4.29.2010

trash talk: thursday...

a week of trash tallying has come to a close. i, for one, could not be happier. though i must admit, writing down every single piece of waste used by our family gave me a much-heightened awareness regarding what we're using and what we're wasting. i've got lots more to say on the subject, but it'll have to wait--lucy turns 2 tomorrow and i'm off to put finishing touches (read: start from scratch) her birthday gifts. nothing like waiting till the last minute?

here's the breakdown for today:

compost:

coffee filter & grounds
1 eggshell
bruised apple (i'm now thinking i could have made a bit of applesauce for hudson with it)
moldy strawberries
beet greens (didn't feel like using them)
6 cherry tomatoes
half a lime
2 banana peels
salami skin
3 strawberry tops
dinner scraps: asparagus bottoms & broccoli stalks

#5's:

sour cream container
lunch container (we got takeout pasta salad from the market before hitting the park)

recycle:

oatmeal wrapper
juice container
7 glass jars (cleaned out the fridge door)
strawberry container
yogurt top
beer bottle
various receipts (from the pocket of my ergo)
pasta sauce jar
junk mail
bill envelope

landfill:

jelly beans
old feta cheese in plastic wrapper
old razor cartridge & package from new cartridge
2 fruit leather packages
broken hair clip
pasta bag
cheese wrapper (farmer's market ricotta)
plastic bag not suitable for reuse

that's it! i'm off to get crafty...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

with all the plastic wrapping, those are easily recyled at grocery stores. I know we have a huge bin that all of our plastic wrapping goes into. doesn't matter what kind it is. I would aslo suggest wal-mart. they have a plastic bin that you can dump plastic wrapping into.

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DieselMonkey said...

just wondering...why can't you compost the jelly bean or feta cheese?

i just found out we have curbside recycling so i'm thinking about starting....