I decided to stop making trash in 2013. Striving for "zero waste", my partner and I contribute almost nothing to landfills, and very little to recycling plants. That means no plastic bottles, no paper towels, no nothin' designed for single use. We re-use or compost most of our discards. The goal is to break free from wasteful habits and end our consumption of plastics. The outcomes include simplicity, health, organization, creativity, more money, less stink-ass trash.

I offer practical tips for zero waste living in my monthly column, Trash is Tragic. It appears online in the Boston Hassle, with a special blurb in the Counter Culture Compass print edition. 

How to Fux With Climate Change by Reducing Food Waste, November 2018

04. Zero Waste Guide to Moving (or, How a Student Could Stop Being an Unforgivable Trash Pod for One Fucking Day), August 2018

03. How to Kick Plastic Waste in the Dick, June 2018

02. Zero Waste Kitchen, May 2018

01. Zero Waste Grocery Shoppin', April 2018