Our weekly trash amount

What we’ve been up to… saving our trash analyzing what is in it considering our purchases Joe thought of the challenge to have a zero-trash week. Well, we tried it out, and this is what we produced in one week. What is in our trash: twist ties for produce labeling it “organic”, produce stickers, duct…

Microfiber Pollution: A Tiny Problem with Big Consequences

When you limit the amount of packaging you come home with from the grocery store, you help decrease the demand for plastic: Plastic bottles, plastic containers, plastic bags, plastic you-name-it. While you can recycle many of these plastic things, it’s best to eliminate the demand to begin with because recycling isn’t a perfect solution. It requires…

Mental Health and Taring it up

It has taken me a while to finish this blogpost. I think it’s because I am saying out loud that I am depressed with all that is going on right now. But I don’t feel so alone in this state, because when I have shared these feelings with my friends and family, they encourage me…

5 Ways to Create Less Waste

At the heart of Tare It Up is the commitment to create less waste, so here are some pretty simple things we’ve been doing to limit the number of bottles, bags other random bits of packaging that we have to dispose of.

What’s This Blog About?

We love bulk foods. Especially cashews, popcorn, dried mangos and freshly ground peanut butter. Oh and those chocolate-covered almonds. So good. If you don’t share this love of bulk, then before we go any farther there’s an important definition we need to make sure you’re familiar with: Tare (noun):  a deduction from the gross weight of a substance…