Whilst I wrote earlier this week of my attempt at a green shopping trip, I have had some little green successes this week.
- No disposable cups! Not only did I take a cup on my shopping trip, I also took it on my weekly lunch treat. Once a week, my colleague and I head to the gorgeous little café in town for a takeaway homemade soup and bread. Today we both took our reusable mugs and the owner was more than happy to fill them up with the tastiest lentil, coconut and sweet potato soup!
- Decluttering. Yep its that time of the year when I am working my way, room by room through the house to tidy and sort each area. I did the children’s bedrooms this week and sent some clothes, clean and in good condition to the charity shop. There were some stained and damaged clothes and rather than throw these away I cut the t shirts up to make some rag cloths. The jeans which were worn through at the knees have become a pair of denim shorts to wear whilst mucking around in the garden. As well as the clothes, I sent some games and books to the charity shop and recycled paper. There was very little thrown away, apart from used pens for which I need some ideas.
- No plastic bags. Whilst I haven’t bought a plastic bag Mr S insisted on buying one despite my alternative offers when he bought some trousers in Next. I was really annoyed with him, it felt like he was ruining my little project, something he is a bit bemused about at present. I just hope that my positive action will rub off on him soon.
I have a few little ideas for next week’s ecosparkles I’m going to see exactly what I can recycle at my local tip and see if I can reduce our landfill.