of my trash and recycling. I know, I'm crazy. I started setting aside my trash and recycling for a challenge put forth by Beth at Fake Plastic Fish. I didn't submit my results mostly because I was too occupied to follow the rules. I found the photos were a help in accessing how I can make more changes. All those plastic Diet Dr. Pepper bottles (all 15 of them) were my crutch when my dh was traveling. Knowing I had a cold diet soda in the refrigerator made it a little easier to get up with Silas in the middle of the night. Seeing all the plastic bottles made me realize how easy it would be to eliminate most of my plastic. I'm fairly satisfied with the results. We will have very little trash once we are diaper- free. Don't you think there should be some sort of carbon offset to atone for disposable diaper use? A few changes we are making right now:
Two weeks of trash, mostly dirty diapers, plastic bags, the coffee cup is broken.
By far, the biggest component of our recycling is paper waste. To reduce the paper waste I have started "dealing" with each piece of paper coming in our mail box. Not the obvious catalogs but all the direct mail and such.
Lemonheads were used for bribing good behavior while daddy was traveling.
Here are bits of plastic that are not recyclable.
More plastic that is NOT recyclable but you might think it is. I caved just once on the non-local strawberries. The strawberry containers are not recyclable where I live. Not sure why the peanut bag is in the photo.
The plastic recyclables. Using up some old cleaning supplies and shampoos.
Paper Food Containers (the ice cream is our secret snack from the kids)
Glass & metals