12 Jul '11, 9pm

Green: With Tiny Cans, a New Trash Equation

Reaching for a petite dessert dish instead of the mixing bowl may help you curb your ice cream consumption. Grabbing a basket rather than a shopping cart helps control how many “necessities” you pick up at the store. Dartmouth College Rosi Kerr, Dartmouth College’s sustainability director. Similarly, trading your office garbage can for a daintier disposal bin may remind you to send less trash to the landfill. In June 2010, faculty, staff and administrators at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire had their desk trash cans replaced with six-inch-tall cartons. One year later, Dartmouth has sent 200 less tons of trash to the landfill, and recycling is up by one third. It’s a simple strategy. Every desk gets one large “zero sort” recycling box for paper, glass, aluminum and plastic and one tiny trash tub for whatever cannot be recycled, which at Dartmouth is essentially a few typ...

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