Ready and Steady

For the last month I have not made much progress in further reducing our house hold waste. At this time, I feel we are doing all we can and I am happy with the progress we have made.  I think its soon time to turn the page and do something different. I am not sure exactly what at this time.

  • currently our household waste cart gets picked up every 8 weeks
  • Our blue bag of recyclables has moved from one bag to a bag and a half, due to the kids drinking more milk. Last month we went through 48 litres of whole milk and 18 litres of chocolate milk. The norm was  32 litres of whole milk and about 18 litres of chocolate milk. I have been sending milk to school in reusable bottles for one child to avoid the single use carton.
  • about 2/3 of our groceries come package free via Farmer’s Market, Bulk Barn, and the Butcher Shop.
  • I try to make as many goods as I can to avoid packaging such as bread, waffles, pancakes, yogurt, granola bars and cookies. We do not eat out very much, trying so save money there. I do have a great system for when we do eat out to reduce waste as much as possible.

As of late, I have been focused on helping other people on their journeys by answering questions and passing on tips of my own. I created my own Facebook page where I share this content and sometimes more. I am edging to get more localized in my area and help others transition to a less waste life. I have become very passionate about our life changes and I believe them to be very beneficial!

After going through some of my old blog posts, I realize I need to update some of them, fine tune and edit others. That will be one of my focuses as well. Also at home, minimizing and organizing the spaces is a must on my list.

Anyways, I am still here, just editing and evolving.

2 responses on “Ready and Steady”

  1. I’ve learned a lot from you, Rachel, and appreciate the time you have taken to document your waste reduction journey. I was just telling someone about your blog today! I’ll be interested to see what you tackle next!

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