Just look at my bin!
Check it out...it's looking good!
Okay, I know I'm bigging it up as it's just a dirty old black bin, which could do with a really good wash, but I am pretty pleased with its contents, especially as it's Bin Day tomorrow and I know there is nothing going in it except these (and a cheeky little blue bag):
On the right is a 50 litre bag, which isn't even full. Due to the unpleasant fragrance of its contents, it got binned before it was done with. The bag to the left is less than half full and was photographed for the council's publicity campaign a couple of weeks ago.
As a rough estimate, I guess this accounts for about 70 litres of residual waste in the last fortnight, which for a family of four with a bin capacity of 240 litres is not a bad result. This is the least amount of residual waste we have sent to landfill since we moved into our house four years ago, which is great news.
If you're new to this site and are wondering how we've managed to get down from two/three bin bags to less than one and a half over two weeks, just click on the links on the right to see the story so far.
Thanks to some great advice that's been flooding in, I've now got something up my sleeve to make an even greater impact, which will even help with the contents of the little blue bag that I sneaked in. I'm not going to discuss that blue bag now. It's too gross to reveal and I am still trying to get over the experience.
Anyway, as far as Zero Waste Week is concerned, by the time it comes round it might just be achievable. Please keep sending in your suggestions as it all helps.