A baseline for the zero waste challenge
Creating a baseline for waste reduction
My eyes were opened last year on how many things were recyclable. I was astonished by how many things I thought were able to be recycled and how many items I was throwing into the garbage… Check out this guide to learn more about what goes in the bin or thrown out.
To learn more about the waste our family creates, I figured it would be best to weigh everything, including recycling. The total weigh-in for our depot trip:
0.10lbs misc plastic
1.10lbs refundable items
1lb of cardboard
0.05lbs of paper
5.4lbs cans/plastic/nonrefundable cartons
35lbs of total waste
What is shocking about all of the weigh-ins, this doesn’t include the food waste!! April is going to be one heck of a challenge.