Trash Diary – 12/31/10

Yesterday I started a trash diary to get a head start on the new year’s resolution.

Here’s what I discarded on Day 2.

2 Egg shells
4 Keurig cups (K-cups)
3 paper towels (slight water, then slight coffee spillage)
handful of tissues (Pesky, lingering cold.)
food scraps (mainly lettuce ends)
plastic bag (from the lettuce)
plastic bag (from a two-pack of bread I bought, but first I filled it with kitty litter scoopings)
a few napkins and small paper hotdog wrappers (lunch while running errands with hubby)
More napkins and a couple of plastic plates and cups at a new years gathering

toilet paper roll
2 junkmail catalogues

2 plastic bags (from two small purchases, had my own reusable bag)
10 plastic bags (or 3 paper, depending on how you pack stuff from a larger grocery shopping trip, no bags for most of the stuff)


About Amy Marpman

Director of Recycling Services at Great Forest, Inc. in NYC. Continually finding the balance of idealism with the practical realities that make or break recycling programs.
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