Originally Posted by calidarling
I would love to compact, however, I have no idea where I would even start. And...I live in an apartment.
All I really know about compacting is that my grandmother does it by putting the daily scraps into a plastic bag by the sink and every few days she goes and tosses it all in a pile by the fence.
Teach me your ways and I will join you.
Calidarling, I think you're thinking of composting.
Check out the pledge of what I think is the original Compact group here
Anyhoo, when I was first thinking of Compacting, one of the longer-term Compacters suggested that even *trying* and failing sometimes was a good step because it would raise my awareness. I found that very encouraging!
I Compacted (imperfectly) from August 1 to October 1. I would love to get back into it. I'm not perfect, but awareness is important. I'd like to make this a long-term thing for my household (though DH is not so enthused), but I still make some un-Compact-like purchases, and I probably always will. But that's just me.
I have seen that some Compacters have partners who are not so excited about it, but it still makes a positive impact. For example, in our household, I make most of the major purchases, or am the driving force behind them, so even just my shopping choices make an impact.