Inspired by Mrs Green and Mrs Almost A and the article in The Citizen.
We are a busy family of 5; Myself, DH, DS15, DD13, DS7, 2 cats and 4 chickens. I want to provide Healthy meals for my family, save money and produce zero waste. Can it be done?
I don't think so! Not unless facilities are supplied for recycling of mixed plastics, which is not available in my area.
Looking back over the past week, we have produced very little waste, but what we have had is plastic packaging - the bags that the lentils came in, the bags that the nuts and dried fruit came in etc. Although I now buy in bulk, so one plastic bag of e.g. 5Kg Nuts is sent to landfill every other month, compared with buying 50 little plastic bags of nuts from the supermarket.
I hope to use this blog to record our eating habits, food spend and monitor the amount and type of waste.We have pavement collection of Glass, Tins, Paper, Plastic Milk Bottles, Shoes. A point for recycling mixed plastic bottles, and Cardboard are about a mile away, Tetra Paks within 2 miles and a foil recycling bin is about 7 miles away.