In response to all the environmental vs economical/convenient debate we have on the plastic bag thread, I would like to ask people what do you usually have in your trash can, and kind of get an idea of what is in our trash. I'll start first: Kitchen trash can, each load contains: -2 plastic bags, outer one being Target/Walmart and inner one being Safeway/Ranch99, etc, to prevent leaks that they usually have. -about 10-20% facial tissue and paper towel -about 20% waste vegetable and other food items -about 30% plastic packaging that are not recyclable -about 20% juice containers that are not recyclable -about 20% misc non-recyclable junk like thermal (fax) paper, wrappers, more plastics, hybrid metal/plastic junk. Bathroom: -1 Safeway/Ranch99 plastic bag, no liquid -100% paper products (used tissue, paper towel, maxipad, etc) Recycle bin: -paper bag that get replaced every 2 months -everything that can be recycled including the #1 to #6 -metal pieces that I chopped out of old electronics -it is usually 2x the size of our trash every load -engine oil container -magazine -anything non-bio-hazard Yard-waste: anything that is from the yard except fruit, which could attract ants and roaches. What about you guys?
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