Waste audit, continued

November 16, 2007 at 4:22 pm 1 comment

Wednesday 14th November

  • toilet roll tube
  • plastic rings that hold beer cans together
  • veg scraps (various)
  • stock cube box
  • stock cube foil
  • paper bag
  • dishcloth

Thursday 15th November

  • tissue
  • tea leaves
  • veg scraps
  • plastic packet (from dried mango… organic, but still totally unsustainable… must break habit…)
  • cotton wool pad

I really must eat less imported dried fruit, I’m sure it does terrible things to my carbon footprint.

I’m also slightly puzzled as to why there were no tea leaves on Wednesday. I cannot believe I drank no tea the whole day. I must have forgotten to write them down.

As an exciting addendum to what I shall term ‘waste week’, my dalek has arrived!! I am inordinately excited about it, and immediately emailed my dad. It was delivered on Wednesday night, but I had to go into Sustain yesterday and was working on a freelance job until lunchtime today, so I’ve only just had time to play with it. It is now sitting down the bottom of the garden, with the weeds from the other week’s digging extravaganza, some veg scraps from lunch and a couple of toilet roll tubes in it. My amateur opinion is that it needs more ‘browns’. Maybe I should tear up a cardboard box or two and make a layer of that…

Anyway, I have been working hard and not sleeping well for the last few days, so I am going to retire to bed with a hot water bottle, a cup of chai and a Wiggly Wigglers podcast or two.

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Entry filed under: compost, recycling, rubbish.

Waste audit number two Ways with waste

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. compostwoman  |  November 26, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    Your dishcloth (if cotton) is compostable…as is the tissue and the cotton wool pad …if its 100% cotton wool!!!

    But well done!!! I think if you examine your bin EVEN more…you will find more stuff can be composted tho’ 🙂

    Happy composting and recycling…but be warned!!! It gets VERY addictive….

    ( and so it should be…for EVERYONE>>>)

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