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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Trashtastic


I am so proud, mostly of my husband for actually doing things purely to make me happy but we have successfully, for few weeks now gotten our garbage down to one, count that one, numero uno, kitchen size bio bag per week. I started this trend while my husband was out of the country for a few weeks and we have successfully kept it up. I couldn't have done it without you CW!

We'll see how long we can keep this up, if feels really good to reduce my garbage waste. The more and more disposable items I replace with non disposable items the easier it gets our limit our trash. The average American produced approximately 4 lbs of trash a day, I certainly aim and hope to be well below that estimate. What discourages me about some people is that once they throw something away ( hoping they are kind enough to use a trash can ) they don't think beyond that action, as to where that trash goes and how long it will be on this earth. I aim for as much in-disposibilty and biodegradable materials in my life as possible to limit my trash.

If you haven't already hear (or use) bio bags you should definably check them out. They are made from GMO free corn and take about as long as paper to decompose. If you use plastic bags often you should defiantly check them out http://www.biobagusa.com/ for information. Drugstore.com is a great place to get them as well.
Keep it Biodegradable! =)

6 comments:

Jenna said...

Those are great! Have you heard of David Suzuki?? He's an famous environmentalist from Vancouver. Anyways, I read the other day his family of four puts out ONE bag of garbage per month! Amazing!

Amber said...

Well don't I feel wasteful now. Thanks for informing me on him, I just signed up to get his e-newsletter with tips.

Jenna said...

Don't feel wasteful Amber! One bag is awesome! Suzuki is amazing! He's been fighting for the environment for years! I love what he has done!

Angie's Serendipity said...

I've never heard of David Suzuki, but just googled him and found this awesome interview of him at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvCm7rixdZk

Amber said...

That interview is great, I mean in a way like that it's defiantly time for a serious change.

Yesterday I was reading an old 1990 National Geographic talking about environmental problems back then. The Salmon population dropping, coral reefs, ect all things we are still talking about, just makes me so sad. People need to make change not matter how hard it is.

Mandi said...

Wow Amber! That is awesome and go C for that great find!