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Challenge 2 - Measure Your Waste

Knowing how much waste you produce will help you identify how it can be reduced!

  • Use Tool #1 OR Tool #2 below to calculate the approximate garbage your household creates in a year.
  • Enter your calculated household waste per year in the comment box below to complete the challenge.

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  • Erica Mcneely
    Took Challenge 2015-08-11 21:26:50 -0400
  • Kathleen luckhart
    Took Challenge 2015-06-12 21:04:42 -0400
  • Erin McWhirter
    Took Challenge 2015-06-07 11:43:53 -0400
  • Josh Dawson
    Took Challenge 2015-05-08 11:56:59 -0400
  • Chantelle Misheal
    Took Challenge 2015-02-09 18:31:01 -0500
    3.1 cubic metres!
  • Erica Friesen
    Took Challenge 2014-11-25 21:04:00 -0500
    .5 cubic meters
  • Jeanette Falk
    Took Challenge 2014-09-23 04:10:09 -0400
  • Mikey Bennington
    Took Challenge via 2014-09-16 13:29:48 -0400
  • Alessandra Robertson
    Took Challenge 2014-09-12 17:18:35 -0400
  • Isobel Sibbald
    Took Challenge 2014-08-19 16:20:21 -0400
  • Heloise Drochon
    Took Challenge 2014-08-18 11:21:58 -0400
  • Teresa Wright
    Took Challenge 2014-08-16 12:43:41 -0400
    If only I knew how to compost (or do something with) cat & dog waste (I have 5 animals at home ;) our household waste to landfill would be negligible.
  • Mary Lysaght
    Took Challenge 2014-08-09 17:01:58 -0400
  • Helen Simpson
    Took Challenge 2014-08-05 09:25:40 -0400
    Cannot enter the calculated waste as 2.9
  • eddie mayanja
    Took Challenge 2014-08-01 16:08:41 -0400
    cigerate buffs need not be thrown allover the streets. Smokers need to manage the refuse just like any other ordinary waste
  • Darsh Prashad
    Took Challenge 2014-07-29 13:12:01 -0400
  • Christie MacInnes
    Took Challenge 2014-07-25 14:16:20 -0400
    3.1 cubic metres
  • @melissashah19 tweeted link to this page. 2014-07-19 21:49:20 -0400
  • Melissa Shah
    Took Challenge 2014-07-19 21:24:10 -0400
    3.9!
  • Liam Kavanagh-Bradette
    Took Challenge 2014-07-18 15:47:03 -0400
  • Linda MacDonald
    Took Challenge 2014-07-16 18:11:56 -0400
  • John D. Lundy
    Took Challenge 2014-07-15 23:25:00 -0400
    3.9 yes!
  • Daniel Brennan
    Took Challenge 2014-07-15 23:00:33 -0400
    2.9 Cubic Metres
  • Charles Ritchie
    Took Challenge 2014-07-15 22:09:09 -0400
    Yes.
  • Jessica C Dubelaar
    Took Challenge 2014-07-15 20:56:24 -0400
    3.1 cubic metres
  • Leslie Forge
    Took Challenge 2014-07-15 16:09:33 -0400
    6 with family of four and trying to downsize clutter.
  • Trudy Grantham
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 22:03:04 -0400
    2.0 Cubic Metres
  • d schenke
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 19:03:43 -0400
  • Mr Lindgren
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 18:54:54 -0400
    TEA’s office (5-10 office staff, 2-5 volunteers and 5-10 canvassers in each day) creates about 3 medium sized bags of garbage each week = to 6 m3 per year! We know we can cut that down a lot – we’ll do a waste audit of our garbage soon to look more closely at what’s in there. We suspect it’s mostly food waste and take out food containers!
  • Ellen Vera Allen + David Smiley
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 18:52:40 -0400
    6.2 cubic metres