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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.

Did you take this challenge?


  • Bruce Bryden
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 18:52:30 -0400
    1 cubic meter
  • Sandra Nakata
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 18:52:11 -0400
    less than 2.0 cubic metres per year!
  • Karthika A
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 15:46:35 -0400
    4 or more large garbage bags per week
  • P Sutharshini
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 15:45:25 -0400
    1 or less large garbage bags per week
  • Mary Arapura
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 15:23:26 -0400
    1 or less bags per week
  • Nesha .
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 15:09:57 -0400
    1 or less medium bags per week
  • Thuraisingam Appudurai
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 15:09:14 -0400
    4 or more grocery bags per week
  • Sadie Wardougou
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 15:08:02 -0400
    1 or less bags per week
  • Tharsika K
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 15:06:22 -0400
    2-4 large garbage bags per week
  • K Sinthujah
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 15:04:31 -0400
    1 or less large garbage bags per week
  • Srinath Kumarasingh
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 15:02:33 -0400
    4 or more bags per week
  • Farah Motani
    Took Challenge 2014-07-13 09:39:18 -0400
  • Emely Hernandez
    Took Challenge 2014-07-11 11:13:39 -0400
    13.6 cubic meteres
  • Rebecca Ong
    Took Challenge via 2014-07-10 22:25:48 -0400
    2.0 cubic metres
  • k. dunbar
    Took Challenge 2014-07-10 22:02:50 -0400
    less than the calculated 3.1 cubic metres as I recycle and give away items
  • Alex Murray
    Took Challenge 2014-07-10 21:54:35 -0400
    THE HOUSEHOLD WASTE ESTIMATION INSTRUCTIONS ARE UNCLEAR.
  • Christine S
    Took Challenge via 2014-07-10 21:53:58 -0400
    3.1 cubic metres per yr
  • Nancy Ong
    Took Challenge via 2014-07-10 21:44:33 -0400
    2 cubic metres
  • Lina Lum
    Took Challenge 2014-07-09 21:44:39 -0400
    0.5 Cubic Metres
  • Arlynn MacDermott
    Took Challenge 2014-07-09 18:57:02 -0400
  • Ruth Li
    Took Challenge 2014-07-09 14:19:48 -0400
  • Chungy Tibet Dzonga
    Took Challenge 2014-07-09 00:22:46 -0400
  • Leigh Valliere
    Took Challenge 2014-07-08 22:41:51 -0400
    3.9 Cubic Metres
  • Grant Lowe
    Took Challenge 2014-07-08 15:57:00 -0400
  • Denise Robichaud
    Took Challenge 2014-07-07 08:42:32 -0400
  • Kayla Rozmus
    Took Challenge 2014-07-06 21:22:51 -0400
    Estimated household waste per year


    11.7 Cubic Metres


    Estimated household waste per year


    9.4 Cubic Metres
  • Fatima Khatun
    Took Challenge 2014-07-05 17:23:37 -0400
    My calculated amount is 5.8 cubic meters per year
  • Ada
    Took Challenge 2014-07-03 21:14:33 -0400
  • Gurpreet Kamboj
    Took Challenge 2014-07-03 15:29:56 -0400
    6.2 Cubic Meters
  • Leila Laskujarvi
    Took Challenge 2014-07-03 13:59:37 -0400
    6.2 cubic metres – but it’s not usually full. Maybe we should get a smaller bin.