Final Trash Count

This summer was a wakeup call for me and the amount of waste ONE HUMAN can produce. 

Below is the count for final numbers of recyclables. Keep in mind these are the ones I collected in my apartment over the summer- there are definitely a few more that I forgot to account for when I was on the road. Thankfully, a lot of what I produced could (and WAS) recycled! But it's pretty shocking to see it all here laid out... and funny to see my weird eating habits. 

If I wasn't on board with becoming less wasteful before I DEFF AM NOW! I've been talking with one of my friends friends who is living a zero waste life and trying to apply what she does to my artistic practice. I've been taking baby steps- like I just bought washable ziplock bags and have been cutting paper towels out. EVERYTHING COUNTS AND WE CAN ALWAYS BE IMPROVING!

CANS: 105

 Hoarding cans, what else is new!??!

Hoarding cans, what else is new!??!

GLASS:

     -BEER BOTTLES: 26

     -WINE BOTTLES: 11

     -SALSA/ COFFEE/ ICED TEA: 15

CARDBOARD:

     -BOXES: 45 (La Croix, mac n cheese, pizza, beer, granola bars, chocolate, gold fish)

 Salty snacks are important! 

Salty snacks are important! 

          -La Croix boxes specifically: 9

     -ROLLS: 9

PLASTIC:

     -SOFT PLASTIC (BAGS): 36

     -BOXES: 7 (spinach, basil, arugula)

     -CUPS: 6 (yogurt and pesto)

     -TIDE PODS: 1

TRASH: 3 full bags

 No coffee machine meant I HAD to get coffee in can/ glass container/ plastic bottle like a FREAK... but it got the job done.

No coffee machine meant I HAD to get coffee in can/ glass container/ plastic bottle like a FREAK... but it got the job done.

 Posing with trash for the 343029840328th time

Posing with trash for the 343029840328th time