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Soapnuts: The nut that gets your clothes clean

Happily, there are many greener ways to wash your clothes thes days, which are an improvement on the fragrance-, dye- and phosphate-filled potions of yore. Many of these newer, eco-friendlier products come in plastic bottles, however, and are made out of ingredient lists longer than you may be co...

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Tags: Cleaning, Laundry, Packaging, Product, Recycling
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Reusable Moving Bins: Save a Tree When You're on the Move

See this New York Times article, Moving Day Without All the Waste, about using rented, reusable bins to schlep belongings across town. The bins are sometimes even cheaper than buying cardboard boxes, but they are best for short-distance moves. As someone notes in the video, if a network like Uhau...

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Tags: Moving, Packaging, Waste
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The No-Plastic Holiday Challenge

While most of us have a vague sense that plastic is part of almost every aspect of our lives, Beth Terry measures every ounce that passes through her household. She keeps a graph of her personal plastic waste output at the top of her blog, Fake Plastic Fish. Reading about the creative ways she fi...

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Tags: Gifts, Packaging, Plastic, Reduce waste, Wrapping
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