Trash Is for Tossers. She's the real deal, producing in a month only a few produce stickers and a plastic bag in the way of trash. And it doesn't hurt that she takes gorgeous pictures to illustrate her points. (Or that she is gorgeous herself.) So I asked her to take me on a grocery shopping field trip so I too could live with a little less waste. I learned that one does not just pop into the grocery store on a whim, if you want to go waste-free. Waste-free grocery shopping, like many sustainable endeavors, takes planning and foresight.Do you feel as guilty as I do every time you take out the trash? Then you'll be an admirer of Lauren Singer, creator of the blog
- Jars: Several regular-sized Ball jars (or peanut butter jars and the like), a couple large Ball jars, and a few tiny jars for things like spices (you might even bring a growler if beer is on your shopping list--Whole Foods does bulk beer)
- 2 reusable bags (1 sturdy, typical grocery bag for jars and 1 thin, cotton bag for greens)
- Several mesh, drawstring produce bags
- Optional: a granny cart. While this will make you look like a dweeb, hauling home 15 glass jars of food in your slim arms is not fun. Especially if it is a 25 minute walk, such as it is from Integral Yoga to my apartment.