Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hello Stainless, Goodbye Plastic

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When my kids were babies, I happily used glass bottles to protect them from plastic’s potential dangers.  As my children grew older, though, I fell victim to the clutch of plastic’s convenience.  Plastics can seem wonderful, for parents especially,  because … Continue reading

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Go Plastic-Free and Create Less Trash

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After our week-long plastic-free challenge, we were amazed at the lack of trash in our kitchen garbage can.  Plastic milk rings, produce stickers, thrift-store tags, a Band-Aid, and a non-recyclable junk-mail card were the bulk of the contents.  That was … Continue reading

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Get Pickin’ at Berry Patch Farms

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We are all familiar with the plastic clamshells and baskets that berries are sold in at the grocery store.  Most of those containers end up spending their retirement in landfills.  How can you buy berries without creating plastic waste?  You … Continue reading

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Bulk Shopping-What a Breeze!

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I wrote last week about my experience buying bulk in my own containers at Sunflower Farmer’s Market (a natural grocery store).  Though I like shopping there, it isn’t set up to promote customers bringing their own containers.  Both times I … Continue reading

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The Hunt for Plastic-Free Yogurt

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Dan and the kids love yogurt, but we hadn’t bought any during this challenge.  I’ve been told that it is pretty easy to make, but I am yet to look into it.  Our favorite brands of yogurt are Mountain High … Continue reading

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Bake Your Own Bread…No Plastic Bags Required

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We were out of bread today so I decided I would bake a couple of loaves myself.  Since beginning the plastic-free challenge, we’ve been buying loaves from the farmer’s market or the Denver Bread Company, since you can put them … Continue reading

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Orange Juice in Glass

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Prior to this plastic-free adventure, Dan would go through a 1/2 gallon of orange juice every week.  It was part of his morning routine to drink a glass with breakfast.  We usually bought it in a paperboard (plastic-coated) container.  When … Continue reading

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