I am a bit shocked with what came up on the first day, and I am certainly shocked enough to really kick my arse into gear. Fasten your seat belts - it's an epic post...
Japanese breakfast foods. Tofu packets, hijiki packet and sweet potato packets as well as outside wrapping of natto were all recycled, the rest into the bin.
Coffee packet was recycled.
Toilet roll was recycled
Shiitake packet was recycled but moisture thingy went in the bin.
Wine bottle, spice bottle, veggie packets all recycled but mushroom bottom went in the bin.
Paper from cutting out was recycled
Cucumber end went in the bin and tomato packet went in the recycling
Milk carton went in the recycling
Thread went in the bin and thread wrapper in the recycling
Veggie label went in the bin
Lettuce leaves went in the bin
Rotten avocado went in the bin
Beer cans x 3 (oops!) went in the recycling
A bit of an anomaly - we went to a block party today. Junk food packet went in the recycling
Another junk food packet in the bin
Name tag in the bin
Bread bag to be reused for rubbish
Vegetable ends went in the bin
Peanut packet went in the recycling
Ice block packets in the recycling and sticks in the bin
Junk food packet in the recycling
Peanuts packet in the recycling
Name tag in the bin
Not pictured or mentioned was a piece of floss and toilet paper. Woaaaaah. That is a lot of rubbish - and I didn't even document Mr O's. Just for two people - me and the kiddo. Given, a lot of it gets recycled, but that is really the last resort, isn't it? So - tomorrow, my first step is to go for a wander on the bike and look around for some "mom and pop" stores that might have what I am looking for - food without packaging is the main thing. Also - I am going to enlist Mr O to find out if there is anywhere we can donate compost because I have the bins, but I don't have the garden.
So much to do. I will be doing these "confessions" for a while to see if they can't shame me into being much more vigilant. Might take me a lot longer to do my shopping 'though...