This ‘Daily GOOD’ made my day

I love the ‘Daily GOOD’ – a daily email that always makes me smile with great ideas coming in from around the world (you too can sign up here).

This particular GOOD thing really made me smile, its all about edible packaging!  What a wonderful idea.  Imagine if your tomato sauce came in a tomato shaped package that you could eat, and it tastes like tomato, or yogurt in a delicious granola laced casing.

Its all because of WikiCells, an ingenious project by folks at artscience labs.

Now I am no expert, but this seems like a brilliant solution to the packaging issues we face here in North America.  Please read more via the Daily GOOD, or check out the WikiCell Homepage.

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The Six Month Review

It’s hard to believe we have made it 6 months in this experiment of plastic free living.  The time has flown by, and what once seemed so extreme has now become simple habit and routine.  This is good, and it feels like we have grown a lot – we have certainly learned a tonne.  However, because things have become so routine, we find it hard to share our story with others.  I don’t want to say we have become complacent, but we rarely ever discuss the project with friends and family (probably good for their sanity), and we have yet to achieve many of the lofty goals we set out for ourselves at the beginning of the year.

But at the six-month mark, I am proud to say we have come a long way, and if I can say we have done extremely well!  We have certainly collected a small amount of plastic (picture to come, I left my camera at work) – but when I think back to the old life, the life we used to live, it’s easy to see how far we have come.  I honestly think the amount of plastic we have collected to this point would be consumed by our old selves in two weeks time – if not less.  We have progressed to the point where we produce one itsy (compostable plastic) garbage bag a month, which in my mind is simply amazing – it feels like we are inches away from zero waste, literally inches. Continue reading