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Live a lower waste lifestyle; small and big changes to help reduce the waste we create in our everyday lives.

How To Freeze Fruit To Reduce Food Waste At Home

Ever wonder how frozen fruit at the grocery store doesn’t stick together? Read on to learn how to freeze fruit properly and reduce food waste at home. Countless times I’ve pulled fruit from our fridge on the brink of spoiling. While they were no longer tasty to eat fresh, these fruits had plenty of life …

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8 Eco-friendly Ways to Dispose of Yard Waste

Wondering how to dispose of yard waste, especially if you don’t have a municipal pickup program available? Here are eight eco-friendly ways to dispose of yard waste so it doesn’t end up in landfills and incinerators. We have a lot of large trees in your yard.  Inevitably, with each storm or windy day, branches fall …

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How To Build A Wooden Pallet Compost Bin

Looking to build a simple wooden pallet compost bin? Read on for some really easy instructions to build a pallet compost bin with repurposed materials for free! This post contains affiliate links. If you’ve been around the blog for a hot second, you know I’m a self-proclaimed composting nerd. If not, welcome! I’m so glad …

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How To Compost At Home | City Life With Kids

Think you can’t compost in the city? Karen lives in London, England, with three kids, and they’ve composted in their yard for over three years. Read on to learn more about how this everyday family diverts their food waste from landfills while also feeding their garden. In this edition of Bring Your Trash To Life, …

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Carbon Emission Analysis Of The Vitamix FoodCycler [2021]

Wondering if the FoodCycler electric composter produces more carbon emissions than it offsets? After doing a comprehensive and unpaid review of the FoodCycler, I’m diving into the carbon emission tradeoffs of using the FoodCycler compared to landfilling or composting your food waste. Read on for data and conclusions based on governmental environmental sources to understand …

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