There is no such thing as 'away'.
I'm not talking today about Lockdown and travelling when I make the above statement - no, I'm talking about everything we use/produce/buy/ditch.
When it is thrown away, does it just 'go'? We don't tend to think about it once the bin has been collected; but we live on a planet that doesn't have a trash chute to a massive furnace...we are living on a globe with ALL.THE.CRAP.WE.HAVE.EVER.THROWN.AWAY.
I don't know about you, but I love a good clean-through.
I have a little part-time job - it's not work, or a paid employment, so I guess I should call it a task really? Twice a week, I clean GD's house. (Don't get me wrong - she doesn't live in a pit: it's just she and son-in-law both work long hours and one of the grandkids is disabled. When they are at home it is very important they spend every minute they can with the kiddies, and rather than worry about anything domestic-y, I want them to be able to do that.)
Our wee house is easy to keep clean and tidy as there's just the two of us and we live very simply.
The number of items both households throw away is scary.
Recycling bins are always full - that's good - and garden waste collection bins are used year-round. The brown (rubbish) bins, I am pleased to report are never full.
Both households give to charity or sell on local selling pages.
Both ladies sell handmade items.
Once something is not needed anymore, where does it actually go?
Here are five random not-needed items from today's cleaning:
- Plastic packaging that housed fresh spinach.
- Egg shells
- An empty shiny-coated box from an Easter egg
- Vegetable peelings
- Too-small underwear from grandchildren's weekend sort-out
Have you heard about this charity https://www.smallsforall.org/ReplyDelete
Thank you for this link - I've just been on there and it is simply brilliant! I have some items I can send them today. xxDelete
In Plymouth we have a waste to energy facility which effectively recycles all household waste. I wasn't a fan until I went on a guided tour of it, and I have to say that the staff there blew me away. Any council still using landfill in the southwest is missing a trick - PCC now owns the facility and it's profitable.ReplyDelete
Thank you for this Sara - I am really pleased to read this, and I hope this is the way forward for the future of waste. xxDelete
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