Another week of weighing my non recyclable trash for the enjoyment of no one but me (tongue firmly in cheek). Last week I weighed in with 195g and this week I’m down to 138g. (You can check the progress since I started this at Easter 2013 on my Zero Waste page)
For my American readers, I did something funky, just for you…
Look at that – imperial measurements!!
What’s in there?
- two meat trays ($5 per kg mince… the world’s fattiest)
- stickers from the deli
- band aids
- a cracked lid with moisturiser all over it (I just couldn’t be bothered washing it, and recycling it, and given what I learnt reading Plastic Free, it might not actually BE recycled)
- thermal receipts
So ingenious readers, I ask you, how could I get around the pesky stickers the deli adds to my Pyrex containers each week when I buy chicken, bacon and salami (and sometimes feta cheese)? By the way, this week’s grocery shop was great, both deli staff were helpful (after initally being worried that the weighted self serve scales couldn’t handle the Pyrex, I assured them I could get around it, and just went to a normal check out). Even the check out lady said ‘wow, you brought your own containers? I’ve never seen that, what a great idea’ It’s so nice to not be met with opposition like I was last week in Harris Farm. Anyhow, back to the challenge, I’ll show you a photo of one of the stickers they put on my purchase, this time on my ice cream container:
I know Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home book (which I’ve reviewed) and blog fame reuses a label for her baguettes, but I assume that’s cause it’s a multiples of an item, rather than a weight based idea. Any bright ideas out there?