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Trash on the streets

When I first moved to NY from Seattle I was shocked by all the trash piled up on the streets. In Seattle it generally gets put in dumpsters in alley ways behind buildings and out of sight (not to mention … Continue reading

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Why I hate recycling conversion factors

In measuring recycling performance you must have some sort of data. Right now everyone wants that data in tons. Tonnage is fine when you’re dealing with a weighed container (a compactor or scale truck), but otherwise you’re stuck converting volume … Continue reading

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Why I didn’t recycle my plastic yogurt container

My friend Pete asked, “Why was the plastic yogurt container trashed? Why wasn’t that recycled?” Good question Pete. I buy single serve yogurt containers. Lately I’ve been buying them in cardboard packaged six-packs at BJ’s because it is cheaper than … Continue reading

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Trash Mountains in NYC

New Yorkers are complaining about trash now that most of the snow has melted. Since trash in NYC is typically so visible, it surprises me that people are getting so heated about it. In NYC black bags of residential trash … Continue reading

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