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Vermont Enacts Statewide Recycling Law

Vermont Governor, Peter Shumlin, signed a very comprehensive – and what I consider BOLD – recycling legislation this week. The statewide law further defines mandated recyclables (all the usual suspects, but only PET and HDPE plastics) and outright bans these … 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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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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The Litter Dilemma

Litterbugs are not helping my rubbish diet.  Yesterday, I cleaned up other people’s trash from my yard.  That plastic bag I’m holding is about 2/3 full of plastic cups, random pieces of paper, mini-booze bottles, a cigarette box, and snack … Continue reading

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My rubbish bins

As week one of The Rubbish Diet continues I thought I’d share the bin set up in our kitchen. For our trash we have one of those trendy pull out cabinet things with two 41-qt bins.  The front bin is … Continue reading

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Recycling in NYC

Here we go.  Week 1 of The Rubbish Diet is here!   I’ll be tracking my household generation of waste and recyclables over the next 8 weeks. I live in New York City.  Since recycling laws vary widely across the … Continue reading

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The Rubbish Diet

When I told my husband we were participating in The Rubbish Diet, he asked, “Are you eating less garbage?”  Well, kind of. Starting Monday, January 23 I’ll be reporting how much trash and recyclables we throw out each week.  I will … Continue reading

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