Category Archives: The Rubbish Diet

Week 5 – The Rubbish Diet

We are already starting week 5 of The Rubbish Diet and I have some success to report:  we did not put any trash out for pick-up during week 4! That doesn’t mean we didn’t generate any waste, but it was … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up and Cleaning Out Stuff

The Rubbish Diet Challenge this past week is cleaning up around the house.  I got to thinking about what we already do and what more we can do in our quest to maintain cleanliness.  Then I started thinking about all the chores I’m … Continue reading

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My backyard compost options

NYC has a great resource in the Lower Eastside Ecology Center.  They have lots and lots of information, they coordinate with community gardens for resident food waste drop-off and they even sell worms for vermiculture.   We also have botanical … Continue reading

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The Rubbish Diet – Week 4

Whew! Busy week last week which not only meant I neglected my blogging duties, but also meant I wasn’t home at all to generate any trash! I’m proud to say that last week we generated only two bags of trash, … Continue reading

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Week 3 trash pick up

I got home last night to see that my hubby dutifully put out the recycling and the trash (Thursday is our second trash pick-up for the week). I was a little confused though. I couldn’t think of what trash there … Continue reading

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Why I’m afraid to compost

I don’t know why I’m afraid of composting.  It’s not necessarily the act of composting itself, I think it is more of the thought of composting and what that entails. Separating my food waste from my other trash is a … Continue reading

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Can I reduce food waste?

The clear answer is yes, I can reduce food waste. What is not so clear is how. Meal planning and buying only what we need will help. I’ve been doing better at that. We have recently bought in on a … Continue reading

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