13 Jul '11, 7pm

These are the smart ideas we need to end trash in our ocean! Mini trash cans inspire people to waste less:

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...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/12/with-tiny-cans-...

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grist.org 13 Jul '11, 7pm

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Green: With Tiny Cans, a New Trash Equation

green.blogs.nytimes.com 12 Jul '11, 9pm

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With Tiny Cans, a New Trash Equation

green.blogs.nytimes.com 12 Jul '11, 8pm

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When the Game Ends, the Trash Begins - Practical tips on how to reduce waste at big events a @WasteManagement op-ed

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earth911.com 13 Jul '11, 6pm

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treehugger.com 04 Jul '11, 4pm

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e360.yale.edu 08 Jul '11, 3pm

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How Just 3% of Denmark's Trash Ends Up in a Lan...

treehugger.com 04 Jul '11, 4pm

This is an entry in my series on Denmark's myriad efforts in the climate and clean energy arena, and why they seem to work...