Month: April 2016

Sorting out the rubbish

I haven’t been here for a while, but now that little M is asleep, I try and write up a quick post on how we are doing. The amount of rubbish we produce has significantly decreased. So much that I decided to rearrange our bins under the sink. Before we had three: one for recyclables, one refuse waste and one compost. This has changed into a new layout like this below: The small white container is for refuse waste. Unfortunately there are pieces of plastic, receipts and stickers that you cannot avoid, so they all go in this bin. I got into the habit to refuse a receipt at the till but it’s not always possible. Then we have one container for paper and cardboard. At the moment I put some recyclable plastic in it too, but I expect these to reduce to a very minimum. There’s one container for glass and another one for tetra-pack. We buy milk in tetra-pack, so that goes in there. I did this arrangement to line up with our …