I must confess that on day three of Carbon Footprint Week I continue to learn how completely un-eco-friendly my family is. Wow, we really waste A LOT. We also are not as health conscious as I wanted to believe we were……. check out how we did today….. not great:
3 of these 1.5 liter bottles (two at work, one at home)
3 of these 500 ml bottles
One glass bottle with soda water…. into the trash
Two Plastic plates, three plastic forks….
Rice cracker package (plus tray inside package – not pictured)
Cherries (in a plastic container)
Corn nuts (organic) in a plastic bag….
My partner’s popsicle – stick is probably biodegradable… the plastic wrap it was in (not pictured) is certainly not…
Lots of women in this house, still that time, what more to say????
Paper towels (note the irony that it is photographed on top of a dish towel that could be used over and over???)
Dinner for my girls (times two) – rescued leftovers from the school cafeteria that would have been tossed in the trash (does that make it better? I did not actually purchase this???)
Lunch for tomorrow for the girls (times two)
My lunch for tomorrow….
Apparently the sandwich bags are merely “degradable” NOT Bio-degradable………………
Chocolates can so easily sneak in – in their plastic… I need to make my own cupcakes!
And the wrappers…..
The cats wanted food again (funny how that works)
And two trash bags….
Today, 254 days ’til 40, I am really seeing how much waste my family produces. It takes a lot of work to spend the day conscious of all that I consume and throw away…… it is shocking to see……. after three days I am ready to stop taking stock, yet at the same time I see the value. Imagine what the world might look like if we all were more aware…… I did water my flowers today and ride my bike, and we carpooled to work….. at least we are doing something!