Category Archives: Trash Diary

Trash Diary 1/19/11

Trash: Plastic salad container and lid Paper cup (coffee for evening meeting) A few napkins and paper towels (actually half a roll of paper towels to soak up a water overflow in the basement because my mop just wasn’t absorbent … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/18/11

I’m trying to figure out how I’m using some of the paper towels/napkins so I can ID ways to reduce usage. Trash: 4 napkins (one for the coffee cup leakage, three for breakfast and lunch at catered meeting) 2 plastic … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/17/11

Oops a little behind on this one… Trash: Plastic produce bag Apple core and banana peel Paper towel (to wipe off and dry apple after rinsing, one used as a napkin for dinner) Napkins (one for absorbing coffee leakage from … Continue reading

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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 1/14/11

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 1/11/11

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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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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