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October 09, 2007

Trash Talk

Seattleites are serious about their garbage--about seriously reducing the amount they generate, that is. First, there was the woman who carried around all of her non-recyclable trash (making an understandable exception for her cat's poop) for two weeks to raise awareness about garbage. Now, a whole group of Emerald City waste-haters have declared this week, October 7-13, to be No Trash Week Notrash and have compiled a helpful list of tips for anyone who wants to join in.

While completely eliminating garbage from your life may be difficult, you can reduce it significantly with some pretty simple steps. I've really become militant about bringing my own reusable bag with me everywhere I go, in addition to toting my trusty travel mug. And I was so pleased to discover that my neighborhood grocery store now sells bottled milk from our friends at Straus Family Creamery--they actually take the bottles back and reuse them, just like in the old days.

What are your best tips for reducing the amount of trash you create?

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