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Friday, August 1, 2008

What's In the Basement- August

Garbage:

  • 1 piece scotch tape
  • 1 price sticker from fish monger
  • 1 staple from film sides
  • 2 staples from cardboard top
  • 3 metallic emergen c packets
  • 1 piece scotch tape from studio passes
  • 1 staple from film sides
  • 1 sticker from fish monger
  • 1 piece scotch tape from studio passes
  • 1 ball of used tape
  • 1 coffee cup (plasticoated)
  • 3 chips bags
  • 2 food wrapper bars
  • 1 band aid wrapper and sticky covers
  • 2 sucking candy wrappers
  • 1 chips bag
  • 3 pieces of tape from new underwear
  • 1 metal staple from tea bag
  • 1 mettalic butter container top
  • 1 chips bag
  • 1 fruit rollup wrapper
  • 1 cereal bar wrapper
  • 2 breakfast pastry bags
  • 2 cereal bar wrappers
  • 1 piece chewed gum in wrapper
  • 2 band aid wrappers
  • 1 chips bag
  • 1 chips bag
  • 1 plastic stir straw
  • 1 coffee bean bag
  • 1 plastic thingy that holds new socks together
  • 1 sticker from new socks
  • 1 packet from mac and cheese
  • 1 microwave popcorn bag
  • 3 biscotti wrappers
  • 1 plane ticket holder
  • 6 plane baggage tags
  • 2 plastic toy wrappers w/stickers
  • 4 pieces of chewed gum in wrappers
  • 1 breakfast bar wrapper
  • 5 glossy door flyers
  • 1 coffee bean bag
  • 1 3 segment drug packet
  • 1 piece clean used foil
  • 1 cardboard middle from frozen juice container
  • 2 lollipop covers
  • 1 glossy flyer
Recycle:
  • 1 plastic pasta bag
  • 1 plastic straw
  • 1 beer bottle
  • 1 plastic bag
  • 1 glass soy sauce bottle w/top
  • 2 metal ends from frozen juice container
  • 1 cardboard pizza box
  • 1 cardboard naan box
  • 1 plastic gnocci bag
  • 1 beer bottle w/top
  • 1 plastic cranberry bag
  • 1 plastic banana chips bag
  • 1 lemonade tetra pak
  • 11 ozs paper from mail
  • 4 local newspapers
  • 1 plastic gnocci bag
  • 2 plastic drinking cups PP5
  • 1 plastic straw
  • 1 cardboard mac and cheese box
  • 1 plastic frozen strawberry bag
  • 1 glass soda bottle w/top
  • 1 cardboard 4 pack from soda bottles
  • 1 cardboard sock holder

  • 1 plastic celery bag
  • 1 glass soda bottle w/top
  • 2 plastic cups w/top PETE 1
  • 3 misc plastic bags
  • 1 cereal wrapper
  • 1 plastic carrots bag
  • 1 beer bottle w/top
  • 1 plastic from plates
  • 1 plastic bag
  • 1 marshmallow bag
  • 2 smart dog wrappers
  • 2 plastic sample cups
  • 1 plastic straw
  • 1 plastic milk jug w/top HDPE 2
  • 1 cardboard pizza box
  • 1 tetra pak egg whites
  • 1 plastic cookie packet
  • 1 syrup container HDPE 2 w/top
  • 1 plastic butter container
  • 1 cardboard cereal box
  • 1 wax cereal bag
  • 1 tetra pak milk carton
  • 1 plastic underwear bag
  • 1 cardboard from underwear bag
  • 1 plastic drinking straw
  • 1 aluminum can
  • 1 plastic juice bottle w/top
  • 1 plastic pasta bag
  • 6 ozs paper from bills
  • 1 broken glass carafe (checking on this)
  • 5 ozs receipts/bills
  • 1 set of film sides
  • 1 cardbaord backing from videocassets package
  • 1 plastic front from videocassete package
  • 2 videocassette plastic wraps
  • 1 soup tetrapak box
  • 1 aluminum soda can
  • 1 beer bottle w/top
  • 1 cardboard cereal box
  • 1 cereal bag
  • 1 beer bottle w/top
  • 1 cardboard beer bottle six pack holder
  • 1 plastic safflower oil bottle PETE 1
  • 1 beer bottle w/top
  • 1 plastic sample cup
  • 1 tetrapak milk jug
  • 2 plastic berry containers
  • 2 cardbaord crayola boxes
  • 1 cardboard top to party favors
  • 1 glass juice bottle w/top
  • 1 plastic bag from party favors
  • 1 glass beer bottle w/top
  • 1 glass soda bottle w/top
  • 1 plastic salad bag
E-waste/HAZ Waste:
  • 1 broken bulb
Unaccounted For:
  • 1 plastic juice bottle w/top
  • 1 cardboard post card

8 comments:

Dave said...

I see you have some pasta bags, cereal bags. Sounds like a lot of stuff that people think is not recyclable, including plenty of "greenies" like myself. Even Bottle caps and things that the local authority tells you to "throw away" - even when you know it is just steel or plastic. What do you know??

I know this is a long "comment" - what about mylar potato chip bags, and other laminated materials? Seems to me that that stuff could be shredded and used as insulation or composite filler. Got any leads on that kind of solution for those "non recyclables"?

Good work, keep it up!
Check out my own project: www.900mpg.org

Sustaino - said...

Are you finding the summer months to have more or less waste for you compared to winter? Just curious as you are becoming more aware of the amount of waste that is discarded.

Regards,
Sustaino
www.sustaino.blogspot.com

Dave said...

Hey Sustaino (cool moniker),
I don't really think there is a tremendous amount of difference. Living in Southern California, there isn't really a huge difference between summer and winter, so that might be the reason why.

Consume Less, Conserve More!!!

Dave

Nicole Vulcan said...

i heard about your blog some time ago and am glad i found you. i would like to see more pics of what you are doing!

Dave said...

Hey Nicole,
Thanks for checking the blog out. IF you go to the main section and scroll through, you'll see a pictorial of every week (except the last two as I'm behind).

Consume Less, Conserve More!!!!

dave

Dave said...

Hey Dave,
From what i understand, my recycler will take a lot of that stuff. Now having said that I live in LA which takes a ton of stuff, and I am going off what i have been told. I'm planning a trip to meet with them and will take a lot of the things you have mentioned (and others) to get the straight poop. I'll obviously adjust the numbers accordingly as I go and it'll be interesting to see.

As for the mylar, no leads myself but if you come up with anything, definitely share!

Consume Less, Conserve More!!!!

Dave

Dave said...

Dave,
Just came across a guy who uses mylar bags (the shiny part) to make his solar cookers. How cool!

dave

Sustaino - said...

Amazing basement trash! Glad to see you are recycling a majority of those items. You are essentially helping to reduce the "garbage vortex" or the Garbage Patch in the North Pacific gyre. Check it out!

Regards,
Sustaino