No worries, I won't make this into a weekly feature, like the garden reports. My sis-in-law recently issued a garbage challenge
over at her blog InsideOut
. Specifically to record how much trash your family generates in one week. I'm all for participating in some good ol' fashioned eco-friendly competition.
So, this is the picture of how much trash our family of 5 generated this past week, about 12 ounces worth. Mostly craft scraps, some tissues (I know I should compost those), misc. non-reusable packaging materials (I hate those), some broken glass and styrofoam packaging from my elicit supper
One Week's Trash: in reused bulk bean packaging
All our other waste from the past week was either composted (a lot
was composted, just think next year we'll eat our trash!), recycled (cardboard, paper, a few cans, glass jars, certain plastic containers), or given away. You know the saying "one man's trash, another man's treasure".
I'd be ashamed to post a picture after we've done some renovations in the house. That generates a lot of waste that I feel terrible dumping. If it's reusable we donate to the ReStore
but if it's simply trash I'm not sure what other options we have.
Well there you have it. The trash report. We'll now return the regular garden, kiddos and outdoor fun programming.