The Rubbish Diet Weigh In – Week 3

Here we are, week 3 of The Rubbish Diet. Today I put out one bag of trash weighing about 8 lbs. Are my bins any slimmer than when I started? Kind of.

By weight I’m not putting out any less, although I’ve targeted specific contents to keep out of the trash. Last week I stopped using paper towels, and reduced my k-cup usage. I’ve tried to bring in less packaging via purchases, and discovered I can recycle nearly all of my plastic bags in my area.

It still isn’t enough. The focus of Week 3 of The Rubbish Diet is food waste. I definitely need help here. I’ll be looking at ways to reduce food waste and start learning more about how I can compost the rest. Wish me luck – I’m going to need it!

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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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2 Responses to The Rubbish Diet Weigh In – Week 3

  1. RubbishGeek says:

    How’s the food waste weigh in going? I have a previous blog post on my favourite food waste saver websites that you might like http://www.letswastelessnel.blogspot.com/2011/11/top-5-foody-waste-saver-websites.html
    It’s all down to planning I think , and learning to love your leftovers! Cheers, Jo

  2. Pingback: Week 3 trash pick up | Beyond the Blue Bin

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