The more you think about it, the more you realise how much we wrap things up in plastic and cardboard and glass. Obviously, some of it is necessary. I don't fancy trying to bring milk home without packaging! But then again, do my tomatoes really need a styrofoam tray and cling wrap?
Last year Bronwyn suggested we go through our pantries and freezers and use up the food there instead of buying new items every week. Since about 20% of the average Australian's food purchases end up in landfill, that seemed like a great challenge to me! Have you been keeping it up?
Why recycle when you can reduce? Fuji Xerox's innovative solution does away with the need for printer cartridges entirely.
An ingenious device that joins up to four pieces of paper together without staples! Ideal for those who frequently need to staple just a couple of sheets together.
A range of fashionable office products made from discarded plastic, hand-stitched into colourful ensembles.
Plates for picnics and parties made in India from palm leaves, which can be composted or used as garden mulch afterwards.
An odourless composting system designed for indoor use, available in both recycled and virgin plastic versions.
This month's challenge was sent in by G reader, Bronwyn Barker. To combat wasted food, Bronwyn challenges you to dig out the forgotten food items wallowing in the back of your cupboards and put them to good use!
It's been 3 months since I started doing the G Challenges. Some of the challenges have turned into habits for me. Have they led to a change in habits for you, or made you re-think your daily activities?