It’s a pretty drastic change from the way most people live, given that the majority of people don’t really stop to consider the issue of regular packaging, let alone excessive packaging. If you take a stroll around your own grocery store with an eye specifically open to how many items are double-wrapped, triple-wrapped, wrapped-for-no-reason and otherwise sealed up ‘for your protection’, you might be surprised.
For a while, Coffee and I have been happily decreasing our garbage output through a combination of increased recycling and increased awareness to what we’re buying. Moving put a crimp in that, sadly, as Kitchener doesn’t have green-bin recycling for compostables (yet?) – but we’ll have our worm bin up and running again soon enough. (We’ve been missing it as we toss handfulls of vegetable peels into the garbage..)
In Stoney Creek, we were usually down to 1/4 of a garbage bag each week – plus recyclables in bins. I’d love to get back down to that, here, too.
I’m totally impressed with Sarah and Kyle for giving this a shot, blogging it for the rest of us to learn from, and for being honest about the challenges thus far. It’ll be cool to swipe some tips – already, I’m itching to try making my own crackers…