Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Every other week, the big trucks roll by to fetch the garbage and the recyclable materials. We missed the last pick-up so what you see here represents a month's worth. The paper's in the bag on top of the bin which contains the cardboard, plastic and glass and of course the garbage is in the raccoon-proof can. All three containers had some room to spare so Mrs. Snapper and I were pretty well chuffed but at the same time, we know we could reduce our consumption of "stuff" even more and we will. We walked away from the whole Consumer Culture a long time ago so now we are fine tuning the minimalism by buying food in bulk, skipping the plastic produce bags at the market, composting, etc. We've cut our curbside pile in half over the last 18 months and we figure we can probably halve it yet again if we just keep paying attention.