Category Archives: Trash Diary

Trash Diary 1/8/11

Out and about on a Saturday = a little bit more packaging. Trash: Napkins and tissues (surprise surprise) Paper towels (including a few from a public restroom) Plastic bag and some food wrappers Styrofoam take-out box (first styrofoam of the … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/7/11

Not a whole lot from Friday. Trash: Tissue and napkins (just a few) Small plastic container with lid Recycled: Nothing! Saved: 2 paper cups and plastic lids

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Trash Diary 1/6/11

Lots of packaging guilt today… Trash: Paper cup and lid (forgot the reusable mug, darnit.) Apple core and banana peel A few napkins, tissues and paper towels Chinese food container (one of those little waxed paper boxes with metal handle) … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/5/11

Here’s the Wednesday 1/5/11 recap: Trash: Napkins Tissues (even fewer – yay!) Paper towels Plastic salad container and lid Plastic bag and paper food wrappers (dinner on the way home) Recycle: a few paper receipts small paper bag Saved: Paper … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/4/11

Only day 6 of the trash diary and I’m thinking, ‘what did I get myself into?!’ But I intend to keep this New Year’s Resolution, so here goes: Trash: napkins paper towels (at work and at home) tissues (although less … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/3/11

Today I cleaned out the fridge. If one were to graph my daily trash generation, there would be a big ol’ spike in that graph because of it. Ugh – feeling very wasteful today. Trash: 4 napkins 5 tissues 4 … Continue reading

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Trash Diary 1/2/11

Day 2 of 2011 and I’m still keeping up on my new year’s resolution. Trash: Paper towels Tissues Napkins (I see a trend already with the paper towels, napkins, and tissues…) Food scraps from breakfast plastic bags from deli counter … Continue reading

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Trash Diary – 1/1/11

What did I throw away on the first day of 2011? Trash: new sponge wrapper (old sponge kept, for now) 4 keruig k-cups handful of tissues foam from nook cover packaging egg shell fruit that was starting to go bad … Continue reading

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Trash Diary – 12/31/10

Yesterday I started a trash diary to get a head start on the new year’s resolution. Here’s what I discarded on Day 2. Trash: 2 Egg shells 4 Keurig cups (K-cups) 3 paper towels (slight water, then slight coffee spillage) … Continue reading

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Want a New Year’s Resolution? Start a trash diary.

I find most green-focused promises to ourselves tend to come around April, in time for Earth Day rather than in time for the new year. By now you’ve probably switched out all your incandescents for CFLs, you’re buying some organic/local … Continue reading

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