Happy New Year!!!
I've been saving my plastic trash for a while now, but never really tallying it up or documenting it, so in an attempt to make myself analyze it a little more this year, I'm going to take Beth Terry's (My Plastic-Free Life) challenge. If you want to join me, the link is here:
Let me know if you're taking the challenge and what impact it makes on your life.
For some reason, my calling in life revolves around trash! It's been a focal point in my life for a long time and I'm finally coming back around to it. I used to save candy wrappers in my bedroom as a child because I thought they were too pretty to be thrown away. I saved a lot of things like that, always wondering why we used things one time and then 'got rid' of them....where did they all end up? So here I am in my 30's (almost 40's!) and thinking about trash consumes a lot of the time I spend on this earth. When I found out how much food is thrown away each year in the U.S., it really astounded me, so I started to take a look at our food waste and what we could do about it. We started composting and I can happily say we've cut our food waste down to almost nothing. I just ordered some worms to try vermicomposting, so I'll do a whole entry on composting one of these days.
Anyway, the point I was trying to make is that thinking about (and actually analyzing) what we're doing is usually a good way to make a change (or decide that you like the way everything is going and stay the same). Yes, life is short and it does take time to do things like this, but I think the time spent is worth it if it produces helpful results. So, who's with me? :)