Monday, 30 January 2012

'Recycle, Reuse, Reduce'.
To get started we need to look at our general household waste.  Have a look at your waste over the next week and assess just what portion is recycling, what you can reuse and what you might reduce!

After you have had a good look are there any changes you can make? I think one of the most important things about managing our waste is having somewhere to put it. Councils these days will mostly offer 3 bins General Waste, Glass & Plastic's, or Paper and Cardboard.

If like me you live in a rural area with no waste management services, it really comes down to your own motivation I am afraid. We have three wheelie bins and recycle everything. Our kitchen waste is shared between the worm waste system, compost and the chook's. The kitchen has 2 scrap bins which can be emptied a couple of times a day depending on what we are doing. We freeze any meat scraps and take out on the tip run. This means that our kitchen rubbish bin only contains what can not be recycled or reused. It can takes us a few weeks to empty our kitchen bins.

Compost bins: Composting is like gardening it can be as big or as small as you like. The Bokashi bin is just an example of a compost bin designed for the urban kitchen, fantastic solution for apartment living.
Have a look here

The key about this months challenge is to get you thinking. I am not suggesting that we all run out and buy a compost bin, but go about our rubbish with a bit more food for thought!

Looking forward to hearing how your going. Keep me posted on Facebook and Twitter 


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