Monthly Archives: January 2011

Trash Diary 1/16/11

Sunday’s waste generation. Not a whole lot. Trash: Paper towels, napkins, tissues Egg shells and food scraps K-cups Recycled: Aluminum foil 2 small cardboard boxes Saved: Nothing today

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Trash Diary 1/15/11

Out and about again on Saturday. Trash: Three small plastic cups (the containers of corn syrup substance that posed as ‘maple syrup’ for my diner pancakes) Napkins, paper towels, and tissues Paper plate and plastic fork Waxy paper cup, lid … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/14/11

The stuff I tossed on Friday Trash: Paper cup and lid (and one of those little green sticks from Starbucks to plug the hole while walking down the street so the expensive brew doesn’t slosh all over the place) Plastic … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/13/11

Trash Diary from Thursday. Not much. Trash: plastic baggie small plastic bag 2 tissues 2 paper towels 2 napkins instant oatmeal packets (they’re paper but they’ve got waxy coating on ’em) Recycled: pieces of paper at work AM NY paper … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/12/11

My waste generated from Wednesday. Trash: Napkins, paper towels and tissues (a few each, plus a pocket clean-out with some crumpled up ones left over from the last time I wore my coat.) Orange juice carton (yes, this is recyclable, … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/11/11

The day of the ones trash diary: Trash: three plastic baggies (two from the night before) apple core banana peel plastic cup with lid napkins, paper towels, tissues Recycled: paper board food box a few sheets of paper some paper … Continue reading

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Why I hate recycling conversion factors

In measuring recycling performance you must have some sort of data. Right now everyone wants that data in tons. Tonnage is fine when you’re dealing with a weighed container (a compactor or scale truck), but otherwise you’re stuck converting volume … Continue reading

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Trash Diary Trends

Keeping a trash diary has made me more conscious than ever about what I’m throwing away.   Although I should note, while I am more aware of what I’m discarding, I haven’t been making any behavior changes just yet.  I … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/10/11

Monday’s recap. Trash: Napkins, paper towels, tissues Plastic cup and lid Soiled paper food wrapper Small plastic wrapper Apple core Kitty litter in plastic bag Dental floss container (oops, just realized I haven’t been including the floss in the daily … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/9/11

Sunday results. I think it’s time to do a little trash diary analysis tomorrow… Trash: yogurt cup 2 kcups small plastic container and lid photo scraps and plastic wrap napkins, paper towels, tissue Recycle: Small foil tray Aluminum foil wrap … Continue reading

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