The article triggered a lot of feelings in me, I mean I can totally relate to this girl. Single, female, environmental background... check, check, check!
|Lauren Singer, Photo taken from MindBodyGreen|
In 2012, the annual rate of trash landfilled in the region was 350kg per capita, which got me thinking... just how much trash do I make?
So I'm taking the leap. For the next month I'm going to be observing and measuring how much trash I make plus how much trash I am able to divert (i.e. composting and recycling).
With a recent move I thought this was a great time to start making this observations. I spend half of my work day talking to residents about recycling and composting tips and so now that I am actually living in the Region I've decided to put my own words into action and try it out.
Over the next month I hope to share some useful "Zero Waste" tips that work for me as well as challenges I encounter along the way.
Have questions about going Zero Waste? Let me know in the comments! Also check out Lauren Singer's blog Trash is for Tossers