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‘Tis a sad state of affairs in the GOOD offices today. As you can see from the image above, our July challenge to waste less is much harder than we’d imagined. Though the recycling bin is just a few feet away from the waste basket, it’s amazing how quickly the trash fills while the recycling stays mostly empty. When you consider it, it’s really terrifying how instinctual it’s become to just throw things away—big things, little things, everything.
We’re working our hardest to change our sinful ways, though. Besides picking through that trash pile in the picture to dig out the recycling, we’ve also promised ourselves to only do draft beers at happy hour tonight (cuts down on the cans). Let’s get less trashy, people.
After finding that laziness tends to rule supreme, the place I work has taken a contract with a recycling company, who pick up all dry, recycleable waste.
One bin, no muss and little fuss.
The Clean Bin Project is an interesting documentary by a Vancouver couple who try to live with zero waste. The film demonstrates how challenging and rewarding it is to live with zero waste.
make sure to wash the plastic containers before recycling them!
and start composting, too!! you can look into buying your own small-size composter (instead of waiting on the city for a program) :)