As part of our involvement with the rubbish diet we’ve got a weekly weigh in – every good diet has to keep track of how it’s all going after all. So before I ran out of the house towards the leisure centre today, I took a picture of the state of our wheelie bin right now.
Hm. It’s difficult to see how much there is in there as it’s not in bin liners. But I’d estimate that’s around three small liners/ carrier bags full. The shameful part is that probably a quarter of it is tetrapaks, which can be recycled locally, I just haven’t managed to sort out how we’re going to store them before we recycle them.
I’ve got another photo on the phone of the target area in the kitchen, but I forgot to bring the cable to get it off. So I’ll add that one later. Basically what I need is a three bin system – one for rubbish, one for recycling that gets collected and one for things we’ve got to recycle ourselves. So that’s tomorrow’s task, along with having a long hard think about our shopping habits -the challenge that Karen has set for week 2. My difficulty there is budget. At the moment, shopping is done in a number of shops and everything is aimed at getting the best price. I *could* shop at our local greengrocer and get no plastic wrapping around our fruit and veg, but that would cost a lot more than the £2 for 14 apples that I got at Iceland the other day.
Perhaps the other alternative is to see if there’s any way of recycling those plastic bags…