Day 5 of Zero Waste Week pretty much passed without incident, with the exception of a couple of butter wrappers, which I'd set aside for washing.
We generally use unsalted butter as it's useful to have in the fridge for making cakes. I'd made a batch of fairy cakes earlier in the week and by Friday, we'd used up the remaining butter and are now left with the wrappers.
So....to bin...or not to bin...? That is the question.
The council website doesn't say I can't, yet there's no info on the packaging to say I can!
My natural assumption based on other similar products that I have researched is that it can't be recycled and previously I would have thrown it in the bin. But it's Zero Waste Week, so I thought I should make the effort and make one final check, but everyone's off for the weekend.
So the jury's out until Monday, when Zero Waste Week actually ends. I know it's not quite the most interesting cliffhanger, but eh at least we've got a cliffhanger should one be needed!
So with the butter wrappers left teetering on the edge, the only thing that's actually in the bin is still that plaster that fell off on Day 1. But watch this space...as there might be another contender in the waiting! It's only Day 6 and I've still got another day to go! Oh, the excitement...!
Anyway as it's the weekend and I know that we've all got better things to do than watch paint dry, I'm off to enjoy myself with the family.
If you live in or near to Bury St Edmunds and you're looking for something to do this weekend, I can recommend a visit to the Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, where amongst other delights, if you're an arty type you'll find another way to recycle your paper bags!
I hope to see you on Monday for the final Weigh-In. Have a great weekend.