Talking Trash Meredith Sorensen
4 things. <ul><li>-Dumpster Diving 101 </li></ul><ul><li>(waste assessments) </li></ul><ul><li>-Recycling in Portland </li...
Dumpster Diving 101 <ul><li>CES (Community Environmental Services) </li></ul>
We take your trash and sort it.
We weigh it.  We take pictures, too.
People like numbers.
 
Recycling in Portland
All Together Now! <ul><li>Paper </li></ul><ul><li>(no frozen food boxes) </li></ul><ul><li>Metal </li></ul><ul><li>(alumin...
<ul><li>Why Plastic Bags Hurt… </li></ul><ul><li>(Glass, too) </li></ul>
Take Home Messages <ul><li>No plastic bags in your recycling. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep glass on the side. </li></ul>
Composting is Hot
Why diverting food waste is a good idea: <ul><li>It’s Heavy   </li></ul><ul><li>(don’t truck it around) </li></ul><ul><li>...
(and that whole  global warming thing)
We recycle more…  But…we buy more.  (that’s not good)
Trash tells a story.
(and, unlike some storytellers, trash doesn’t lie.)
The World through the  Eyes of a Garbologist
Trash and Treasure: Chuck Me Out There
Thanks!  At your disposal: [email_address]
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Talking Trash

  1. 1. Talking Trash Meredith Sorensen
  2. 2. 4 things. <ul><li>-Dumpster Diving 101 </li></ul><ul><li>(waste assessments) </li></ul><ul><li>-Recycling in Portland </li></ul><ul><li>(why plastic bags hurt) </li></ul><ul><li>-Composting is Hot </li></ul><ul><li>(beyond the carbon/nitrogen strip tease) </li></ul><ul><li>-Waste and the World </li></ul><ul><li>(chuck me out there!) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Dumpster Diving 101 <ul><li>CES (Community Environmental Services) </li></ul>
  4. 4. We take your trash and sort it.
  5. 5. We weigh it. We take pictures, too.
  6. 6. People like numbers.
  7. 8. Recycling in Portland
  8. 9. All Together Now! <ul><li>Paper </li></ul><ul><li>(no frozen food boxes) </li></ul><ul><li>Metal </li></ul><ul><li>(aluminum cans, tin cans, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic Bottles and Tubs </li></ul><ul><li>(no lids) </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Why Plastic Bags Hurt… </li></ul><ul><li>(Glass, too) </li></ul>
  10. 11. Take Home Messages <ul><li>No plastic bags in your recycling. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep glass on the side. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Composting is Hot
  12. 13. Why diverting food waste is a good idea: <ul><li>It’s Heavy </li></ul><ul><li>(don’t truck it around) </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Rich in Nutrients </li></ul><ul><li>(soil amendment) </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Easy </li></ul><ul><li>(just let it sit there) </li></ul>
  13. 14. (and that whole global warming thing)
  14. 15. We recycle more… But…we buy more. (that’s not good)
  15. 16. Trash tells a story.
  16. 17. (and, unlike some storytellers, trash doesn’t lie.)
  17. 18. The World through the Eyes of a Garbologist
  18. 19. Trash and Treasure: Chuck Me Out There
  19. 20. Thanks! At your disposal: [email_address]
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