Think how many bags of trash you send to the garbage a month. How many? One, Two, Six? Can you take the challenge being proposed by EnviroMom to reduce your daily waste to only one Trash can a month? Watch the above video on ABC’s Nightline to see their trash reduction methods in action. Reducing Trash never felt so good.
Heather and Renee of EnviroMom are part of the Green Mom Carnival, in which I am a part of. The women of the Green Mom Carnival are so inspirational and I am honored to be part of them. When one of the women is in the spotlight I feel like a rock star too by association. (Heather and Renee, don’t forget about us little people who knew you when…)
To sum up some of the points in the video clip, you can reduce your own trash by:
- Using Cloth Napkins instead of Paper napkins
- Buying bulk packaging in lieu of single servings to reduce packaging waste
- Add a fork and knife and cloth napkin to the kiddos’ lunch boxes rather than plastic utensils and paper napkins
- Composting scrapes of veggies and fruit in a kitchen container. When full, throw it in the outside composer. For urban dweller, consider in home composter
- Set up those easy to use recycle bins so it becomes a habit to recycle
- Place a recycle can in the bathroom so the empty toliet roll, empty bottles, and other recyclable products can go in this can rather than the trash can.
For more room by room trash reduction hint, go to “Join the EnviroMom One Can A Month Challenge” Think of it as enrolling in a trash intervention program! If you decide to take the challenge, leave Renee and Heather a message on their Month Challenge post noted above.
Perhaps you can aspire to Jeanne Roy’s level of trash reduction of only one trash can A YEAR! You can do it. I have faith.
Congratulations Heather and Renee on a trash reduction well done.
So what are some of your trash reduction methods in your household?