Sometimes when I am hauling yet another bag out to our trash cans... Or better yet, sometimes when I am yelling for one of my sons to come and haul yet another bag out to our trash cans... I get a bit sad. Well, maybe disgusted is more the word for which I'm looking.
We recycle an overwhelming majority of our paper, plastic, aluminum, glass, etc. We compost an overwhelming majority of our veggie and fruit scraps. We do most all our cleaning with clothes and not paper.
We still have trash. Lots of it, it seems to me. (Yes, I know there are 7 of us living here. It still seems like a lot of trash even under these circumstances.)
I'm not prepared to go to the lengths of the family in this video. I don't think human trash will lead to the utlimate destruction of our planet and life as we know it. But I can't see how it couldn't be a good thing for everyone, including this earth God has given us, for our family to use and throw way less.
The family has gotten me thinking. Check out the video and some of their ideas on the website. They are pretty inspiring. Their first line of defense is rather shocking: Refuse! They simply refuse to bring things into their home. Wow! How simple and yet, how revolutionary.
Don't worry Big Guy and Young'uns...I'm still very partial to toilet paper. I won't go THAT far.