By Catherine Moran
As I continue to try to eliminate trash and plastic and unnecessary Stuff from my life (not always succesfully), I’m always on the lookout for inspiration to keep me striving to improve my habits. Thankfully, my friends are on the lookout for me, too. Kate-book’s very own Kaitlin sent me this piece about a 23-year-old New Yorker who hasn’t produced any trash in two years. I’ve been perusing her blog and other social media presences, and they are WAY cool. She seems to be a great resource, and as a fellow NYCer, I will benefit from her recommendations for where to find no-waste shops. How exciting! I can already feel myself getting reinvigorated.
Another interesting article I came across recently focuses on fast fashion, and the ethics behind buying clothing (of lesser quality) at stores such as Forever 21, H&M, Zara, and Uniqlo. There are a few reasons why clothing at these stores is so cheap, and none of these reasons are good. On a subconscious level, I think many of us know this, but it’s not something we necessarily need to think about, so we don’t. Especially when budget comes into consideration (though you can find some great stuff at vintage and second-hand shops, or from Etsy, or ethically-minded companies.)
Now that I’ve shared these links with you all, it’s time for me to continue perusing TrashisforTossers. Have a great week!
(Technical note: occasionally these posts are not going live on Mondays at noon as they are supposed to. This is still the designated time for these posts to appear, but if they do not, know that a post is just delayed but still forthcoming. Many thanks!)
Adventures in Greening is a column running on Kate-book.com every other Monday at noon. It is written by the very eco-conscious Catherine Moran. Follow Catherine on Twitter here, or check out her excellent book blog.