Burn calories not fossil fuels. Being a keen collector of inner tubes from car & bike tires, I did some research when I first started out too see how many tires we produce during a year – you can read what I found out here. The interesting thing here was that the production of bikes are by far higher than cars – 83 million bikes against 37 million cars, so there must be quite a few cyclists out there, eh?
And I’m one of them. We don’t own a car, and cycle pretty much everywhere in town. If it’s longer or really bad weather we take the bus or train. So this challenge was quite easy.
It did make me think about how we can effectively use the waste that does come from bikes, like the inner tubes, that aren’t recycled into new material. So expect more on that in the time to come – apart from the iPhone wallet I have in the developing, I think the material lends itself really well as a substitute for leather. Do you have any suggestions to stuff I could make out of inner tubes – do let me know in the comments below.
Food. Locally produced food. My list of food from yesterday counts home-baked organic bread, cheese, coffee, butter, milk, fruits & then we had dinner at friends. Normally we have vegetarian dinner from organic vegetables grown in Denmark. I think my biggest challenge regarding food is to buy it without it being pre-packaged and finding local alternatives. Going to the local vegetable market on Saturday showed that a lot of the fruit there is from other countries. It all comes down to eating seasonal I think, getting most of what we need for the week at the Saturday market. As I’m off sick today – it was a bit of an odd food day anyway. I will definitely think about where and what I buy next time we need to top up the fridge.