This week we’re going to talk about recycling.
Gotcha! No we’re not.
Prevention is better than cure. Let’s stop bringing all that junk home! This week’s theme is waste reduction.
If you’ve done your inventory of waste you bring home – highlight a few things that you could stop buying that would instantly reduce the waste you produce.
For example, in our home, we buy food from the farmshop and make meals from scratch during the week. The waste is minimal and goes on to the compost pile. It gets to the weekend and suddenly we have oodles of plastic building up in the recycling bag. My partner is still in the mill we call a job. He feels a sense of entitlement when it gets to the weekend. We have to have the traditional Friday pig out night and somehow that extends to Sunday. Processed foods make it home. It forms the entirety of what we have to send back outside of the home to be recycled. While it’s nice to have a cooking break, there is no other advantage. It’s cancer causing, weight gaining, expensive (we spend more over the weekend than we do for two weeks of healthy meals), and it’s polluting. It’s not difficult to work out a solution.
Here’s some tips and positivity from two young women who’ve been inspired by an event they’ve attended – how to see, hear and speak “NO PLASTIC”: