This is the result of an experiment I did in December 2016. The volume of two large black refuse bags can be reduced to this if you recycle, keep a small bucket at your kitchen door for compostable waste and never put any wet shit (cooked food, leaking tins etc) into your garbage.
I did not have to make any additional time in my daily schedule to accommodate my experiment, it was simply an adjustment to a mindset; to shop mindfully and try to diminish my personal damage to the earth, from a point of both a private activism and a selfish desire for aesthetics; big black stinky rubbish bins are fucking ugly to have standing around for a week until collection day.
Not all my workshops were about cooking healthy food. This one was perfect for people who like convenience food, or have no alternative for whatever reason, and shared my  tips on how to shop, how to chuck and what to keep.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. slpmartin says:

    A good experiment to undertake…I generally try to “repurpose” as much as I can.

  2. Arkenaten says:

    We recycle pretty much everything these days that if it were not for the dog poo we could go several weeks without putting the municipal bin out.

  3. MaanKind says:

    What do you do with things like cigarette butts? I do recycle, and very reponsible too, but surely my household’s garbage look a lot differently. The polistireen packaging and plastic in which the Spar’s meat arrives in my fridge, the milk carton, the tiny scraps like the silicon thingie in the medicine container. Actually, there are bags full of stuff that can’t be composted or recycled. (We only eat fresh meat, fruit and vegatables)

  4. MaanKind says:

    Also the sharp lids of the tins?

    1. theonlycin says:

      I had thought to make a sort of bunting with the lids, Trisa, to scare away the birds once the olive trees begin fruiting, but they would have lain around while I finish the wall and they attract flies terribly and washing them takes too much time out of my day, not to mention carrying water to wash them using up my strength when I’d rather spend it elsewhere. So I have just been throwing them inside the tins.

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