I did it. I wasn't really meaning to do it and I certainly was unprepared for it but, nonetheless, I did it.
What the hell am I rambling on about? Well, last week when I was discussing how I started using a bandana at work instead of paper towels, I mentioned how I really should be taking home my food waste scraps.
Now, we do have recycling at work and a bin for the worm composter, but you have to cut everything up into super tiny pieces before putting it in the bin. And, frankly, I can't justify standing there for 20 minutes every day trying to saw my food waste into molecule sized bits with the incredibly dull knives we have in the kitchen. And, furthermore, the worms are rather particular about what they will eat anyway.
But, food waste collection at home? You can put in all manner of paper and food scraps.
So, this morning as I was lobbing my teabag into the garbage, I stopped for a moment. And then when the banana peel went in I stopped again, and the thought of bringing those babies home with me crossed my mind. I rigged up a makeshift carrying container (tomorrow I'll come prepared!) and started packing things up.
And now if I accidentally grab some paper towels in the bathroom (old habits die hard), I can put them in the food waste at home.
What do you do with the compostables you generate at work?