I think I've more or less cracked this zero Waste thing, you know. I've had a few of false starts, and bright but fleeting bursts of enthusiasm but all in all, I believe I've settled in to ways of routine living that waste as little as possible. Item: it's nearly one month into the year and so far, I haven't thrown a single thing away. I even save litter I create while away from home. Nothing goes in the bin. That's the rule.
All plastic I've consumed, unwrapped or otherwise accumulated has been stuffed into Ecobricks or put aside to be chopped up into ecobrick-able pieces once I've some more suitable tools (a really sharp and sturdy pair of heavy duty scissors ought to do it). All food scraps go into the compost. I've been very happy to see that the Co-op's compostable carrier bags are living up to their name and actually breaking down into something organic.
|Yes, I just shared a picture of my kitchen compost bin.|
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I now have nearly seven ecobricks, although I've discovered they need to be much heavier than they currently are. A 2 litre bottle should weigh at least 666 grams, or so I've been told. My heaviest so far is only 401 grams, and I thought I'd already crammed as much as I could in there. Not so. With the end of a wooden spoon or a long stick, you've got to Cram, cram, cram. Cram until it's really worthy of being called a brick.
Occasionally I still cram suitably soft plastic into the sofa. Glass beer bottles continue to contribute to my allotment's "bottle beds".
As for water, I either save it use for flushing the toilet, or for water plants. That only really leaves tins. My box of tins is nearly full. I could put them in the "recycling" but who really knows whether they ever get recycled? Perhaps I could make something out of them, I'm not really sure. But I am sure they won't be wasted.
I recommend going zero waste as soon as possible. No messing about.
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