Bin Day and my Inner Sloth

I’m hoping none of my neighbours noticed my stealthy nighttime bin photography, I may have looked a bit mad.

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So here we are, two and a bit bags of landfill rubbish in two weeks. It actually looks better than I thought.

I’ve also had a radical bin related thought. I have more recycling than landfill waste so why don’t I swap round the bins I use in the house?! I’m not really sure why I didn’t think of this before, bit slow on the uptake. The bin I’m using for recycling at the mo is in a cupboard, so I’m hoping that the extra hassle of opening this up and taking the lid off will make me and my other half think a bit more about whether something can be recycled.

I’m a big fan of using laziness to make better choices. So far this is working really well for me with hankies and the old mooncup (less bins to empty). I wonder what other things I can do to channel my inner sloth. All thoughts welcome.

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Swings and roundabouts, ups and downs

It’s been a bit of a mixed week. Environmental fail of the day, failure to organise my lunch and a bit of a crappy morning at work led to the purchasing and consumption of crisps in umrecyclable packaging along with a heavily packaged (and non free range) ┬áchicken sandwich.

Rest of the week I’d been doing well, taking a packed lunch and making sure any recyclable packaging came home with me to go in the right bin.

The lesson is, organisation leads to better environmental choices. This is not rocket science (in fact rocket science is a bit of a nightmare when it comes to CO2 emissions), but I guess it bears repeating. Well onwards and upwards. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and inadequate (which I guess in many ways I am), but I think it’s important not to despair and to try again tomorrow.

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