I used to do a post on Wednesday’s called Wednesday Waste. But honestly I have gotten so particular about waste, I mean to the point where the Z Man gives me the side eye and just grins, and I know he is thinking “what is she doing now”. It got to the point where I really didn’t have much to talk about in the waste posts, or so I thought.
Kitchen waste in the past year has minimized because of our chickens. They get all of my vegetable scraps, well the ones that don’t get tossed into the freezer for soups.
Anything that doesn’t go to the chickens or freezer and isn’t meat goes into the compost pile.
Anything that is safely burnable goes into the kindling box.
However, as with most things, there is always room for improvement. I know I’m doing better than I was a year ago, but honestly, I’m just scratching the surface compared to some. Take a look at the picture below. This is taken by another Non Consumer Advocate follower. She turns her chicken feed bags into reusable tote bags. This is genius! I fell in love with this idea as soon as I saw it and immediately contacted Dawn and asked if I could share it. She takes 50lb feed bags and turns them into something reusable instead of them ending up in the landfill. I love it!
This idea gives full credit to thinking outside the box and that there is always room for improvement. The point of my Wednesday Waste post was to cut back on waste, which was fine, but now my perspective has been changed, thanks to Dawn.
How can I turn my waste into a want? That needs to be asked along with how can I keep this out of the trash. After all, they say one mans trash is another mans treasure.
Thank you Dawn for allowing me to share your picture, and giving me a new perspective on waste.
Now, I’m off to feed the chickens and make some bags.
Till Next Time,