A Year of Living Trashlessly

Jess Chamberlain | March 25, 2013 | Lifestyle Story City Life

  • A few dozen cheese wrappers
  • Several nori sheet wrappers (for making sushi)
  • Several plastic vitamin-bottle and yogurt-container rings
  • 1 pasta bag
  • Some nut bags
  • 1 plastic net bag of Mandarin oranges
  • Some chip bags (Geoff’s one vice)
  • Theraflu packaging (from when Geoff was really sick)
  • 1 pretzel bag
  • A few clothing tags
  • Some sponge wrappers (Robin has tried to convince Geoff to go with microfiber cloths, but he likes Twist-brand kitchen sponges)
  • Some Halloween candy wrappers
  • A few broken rubber bands
  • Some popped balloons (yes, Gemma sometimes gets to have a free balloon from the hardware store)
  • 1 lipstick tube
  • Several disposable razor blades
  • 1 coffee bag
  • A few Styrofoam vitamin protectors
  • Broken plastic beads
  • A few holey socks

Read More:
Follow That Compost!
Zero Waste All-Stars
How To Zero-Waste Your Own Life
The End of the Trash
The Family That Wastes Not

Originally published in the April 2013 issue of San Francisco.

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