Weekly weigh in twenty three

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weekly weigh in 23We’re doing a seriously happy butt-shaking, bunny-waffling dance here this week. I’ve just made my way to the landfill box and found it virtually empty.

Unbelievably empty, actually.

In it we have:
1 crisp packet
1 cellophane wrapping from a box of tea bags

C’est tout!

That’s almost as good as a zero waste week and I’m thrilled about it. The greatest thing is I don’t even remember having to think about things last week. I don’t remember making conscious choices or having to ‘go without’ anything which shows that some lifestyle habits are starting to fall into place.

I’m trying to think back to what we bought and how we ate, as this is clearly a week that I need to follow my own example from, but things elude me now. I can’t remember what we did or why things are different. I know we’ve been out less, so I’ve shopped less, but apart from that I can’t remember any specifics.

Ho hum; I’m just very pleased with the result and feeling decidedly smug today – I guess I’ll just enjoy the moment 🙂

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I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. esther says:

    congratulations! I’m envious of your results! slowly, very slowly, in fact, much too slowly for the likes of me, I’m getting there….just need to convince the other three persons I live with….sigh!

  2. yay! Well done Family G!

  3. maisie says:

    Very well done!!!

    One thought, you have been trying to use up things from the fridge etc, so maybe you haven’t bought anything with waste packaging because of this.

  4. That’s brilliant Mrs G, fantastic news 😀 x

  5. Lori S says:

    Way to go! I am not even close to that, but I keep trying! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Congratulations on your lack of landfill waste!!

    What do you mean by a box of tea bags. Don’t you put your tea bags in the compost?

  7. Mrs Green says:

    Thanks Everyone!We’re really pleased. Maisie – I think you might be right; using up food waste has other benefits too 😉

    Jen; the bags get composted and the box is cardboard which gets reused, composted or recycled – what we were left with is a cellophane wrap that goes all the way around a box of teabags when you buy them. It’s hard to get teabags over here that come without this or without foil packages inside!

  8. Marie Phillips says:

    Really well done Mrs G – I’m nowhere near this yet. And you seem to be doing it automatically nearly – now that really is good.

  9. Mrs Green says:

    Hi Marie, Good to see you and your feline friend again 🙂 Thank you for the comment; let’s see if we can keep it up!

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