Let’s look at the landfill waste our household of two created this week:
Usually, I put our meat scraps into the Bokashi bin we have on the balcony. At the moment, it’s full, and my second bin is still at my parents house. My suburb offers community compost bins, so I’ve been taking all the fruit and vegie scraps to it periodically, but it won’t accept meat. I decided to freeze the meat offcuts and remove them on ‘rubbish day’ which is, of course, Wednesday!
When I adjust the weight (as I reused last week’s liner, and added to what was in the bin), we generated 519-82 = 437g. To be honest, last week’s low of 82g was in part because meat from that week wasn’t included. Since Easter 2013 (almost exactly a year ago) my total landfill waste to just shy of 15kg (33lbs).
And my personal weight? Well sad to tell you I only dropped 200 grams. I had some great weeks to start with, and there’s been a few ‘little indulgences’ rather than healthy food. So I take it on the chin. (I did cheat a weigh in on Friday, and I was down to 72.9kg, but I didn’t take it as ‘truth’ – so now I’m at 73.3kg). Persevere, work harder, eat healthier, and it should continue to drop.
Did you know that the bokashi bin system could take meat? Pretty versatile right? If only I had a dog though – that’s the ultimate ‘meat’ disposal!