So on the trash update for March 6 to March 14, we did pretty good :)
One plastic packet wrapper free range chicken, one wrapper from an Annie's Burrito, old bag from a loaf of bread used a second time for a meat wrapper from whole foods (I get them wrapped in the whole foods paper but I have to divide and freeze them separately since I get 5 pounds at a time). Exciting stuff I know.
This past weekend the girl did some phone banking for Bernie (since shes not old enough to vote, might as well try and convince others) and the boy and I went walking around the beach then to Ward Warehouse area which was having a Farmers Market - yay!
Got some great food in my containers. One place - a taco place- would not put my order in my container no matter what I said. She said it was 'sanitary issues' and they wouldn't take my very clean container into the cooking area. I finally gave in, and only because the boy looked so frustrated with me going on and on to her and also he really, really wanted a soft taco. So, I figured I could compost the paper tray, yet, it bugged me since all the other food vendors thought using my container was fine. I don't know what 'sanitary issues' the taco place has but she's just doing her job I suppose.
On the plus side, I noticed, one of the vendors using newspaper to wrap around their greens (like a bouquet). I think they all should do that- greens are one area I find mostly bagged at farmers markets. And weirdly, tomatoes. Come on people.
For dessert we got super big as your head scones from Ward Center's Mocha Java Cafe- huge and really good! They put it into my handy napkin carryout...
Very good trash free (almost, except for the compost) day.
Some things we have improved on this past week-
- the kids have started using my cut up t-shirt pieces for kleenex which has brought our bathroom trash to only floss and the girls contact wrappers. This means that to fill very small trash bin it would take probably about 6 months- which is great!
- the husband was gone on business this past week so we had no chip bag! I know this is temporary but maybe he wont need anymore? wishful at best....
- we cut back lots on gum, for some reason the girl has not been asking for any so the amount we use is rare, the husband is down with not buying anymore especially since its pretty much just chewing flavored plastic...ew.
- still got the dog, so no improvements there. Sorry, he does go on the pad, can't fix that at the moment except for taking him outside a billion times a day. Sometimes he goes out side, and then he comes in and goes on the pad. wut.
Dinners for the past week were ;
March 7 Mon - Dinner at Nanas
March 8 Tues - Pasta with zucchini, mozzerella and mushrooms
March 9 Wed - Tomato Soup and grass fed Cheese on toast
March 10 Thurs - Shredded Chipotle Chicken Taco salad - romaine, salsa, black beans, cilantro and chicken
March 11 Friday - Eat out - Mommy's rest from cooking for craps sake
March 12 Saturday - Husband home - hey lets eat out again.... pants.getting.snugs.
March 13 Sunday - Dinner at Grandmas. uh, snuggier and snuggier. better do some healthy eating this next week.