Slim that bin

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They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Well in my case the good intentions usually consist of something to do with recycling, reducing my carbon footprint, reusing stuff instead of throwing it away or otherwise reducing the harm done to the environment. The hell – on earth – will be what’s left of our planet if we don’t.

With the issues of global warming constantly being brought to the front of our minds, through the media and through our own experiences, (as I mentioned in a previous article – ‘It does make you think’) and with the scientists that once used to ridicule such a theory now being ridiculed themselves, surely we have to do something.

So I’ve signed up for Karen Cannard’s Rubbish Diet challenge. Over the next eight weeks I’m going to slim my bin. 

I’m sure the planet isn’t going to feel the benefit just yet. But it’s a start. And I’m hoping there’ll be more. Karen’s site – The Rubbish Diet – contains a whole host of ideas. There’s surely something, however small, that everyone can do. I’m not sure I shall be able to meet the challenge of having a zero waste week at the end of the eight-week programme, but I’m determined to do something to slim that bin.

By Sally A

YJA Columnist

One Response to Slim that bin

  1. benny September 23, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    great article there Sally A, eh