Saving the planet one plastic bag at a time. As much as I try to buy fresh because 1. I like it better, and 2. there’s less garbage waste associated with it, there’s still plenty I buy in packages. Like frozen fruit and veggies. And seaweed. And other stuff that comes in bags. I try to re-use jars and canisters as much as possible, and to accumulate as little trash as possible.
So what’s a girl to do with these leftover bags? I think it rewinds to a little problem I have in my apartment. Because I don’t accumulate much trash, it doesn’t get changed too often (doesn’t sound like too much of a problem, right? Ha ;)). After awhile all the food scraps start to accumulate, smell, and draw bugs (e.g. maggots). Yeah, it’s gross.
So I’ve started taking the bags leftover from using a bag of frozen fruit, veggies, bags that hearts of romaine come in, etc., and putting foods scraps in there, keeping them separate from the regular trash. Then throwing this away separately.
So far, problem solved. 🙂
I’m looking into getting a composting bin, but it just hasn’t happened yet. Still not sure how composting works, so I need to figure that out.
How do you try to reduce your waste (or do you?)