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Cutting out the trash

I saw this family on The Colbert Report that were eliminating all packaging, disposables, pretty much everything from their lives for one year. While I watched this I thought "I should try a much more moderate version of this"

I was wondering, what would you cut out of your life?

Tue. Apr 10, 10:33am

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food wise I have cut alot or prepackaged crap I call it but some healthier options are more available now I just like making My own foods.

no food.. would be spending more time with family and less time online, but I love My PT family and it helps Me so much

Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 11:19 AM

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given the type of show that the colbert report is, that is a parody, i am guessing that the segment was a joke. that being said, i have already eliminated all disposable packaging such as plastic utensils, baggies, containers. when i go out to eat, i have tupperware i can fetch if i have leftovers to pack up.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 11:24 AM

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Colbert is a parody but his guests are not.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 11:46 AM

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I hate unneccessary packaging. Since I've started buying more whole foods, eating out less and trying to "live simply," I've noticed quite a reduction in the amount of trash that goes out of our household. We still could cut a lot more, but we've made a start!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 4:08 PM

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The better I eat (from scratch, more bulk foods) the less garbage I have. Really, the trash bin has hardly anything in it anymore.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 4:37 AM

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I'm going to start bringing cloth bags when I shop at Whole Foods. I go through so many bags a week, and I've read that it helps to cause global warming.

Please go to this website for more info on global warming and how you can stop it by reducing waste.


Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 2:15 PM

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i always use my own bags for groceries and i buy whole grains, nuts, rices, seeds in bulk and bring my own containers for them. i also buy homemade peanut butter from a local health food store and wash and reuse the same jar for that.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 2:34 PM

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