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Understanding Plastic Recycling Codes

The assumption is that if it is plastic it can be recycled. When we started our recycling journey, I made this assumption and would throw all types of plastic into the recycling bin. Like with…

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Why Waste-free is Important to Me

Why Waste-free is Important to Me

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. – Hans Hofmann I have been sharing our life story here on HarassedMom for over 14 years! That is a…

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A Plastic-free Medicine Box – is it possible?

A Plastic-free Medicine Box – is it possible?

When I was growing up my mom had a burgundy Tupperware container that she kept our medical supplies in. I don’t remember it ever being too full. There was the basics in it but we…

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Go Zero Waste in 12 Months

Go Zero Waste in 12 Months

Reducing waste in your home takes time! It has been a slow process for us and we are still not where I want to be. It is not really something you can do over night,…

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Tips to go Plastic Free in the Bathroom

Tips to go Plastic Free in the …

The bathroom often feels like a collection point for plastic bottles. Shampoo, make up, body wash, toothpaste, tooth brushes – ALL of it comes in plastic bottles or wrapped in plastic. Our bathrooms are not…

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Reduce The Energy Waste In Your Home

Reduce The Energy Waste In Your Home

Leading a waste free life is not only about reducing your plastic consumption and recycling. Waste free living is about reducing waste in all areas of your life. Every home produces a lot of energy…

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Tips to go Plastic Free in the Kitchen

Tips to go Plastic Free in the …

When you think about going plastic-free it seems like a massive task because everything seems to come in plastic, be wrapped in plastic or needs to be stored in plastic. It is not easy and…

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Everything You Need to Know About Recycling

Everything You Need to Know About Recycling

Do you recycle? We have been recycling for years. It started with just paper, the school my mom used to work at was a collection point. They eventually added glass, tin and plastic, so we…

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7 Items You Can Easily Swap Out for Plastic-Free July

7 Items You Can Easily Swap Out for …

“There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.”– Annie Leonard, Proponent of Sustainability This month is Plastic Free July! We have spent the last few years focused on…

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Start Your Own Compost Heap

Start Your Own Compost Heap

Just before we started our vegetable garden, we started a compost heap using our kitchen waste. I believe it is why our vegetables are now growing so well. You don’t need a lot of space…

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