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Steven's action: Reduce to 1 bag of trash per week

Everything that goes into your bags of trash every week is going to end up at a landfill where it will be buried with everyone else's trash. Not only are we running out of potential landfill space, but this is a huge waste of energy and resources.
Step 1: Take note of what you currently throw away read more
How many bags of trash does your household produce a week? What's in them? Keep track of everything in and out of the house for a week. The more of these steps you do the better, but doing any combination of them that gets you down to one bag of trash a week will allow you to check them all off and complete this particular guide.
May 28, 2009
Double-checked with Jeff, and we're down to one bag a week!

Nothing much besides plastic-wrap for foods, wrap for tomo foods, and vacuum dumpings (mostly tomo hair, which does not compost).

Got there!
Completed on June 5, 2009 at 12:34 a.m.
Step 2: Reuse everything you can read more
Before something goes into the garbage or recycling, consider if it actually garbage or if it can be reused in some way. Consider trying to sell larger items on Craigslist or Ebay or giving them away to the Salvation Army, Goodwill, or Freecycle. Know what sorts of reuse centers you have in your community.
Completed on June 5, 2009 at 12:35 a.m.
Step 3: Recycle everything you can read more
Complete our guide on recycling everything you can.
Completed on June 5, 2009 at 12:35 a.m.
Step 4: Compost everything you can read more
Complete our guide on composting everything you can.
Completed on June 5, 2009 at 12:35 a.m.
Step 5: Try to buy things that have less packaging read more
Consider the packaging of the products you buy. There is no reason for materials to go straight from the store into the trash. Look to see if your municipality requires manufacturers to take back their packaging.
Completed on June 5, 2009 at 12:35 a.m.
Step 6: Get down to one bag a week read more
Do what it takes to get down to one bag of trash a week. If you've completed all of these steps and still can't do it, raise a flag or ask for help in our discussion section until you manage to accomplish your goal. Make sure you can keep it up for a couple of weeks before checking off this final step.
June 19, 2009
So we've been doing recycling wrong, so I'm unchecking this until I'm sure we're down to one bag with proper recycling!
July 1, 2009
We're now doing it right, and still down to one bag a week!
Completed on July 1, 2009 at 7:32 p.m.
All Done!
Tomo Says:Great Job!
Updates and Comments: What is this?
The updates and comments below show how Steven is doing in completing his action. You can leave him comments, suggestions and encouragement using the box below.
Tomo Says:The guys drink coffee and work all day, but I think chasing birds is much more fun.
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