• Sliced bread in cloth bag
    New Habits,  Reducing Waste

    How to: Bread Collection Bag

    I talked about my Bread Collection Bag in my Our First Family Footprint Steps post among others. I made it myself from an old cotton sheet (you know how the fitted sheet always wears out before the top sheet?) and…

  • Reducing Waste

    Plastic-Free Food Storage Tips

    Plastic-Free Food Storage takes some thinking outside of our 21st century box but it can be done and this post shares some of my tips. There is no denying that plastic does a very good job of keeping fresh food,…

  • mismatched jars on pantry shelf
    Conscious Consuming,  Reducing Waste

    Use what you have

    The idea to ‘use what you have’ is not new but it is difficult to break free from the consumerist principles of our society even when we are trying to live a lower waste life. Even those with anti-consumerist values…

  • newspapers stacked and tied with string
    New Habits,  Reducing Waste

    Recycling is not the answer

    Recycling makes sense, doesn’t it? Reusing resources means Earth’s finite resources last longer, plus energy, fuel and water are saved in the harvesting of new resources. And making products from recycled materials uses less energy than making them from new…

  • Minimise Food Waste at Home
    New Habits,  Reducing Waste

    Minimising Food Waste at Home

    As a family wanting to reduce our carbon footprint, undoubtedly looking at ways to minimise our food waste is important. Food waste is not only costly for the household budget, the environmental impact of the production, transport, packaging and preparation…

  • Quick and easy menu planning
    New Habits,  Reducing Waste

    Quick and Easy Menu Planning

    I needed a quick and easy menu planning process to make menu planning a weekly habit, which I committed to do in Our First Family Footprint Steps. I’ve been refining my process over years and I’m at the point now…