08 January 2010
We generate a lot of paper - newspaper and magazine subscriptions, catalogs, Ella's schoolwork, and Robin's decoupage. It eventually it dawned on me that we should recycle as much of this as possible - in order to do this we had to get another bin. Now we're trying to recycle everything paper that is clean - paperboard boxes, toilet tissue rolls, mail. We still use paper plates half the time and I don't think it's a good idea to try to recycle those. If we ever get chickens or do large-scale composting, we'll have a place for them as well as used and greasy paper fast food containers and pizza boxes. It's not very scientific, but in the last couple of months, the amount of paper we recycle has doubled and our trash is probably half of what we usually have.