Do you pay attention to how many bags of trash leave your house each week? What things you typically throw out? Is your recycling and compost more full than your trash can?
These are questions that I have been curious about lately. I have been monitoring my trash closely lately trying to figure out if there are alternatives I could be using or doing to avoid having those items to throw away. But I don't have the answers. SO I thought why not try and figure it out, and maybe see if anyone else wanted to help me.
The Plan -
Part One - "How Disposable is Your Life?" Tuesday, March 15
Next Tuesday I am going to be hosting a How Disposable Is Your Life Linky. I am hoping that other poeple will join me in documenting EVERYTHING that you throw away in a 24 hour period. Literally EVERYTHING! Then we can all blog, facebook or tweet our results and through comments, discussions, tweets and email we can offer each other advice on how to make changes to elminate the things that we threw away.
Part Two - "Zero Waste Day" Tuesday, March 22
After we all figure out how to reduce our waste I am going to challenge us all to a zero waste day where we plan and try our best to not throw ANYTHING away for 24 hours. Again, there will be a linky so we can all check up on each other and read the stories from the day.
Why? I have discovered that I have more waste than I think I should. And we recylce and compost A LOT. Which means that most families probably have more waste than we do. So, there must be creative solutions. There must be better ways of buying groceries, greener brands that have more recyclable packaging, etc. Basically I know that not everyone pays attention to all the things that they throw into the trash. I want us all to be more conscious of it. More aware of exactly what and how much we are throwing out. Become aware, become educated and then make changes. That is the plan. The goal is for all of us to make changes that will reduce our waste in the long run. Will we all take on a zero waste lifestyle, heck no. But maybe we will change one habit or behavior that can really reduce our waste. And then that habit will get passed down to our kids, FORVER reducing their waste.
SO, are you up to the challenge? I would love to have this become HUGE but even if I only get a couple of people to participate it will be worth it. If you are interested please feel free to spread the word on your own blogs or share this on Facebook or Twitter. No prizes or giveaways. Just change. Good change. That will hopefully help all of us be a little bit greener.