: Do not accept what you do not need or bring unnecessary objects into your home.
- Reduce: Use less of what you do need to bring into your home.
- Reuse: Repair or repurpose things such as glass jars for food storage.
- Recycle: Recycle things that cannot be repaired.
- Rot: Compost food waste, organic materials etc.
By following these 5 R’s, we can generate less trash because we are not thoughtlessly consuming things that we do not need.
Note: Sorry for the delayed post, I had planned to write about a trip to the farmer’s market but that seemed too trite after Charlottesville and I was struggling to think of a way to express my thoughts. So instead here’s a book review.