Tag Archives: Recycling

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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Recycling Success Stories

The biggest challenge I face in implementing recycling programs at office buildings is getting employees to change their behavior. Assuming all the bins are in place, everything is labeled and we’ve done our job at educating people as to what … 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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