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7 Easy Steps to a Plastic-Free Kitchen

Plastics are so passe. They're usually made of petroleum and chemical additives that can disrupt our reproductive systems and cause learning disabilities in kids. They're sold as "indestructible" but …

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Party Favor Idea: DIY Wooden Memory Game

Every year millions of children come home from birthday parties with plastic party favors that break quickly and (if we're lucky) end up in the recycling bin. Some of the items my kids have come h…

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Can You be Plastic-Free?

A couple of years ago, Rodale asked me to participate in their Plastic-Free February challenge. Without hesitating, I said yes, thinking I was already using my reusable shopping bags and storing food …

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10 Ways to Get Plastic Out of Your Kitchen

Earth day is right around the corner--what better time to take a hard look at your plastic consumption? Plastics seem to invade every aspect of our lives, and the kitchen is no exception. From cook…

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5 Key Strategies for a Plastic-Free Life

We've reduced, reused, and fretted over Ziploc bags for an entire month, and now it's time to turn all those lessons learned into words we can live by. Here are the 5 key strategies we learned, which …

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The Top 10 Things I Wish Didnít Involve Plastic

Last week, to mark the end of the†Rodale.com Plastic-Free Challenge, I shared some†tips for reducing the amount of plastic†in your life. I personally donít think that anything is completely evil.† But…

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Plastic-Free Food Storage

When we talked last month about plastic-free cooking, quite a few people mentioned that food storage was one of their biggest challenges when it came to ditching plastic in the kitchen. Since t…

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5 Tips for Plastic-Free Cooking

The folks at Rodale are hosting a Plastic-Free February challenge and they're inviting anyone who's interested to jump on board. Ever since reading about my pal Heather's first day of the challeng…

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Go Plastic-Free with 3 DIY Reusable Bags

Creating a sustainable life is an ongoing effort. Eliminating plastic is one of the greenest actions you can do to lower your eco-footprint. For many of us cutting back on plastic is a massive shi…

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