Things are getting serious on the Zero Waste Home front. I admit, I am obsessed.
I no longer just take make a cup of tea with a rooibos tea bag. I make at least two cups of tea, place the tea bag in a consol jar of water on the windowsill, along with other tea bag friends, and use this water to water my pot plants and seedlings. When the water runs clear, I dry the tea bags out, stuff them in an egg carton, pour wax from old bits of candle ends over, and use them as firelighters.
Meet my new rubbish bin. Zero Waste Challenge = it is on!
If it can’t be eaten, composted, reused or recycled – it goes in this jar. No waste. The beauty of having a jar is that it makes you totally accountable for everything you throw away.
When you throw something away, where exactly are you throwing it away to …..the ocean that you and your food swims in, or landfill, that leaches gases and chemicals into the earth that we live on?