Waste Audit October 2018

November 5, 2018

This last month I ended up sorting through my old filing folders and recycled the documents I no longer need. In them I also found quite a few old envelopes and some insurance cards so those got tossed in my monthly waste audit. I also finally used up the old coconut oil I had from Bramble Berry and their bags, unfortunately, can't be recycled around here. Now I buy all of my coconut oil in bulk from the People's Food Coop so that shouldn't be an issue in the future. 

 

 

 

So for all of October, I made 6.04 ounces of landfill-bound waste. And for all of you wondering, no, I did not eat a single piece of Halloween candy and instead made peanut butter cookies to munch on!

 

Let's break down exactly what was in my waste jar this last month:

 

  • bramble berry coconut oil bag

  • spaghetti pasta package

  • remote powerpoint clicker package

  • plastic mailer

  • anniversary card plastic cover

  • cheese pizza wrapper

  • broken magnet

  • THINX shipping label + mailer

  • broccoli label

  • light bulb packaging

  • tape

  • health insurance cards

  • yogurt seal

  • ripple milk seal

  • vitamin packet

  • mayonnaise seal

  • shampoo bar package

  • clothing tags

  • bus passes

  • receipts

  • parking receipts

  • envelope windows

  • random bits of plastic

 

What was in your waste this month? What are you working on reducing? 

 

 

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