I have to confess to feeling a little disheartened and feeling like we would have achieved very little in terms of ‘Slimming our Bin’ by the end of the Waste Watchers diet.
But I think that we are now really starting to make some in-roads.
We have done some little things:
- stopped buying individual pots of yoghurt, and replaced them with large pots. Hubby decants some into a small pot to take to work, and the rest of us scoop some into a bowl
- stopped buying individual packets of crisps. We get big bags, and Hubby puts a handful in a plastic bag to take to work , which he then re-uses until it starts to fall apart
We have done some big things (well, they feel pretty big to me..!):
- stopped buying and using baby wipes and replaced them with some homemade flannels made from old towels
- kitchen roll is next on my hit list…
We have made some great recycling discoveries:
- we can recycle stretchy plastic and plastic pots at our local recycling centre. Look how much we’ve amassed since making this discovery 2 or 3 weeks ago!
Quite scary to think that all this would have gone to landfill before.
We have a Green Johanna!
- This clever ‘hot composter’ takes ALL of our food waste, so nothing is being wasted. AND it can take snotty tissues, and used bits of cotton wool. This makes me very happy
So, drum roll please….
This is our black bin, 6 weeks into our rubbish diet…
Not the greatest picture. It would have looked much more impressive if I hadn’t tried to tip out the rubbish from one of the bags in an attempt to save it and re-use it. Basically it is just 2 small bin’s worth! Our kitchen bin has a label saying 10-12 litres, and our utility bin says 12 litres, and all the rubbish from the other bins dotted around the house fitted into these. Plus we had the ashes from a fire-althoughI think this can now go in our Green Johanna.
So in a fortnight, we have generated about 24 litres of rubbish! Down from 8o litres!
I am chuffed to bits