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Why zero waste?

How to make a T-shirt bag in 10 Mins

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Okay, so you decided you need some shopping bags and have some extra t-shirts.  You came to the right place.  You can choose a sew or no sew options and they both take 10 minutes or less. What you will need: T-shirt Scissors - Fabric ones work best Thread & bobbin if sewing Directions: Smooth out T-shirt on a flat surface Fold lengthwise so that sleeves match up Cut off sleeves, creating the beginnings of handles Cut off t-shirt collar making a deeper neck to accommodate handles Turn shirt inside out Lay out flat shirt again and cut three inch...

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31 tips toward a low-waste or zero-waste lifestyle

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It's January 2020 and I thought it was about time a make a list of tips for you.  These will be added every few days until January 31th, 2020. Step 1:  AWARNESS This is my first tip to starting the journey to low waste lifestyle. That's what I will call it today. It's less intimidating and more attainable for most people. Start thinking of everything you use weekly and become more aware of what is single use. Take recycling out of the equation for now and really look. Do you want to start using less this year? Do you want...

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Recycling Christmas Trees and Wreaths

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The busy holidays are finished and now it's time to take back the living room, family room, or den.  We will miss that amazing fresh pine smell but not the pesky needles that fall on the ground. This is not a debate on whether live trees are better than artificial trees.  This is an informational post for the responsible disposal and respect for the tree that has given you joy this holiday. Most communities have curbside pick up but beware this will most likely be to dispose of the tree in the garbage.  Will it decompose?  Why does it matter?  It will...

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How to directions for Soap Berry liquid and laundry use.

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What are Soap Nuts? The soap berry tree is deciduous and can grow 60 feet tall with a trunk girth of 9-15 feet in 70 years and prefers tropical and subtropical condition and is native to Nepal.  Soap nuts or soap berries are the fruits of the tree Sapindus mukorossi. The part of the nut or berry that is used is the shell, which is somewhere between a berry and a nut shell. It contains a natural soap or saponin which is released into water during washing. What is the soap like? The soap that is releases is a mild,...

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GRAND OPENING 8.31.19

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I am excited to announce the Grand Opening of Empty Bin Zero Waste on August 31, 2019.  We are open from 10-6pm and Oceans Ohio Foundation will be joining us from 10am-12:30 pm.  They will have a few items that they sell and the bag monster. Oceans Ohio is a great non-profit and they do many things in the community; school outreach, river cleanups, and so much more. The store has a pretty bland and boring white closet door that we would love you to decorate.  You can sign the door, draw on the door, or write a positive message....

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