I definitely admire a woman on a mission. And it's always nice to read a missive by someone with even more crazy-out-there ideas than my own. … But I had problems with maybe half of her suggestions. And of the half that didn't frustrate or annoy me in some way, I can see myself actually implementing maybe half of those. …The things is, my subconscious has been chewing on that darn book for the past seven months. We bought a composter recently — and, yes, I know that buying a big plastic composter as opposed to making one out of twine and discarded planks sort of defeats the purpose, but M.H. refused to have one of those, so stick with me here. With all the organic waste now removed from the trash, and all the recyclables already pulled out as usual, it became really easy to see what our trash problem is. Plastic containers, plastic wrappers, plastic mesh thingies, plastic-coated floss, plastic bags, plastic bags, and more plastic bags — that’s basically all the can has in it right now.
Well, Zero Waste Home had like a million ideas for getting rid of plastics! Most of them involved buying stuff that wasn’t packaged in it (** cough COSTCO **), but it’s nearly farmer’s market season, and I think I’m ready to make more of an effort.
My suggestion is that you read the book, get annoyed for a while, and then see what happens.