Its been a quiet, simple week here and I’ve not done anything big for this project. As promised last week, I went onto the council website to discover all the materials I could recycle. I was also able to order a replacement food bin as ours is damaged and a bag for recycling batteries. Other green activities last week include
- Driving fewer miles. I’ve calculated that I drove less than 10 miles in the whole of last week after making a conscious effort to walk more. Living and working in the same small town means that shops, school, work, beach etc.. are all in a mile radius of home, so walking becomes a realistic option. My main need for the car is mornings when I take the children to school and need to be at work very quickly. Very few of my car journeys are alone, I either have the children with me or share the ‘commute’ with a colleague.
- Recycling foil. I didn’t know that I could recycle my kitchen foil so that is now being done. I’ve asked the children to bring the foil home from their packed lunches so we can recycle or reuse but its been met with mixed results this week.
- No plastic bags purchased nor disposable cups used. This is a target I’m trying to maintain for the year, so far so good.