Our landfill bin is collected fortnightly. The next collection is on Wednesday, so I'm going to wait until then before I weigh the bag.
I'm not overly worried about the amount of rubbish we send to landfill as we've cut it right back to no more than half a swing-bin-liner-full every fortnight. My major concern is the amount of packaging we throw away. Most of it's recyclable but I believe that, with a bit of effort, we could just not buy most of it.
The next thing I have to do is to identify the top 5 bin-fillers. These are:
- Crisp packets
- Non recyclable plastic wrappers (the kind that won't stretch when pulled)
- The plastic film that covers recyclable plastic containers (ie the ones used by supermarkets to package mince etc)
- Black plastic containers (which our recycling service won't accept)
- The plastic netting used to package onions, oranges etc
These are the items I'm going to be working on eliminating over the next few weeks.
Wish me luck!