Monday, January 30, 2012

Gren living: continued

Since the people from Colex didnt turn up as promised on Friday, there was a bit of a bummer about what we were going to do with all the stuff to recycle. The recycling bins that were supposed to be there under our block were also not there, and the ones at patti's house, I think seldom get emptied. Atlease, each time we go there, they are full and they have lots of plastic bags around them.

I was half thinking of calling Colex again, but last Wednesday, I finally found a recyling bin, about five minute walk from acasa. The issue was thhat there was a need to sort the recyclables, which I began to do with the kids and finished after the girls went to school.

There, my first attempt at recycling waste. I know there is no need to make a big deal out of it - people recycle all the time, but it is a first timer for me. And now, we have three bins, (husband is very amused by it), two small ones for paper and plastic and a bigger one for cans. We dont use many cans, but I gathered that milk cartons are counted as cans.

Now the question to ask is whether it is possible to be truly zero waste. We have begun to store vegetable peels in the fridge for a week and then blend them together. Every Sunday, the plants get a vegetable peel treat. With the recycle routine in place, the only things that we will probably throw are the toxic stuff and the cooked food waste.

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