4 Week 12 - 2011 in 2011

Well I did it. I started working on the basement. I thought I would find a lot of stuff to get rid of but a lot of what is down there is things we use on a regular basis. Mostly seasonal things like camping equipment or Christmas decorations. I did find some things to get rid of and I still have a lot more work to do down there.

Here are my totals for this week.

Recycle - 23
Garbage - 19
Hazardous Waste - 0
Donate - 9
Sell - 9
Giveaway - 0
Return - 0
Compost - 0
? - 1
Total number of items = 61

Grand total so far = 1660

Most thought provoking item from an environmental perspective - I came across a box of plastic forks and one of plastic knives. They were leftovers at Joe's plant when it closed down so he took them so they did not get thrown out. They have been in the basement ever since. We have no use for them so I will be donating them to a church that prepares and serves meals for those in need.

Best green item - Old Navy and TerraCycle has a program on right now where you can return flip flops and they will recycle them into children's playgrounds! It doesn't look like the program is available in Canada but if you are in the US you have a few more weeks to take part.

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  1. Thanks so much for the hint about the old flip flops!

  2. Check to see the end date...I think it is next week.

  3. I have to head down to my basement and and do some purging and sorting myself, this is inspiring thanks for posting, I am your newest fan, would love it if you would follow me back at http://hugatreewithme2.blogspot.com :)

  4. Thanks for stopping by! I just checked out your blog and now follow.