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Our favorite articles about reducing plastic and reusing plastic that comes into your home responsibly posted on TexasHomesteader.com

Ditch The Plastic! Using Glass In The Refrigerator

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Do you hate the hodgepodge pile of stained plastic food storage dishes with their mismatched or missing lids? Me too. Ditch the Plastic! Glass jars are easy to repurpose for food storage. And being able to see the food in your refrigerator may slow down your food waste as well. 

Ditch the Plastic! Glass jars are easy to repurpose and being able to see the food in your fridge may slow down your food waste as well #TexasHomesteader

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Stop Garden Weeds With Biodegradable Weed Block

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Biodegradable weed block for your planting rows in the garden? Yes it’s really a thing! And it degrades by the end of the season to just mix back into your soil. I’ve been able to source it for free using repurposed feed sacks.

Biodegradable weed block for the garden? As it turns out, it's really a thing! And it degrades by the end of the season to just mix back into your soil. I hate the plastic weed block, this more natural material appeals to me! #TexasHomesteader

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Eliminate Plastic Produce Bags

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I don’t typically use plastic produce bags. I mean, my veggies can usually play nice without being separated from each other by plastic.  đŸ™‚ 

But sometimes with bulk buying it’s just easier for the cashier to have like items all bundled together. So if I buy 16 roma tomatoes to make Pico de Gallo for a family dinner, bundling them all together for the cashier just makes sense.

But oh how I hated to use that plastic bag. I mean, yeah, I’ll make sure it gets reused somehow when I get home. But I’m trying to SHUN plastic aren’t I?

I don't use plastic produce bags at the store, but when buying in bulk it's helpful to bundle. I use see-through reusable bags! #TexasHomesteader

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How Would Grandma Have Done Things In Her Kitchen?

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How would grandma have done it? I’ve been seeing this question a lot on social media lately.

But it’s interesting food for thought, especially for those striving to reduce waste and save a little money too in their own kitchens. Let’s see how grandma would have done it.

Did you ever stop and wonder "How would grandma do this?" Oh yeah, grandma was the queen of "Use Whatcha Got"! She got by fine without plastic & disposables. #TexasHomesteader

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Reducing Plastic: It’s EASY!

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Y’all know I hate plastic. A LOT. Is our home plastic free?  Oh no, of course not. Yeah I’ll push back against plastic waste wherever possible but there’s certainly no perfection here at our Homestead!  Is it the same for you?

Sometimes the very magnitude of the problem makes you wonder “why bother?”. Whelp, there are as many reasons as there are points of view. But here’s why I make the effort in our home.

How to reduce the plastic trash heading to the landfill. Come see my easy tips to be kind to our Mother Earth & reduce landfill-bound plastic #TexasHomesteader

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How To Get Zero-Waste Citrus Juice For Recipes – Easy & CHEAP!

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There’s an easy way to get zero-waste citrus juice to use in your recipes. There’s no need to buy a plastic bottle of lemon or lime juice. I’m sharing a simple kitchen trick that’s cheaper and with no plastic waste. 

You could buy a plastic bottle of real lemon or lime juice, but why? Come see my easy, zero-waste (and CHEAP) solution for having 100% real citrus juice for my recipes. #TexasHomesteader

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