Creating a zero waste house: easy composting

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I’m moving into a 1000 square foot, 130-year-old house with nothing but the absolute basics. “Creating a zero waste house” is an ongoing series which will address different parts of the house and the best tips/DIYs/products for going zero waste. This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through them, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you.  While it seems like there’s nothing wrong with tossing food waste into the trash – it’ll decompose, right? – there’s a case to be made for everyone composting. Especially when you find out how easy composting can actually …

Zero waste housewarming gifts I wish I’d gotten

Zero waste housewarming gifts I wish I'd gotten - Green Indy Blog

I’m moving into a 1000 square foot, 130-year-old house with nothing but the absolute basics. “How to create a zero waste house” is an ongoing series which will address different parts of the house and the best tips/DIYs/products for going zero waste. This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through them, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you.  We recently moved into a new home and I’ve had several people express interest in sending me a housewarming gift. They’re kind of funny things, housewarming gifts: on the one hand, it’s a very kind way …

Share these 20 actionable steps with the zero waste curious!

Share these 20 actionable steps with the zero waste curious! - Green Indy Blog header

Zero waste can definitely feel like an overwhelming concept to grapple with. I remember starting out and thinking how is it possible to really do all this? After a year and change of giving zero waste a serious chance, I’m happy to report everything does get easier – really! At some point, bulk shopping, tossing food waste into the compost, and refusing single-use products becomes second nature. Still, getting started is probably the biggest obstacle to overcome. This was especially frustrating for me when talking to my friends and family about zero waste – I figured that if I could do it, …

HOW TO: zero waste moving, from start to finish

HOW TO: zero waste moving, from start to finish - Green Indy Blog header

I’ve moved into a 1000 square foot, 130-year-old house with nothing but the absolute basics. “How to create a zero waste house” is an ongoing series which will address different parts of the house and the best tips/DIYs/products for going zero waste. This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through them, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you.  I’ll be sharing more about the process of creating our zero waste house, but first I wanted to dig into zero waste moving. Moving has the potential to create a huge amount of waste if you …

Five easy zero waste kitchen swaps

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Read for even more ways to get your home zero waste? Check out my zero waste bathroom post! Is it just me or is the kitchen the biggest waste-generator of all, no matter how low waste you get? From food waste to packaging to water waste, the kitchen is a minefield of potential trash. Here are five easy zero waste kitchen swaps you can make with minimal pain and big payoff! Excess food.  Roughly 50% of all produce in the USA is THROWN AWAY. That’s about 60 million tons of food heading to the landfill each year; or $160 billion. …