Saturday, 27 February 2010

Let the Challenge begin

Well the bin was collected yesterday.

So today we start with an clean slate well actually a dirty bottomed bin.

Mr L has been away for a week so last night him and I had a lovely scrummy Chinese takeaway as a treat. After ordering it I suddenly though argh what are we going to do with the rubbish.

Well after some thought I think we may be sorted :-

The actually Chinese dishes and rice came in reusable plastic containers which have been washed and stored in the plastic cupboard ready for putting our own food in for freezing.

The plastic bag that the Prawn Crackers and the carrier which it was delivered in are both polythene so that is now in the box earmarked for that purpose.

The foil tray that our Chicken Satay sticks came in is now in the foil box

The only one thing that I thought may cause a problem was the skewers that the satay was on well they have been washed and clean and they are now going to be used for plant props which I start growing seedlings.

So nothing from our treat will end up going into landfill.

However I cannot say the same for our Breakfast this morning.

We had a full cooked breakfast and although about half of the packaging is indeed recyclable the other half is not I have put the non-recyclable plastic into a carry bag and when the not so clean bin had been hosed out I will put them into the bin.


  1. Fan-bloomin-tastic! I love how you have thought through all your options for reusing the Chinese takeaway containers. I've just read it out to DH and he is extremely impressed too.

    Well done both of you; you're both magnificent!

  2. How's it all still going? Sam and I need to work on this. We throw away far too much atm, and it's just an inability to think that's doing it lol!

  3. Well done :)
    I might just join you it sound quite fun :). Are you allowed to freecycle/freegle things?

  4. Hi s'me We have set up a system in the porch area diferent boxes for diferent things (have a look at the picture in the Challenge post). Will try and do a post later with the diferent boxes we have!

    Hi Fluffy yeap you are completely allowed to freecycle/freegle things! Come back later and look at the post which I will do later about the diferent things you can do to reduced the amount of stuff in your bin!


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