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When I went to go collect the pieces for my assignment today, I had not realized that the goal was to collect only plastic waste. Instead, I ended up trying to clean the square block around my dorm as much as possible. Along the way, I realized how much people just chuck and toss away. People had finished consuming the product the containers originally held, so compost-wise, they had not wasted a bite. However, once they used that beverage or that food to the most of what could benefit them, they don’t think much about how much they still wasted the containers. These materials that could have been repurposed for something else are now thrown on the streets and sidewalks.
A majority of the items I was able to recycle, because I had collected a bunch of newspapers, bottles, containers, aluminum. Yet, there were still objects that weren’t as easily disposed of such as batteries, styrofoam, food, and cigarettes. I placed what was recyclable in the recycling chutes outside of my dorm that separated items from paper, plastics, and regular waste.
After researching, I discovered the residential households in NYC is provided with regular curbside and garbage collecting. There are also designated areas throughout the city where city dwellers may dispose of their waste. The only thing residence must do is separate their wastes from their recycling. In The New School dorms, students have trash chutes and recycling rooms on each floor and well as recycling and garbage cans through out each of the university buildings. My home is similar to NYC where we have garbage and recycling collecting on a weekly schedule by the curb of my house,
Many items that I ended up picking up were expected such as cans, bottles, newspapers, and business cards. I think a majority of the things I found, I pretty much expected to find. However, there were some out of the ordinary wastes such as metro cards, car service slip, Listerine packet, a plate of fruits, pens, a cup of pee, batteries, unopened sauce packets, and patient bracelets. I think most items I found anyone would typically consume as I found mostly take out items for people on the go.
Items I typically consume that are one use are products such as water bottles, detergent bottles, paper, any makeup product containers, boxes of tea bags, plastic bags, produce bags, menstrual products, Ziploc bags, batteries, in cartridges, and paper towels.
I think after this project I started to realize how much we throw away items without really thinking about how much we are really consuming. The other day I was cleaning my bathroom and I am now realizing how many paper towels I had wasted. In stead of using one on a spot to clean, I would use three. Reducing our consumption can really help reduce the amount we scrap. I think the easiest part in my life to save on would be cleaning products, supplies, beauty products, and food.