Our Glenbrook Zero Waste Challenge is officially over but we are still celebrating gains and triumphs! We are on to the report writing phase of the project and collecting everyone’s stories – and what stories they have.
Take Frank here proudly holding his bag of garbage – from the entire challenge! Now if that is not inspiring I don’t know what is.
Here are a few tid bits of things some of our families have shaped so far:
– I wish we had found a longer term solution for styrofoam, particularly the platters on which meat is packaged
– We have never purchased the plastic garbage bags; always found the plastic grocery bags sufficient. Can’t avoid those at times even when we have reusable ones.
– Thought we were at the minimum and couldn’t reduce it any more. This project showed there is always a way to improve.
– Cut down on tissue use and compost it instead.
– The chains give you styrofoam meat trays, but like most of the world 50 years ago the butcher does it a better way.
– If you think that all the trash goes to what was once a natural site and doesn’t just disappear at your driveway you will find ways to reduce it.