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Some kitchen waste disposal units tend to put unnecessary pressure on overtaxed sewage plants. A much better option is to practice composting or vermiculture methods instead. Composting organic waste reduces household trash by approximately 30%. Go one step further by reusing various plastic bags to isolate smelly meat, bones and pet waste. By controlling odors in garbage, bag will not have to be put out on curb as often.
So, imagine that if your waste and recycling was now half size that it typically was before. That means in theory waste pickup service would decrease costs by 50%, landfill would be receiving half of what it used to, fewer trips to recycling depot, less pollution…
Well you get picture. It is easy to make a difference and we can all start at home. Right where we are.
-- Written by Dave and Lillian Brummet based on the concept of their book, Trash Talk. The book offers useful solutions for the individual to reduce waste and better manage resources. A guide for anyone concerned about his or her impact on the environment. (http://www.sunshinecable.com/~drumit)