Trek Your Trash

The Mermaids challenge you. 

Try this at home and trek your trash for a week. The goal is to raise awareness about the amount of garbage that an individual produces every day and to raise awareness about recycling and proper disposal of everyday materials. 

Rules:

•All of the non-recyclable, non-compostable garbage that you personally generate is to be added to the bag.

•If an item can be recycled it can be disposed of in an appropriate recycling receptacle, however you must carry around the material until such a receptacle can be found.

•Likewise with compostable garbage - if you have a way to properly dispose of compostables, you need only carry them around until you can put them in the compost pile. If you don't have a compost pile, now might be an excellent time to start one.

•You do NOT have to collect cat or dog excrement or soiled materials such as toilet paper and used tissue.

•If there is something with a strong odor, you may put it into a Ziplock bag, then place it in your garbage bag.

•You must collect trash from work, home, and leisure activities.

•If you live in a household with other people, you need only carry your fair "share" of shared waste.

Read about Mermaid treks:

Chawna Jones: http://chawnajonesfitness.blogspot.com/2014/08/trekking-my-trash-save-mermaids.html

Rene Livingston: http://plantsandhoney.com/2013/08/12/trekyourtrash/