Phew! The work week is done and I think I did fairly well so far for zero waste week on The Rubbish Diet Challenge. Now on to the weekend.
Monday and Tuesday were pretty tame. We threw away a little bit of dental floss, some q-tips and one food wrapper each. Wednesday I had a few oops moments out and about, mainly with paper towels in public restrooms. I was able to find lunch packaged in either compostable or recyclable packaging, and overcame some coffee challenges.
Thursday I was at my desk all day at work, and we have an office compost bin we take to a community garden so lunch waste wasn’t a problem. Steve had another breakfast sandwich, so that’s another wrapper for the week. I must say though, he’s been doing better than me! I caved and used a sticky-tape lint roller twice because the reusable felt one wasn’t getting the stray cat hairs off my clothes.
Friday, I didn’t leave myself enough time to mess with the refillable Keurig filter, so I filled my coffee mug on the go. I grabbed some Chipotle soft tacos for lunch. I asked for them to-go and they were wrapped in one piece of foil, and put in a paper bag. I also grabbed a napkin. Yes, I should have asked for no bag, but I needed something to hold the waste together until I got home to recycle and compost everything. I did ‘stay’ to eat and got a few looks when I neatly folded up the foil in the paper bag and put it in my purse.
Also on Friday I got a much needed haircut. I’m not yet at the point where I’m going to bag the 2-3 inches of my hair and tuck in my purse. So add that to my waste stream this week.
Not a perfect zero waste week by any means, but it is a lot less than I would have otherwise generated this week. Now, let’s see what we can not waste this weekend!