It amazes me how some people in this area/country/planet still dont recycle.
We put out two boxes of recycling a week and only one supermarket bag size of rubbish a week, sometimes not even that!
Our neighbours put out 1 supermarket bag of recycling and an over flowing green wheelie bin of rubbish!
On Oprah last week they were interviewing a family of 2 adults, 2 children and 2 cats. This family was creating 10 yes 10! huge rubbish bags a week! i dont even know how this is possible! Even if we didnt compost or recycle, we would struggle to fill even 2 big black rubbish bags. If we were using disposible nappies instead of cloth on top of that then maybe we could fill 5 but 10? no way!
Anyway back to this family on Oprah, after a week of "hard core" recycling they had cut their waste cut down to 4 big black rubbish bags and everyone seemed to think this was amazing................. i didnt ?!?!
Recycling isnt hard. At least not here in New Zealand. Where my family and I are living currently its even free. We just put out our 2 boxes with our rubbish and thats it! easy peesey :)
How easy is recycling where you are? Do you compost? What do you do to reduce your waste?
Leave me your tips and i will choose 1 to win todays "recycled" giveaway prize:
The Spring 08 edition of "World Sweet World"
I LOVE this little magazine. It is packed full of beautiful things, stuff to make your self, how to "up cycle" things to make even cooler thinfs etc.
This issue has completly sold out of print so quite a "collectors" item :)
Inside it has how to make a solar oven, how to make dough, how to make a hoodie out of some old t-shirts, screan printing and how to make a bag out of old records. It also has articles on eco coffins, kiwi bloggland and a write up on what Raglan has to offer.
It has been read and re-read by me so in loved but still great condition :)