Category Archives: Home and Garden

Weekly Project: PlasticLess Tea

For all the late arrivals to PlasticLess, I want to take a moment to point out that this blog is about using LESS plastic. I have not taken an extreme stand against plastic like some other bloggers. Take a look … Continue reading

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The Grey Area of Green Marketing

Green used to mean money. More recently, green has come to mean environmentally responsible. Once enough consumers started shopping with the environment in mind, there is an ever increasing overlap. Companies are falling all over themselves appealing to concerned consumers. … Continue reading

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The Many Uses of Clothespins

I had one of life’s little victories today when I saw that a nearby store sells wooden clothespins without any plastic packaging. This isn’t that surprising since I am presently living in a place where most people do not have … Continue reading

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Local Food

Eating locally has become a very popular goal for people who are striving to reduce their carbon footprint. Eating local also provides a lot of opportunity to reduce plastic consumption. When we were living in Canada, we were members of … Continue reading

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A Lemonade Award? For Me?

Plasticless was unexpectedly given an award. It’s the kind of award that is a cross between a pat on the back and a chain letter. Many thanks to Live Life Veg for this award I decided to pass the love … Continue reading

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Overdue Diligence

The key aim of this blog is to promote reduced use of plastic. I know as well as anybody that using plastic stuff is almost unavoidable. With this in mind, I am adding a link to some information about which … Continue reading

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Another Bucket

This is a high quality bucket for temporary storage of compost material in your kitchen. I do not personally have one of these. I am reusing a container that I already had kicking around. Food preparation for my family of … Continue reading

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A Big, Strong Basket

Our vegetable hawker was quite happy to weigh out the produce and replace it in the basket this morning. It was the maiden voyage for this durable basket that is locally made from local materials. The guy who sold it … Continue reading

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Built to Last = Less Waste

I may have some more focused blog posts on this topic later. For now, I am just going to throw up some numbers related to how long you can expect household stuff to last… Vinyl flooring could last for ten … Continue reading

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Metal Buckets and Pet Dishes

I jokingly suggested this product as an alternative to a squirt gun last week. I should make a serious pitch for using metal buckets instead of plastic for general chores and gardening. Having tried both plastic and metal for pet … Continue reading

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