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Weekly Trashed

Plastic bags consumed this year: This morning I blew off sniping photos of poor trash management in favor of playing with my two boys – easy decision. So instead of posting a photo, I thought I’d post this numerical reminder of how blind we are to our consumption. Over 500 billion plastic bags are used […]

Weekly Trashed

I had a lot to choose from on my drive out this morning, but I went with this beauty. You constantly hear about how you are supposed to separate your recyclables – nothing new there. This resident followed that edict, but then decided to just throw the baby out with the bath water. Sitting next […]

Weekly Trashed

This one is simple compared to some of the cardboard catastrophes from previous weeks. An unbroken down box (recyclable) of bottled water (don’t get me started), filled with trash and on its way to the landfill. I also think that’s a brown paper bag stuffed in there, which is both reusable and recyclable. Makes you […]

Weekly Trashed

Recycling cardboard isn’t that difficult, even if the county won’t pick it up for us. There’s a drop site just 1 mile from my neighborhood, which I use once a month. Yet every week I see house after house after house of people killing trees. And for what – to save time? I don’t buy […]

Weekly Trashed

This week’s Trashed isn’t in your face like previous installments, but rather delicate…almost artistic. I imagine the resident adjusting the composition in an effort to make their ode to ignorance complete.  A little styrofoam here, some yard waste there, balance the cardboard box on top – perfect! Check out the Weekly Trashed archives for more.

Weekly Trashed

This week’s pile has one of my favorites: the box, inside a box, inside a box – all made of cardboard. A sacrificial recyclable puzzle. But I’m most concerned about that car battery. Lead-acid recycling programs are very successful at keeping toxic badness out of our groundwater. Drop sites in all three counties accept auto […]

Weekly Trashed

This week, I was surrounded by cardboard on my drive to work. It was everywhere. The four shots below were all taken within 10 houses of each other. It amazes me how reluctant people are to recycle their cardboard. Charleston County, if you’re listening, we NEED CURBSIDE PICKUP!!! Check out the Weekly Trashed archives for […]

Weekly Trashed

This week’s Trashed goes back to the basics – corrugated cardboard…and lots of it. There are some other gems in this photo too. Lots of unbroken down boxes (bad for the garbage men) made of cardboard (recyclable), a bag of yard waste (compostable), bubble wrap (reusable), plastic grocery bags (recyclable), and plastic food containers (recyclable). […]

Maybe it was the holiday? Maybe people just blew up their trash? Maybe this column is working? Whatever the reason, I’m happy to report that there were no bad examples of trash disposal on my way in to work yesterday (though my wife said had I gone one street over, I would have seen something […]

Well, I didn’t find anything worthy of Weekly Trashed on my drive in this morning – just a couple of cardboard boxes, but nothing spectacular. So Justin thought we ought to lay this gem on you, spotted at our office. For starters, the cardboard box -> inside a box -> inside a box is classic, […]

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