3 Week 9 - 2011 in 2011

Sometimes you find lots of things to get rid of in the smallest of places. Like a kitchen cupboard. You know the one that you open slowly so nothing falls out onto you because it is so jammed pack with old storage containers. I keep yogurt and sour cream containers to reuse to store leftovers in the fridge. For some reason I ended up with 41 lids to get rid of and only 8 containers. Not sure how it got to that point where I had recycled so many containers without thinking about the lids? Regardless I cleared an entire shelf and a half in the cupboard! My plan is to slowly replace all of the plastic containers we use with glass.

Here are my totals for the week
Recycle - 52
Garbage - 0
Hazardous Waste - 0
Donate - 6
Sell - 3
Giveaway - 18
Return - 0
Compost - 0
? - 0
Total number of items = 79

Grand total so far = 1421 items

Most interesting item - Are old ice cube trays interesting?
Most thought provoking item from an environmental perspective - Lots of food products come in plastic don't they? And how does one get away from that? You could make your own yogurt but then you would also have to make your own cottage cheese and sour cream?
Best green item - Giving away hand me downs to our family and friends!
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  1. This is a really interesting series! I may have to borrow the idea :)

  2. Stopping by from the NP blog party! Great series. Love it. I need to show my husband this so he can see that yes, every little bit counts when you add it all up. You are on my radar now!

  3. Thanks for stopping by!