We had a small slip up last night. I had to use one of my free passes for milk. The milkman doesn’t come till Tuesday and we were all out.
Today was pretty easy though, from a zero-waste perspective. I went out for breakfast, which may have contributed to the restaurant’s waste – but didn’t affect mine at all! This may not be the spirit of the thing, I realise, but I still feel somewhat smug…
Dinner will be defrosted pork chops from the freezer, with some of the vegetables we bought yesterday at the farmer’s market.
I would kill for some chocolate, though. Sadly, they all come in foil-type packaging and I’m fairly sure it can’t be recycled.
I finished off the cleaning from yesterday by making my own cleaning spray, which smells amazing and – cheeky bonus – did a great job of getting stubborn tea stains off the coffee table. I also like that it doesn’t contain any toxins.
A quick Amazon search led me to Dorset Pure Sea Salt, which comes in a glass jar. There are no spray bottles without a plastic spritzy-thing, as it turns out though. I did have to use a glass spritzer bottle with a plastic head. If you had an empty bottle of cleaning spray, I suppose you could always wash and re-purpose it. Luckily, this was pre-planned and therefore did not cut into my free passes. Plan ahead, people!
1 tsp salt
10 drops Thieves
10 drops Purification
10 drops Lemon
Add ingredients to a spray bottle, shake well to dissolve the salt, and use as normal.
The sink is blocked again and the drain unblocker comes in a plastic bottle. Unfortunately, I didn’t even realise it had entered the house until our housemate started at the sink with the plunger and buckets. I’m not counting that as a mark against me, since I didn’t buy it. Nevertheless, if I had had to fix the sink, I’m not exactly sure what I would have replaced the drain unblocker with…
All in all, I’m not feeling too bad about my zero-waste challenge. Yes, I did crack and buy milk last night, but, once our milk deliveries start, that won’t be an issue anymore. I’m also really enjoying making my own cleaning products! This is a doddle.