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Dear Dot: Is Wheat Straw … Plastic?

Dear Dot, Is plastic made from wheat straw (and what does that even mean, anyway?)...

Dear Dot: Which Is Worse for the Planet — Food Miles or Food Waste?

Dear Dot,  My eldest child signed up for Misfits Market, hoping to help reduce food...

Dear Dot: What’s the Best Way to Store Leftovers? 

A reader wonders how long leftover food lasts in the refrigerator and how best to store it. Dot has the answers!

Climate Quick Tips: A DIY Multipurpose Cleaner

For a non-toxic and inexpensive multipurpose cleaner, mix 14 ozs of water and 2 tbsp of castile soap in a reusable spray bottle. Add your favorite essential oil or use one of Dr. Bronner’s deliciously scented castile soaps. Tough on grime, gentle on the planet, easy on the wallet. Bluedot Marketplace recommends Dr. Bronner’s castile soap. 

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Zero-Waste Shopping in San Diego

Explore zero-waste options for groceries, clothing, home goods, and more, so every purchase echoes a commitment to a greener, cleaner future.

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