It's Wednesday again with a new CTTW (Change the World Wednesday) challenge but I'm still gonna talk a bit about last week's CTWW challenge which was to make a waste audit and try to reduce waste. Since last Wednesday we have emptied the trash can and the compost trash 1 time each so I guess that makes it about once a week that we empty our trash (not counting the recyclables that we have gathered up), which I think is quite ok since our waste bin is not that big.
The trash makes me feel so hopeless though, there's always too much of it and even if I think it's important to recycle even I can feel that it's not that much fun sorting it out.
Checking up on what trash we have most of our trash comes from food packaging and this challenge reminded me again on how annoyed I am at how food is packed in the store! At least I'm again motivated to look for other places to buy the food than the grocery store. Conveniently we are approaching harvest season and all around Sweden there will be farmer's markets popping up so I will surely do my best to go to the Uppsala one as often as I can! If you are in Sweden you can check where the closest farmer's market to you will be here.
Update: And as this week's challenge is to submit your own challenge I suggest: try to buy food from a different store than a supermarket and try to avoid food with excess packaging and in particular plastic packaging.