*sorry to anyone who got this before it was ‘finished’!*
For regular readers of this blog, it’s a weekly obsession of mine to aim for zero landfill. Each week I weigh in, but there’s some recurrent items in my waste. Today I’ll look at whole I’ve conquered dental floss.
Whilst floss is negligible in weight, it’s still something I was regularly adding to the trash heap. The only solution I could find was silk thread. Given I’m not a vegan, I don’t have a huge concern with this option, and it can be composted. So from plastic box, wheel and nylon floss (I assume it’s nylon), I’ve gone to silk thread, of course on a plastic spool. Ah well, you win some you lose some.
In practice? It was a FAIL. The thread is too thin, and it tears. And at $6.70 a spool, it’s not cheap!
Lucky I got it in a colour I like, I should be able to find a use for it. Oh well, you have to try to know!
This week’s weigh in:
220g – 95g = 125g. Not too shabby, as the bf’s nachos was made again, complete with foil chip bag & meat tray. There was also turkey & salami packaging from my road trip meal. I’m ever vigilant – in buying the salami I asked about BYO containers, and we talked about the logistics. It seems possible, but difficult. Another deli made it seem simpler, but it’s more of a walk.