Every Wednesday morning our rubbish is picked up by the Auckland City Council, so every Tuesday night we take the bin up the driveway to be put on the curb for collection. Normally we do this without much thought, however last night was particularly interesting as there was only one small bag of rubbish in the wheelie bin. My partner and I gathered around the bin and reflected on our week’s worth of rubbish. This was the least amount of rubbish destined for landfill that we had ever had, and, well we gave ourselves a pat on the back – not bad for a family of four that includes a baby. So here’s our recipe for waste reduction.
Respect for the Environment
Eat real food, compost food scraps, grow vegetables, plan meals in advance and buy only what’s needed, recycle, use cloth nappies and cloth wipes, be an ethical consumer.
Every living thing x
Are you doing the best with your waste? http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/environmentwaste/rubbishrecycling/Pages/default.html