We all know the usefulness of cutting back on the waste we put into the ground. Composting aside, inorganic waste and one use plastics are a blight on both our present and our future. Isabel Montes over on HarpersBazaar.com has an article about her year of cutting waste.
(I must first say that I find it hard to believe she cut her waste down enough so that it fit into a mason jar like she pictures. Second, I had to laugh that all five of the top articles were about the recent Met Gala. If there is a poster child for waste, that event clearly is one.)
The article does have some good advice. I liked the idea of having glass jars with their weight printed on them, for bulk purchases of grains and rice. I'll have to check to see if some of the stores I use will accommodate their use.
Freezing your organic waste and then dropping it at a composting site, is useful for a small household like mine, just one person and a cat, which doesn't generate much organic waste as it is, though I do plan on a composting bin once I'm no longer renting.
BTW, earlier in the year I had a discussion with one of our members about holding a month long online "zero waste" project, where we'd dedicate a temporary Circle on the forum and try and cut our waste down as much as possible. There might be online/skype type get togethers too. Is this something that would interest people?