See how a family manages to produce only two handfuls of trash per year
Thomas J. Story
One medicine cabinet in the bathroom holds toiletries for the entire family.
- Makeup case: Béa uses only four beauty products: face powder, eye cream, mascara, and eyeliner.
- Trash can: The family uses no Q-tips, cotton balls, or tissue (handkerchiefs sub in here). Toilet paper rolls come wrapped in paper, not plastic.
- To eliminate packaging, Béa mixes her own multi-purpose cleaner: 11/2 tsp. castile soap, 3 tsp. white vinegar, and 4 cups water.
- The family orders their compostable toothbrushes from an Australian company (environmentaltoothbrush.com).