I only wish I had been able to make my goal of only six jars. But a late September car accident and simultaneously taking care of a friend who was recovering at my house from an abdominal surgery meant a return to pre-packaged foods and those foods come with lots of single-use plastic.
It is food packaging in general that makes up the bulk of the waste you see in the jars. The second biggest culprit are the plastic-coasted backings to stamps, labels, stickers and packaging tape from mail-order items. The third biggest culprit is medical-dental supplies.
It is funny how your perceptions change when doing #zero #waste #challenges like this one. The world looks at this and goes "Only NINE jars of trash for a year? Holy smokes!" But I go "Damn! I failed! I am a screw-up who makes too much garbage!"
How do you reduce waste in your household? What are your challenges?