Results of our zero waste year
Hello my lovelies, sorry I’m a bit late updating the site today but it’s been a busy and exciting day for us.
We’re now ready to share the results of 2010!
Our goal at the beginning of 2010 was to send nothing to landfill… The question everyone wants to know is “Did we achieve our goal?”
As you might remember there have been a few challenges along the path to zero waste.
At the beginning of the year, someone saw fit to dump bags of household rubbish on our drive!
Another challenge was whether or not I could find the solution to a waste free shave especially after being teased horribly by BIC. Not being ready to embrace my inner cave woman just yet I wanted to find a way to stay smooth without dumping razors in the landfill.
In September, a major office declutter revealed some 35mm film negatives. Lots of you came up with some creative reuse ideas, but to be honest, I just wanted them out of the house…
And naturally, throughout the course of the year there have been a couple of grand tidy ups in a certain Little Miss Green’s boudoir.
There have also been gifts from wonderful friends and family, a Christmas to celebrate, friends visiting and bringing things such as delicious croissants on an unmarked plastic tray, four Birthdays and all manner of other day-to-day activities to contend with.
In case you are new to the site, during 2009 we accumulated one dustbin of landfill waste – the rest was reused, recycled or composted. Take a peek at what was in our bin for the year.
So without any further ado, we reveal the results of 2010 – take a look at our news item from West Country this evening, have a rummage through our trusty bin and see if we achieved our lofty zero waste goal for the year; I think you’ll agree Little Miss Green was the star of the show. Read our story in the Daily Mail too about “Mr and Mrs Green“.
We’re delighted with our result, we kinda knew that ‘zero’ landfill waste would be impossible, but if you don’t aim high you’ll never know what you can achieve
I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for being here with us on our journey. We couldn’t do it without you lovely people sharing in our successes, commiserating with our cock ups and having a jolly good knees up with us on the site. Here’s to an amazing and rubbish-free 2011!