The idea of this project is that it is something I can do without trying to force change on others. Sometimes it’s hard to only focus on me though! It’s become apparent that only 2 of the 4 units in our house, ever take recycling out. It’s usually us, and now I can’t do it because I’m too pregnant, so it’s Kyle and every once in awhile, our immediate neighbors.
Although I know recycling is not the answer, I still feel it’s better to do it, than not, if you are getting the packaged goods.
The raccoons got into the garbage and spread it all over the driveway. It’s full of cans and bottles banana peels, and other foods. In fact hardly anything inside really needs to go in the garbage. It’s mostly compostable or recyclable and the bins are right there beside the garbage bin. I feel slightly defeated, seeing that, even though I know it doesn’t really have to do with me. I guess it just makes me feel powerless.
Ok, the other idea of this project is that it focuses on the positive, so I’d better end on a positive note. Rob Grand from Grass Roots was in The Toronto Star this weekend, talking about eco friendly cleaning supplies. And, I’ve been noticing it’s easier to do things like use my own plates at take out restaraunts and refuse bags at stores because so many other people are doing it so businesses are getting used to it. Yaaaay!
Another good thing is that I have started my nomoregarbage book. I have an introduction chapter and a rough draft of the outline, so it may really happen! Now I just have to take that to the publisher and see if they still want to do it. My fingers and toes are crossed.