January marked the beginning of my fourth year hoarding my waste in jars each month. Every month I analyze the contents and add them all up to get a weight. I compare this weight to the average amount of waste each U.S. citizen produces every day in their homes (municipal waste). By doing this, I have a way of monitoring myself month by month and pushing myself to do better.
Since January is now over, it's time once again to count up my waste! This month I produced 1.5 ounces of trash containing the following items:
I haven't yet decided whether I will try to collect my waste for an entire year like I did in 2017. But for now, I continue to see a benefit in weighing my jar contents each month so you can look forward to more to come!