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Monday, September 1, 2008

What's In The Basement - September

Garbage:

  • 1 chips bag
  • 1 piece chewed gum
  • 1 museum sticker
  • 1 plastic ice cream wrapper
  • 1 candy wrapper
  • 1 chips bag
  • 1 piece chewed gum in wrapper
  • 1 shrink wrap from fruit holder
  • 1 large ball of used tin foil
  • 1 tetrapak milk container (dirty)
  • 1 cookie bag
  • 1 chips bag
  • 1 plastic table from pizza box
  • 1 box frozen artichoke hearts
  • 1 piece tape
  • 1 chips bag
  • 1 plastic wrap from mushrooms
  • 1 packet from rice box
  • 2 pieces chewed gum in wrappers
  • 2 small plastic straws
  • 1 plastic bag from pizza dough
  • 1 staple
  • 2 pieces chewed gum in wrappers
  • 1 baggage tag
  • 1 candy bar wrapper
  • 1 plasticoated credit card sleeve
  • 1 plasticoated paper plate
  • 4 small chips bags
  • 1 wristband
  • 1 metal thingy from champagne bottle
  • 1 piece tin foil
  • 1 cloth face towel
  • 1 backing from stamps
  • 1 foil top from honey jar


Recycle:
  • 1 styrofoam fish platter
  • 1 brown sugar bag
  • 1 plastic tofu bag
  • 1 plastic pie wrap
  • 1 box couscous
  • 1 plastic couscous bag
  • 1 glass grape juice bottle
  • 1 glass spaghetti sauce jar
  • 1 local paper
  • 1 plastic cookie holder
  • 1 plastic cookie wrap
  • 1 plastic bag from face towel
  • 1 plastic yogurt tub PP5
  • 1 cardboard video cassette backing
  • 1 plastic videocassette front
  • 1 videocassette plastic wrap
  • 1 cardboard blintzes box
  • 1 plastic tray from blintzes box
  • 1 cardboard cereal box
  • 1 plastic cereal bag
  • 1 plastic salad bag
  • 1 plastic fettucini bag
  • 1 cardboard veggie burger box
  • 1 plastic bag from veggie burgers
  • 1 plastic marshmallow bag
  • 1 plastic pasta bag
  • 1 plastic milk jug ring
  • 1 plastic bag from nuts 
  • 1 plastic food to go container PP5
  • 1 plastic yogurt tub PP5
  • 1 plastic sample holder PP5
  • 2 styrofoam take out containers
  • 1 tetra pack oj container
  • 1 cereal bag
  • 1 video cassette wrapper
  • 1 piece tin foil
  • 1 cardboard vegan hamburger box
  • 1 plastic hamburger packet
  • 1 cardboard video cassette backing
  • 1 plastic video cassette front
  • 1 plastic pasta bag
  • 1 styrofoam container
  • 2 cassette wrappers
  • 1 cardboard cassette backing
  • 1 plastic cassette pacakging
  • 1 juice bottle HDPE 2
  • 1 cardbaord pizza box
  • 1 gnocci bag
  • 3 beer bottle w/tops
  • 1 cardbaord beer six pack holder
  • 1 cardbaord backing from camping utensils
  • 1 plastic cover from camping utensils
  • 1 styrofoam mushroom packet
  • 1 rice box
  • 1 pizza box1 tofu tub HDPE 2
  • 1 beer bottle w/top
  • 1 chips bag
  • 4 beer bottles w/tops
  • 1 marshmallow bag
  • 1 glass soda bottle
  • 1 simple green refill bottle HDPE 2
  • 1 plastic juic bottle HDPE 2
  • 1 glass drinking bottle
  • 1 plastic rice bag
  • 1 cardboard cereal box
  • 1 wax cereal bag
  • 1 plastic wrap from toilet paper pack
  • 1 plastic windshield washer fluid jug HDPE2
  • 1 bleach bottle HDPE 2
  • 2 plastic pasta bags
  • 1 beer bottle
  • 1 aluminum tomato sauce can

Disposed of Due to Health Reasons:
  • 1 plastic wrap from fish
  • 1 spongy fish platter liner
E-waste/HAZ waste
  • 1 broken car lightbulb
OTHER
  • burned one small pile of termite infested wood approx 3 pounds



4 comments:

cradclif said...

Hi Sustainable Dave! I heard about you from Kevin and Bean! And all I have to say is whoawhoawhoa. You can RECYCLE plastic food bags and cereal boxes? I've been throwing these away! Where do you take them to get recycled? (I live in southern California.)

Also, with plastic, doesn't only, like, 3% of it actually get recycled?

Also, I'm sure you've heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Please spread the word about it! I'd never heard of it before I did some of my own research a couple weeks ago!

Dave said...

Hey Cradcliff,
Gonna post somehting i just found on the first question you asked so check that out in a few minutes.

I'm not sure if 3% is the exact number but it is true that a shockingly small amount of plastic gets recycled.

As for the Pacific Gyre, the two guys who just sailed across it are friends of mine and there are some links to their story here on the site. Scary stuff that everyone should know about.

Consume Less, Conserve More!!!

Dave

Mufaddal said...

Hi Dave,
I live in MA and I was wondering why you didn't put tin foil in the recycling. I always put used tin foil in the recycling, but there must be a reason why you didn't or maybe I am wrong for putting the foil in the recycling. Can you clear that up for me..thanks!

Dave said...

Hey Mufaddal,
I'd have to check the actual daily post but my guess is it was either extremely rippped, or there was something burned onto it. I have recycled other foil in the past. Thanks for watching.

Consume Less, Conserve More!!!!

Dave