Sunday, February 27, 2011


Pick it up and sort that mess out!
In the past year, I have drastically minimized trash
by looking at it from a different perspective.
It all started when my man asked me,
"Why do you use trash bags to put the recycling in?
It is kind of redundant."
I was gobsmacked by my guys wisdom (who couldn't care less about "green" issues).
I totally thought about this.
It was so ridiculous.
Why would you use plastic trash bags to take out the recycling?
I decided then and there that trash bags in general
are just another needless mean to an end.
I have these great little waste baskets that I decided to start using for my trash,
plus our bathroom trash bin.
One for recyclables, one for garbage and one for whatevs.
Our trash bins are in the back of our pad
and we empty them every other day.
If they get dirty, we just rinse them out.
With food waste,
I learned that our green yard waste bin allows
vegan food waste
so I keep a container in the sink and empty into the yard waste!
Love it.
With other food waste, I just put it in a big bowl and empty it when I'm done cooking.
Pretty easy.
I have done away with practically all plastic.
Glass is where it's at.
I also had a truly important epiphany: Screw recyclable. Love compostable.
My trashy perspective is looking classier than ever.


  1. i love the idea of the plastic can so you can rinse. i have vintage cute ones that are not so easy to wash out. i do love compostable and so does my garden!

  2. My vintage bin in the bathroom gets funky as well.
    I rinse it out with gently with luke warm water, soap and a soft sponge. Then towel dry! If I have to exfoliate, I use a nylon scrubber because they do not scratch.