Category Archives: The Rubbish Diet

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, … Continue reading

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Typical NYC trash

This is what urban residential trash and recycling looks like in NYC.  It’s piled high on the sidewalk in front of the building (this happens to be a large high-rise apartment building in mid-town Manhattan). Typically residents are responsible for … Continue reading

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Paper towels be gone!

I stowed the paper towel dispenser in the basement (despite much grumbling from the hubby). We will now use dishrags in place of paper towels.  I also replaced the paper napkins with cloth napkins. It should be noted that I … Continue reading

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The Rubbish Diet – Week 2

Uh-oh.  I’m barely into week 2 of The Rubbish Diet and I’m already increasing my weekly generation of trash rather than decreasing it! Last week was a busy week for me.  I wasn’t home much and thus not generating a … Continue reading

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Plastic bagless shopping trip failed

I had to run to the grocery store last night to pick-up a few things.  I made a list of the things I would need over the next few days so as not to over purchase. I brought my reusable … Continue reading

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Plastic bag recycling

Welcome to our plastic bag storage area.  We used to religiously take our reusable shopping bags to the grocery store.  Then we got cats (the curious felines pictured here) and needed a few plastic bags for kitty littler clean up. … Continue reading

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Love my coffee, love my K-cup?

A good recycler like myself should not purchase single-serve individually packaged anything.  Yet, we have a Keurig coffee machine that uses single-serve coffee units called K-cups. We got the Keurig machine about two-years ago.   Prior to that we used … Continue reading

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