It made me realise that we are actually up front with the consumption side of living a less impact life.
But I had to collect all our trash for the day, and that was a really good exercise – it made me think about how many of the things, food we buy that is wrapped in an excessive amount of plastic packaging, and how hard it is to get groceries without the plastic.
As part of being conscious about our trash, we went to feed the ducks our old bread. It felt really good to do something together as a family that also involved reducing our waste.
Trash! This is my favourite no impact task of the week I think. Emptying the bag of Sundays trash was so much fun. Sorting it and seeing what we’d actually thrown out – very eye opening. I was surprised at the amount of vegetable trash that could be composted. But also the packaging – which is going to serve as inspiration for future MadeFromCrap projects, and will definitely be collected for the rest of the week, but also in the future.
The candy and bread plastic packaging is such a good material to sew inside a baby fabric toys. That noise it makes when you crunch it, so annoying, but pleasing at the same time.
Also the coffee packaging made me stop and think about what I could use that for. I love my coffee, so there’s more of that same packaging to come.
All in all, very interesting and inspiring.
I’m really looking forward to collecting more crap during this week and see what inspiration it can serve for MadeFromCrap projects.
If you’re doing this experiment too – feel free to share your experience in the comments. If you have any suggestions to crap I could reuse for a MadeFromCrap project, do let me know in the comments below.