ONE BIN ONE YEAR

ONE WHEELIE BIN OF RUBBISH FOR THE WHOLE YEAR!

That is our aim for 2021!

Think we can do it? ๐Ÿ˜„
Think we are crazy? ๐Ÿ˜œ

Either way, follow along our journey to see how we get on.  Each month we will pop an update below with how we have got on that month.  You can also follow along on instagram or facebook, where we share lots of tips on how we are reducing our waste and living more sustainably.  And, as always, remember that itโ€™s about #progressnotperfection

JANUARY

Where Charlotte is pointing to is approximately where our bin is filled up to so far.  It kind of looks like we are on track for now... but we have been away a fair bit this month, so I'm not sure if we'll be able to keep this up! 

 

Some of the big ticket items this month are:

-a pair of kids sandals

-a broken coat hanger

-a Ben and Jerry's tub

-LOTS of receipts!  (did you know that they're not recyclable?) 

 

Scroll down for our biggest success and biggest fail this month.

The kids were given these putty / slime things last year some time.  They mixed them with water, grass, I even found some carrot in there! (sneaky way to avoid eating your veges!!)  Basically they became a disgusting oozy mess that had to go straight in the bin before it got through the rug!

๐Ÿ”ŒEWASTE - This week we've been having a bit of a clear out of our old electronics (you know - the ones you put away in a drawer JUST IN CASE two years later when you get them out they will start magically working again??)

We had:
-3 phones, 1 dvd player, 1 remote, 1 dance party cube, a bag of used batteries, 1 camera, 1 ipod (those under 20 are going to think I just spelt 'ipad' wrong, but I didn't. An 'ipod' was a thing.) and a draw full of cords and chargers from up to 15 years ago.

I'm pleased to report that the drawer is now empty, and none of it ended up in our bin! Check out this blog I wrote for how and where we recycled them all 

You can follow along our one-bin-challenge on Instragram or Facebook.

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Auckland, New Zealand

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