How Much Do You Waste? Try This Out!
I happened upon this idea accidentally. It's raining lightly outside and I was too lazy to take out the trash. So I tied it up as a reminder to take it out later. I left the tied bag in the bin. God knows what is in there and no one likes garbage juices leaking everywhere. Eww! Since leaving it there, I've walked over to it five times in the past fifteen to throw something away, always forgetting I had tied it up! This was eye-opening. I realized I'm not consciously aware of just how much I throw away. I decided to challenge myself.
Every time I walk over and am reminded that I'm throwing something away, I look at what's in my hand and ask myself if I really need to throw it away. Can I recycle it? Can I throw it in the garbage disposal? Can I reuse it? Can I use it for compost? I'd say around 80% of what I throw away is some type of paper product. Not only could I be recycling and helping our Earth, I could be saving money on trash bags by using less! Try it out and see just how much you are wasting.
Posted by live2save2live at 7/07/2012 11:04:00 PM