We want to make less trash

Partially inspired by some previous research on homemade cleaning products--we make our laundry and dish detergent--and even more inspired by the Zero Waste Home blog, Jess and I have made a decision to begin reducing the amount of waste we generate in our lives. We haven't done a whole lot so far, but even the simple step of beginning to recycle what we can has significantly reduced the number of trips to the dumpster we make.

I began to write a Google doc to chronicle our progress but after I got some of the history down, I decided I wanted to be able to date things a little more accurately in the future.

Now, I'm prone to typing and typing without realizing how long it's getting (insert joke here), so I'll stop here and post a couple more small topical posts that will serve as summaries up to this point.