Monday, March 16, 2009


Throwing trash away is easy. Crumble trash, aim, and then toss into bin. (Cover bin if stinky.) However, there is so much more to think about when it comes to trash.

Do you ever wonder how much trash NYC produces annually (Or any city)?
A few points to consider:
1) The total trash you produce (household)
2) The total trash your building produces?
a) Consider number of people in your building
b) Consider what percentage of your neighbors are more or less ecofriendly
3) The total trash of your Block?
4) Number of blocks in NYC?
5) Other trash?

Also, on your next walk through the city, notice the number of trash
bags you must avoid, and then consider the amount of space so much garbage takes up. true it may be compacted, but that must be pretty large too.

And then some garbage is incinerated...cough cough. Or buried...

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