So Little Trash.

Just wanted to share that after having 60-70 friends for our First Anniversary Potluck last Saturday, this is what we ended up with.

1.  One small bag of trash, on the left.

2.  Bin 1/2 full of recyclables.

3.  Bag on the right full of compostable plates.

4.  One stack of compostable cups.

Notice how much of this trash went to the dump.

Only the bag on the left.

We’ll bury the plates and cups in our compost piles and once they become dirt, we’ll spread them on the garden.

We sent the recycling with the recycling truck yesterday.

Just wanted you to know.  And, man, it felt good only throwing away that little bit of stuff!  Maybe next time, we’ll shoot for NO trash!

–  The Goat Cheese Lady

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About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Then I was an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life. Now, after moving to the country, I have embarked on life as a rural farmgirl, complete with my husband, the Animal Whisperer, man of exceptional knowledge and patience, two boys who are louder than my sister and I ever were, a herd of milking goats, a flock of egg-laying chickens and two pet bunnies. Coyotes, mice, country dogs and prairie dogs are frequent visitors. Just 45 minutes north is Colorado Springs, the setting for our first six years in the goat world. Our family. Our city friends. Our introduction to cheesemaking. But we...and our growing farm and soon-to-be creamery...have set up shop down off of Highway 115 in Penrose, Colorado.
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2 Responses to So Little Trash.

  1. Marilan says:

    Absolutely Awesome. It all begins with one person at a time and then 60 and then 6000. Maybe in our lifetimes we will see real change in trash. We’ve come a long way in our lifetime already.

    • You know, I never had been real concerned about trash…we always have recycled what we can, but that was all I thought we could do. But, seeing how little went to the trash can after the party was amazing!!!

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