Alley Cat and I started this challenge on Monday and completed it on Friday. We decided between us that we would not save the food waste since we both compost everything and we did not want to have to throw it into the trash at the end of 5 days.
Alley Cat definitely won! She had almost nothing in her bag.
I had mostly recycleables such as newspapers and a couple of vitamin pill bottles. It was still pretty humbling to see how much I throw away in 5 days, even though I was trying hard not to accumulate anything that had to be thrown away.
I even began to think about reading my newspaper online since so much of it is ads that I don't read anyway. This was a big learning experience for me!