This weekend I did a lot of reading and established my home recycling project.
My house is small and space is limited but I was able to carve out some space under the sink for two containers (already had them...they are cat litter containers...environmentally friendly cat litter is on the list) and a space in the garage for an unused laundry basket to serve as a cardboard keeper. I will also be adding a box upstairs in the office to catch all the paper to recycle.
I had no idea that schools get money for recyclable paper they collect in the recycle containers. And that one of those is at the school right across the street from my house!
Did you know that landfills are air sealed and that even produce does not decompose as there is no air flow? Yuck! The answer is a compost but I'm not quite ready to go there yet. What I will do is try not to waste food. Prepare only what I'll eat. Not buy more than I can consume before it goes bad, etc.
The one thing I'm struggling with today is my crazy ziplock bag habit. Not sure how to address that but I will at least reuse them as I wean myself off and begin to use other environmentally friendly storage items.