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My full solar cone.

What to do with a full solar cone? I’m thinking that I will buy some tin foil and wrap the cone to maybe make it decompose the food faster. What do you think? Will that work?

It shouldn’t be full. Obviously we waste too much food. Mostly bread. This is a problem solved when our town starts compost pick up in 2013. But until then… here’s an article about the Lower Mainland’s compost pick up. http://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/148967005.html and an article about how different our community garbage situation is from the others near us….http://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/162004955.html.

It will be great when we have local compost pick up. Imagine all restaurants composting their food waste. Hairdressers could compost all the hair they cut (or you can take it home and compost it yourself like Jen…http://militaryzerowaste.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/hair-cuts-compost/#comment-2436). Coffee shops may be more inclined to compost their grounds. It’s full of possibilities.




About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


4 thoughts on “My full solar cone.

  1. You do have to be careful with the hair. I used to be a hairdresser and the amount of chemicals on some hair you would not want to use on your garden even after composted. We’ve always used the hair separately, just sprinkled around plants to deter animals from eating everything we grew, but we were careful to get only non-chemically treated hair.

    Posted by livingsimplyfree | October 12, 2012, 5:57 pm
  2. Awesome! Your city sounds so “with it’!
    Good point about the hair (and thanks for the plug, by the way!). We usually only put my hubby’s hair in the compost. Mine is colored —well, until the pregnancy, but the ends I’m cutting off now are colored. We did try putting hair around the garden this time last year to keep out the deer and rabbits. It worked. I guess I’ll have to just keep mine to deter the animals instead of compost because I just can’t stand my real hair color. I just hate it! And his can turn into the natural compost/dirt. 🙂
    Hope you’re having some lovely cool fall weather in time for Hallow’s Eve.

    Posted by Jennifer | October 27, 2012, 5:28 pm

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