Thursday, 28 February 2008

My Garbage, Your Garbage

Garbage, we sure make a lot of it, and I'm not an exception AT ALL. I'm working on something relating to waste, and I think I really need to LIVE my project, so I'm going to (as of Monday), be cutting out anything that cannot be recycled or composted... I've taken an internal audit (sounds so official, for really just looking in my fridge and cupboard), and I've identified my major hurdles, and most of it is packaging, more specifically plastic film (bags, wrappings, cellophane). I don't throw out anything useful, everyone who knows me knows how much of a pack-rat I really am, and a messy one to boot (right mom???). So far the things I figure I have to cut out are mostly prepared foods (bread, cookies...) and meat (the stupid trays can't be recycled). I wonder if there is a butcher anywhere near, and I could bring my own container to bring it home. I'm going to have to do a lot of sourcing, so part of this mini garbage diary will be my sources for food, and other things. So for my to do list this weekend I've decided to make myself a lunch bag (as waterproof as I can, as my Spinach Lentil Soup always leaks), as well as a more convenient grocery bag to keep in my hand bag. I'll see what I can do in terms of creating a sub-blog, and keep everyone updated on my Garbage related ups and downs. I'm sure I'll slip up, but I'm sure going to try. (PS - the garbage in the picture isn't mine, its a picture I took while wandering home one night).

1 comment:

Jenn said...

When I brown bag soup for lunch, carrying it in a mason jar and bringing a bowl to pour it in work quite well. It stands up nicely, holds more than enough for one meal, and it is virtually leak proof. I also bring my own utensils in a homemade carrier that looks a lot like a paintbrush roll-them-up-canvas-tie-thing.