|Wheelie Bin of Rubbish Jan 2012|
The really weird thing was that the wheelie bin, which I would normally have to man-handle and drag down the drive way due to the weight contained, was actually as light as a feather to put out. Basically because all it contained was empty crisp packets and plastic wrapping of one sort or another.
So, what to do? First up, I am not going to get downhearted. We have still managed to reduce our landfill by around 80%. If every westernised household did the same, it would be an absolute dream result for local authorities across the world.
|Milk Bottles, Aren't they brilliant!|
Our thrift drive has also meant we have naturally cut back on booze, so less glass bottles there! And of course, we aren't buying new stuff, so no cardboard boxes and packaging to deal with there. So, rather than putting out the recycling boxes for collection every week, I have found we are down to putting them out once a month. And as every green girl knows Reduce and Reuse are top of the list when it comes to saving the planets resources.
So, for the coming seven months I am determined that the wheelie bin stays behind the garden gate and doesn't need to be emptied again until December.
In order to achieve this, the challenge is going to be to further reduce the amount of packaging we buy and to ignore the temptation of the mass produced biscuit, cake and crisp aisle! I hope we can do it!! Does my inner magpie have the willpower?! We shall see..
What about you? Any top-tips for reducing landfill waste?