Weekly weigh in 53

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weekly weigh in 53

weekly weigh in 53

It’s our favourite time of the week when we bare all the sins in our bin. We’re celebrating a zero waste food waste, so let’s see whether our bin lets us down.

In the bin this week we have:

  • 2 lentils bags
  • 1 burger buns bag (which was an insult as the bread went to the birds; it was much too sweet for my two – what is it with Americans and sweet bread?)
  • 1 dried fruits bag
  • 4 crisp bags
  • 1 cellophane wrap from a Birthday card (Boo!)
  • 1 licorice bar wrapping
  • 3 misc plastic bags
  • 1 white plastic chicken tray and wrap (can’t remember why we ended up with that this week instead of a visit to the Butcher – Bank holiday Monday catching me out I expect)
  • plastic soy sauce bottle cap and plastic seal
  • 1 holey wrap from french stick

All in all it weighs a sprightly 53 grams.

I have a theory on the low weight this week and I’m going to be interested to see how or if things change in the bin over the next few weeks. You see, Mr Green has dramatically changed his diet.
He’s switched from Mr meat, more meat please, a few biscuits and pass the beer to Mr High raw diet. (lots of salady green things to you and me)

Interesting times ahead!


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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. I’ve found that our meat etc consumption does go down, to a certain extent once the warmer weather hits.

    We tend to eat more salady type meals and will often have eggs or tinned fish instead of meat; which is either recyclable or compostable waste.

  2. John Costigane says:

    Hi Mrs Green,

    Summer eating is a change from the cold weather essentials. Salads are ace in high summer, where cool is the word for food and drink. There is also the seasonal factor with pickled herring, Ayrshire potatoes and scotch tomatoes a winning combination, for the 6-8 weeks of early summer.

  3. Mrs Green says:

    @maisie dalziel: well things are definitely changing around here too, Maisie. LMG has been asking for salad too and we generally eat less. WHich can be better or worse for food waste – we’ll have to see.

    @John Costigane: I think we have enough salad in the garden for Mr G to eat salads twice a day for the week. We haven’t yet got the hang of successional planting and this will be our next stage in reducing food packaging. He can’t wait for the tomatoes to appear 🙂

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