A St. Louis family realized how much waste they produce and decided to try and cut WAY back. They challenge all of us to try it for a day, week, month or even a year as they are doing.
How much waste do you think you or your household generates in a day? Check out The Waste Diet and see how you compare to them. I always feel good when we only have two bags of garbage a week and four bins of recyclables. Some of our neighbors have mountains of waste towering at the curb on garbage pick up days. We're one of the least garbage generating families on our block, and it still feels like a huge amount.
Recently, I heard about a woman who wanted to feel how much garbage she generated in a day and so she required herself to have to carry all of the garbage she created. She was shocked. I think that would be a very difficult challenge. What about kleenex?
What is handkerchief etiquette? Is there handkerchief etiquette? There must be some polite, not at all gross way to use them. Are there any older readers who do use them or grew up using them who can explain it to me? I know it must seem simple and obvious, but it seems gross. I'd like to start using a cloth handkerchief for myself and my kids and at least stop wasting kleenex all day long.
Oh, venerable non-wasting-kleenex-all-the-time-one. I am your disciple--teach me.