Thursday, August 7, 2008

my green update

Since starting this blog I am happy to report that I have reduced my household trash to less than 1 - 13 gallon trash bag per week. This does not include diapers which we have about 1 small bag every couple of weeks (remember that my parents watch her during the day). I really have to thank my husband for all his help and taking my desires to live "greener" so serious. With his help we have managed to really step up our recycling efforts but most of all we have decreased our waste. We were big time food wasters. I dont even know why. Left overs would sit in the fridge and I would buy things and never end up cooking or eating them. I have actually cut back the amount I am spending on groceries big time. I buy about 90% fresh food too so I am pretty proud of us for cutting back our waste. I hope to lower the amount of trash even more once I get my worm composter up and going. Its amazing when you stop and think about what your putting in your trash. The kitchen trash maybe not so much but think about your bathroom and office. Think about the cardboard toilet paper rolls, the junk mail and magazines you receive. Once you are more aware its amazing how you find yourself looking at the bottom of every package for that universal recycling symbol.


Aggie said...

I would love to reduce more of my trash. I feel like I am ALWAYS emptying the trash can. I saw a composter at Costco that I might get. I'm trying to convince Larry that it won't smell!

Aggie said...

Good job by the way on reducing the waste! I totally can relate about the food...I have been really trying to play "use it up" in the fridge every day!