Monday, September 22, 2008
Halving Your Trash?
I hadn't really thought much about trash when I started this project. I know we're all supposed to be thinking about our footprint on the earth, but I mostly think about how much fun I'm having, instead.
My husband was the one who noticed a difference in the amount of trash we produce. According to him we've gone from overflowing our two trashcans (that's how much our trash service allows), to filling about one and a half. He's been able to use the extra space to get rid of some stuff from his workshop, and he hasn't had to throw any extra bags in the back of the van to drive out to the dump.
Has this happened because we're not buying any bread or snack products? Or is it happening because I don't go shopping as much, since I'm not using the car?
Probably a combination of both. As far as unintended consequences go, this is a good one!