Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment on my post about the kitchen bin. Today I remembered to chop up some of the bacon scraps and put them out for the chickens. I have not checked to see if they ate them but if they do I will gradually give them the rest over a period of time and that will be another thing that will not go in the bin.
When I next emptied my kitchen bin I took a couple of photos of the contents which I would like to share with you.
So, what was in the rubbish bag for the week? An empty toothpaste tube, a foil sheet from medications, a plastic bag from the carrots, plastic packaging from a block of cheese, packaging from razor blades, plastic bag from frozen peas and elastic from several pairs of worn-out underpants. There were other items that I have not identified as well.
Next time I do this I will be a bit more specific about exactly what it contains.
Obviously our rubbish varies from week to week as some thing are only discarded a couple of times a year. It is a worthwhile exercise to check what you are discarding each week as a way of considering whether you can change habits to reduce the amount of waste.