On day two of my one week quest to document the carbon footprint my family is making, I must admit that I am embarrassed – we made more of an impact today than yesterday………
2 of these larger water bottles were used and recycled
4 of these, smaller water bottles were used and recycled
One of these was used, then recycled
2 of these were thrown away (yes, I have no clue where glass recycling is in our city!)
This box was thrown away after my daughters ate their cereal (I know, totally not in line with the health nut I normally am – they suckered me into this purchase!!!)
I had to get through some plastic wrappers to get to my mid-morning snack….
My mid-morning snack, on a plastic plate (I know, I know……..)
Look at how much waste to eat packaged popcorn!!! First the box……
Then the plastic wrap……
And, finally, the paper bag – ahh… the joys of processed foods! (It DID taste good!!!)
My partner ate cheese from this plastic container today and then threw it away…..
We used the last of a vitamin and paracetamol bottle today – so they went into the garbage…..
Still that time of the month for some in this home……
A few pieces of candy attacked and their wrappers went in the bin….
I used the last of the box at dinner and the box was tossed
We ate dinner on plastic plates with plastic forks (usually we do not, I was really lazy tonight – I know that was bad!)
The cat wanted food (the nerve!)
My girls (identical) lunches for tomorrow each have a drinking yogurt, eating yogurt, plastic spoon, raisins in a box, and a sandwich in a (supposedly) bio-degradable plastic bag…….
My lunch for tomorrow – two small cottage cheese containers (plastic), one small meat container (plastic) and two bags of vegetables in supposedly bio-degradable plastic bags….
And most went into the bag and into the garbage bin……..
Today, 255 days ’til 40, I am embarrassed by how much waste we produced…. wow, scary! I am hoping tomorrow will be better because we will all be at work/ school and a bit more limited in our ability to consume products and make waste…. we will see!
What are you noticing about your carbon footprint???