Here’s a little fun:
“What did you throw in a trash can today? You probably did not give it much thought. But this week New
Yorkers threw away 64,000 tons of garbage. That comes out to almost 7 billion pounds of garbage every year.
Whisking off the detritus of our daily lives costs the city more than a billion dollars a year.
Thousands of trucks, belching diesel fumes, carry our banana peels, battered tennis balls and discarded deli containers from one part of the city to another. Trucks, trains and barges haul our waste to landfills and recycling centers in other states — and other continents.
No one wants garbage. No one wants to think about it. No one wants to pay for it. But it isn’t going away.
Can you create a garbage plan for New York City? What do you do with your household garbage? How should the city handle it? Can you keep New York from drowning in our own refuse?
Play the Garbage Game. Begin by sorting your own waste. What would you throw unsorted into the garbage can, recycle for curbside pickup — or keep from going into the trash altogether?”