Monthly Archives: January 2011

Trash Diary 1/24/11

Ooops – forgot to bring the cloth napkin to work today… Trash: Napkins (for the coffee cup) Plastic cup and lid and more napkins Soiled paper food wrapper Chip bag Apple core (and paper towel used to dry off apple … Continue reading

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Paper towels, napkins and tissues – Oh, My!

In looking over my trash diary entries, I find I use A LOT of paper towels, napkins and tissues. These are not just a packaging by-product (like a paper board box for storage of crackers), these are paper products I … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/23/11

Trash: K-cups Plastic wrap Plastic baggies Food mix packet Recycled: Paperboard food box Small drink carton Saved: nothing

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Trash Diary 1/21/11

Trash: Paper towels, and napkins Paper food wrapper Plastic bag Recycled: Few pieces of paper Paper food wrapper Glass bottle Saved: Paper cup and lid

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Trash Diary 1/22/11

Trash: Egg shells Plastic baggies Food scraps Paper coffee cup and lid K-cups Aluminum foil (baked on food) Recycled: Junk mail (catalogues, envelopes, paper) Paper board food box Saved: Plastic bag

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Trash Diary 1/20/11

Lots of meetings and running around today… Trash: 2 paper coffee cups with lids (pre-meeting coffee, and between meeting coffee) Plastic container (bottom and top) Plastic bag Napkins, paper towels Recycled: Paper bag and paper food wrapper Glass bottle Paper … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/19/11

Trash: Plastic salad container and lid Paper cup (coffee for evening meeting) A few napkins and paper towels (actually half a roll of paper towels to soak up a water overflow in the basement because my mop just wasn’t absorbent … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/18/11

I’m trying to figure out how I’m using some of the paper towels/napkins so I can ID ways to reduce usage. Trash: 4 napkins (one for the coffee cup leakage, three for breakfast and lunch at catered meeting) 2 plastic … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/17/11

Oops a little behind on this one… Trash: Plastic produce bag Apple core and banana peel Paper towel (to wipe off and dry apple after rinsing, one used as a napkin for dinner) Napkins (one for absorbing coffee leakage from … Continue reading

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Recycling Success Stories

The biggest challenge I face in implementing recycling programs at office buildings is getting employees to change their behavior. Assuming all the bins are in place, everything is labeled and we’ve done our job at educating people as to what … Continue reading

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