Saturday, September 22, 2007

Day 2: 4 items

So I know I said last night I hoped to get through the day with only 2 items of trash, but that was before my friends came over bearing the gift of CHOCOLATE CAKE! You just never know what can happen.

The top of the cake container is clear #1 plastic, so I could take it to work to recycle. But the bottom is black #1 plastic, and no one around here accepts black #1 plastic. I know. I checked. I really, really didn't want to have to include it.

So the non-recyclable, non-compostable garbage today is an eyedrops container, an Efferdent wrapper, a black plastic cake container bottom, and a cardboard piece that was directly under the cake. I don't think I can compost the cardboard because it's coated with this gold metalic paint on one side which I don't think would be good for the plants.

I'm actually planning to keep the whole cake container (which will also be included in my plastic tally tomorrow) and use it as a little greenhouse for seedlings. But the rules to this challenge state that in order not to be counted, the items must be recyclable. It doesn't say anything about reusing them unfortunately.

So I've had to switch to a bigger bag. And so soon!


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