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It’s in the Bag: Amy’s Trash-Free Experiment

Just How Much Will She Accumulate?

It’s Amy’s Trash-Free Day experiment! Watch how much trash our Chief Marketing Officer and Green Blogger Amy Cadora generates in one day—and discover how she plans to scale it back!

Amy’s Trash-Free Day

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comment_2Do you have ideas for reducing the amount of trash we generate? We’d love to hear from you—just leave a comment below!
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Lauren Lewinski
Lauren Lewinski
5 years ago

WE have Trash Free Tuesdays at the school I work at. Kids are encouraged to bring their lunch and snack in containers that can be reused and/or washed and not put in the garbage.

Mary McGovern
Mary McGovern
5 years ago

That is a really cool idea, Lauren! Now, can we “Trash Free Tuesday”, along with our “Taco Tuesday”!

Alison Knappenberger
Alison Knappenberger
1 year ago

Great application lesson! About how many staff/faculty/ students would you say participate? Do you track results in any way?

Briana White
Briana White
5 years ago

There’s no video

aanderson
aanderson
5 years ago
Reply to  Briana White

We apologize for any inconvenience. Here is the direct link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ-JAOtBrl4

Mary McGovern
Mary McGovern
5 years ago

Wow, how thought provoking! I am totally going to do this, and encourage my family, friends,and piano students to try it. I never even realized that there was a 5th “R”- Refusing! Thanks, Amy.

Stephanie Cosgrove
Stephanie Cosgrove
5 years ago

Hi Amy.

Have you seen the blog “Trash is for Tossers” (http://www.trashisfortossers.com/). It”s published by a young NYC lady that aims to live waste free. She has suggestions and alternatives on her blog too.

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Moderator
5 years ago

Thanks, Stephanie! We always love having a fresh new source of ideas. Thanks for sharing with your fellow Movement members!

Rose Arredondo
Rose Arredondo
5 years ago

It just amazes me how much we trash we accumulate in one day. On a mission to Reduce!

Jen Haralson
Jen Haralson
5 years ago

I’ve committed this year to always carrying a durable water bottle and coffee cup. Once you get in the habit, it’s an easy switch!

Jennifer Backler
Jennifer Backler
5 years ago

That really opens your eyes to how much waste you produce in one day!

Leah Rissien
Leah Rissien
5 years ago

What a great idea! I’m going to challenge a local non-profit to do this too.

Andrea Stahl
Andrea Stahl
5 years ago

We use a bunch of water bottles in our small office. I am thinking about buying a filter pitcher and distributing reusable water bottles to all. Think it will be worth it!

Heather Wiese
Heather Wiese
4 years ago

I’m interested to see just how things are recycled, such as paper and especially plastic. And what about fabrics/textiles? I hope to see Norwex Movement show posts on its site about this.

Jennifer Rottman
Jennifer Rottman
4 years ago

I love the idea of carrying around the trash you accumulate in 1 day. It would be amazing to see.

Leigh-Ann Ross
Leigh-Ann Ross
4 years ago

Love this idea!

Gingi Freeman
Gingi Freeman
3 years ago

I LOVE THIS! I am totally gonna try this sometime.. mind if I steal the concept for use on my blog?!?!?! (Will totally give you guys credit! for the inspiration!)

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3 years ago
Reply to  Gingi Freeman

Gingi, sure that would be great! After all, imitation is the best form of flattery, right? And wouldn’t be wonderful if everyone imitated this experiment? Thank you! Let us know how your experiment turns out!

Jenna Gray
Jenna Gray
3 years ago

Bringing a travel mug to coffee shops and having them full it instead of a paper or styrophome cup, purchasing a reusable coffee sleeve, and not using those disposable plastic k cups are some ways to reduce waste… can you tell I love coffee 😉

Lia Thompson
Lia Thompson
3 years ago
Reply to  Jenna Gray

I always feel so much better when I remember to bring my reusable mugs and bags for carrying my veg to cut out the plastic. Getting in the habit of it now although I ve kicked myself a few days for being a waste creater! Most days now I’m successful at cutting waste output.

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3 years ago
Reply to  Lia Thompson

Congrats, Lia! And thanks for sharing. Isn’t it exciting to know that new habits can be learned, and that together we are making a difference?

Juliana DeWeerd
Juliana DeWeerd
3 years ago

I reduce kitchen waste by using stoneware or reusable silicone parchment instead of parchment paper. Composting keeps my trash bag small and less stinky as well.

Kelly Fraga
Kelly Fraga
2 years ago

Trash free day would be an awesome thing to plan with some friends and have them post on how well they did!!

Laura Bailey
Laura Bailey
1 year ago

I have started to make my coffee at home, and take it in a thermos to work as at work we have Kurigs or these little coffee pack things that go into a special machine. Also, they use the plastic individual creamer cups. I have always used my own coffee mug rather than the paper coffee cups with plastic lids that work provides but found I can reduce my tossing of plastic by bringing my coffee to work with creamer already added. It saves me time not having to run down to get coffee and the coffee I make is way better!

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1 year ago
Reply to  Laura Bailey

Laura, you are making such a big difference! And as your co-workers take notice, you can share the reasons for your good habits with them too. Keep up the good work!

Eugenia Hill
Eugenia Hill
8 months ago

What a great idea! I am going to get my grandchildren to try this experiment so they can learn from their experience. Thank you for this.