How do I recycle in Indianapolis?

How do I recycle in Indianapolis- - Green Indy Blog

How do I recycle in Indianapolis? (Alternatively titled, this should really not be such a pain in 2017.) Growing up, I never questioned recycling. Everyone in my tiny rural Virginia town (truly, not the paragon of any sort of progressive movement) was issued a small plastic bin in which you could throw several types of plastic. Every trash day, they lined the streets with varying levels of fullness and care. After that I went to college at a liberal arts school. Enough said.

My zero waste bag essentials

Zero Waste Bag Essentials - Green Indy Blog

This post has affiliate links. If you purchase something, I will earn a small commission with no cost to you. Staying zero waste when you’re out of the house for 10+ hours a day can be tricky, particularly if you work in a place – like my school – where massive amounts of waste are the norm. Shoot, staying zero waste on a casual outing with friends can be almost impossible at times! Luckily I’ve come to find that packing a good zero waste bag can really mitigate a lot of potential pitfalls. Honestly, the most underrated piece of advice about …

Zero waste shopping in Indianapolis: a guide

A guide to zero waste shopping in Indianapolis - Green Indy Blog

Since starting my flirtation with zero waste, I’ve been tormented by visions of absolutely sprawling bulk stores from across the ‘net. I mean, let me be clear: Indianapolis is no tiny speck on the map. But it is somewhat limited by being a mid-sized Midwestern city – zero waste shopping in Indianapolis isn’t quite a breeze. That being said, there are still plenty of options for zero waste shopping in Indianapolis (provided you have a decent grocery budget and a car, but that’s a whoooole ‘nother blog right there). When I really started looking for them, zero waste options started popping up …

A simple list of zero waste essentials

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To be honest, I haven’t bought a whole lot of zero waste essentials since starting my zero waste efforts in late 2016. (I mean, that’s kind of the point, right?) That being said, I have started amassing things that make my life easier – and I’m here to share a couple of the no-brainer ones with you right now. The big caveat to all this is, of course, that zero waste is explicitly about not sending things to the landfill. So if you’ve got inspiration of excitement about going green – great! But don’t start throwing things out willy-nilly since that defeats …