Adventures in Office Greening, Vol 1, Issue 11
Sure, we’ve already lost 50.
In July, before we started composting, recycling correctly, or separating electronic and hazardous waste, we threw away an average of 100 pounds per month (four 5-day weeks).
In November we averaged 50 pounds per month.
Zero waste would be an ultimate goal. But let’s take another baby step, and try to get to 25 pounds per month by the end of March, 2008.
At this point, it seems like we’re doing everything right, and that it wouldn’t be possible to cut down anymore…
So our options now are making more environmentally conscious shopping choices.
For San Francisco, that means avoid buying items, such as food, that comes in plastic that can’t be recycled: tubs and containers numbered 1, 3, and 6. You’ll see an example above.
Remember that bottles (defined as neck smaller than body) numbered 1-7 are still ok to recycle. But isn’t it better to buy one nice travel bottle to reuse?
Basically, the less we take in, the less we have to deal with. Another good reason to take your own bag to the store!