And no plastic…..
We’re talking about the compost bin here, rather than my glass of beer. Whilst turning the compost heap earlier this evening, I was joined by a friend who was almost as enthusiastic about the amount of new compost I had made as I was.
I can’t believe that the finishing off bin is half full. Of course, by next spring it won’t be that much but I am not just pleased in the general sense of achieving something from my hard work, I am thrilled that this £5 worth (at a guess) of compost does not come in yet another plastic bag.
Tomorrow is the start of Zero Waste Week 2014 and I have pledged to cut down, if not eliminate, the amount of food I buy which is packaged in plastic. This is just about the only waste I now produce which goes into landfill and, while it is not a great amount, I could do better.
Cutting down on plastic consumption in all areas of my life is my long term goal. So, by making my own compost, even if it is only the equivalent of one 50 litre bag (at least for now) per year, I am moving closer to this goal. Wish me luck!
© Helen Butt, August 2014