June 22, 2009

Knutty Knitter: One week of trash


Monday – lolly wrapper (behind child 2 bed) trash
– milk bottle (they only come in plastic here unfortunately) recycle
– cheese wrapper ( only plastic here too) trash
– bread bag (I wish someone would do paper at a reasonable price!) trash
Tuesday – 2 muesli wrappers (kids lunches) trash
– 2 lemsip packets (bad cold) trash
– sardine tin cover (why???) trash
– 2 pie bags trash
– bag from salt trash
– plastic shopping bag from butcher (this will change!!) trash
Wednesday – 5 wraps off peanut slabs (boys) trash
– pastry bag (freezer and old) trash
– frozen peas bag trash
– mince bag trash
– jam top (must look into alternatives here) trash
– cake wrap (indulgence) trash
Thursday – bottle top trash
– milk bottle recycle
– organic bacon bag trash
– polystyrene tray and wrap (no excuse really) trash
Friday – tetrapak trash
– bread bag trash
– tag trash
– biscuit bag trash
– meat bag
– old shopping bag trash
Saturday – bread bag trash
– piece of tape trash
– cake container
Sunday – 4 pie bags trash
– milk bottle recycle

weight minus recycle 1.2 oz

There was some paper which I didn’t count but not a huge amount. There was a cardboard box too which got missed for weighing. That got recycled too. The recycle truck caught me out :)
Looks like I need that new oven to bake goodies in. I only have a bench top one at present and it only does bread buns and cheese on toast really. I think I can cut out the meat bags at the butcher. The hens get all the scraps. This was a fairly typical week on the whole except for the trip to the bakery which seems to have delivered most of the excess plastic.

viv in nz

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