This is a week late publishing, however I feel compelled to share my progress (purely for my benefit)…
You could be forgiven for thinking it has erupted from the ground, but I had to bury its base 10cm underground, and add a layer of mesh to assist in the deterrence or vermin. We hope…!
It sits in a shady corner, alongside a pile of old leaves, twig and branches. Whenever I add kitchen scraps (my ‘green’ layer), I add a thicker ‘brown’ layer (twigs, dried leaves and shredded paper). Hoping to keep my carbon: nitrogen ratio right. Feeling enormously grateful for all those deciduous trees in my yard right now!
Apart from redirecting fresh fruit and veg scraps from landfill, I have drastically reduced the amount of single-use plastic entering my home. This is the plastic waste I generated from last week:
Weigh-and-pay purchases, butchers, bakeries and independent grocery stores have facilitated this. I still have single-use (largely recyclable) plastics going into the recycling bin from purchases of rice, flour, sugar, pasta, etc made pre-PFJ and also those unplanned emergency purchases. And then there are toothpaste tubes and teabags…!!!
Next on my list:
- Bin-lining – time to lose the plastic bin liner. I think I’m ready.
- Local council – scope worm farms / bokashi bins
- Tea (leaves)
Green I go. Gradually…