Path to Zero Waste Living!!

After I signed up for my community's composting program, my trash and recycling were not very full. I have a free roam pet bunny so I checked to make sure all of his litter and hay products are compostable in the commercial facility. This emptied my trash bin significantly! I also started buying milk from the dairy in glass containers that you can bring back to the grocery store and receive your deposit money back! I love shopping at my community farmers market-most of the vendors there are happy to take back the egg and berry cartons to reuse which eliminates them from my trash. I will share my trash/recycle audit and would love to hear if anyone has ideas to eliminate my existing items.

 

Trash:

non recycleable yogurt lid

packaging from craft supplies

heavy cream carton

 

Recycle:

milk jar lids (you can take back the jars but the lids are recyclable) 

plastic basil container (usually I grow my own, but growing basil in Ohio in the winter is tough)

yogurt container