I got a bit disenchanted today for two reasons.
1) It is often more expensive to buy the product without packaging. There are a number of reasons why such as the bread is bought at a fancy bread shop, not just the bog standard supermarket kind, but it makes it a bit tricky especially when you are already on a bit of a low budget.
2) Forget refusing packaging etc. and thus reducing the amount of waste initially produced, as I wandered down the street today on my way to the station, I noticed that people don't even bother to recycle. Sigh.
Napkin cover - recycling and bin
Clothing labels - recycling and bin
Wrapping from flowers - bin and recycling
Tampon wrapper - recycling (the other two went in the bin - not pictured)
Library receipts and bank statement - recycling and bin.
Coconut bag - recycling
Banana skin - bin
Orange peel - bin
Little Miss O's uneaten noodles - bin
Corn husk - bin
Onion skin and broccoli leaves - bin
Tins - recycling
Leather scraps - bin
Corn cob - bin
Coffee grinds - bin
Thread - bin
Not pictured - three tampons, a sanitary napkin and toilet paper.
I haven't received a reply from the local government about a request for information as to what to do with compost once it has turned into its final form. Sigh. I would be beside myself with joy if I could start composting again. I feel so bad sticking all that great compostable stuff into the biiiiiin. Maybe I could do stealth composting? Or offer it for free around my apartments? If anyone out there has got any brilliant ideas, I am all ears! I need to find a place to recycle textile material too. AND, I have a menstrual cup in my shopping cart online, which hopefully will stop the need for disposable napkins and tampons. I already have cloth napkins, but sometimes, they just don't cut it. I have stopped getting the library receipt, and I wonder if I can just have the amount printed in my bank book and not get the receipt. I just have to find my bank book. Hm.