It’s “trash” week here on Good Girl Gone Green, so turn up the volume and let this trashy party begin! Sorry for the background noise, it was a clearly a windy day!
Did you know that 60,000 plastic water bottles are disposed of in landfills daily in the United States alone? To me that is a frightening number. That is a lot of plastic just sitting in a pile somewhere. Plastic water bottles negatively impact our planet to a greater extent than just sitting in a landfill […]
Everywhere we look—from food containers to DVD packaging to the insides of our cars—we see plastic. It seems almost impossible to escape, but is there a way to reduce our plastic consumption? Yes, we can recycle the plastic we use, but it is actually downcycled. Every time plastic is recycled, it gets weaker. Therefore, we […]
I always try to conserve as much water as possible during any given day. Some days, it can easier than others, but I figure every bit helps. Don’t get me wrong, some of the items on the list will be a challenge, yes even for me, while others are an everyday occurrence. 20 ways to […]
Every day, people dispose of billions of tons of trash. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American typically produces an astonishing 4.4 lbs (2 kg) of trash a day, which translates to 1600 lbs (725 kg) a year. You may wonder where all this trash goes. It disappears from our curb side, but […]
Where do your fruits and veggies come from? It is amazing to me how today we are “fortunate” enough to have access to any type of food, no matter the time of year. We eat berries and cucumbers in the middle of winter; we can have oranges in the summer. Now take a step back and […]
I do realize that composting with red wigglers is most definitely not for everyone. However, there are alternatives to setting up a worm composting bin. After my worm composting experience went sour, the thought of having all my food scraps put in a landfill was unappealing and not an option for me. So, I had to […]
Why we should compost with red wigglers Landfills are one of the largest sources of greenhouse gases and other pollution to our atmosphere. The majority of trash is composed of food scraps. How much garbage would you be left with if you were taught how to compost with red wigglers? The trash in landfills decomposes […]