Wednesday, April 30, 2008

waste audit

ok, so we did a little waste audit a while back,(survey the trash thrown away), and saw that a lot of people don't recycle things.
we saw paper, food, house shoes, deodorant, and some other things that i won't say.
we also weighed the bag of trash as well. it was around 7lbs of trash in it, which could have been reduced if people recycled.just about everything looked like it could have been recycled.
it looked a lot worse when we dumped it all. it looked really nasty(someone threw up in it too). there was stuff that shouldn't even be at school. like a certain type of DVD, house slippers, which could have went to a thrift store.
so after we dumped it we sorted it all out into recyclable categories like food waste, paper, plastics, etc. the food one looked like it started to grow mold.
then we weighed the piles one by one. i don't have the measurements though so i cant tell how much they weigh.

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