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!
-BEER BOTTLES: 26
-WINE BOTTLES: 11
-SALSA/ COFFEE/ ICED TEA: 15
-BOXES: 45 (La Croix, mac n cheese, pizza, beer, granola bars, chocolate, gold fish)
-La Croix boxes specifically: 9
-SOFT PLASTIC (BAGS): 36
-BOXES: 7 (spinach, basil, arugula)
-CUPS: 6 (yogurt and pesto)
-TIDE PODS: 1
TRASH: 3 full bags