Sunday, February 6, 2011
My Own Garbage Project
Inspired by Elizabeth Royte's Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash and the trash audit I decided that I would start my own garbage project. I wanted to know what my house of 5 (HWS EMS House) was throwing out. I don't have a scale so I couldn't weigh the trash but I did look through it and I decided that I would sort it. I also decided that I was going to start collecting the compost in my house to take to the composting bins in Scandling Center. I found that my house does a pretty good job at sorting recyclables and non-recyclables. I also saw that we are using a lot of paper towels and similar products when we could be using hand towels or sponges. With my composting research I found that you can actually compost paper towels. With a little push I believe that my house can find more things to recycle and compost and less things to throw away.