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Do you have any questions about the Closed Loop? Or want to know more about topics (composting, recycling, etc)?

Feel free to post a comment with your question on this page and I will answer them as soon as I can.

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  1. Hamsa Ganesh permalink
    May 21, 2009 22:51

    Hey Krystal,
    I have been following your blog for a while and Good work at that! Keep the posts coming.

    In your blog, you also talk about your conscious decision making when it comes to buying products after this experiment started.

    I want to ask you if you’re keeping a tab exclusively on the expenses incurred while choosing the more eco-friendly products/ products with very less or no packaging that you switched to.
    If you are, Are you spending more/ spending less on buying products as compared to what you did before the experiment?
    Fuel-cost if you’re driving up to dispose your compost in your friend’s yard?
    Money saved/spent in any other areas?

  2. May 23, 2009 12:19

    Hey Hamsa, thanks for following my site! I am not consciously keeping a tab on the prices of products I buy. But, I think you bring up a very interesting point and I will start too.

    What I can say is, I am spending less money on food in general. Instead of going to the grocery store once a week and buying a lot of things…I go maybe five times a week and buy just what I need because I don’t want any food to go to waste. For example, back home I have a bad habit of buying a whole bag squash and only eating one or two and tossing the rest. So I am really trying to consume everything I buy.

    My sole mode of transportation is biking. I should have mentioned this on the blog earlier, I think I will write a post about it soon. Anyways, I am definitely saving a lot of money compared to how much I spend back in Atlanta because I do not have to gas up my car. Lund, Sweden is a fantastic town to bike in because of its small size and cycle-friendly streets. There are always bike lanes, cars are very aware of bikers, and it takes 30 minutes tops to bike somewhere. Everyone bikes in lund, there are even bicycle parking lots! It is such a normal way of life here; I even see 80 year old women biking around with groceries. I love it! I am thinking about buying a bike when I go back home too.

    Thanks for the questions, I look forward to hearing more from you!

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