I am currently living with an older couple… maybe I should say, I am temporarily here until I move into my apartment (with some cool new roommates) on Feb 1 here in Charleston. When I arrived, this older, conservative, tea-party member couple (ok, I have to be fair, only the Mrs., not the Mr. is a nutter… I mean tea-party member) was going though 3-4 trash bags a day in the kitchen. EVERYTHING went in the trash. So I started putting my recyclables in my (reusable) grocery bag, and told my host I would find a way to recycle it. She said, oh we have recycling, I just don’t use the bin.
So I have started to get her to use the recycle bin.
She now puts her numerous wine bottles, and the newspapers, in the bin, rather than the trash can.
I think I even got her to agree to a compost pile today!! I have already started putting my veggie scraps in a pile in the woods behind her house. No sense in putting them in the garbage! She even put her eggshells in the compost this morning.
Possibly, by the time I leave here, I will have made it old habit for them to recycle and compost. Here’s hoping.
#recycle #compost #sustainable