25 - Zerowasting: Plastics - Part 3: With Homemade Yogurt

TLDL?: In my quest to further reduce my plastic consumption, I’ve started making my own yogurt.

Show Notes

I explain in this episode how I’ve begun to make my own yogurt so I can stop throwing yogurt pots into the plastic recycling that aren’t really being recycled. I break the episode down by looking at what I’m replacing the store bought yogurt for, what is actually being thrown out, which yogurt maker did I buy and why and lastly, how much money am I saving?

Originally I was spending $100USD a month on store bought greek style yogurt. Now I’m aiming to save by buying the milk and some yogurt to use as a starter culture.

500grams of yogurt $4.60

8 bottles of milk (225ml each) $9.40

8 batches (possibly) in a month $9.40 x 8 = $75.20 dollars

TOTAL: $79:80 a month

Currently a 20% saving which I’m hoping to reduce even further by shopping around for the milk that is on discount often.

Show Links

100 things to compost

Yogurt making

https://wellnessmama.com/59276/yogurt-recipe/

https://downshiftology.com/how-to-make-homemade-yogurt/

https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Yogurt

https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/homemade-frozen-yogurt/

Yogurt Makers

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077YV7B2H?pf_rd_p=183f5289-9dc0-416f-942e-e8f213ef368b&pf_rd_r=7JNPNCCQ48HJQEFMZW99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBKTPTS/ref=sspa_dk_detail_4?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B01NBKTPTS&pd_rd_w=W02Rj&pf_rd_p=45a72588-80f7-4414-9851-786f6c16d42b&pd_rd_wg=6p6Pn&pf_rd_r=7FBBS51WYER32KV75RQ4&pd_rd_r=25222056-b012-41a3-bf81-11bc285d6d93&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyM1I1V00zMUlaTTE5JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNDUxMzgzM0FMQklQRUw1WExRTyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjQ0NDY2UFFXT1FKTllJSzJJJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

Kvass pro-biotic drink

https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/food-features/lacto-fermentation/

https://www.stephgaudreau.com/homemade-beet-kvass/

https://draxe.com/nutrition/article/kvass/

https://wellnessmama.com/9087/beet-kvass/

https://www.almanac.com/news/gardening/celeste-garden/beet-kvass-recipe