5 Ideas to Toss in the Trash Instead of More Stuff

Today I want to share a post from one of my favourite bloggers. Anne Marie lives in an intentional community in the San Francisco Bay Area and went (nearly) plastic-free in 2011. In this post, she talks about trashing erroneous ideas instead of valuable resources.

The Zero-Waste Chef

Downright adorable ugly potatoes from the farmer's market Downright adorable ugly potatoes from the farmer’s market

1. Perfection

Thank you to Karen from the blog Farminista’s Feast for inspiring this post. A huge amount of fruit and vegetables goes to waste simply because it fails to meet the strict cosmetic standards of grocery stores. On a post I wrote recently about ugly apples my daughter bought to make pies, Karen commented “As a culture, we have to dispose of the myth that visual ‘perfection’ be it fruit or otherwise, is highly overrated. Let’s toss that myth in the landfill instead of all the food!!!”

Hear hear!

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