Today I threw out: this waxed cardboard insert in the lid of the peanut butter jar.
Could this trash have been avoided? Let me put it this way: I love peanut butter, I love peanut butter jars, and I am completely indifferent to the stuff you can grind yourself at the supermarket.
I also threw out: these strips of peanut butter jar label that I idly pulled off because they were loose.
The only weird thing about keeping your leftovers in old peanut butter jars is that sometimes you lose track of what's in them, and when you're looking through your fridge trying to remember what's in each one and how old it is, there's always one that looks unspeakably disgusting and scary—until you realize that it's full of peanut butter.
I also threw out: the rest of the packaging for the rest of the fudge.
Could this trash have been avoided? Leaving aside the question of not buying fudge, which I've already considered, I thought that the plastic bag might be recyclable, but it has this giant sticky label all over half of it. I'm guessing that is not very helpful when it comes to recycling.
I also threw out: this cauliflower wrapper.
Again, I think the plastic itself might be recyclable, but half of it is covered in tape. Probably not great.