Trash Diary 1/24/11

Ooops – forgot to bring the cloth napkin to work today…

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 after rinsing)
Paper cup (coffee at meeting)
Granola bar wrapper


Paper cup and lid


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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1 Response to Trash Diary 1/24/11

  1. Hello fellow trash concerned citizen!

    Why didn’t you recycle the plastic cup? Surely it can be used again. Also, here in Las Vegas we are able to recycle paper products, i.e. the papertowel, paper cup, etc. Do you have recycling where you live?


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