Today is the practice Day! To prepare for Zero Waste Day coming up in just one week we are having a practice day. I will be tracking EVERYTHING that I throw away today (see below) and then asking for help from you all as to how I eliminate those items so that I can go one whole day without any trash. Any questions you may have about waste, recycling, how to reduce waste, habits that are wasteful, ANYTHING please leave them in the comments. The Zero Waste Home will be answering our questions right here on my little blog on Saturday! So ask away!
And if you are having a practice day too please link up below so we can all hop around and show each other support and read how we all did! If you don't have a blog but are participating please feel free to leave your facebook page or twitter page in the comments too so we can find you and see how you did.
So here goes my list of trash for today -
- Sam's pull up! She takes it off and throws it away before she even sees me most morning so I had completely forgotten about this one! Do they make cloth training pants?
- Small silver film, cover thing on a new bottle of hand soap. Not recyclable. How do you avoid this one?
- Husband called to inform me that he threw away a restuarant styrofoam carry out container this morning. Packed his lunch today with leftovers from dinner last night. Do you take your own containers to the restuarants with you to avoid the styrofoam?
- One "Three Musketeers" candy bar wrapper.
- Two packages (the empty wrappers!) of white-chocolate chips. Darn birthday treats for Sam's school tomorrow.
- Dryer lint. I have NO idea how you would go about not throwing away dryer lint. Can it be composted?
- Two foot long section of wax paper; used to lay the chocolate cover pretzels on for decoarting and then to let them dry.
- Packaging from our tool shed; three plastic bags.
- Foil film from the top of a yogurt container.
- Plastic wrapping around my husband's new golf clubs (two clubs); golf season has begun!
- Paper/foil seal from new peanut butter container.
Okay, I think this is the list from our whole day. 11 things. Had to open three new items in the kitchen today; yogurt, peanut butter and hand soap. All three had some type of packaging I could not recycle or reuse. Frustrating. Also we opened the new tool shed and a few new golf clubs tonight. Annoying that they both also had plastic packaging that could not be recycled. I have questions about these things for the Zero Waste Home. I am also curious about some of the things that I noticed in our home that didn't run out today but would have lead to some serious waste had they run out.
Please leave your questions about waste reduction, leading a zero waste life, or anything else that you would like to know from the zero waste home in the comments section!
Hope you will join me today to examine the amount of trash we throw away in one day.