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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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  • Nadia Heyd
    Took Challenge via 2014-05-09 21:18:45 -0400
  • Adele Therias
    Took Challenge 2014-05-09 19:22:39 -0400
    estimated 2.0 cubic metres per year but the bin isn’t always full!
  • Lois Bordowitz
    Took Challenge 2014-05-09 13:56:40 -0400
    2.0
  • Ayaz Zafar
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 22:10:19 -0400
  • David Simmons
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 21:47:45 -0400
    1 cubic metre a year
  • Revathy Vattukkalathil
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 17:59:16 -0400
    Close to 2.9 cubic metres
  • Vanessa McMain
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 16:16:39 -0400
    While I do have a large bin, typically only 1 garbage bag is sent out every 2 weeks.
  • Sofia del Junco
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 16:12:43 -0400
    1-2 cubic metres a year
  • Kate Busby
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 15:32:05 -0400
    I usually don’t even fill half the bin.
  • Siobhan MacLean
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 15:20:05 -0400
  • Elaine Johnson
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 13:46:54 -0400
  • Lou Israel
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 13:11:49 -0400
    I am estimating since I do0 not keep track. Maybe it;’s only one bag a week.
  • Sherri Pavlycheva
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 12:56:53 -0400
    2.0 cubic metres
  • diana moreno
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 11:47:32 -0400
  • Heidi Breier
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 11:05:50 -0400
    I generate an average of .5 cubic metres of waste per year. My household generates and average of 3.1 cubic metres.
  • Ivor Fleming
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 10:37:57 -0400
    3.1 cubic metres
  • Patricia Hawk
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 09:50:54 -0400
    I need Tool # 2. It’s not here.

    Thank you, got it.

    2.0 cubic metres.

    I usually don’t need to put my grey bin out every week
  • Kady Cowan
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 09:39:22 -0400
    2 cubic meters
  • Mary Goldman
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 08:50:53 -0400
    6.2 cubic metres
  • Terrie Tucker
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 08:48:02 -0400
  • Judy Newman
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 07:54:39 -0400
    2 cubic metres
  • Regine Schmid
    Took Challenge 2014-05-08 02:57:47 -0400
    The small garbage bin is much too large, ridiculously so.

    We have about 1 grocery bag of garbage every 2 weeks.
  • Paul Roppolo
    Took Challenge 2014-05-07 23:36:40 -0400
  • Simon Cheesman
    Took Challenge 2014-05-07 22:45:13 -0400
  • Laura Hallman
    Took Challenge 2014-05-07 22:13:46 -0400
    1.0 Cubic Metres

    *I actually think it may be less because I don’t take a bag out each week, usually every 2 weeks.
  • Sascha Dho
    Took Challenge 2014-05-07 22:12:16 -0400
  • Jane Taylor
    Took Challenge 2014-05-07 20:59:07 -0400
  • John Ellis
    Took Challenge 2014-05-07 19:49:36 -0400
    2.0 Cubic Metres
  • Michael Greason
    Took Challenge 2014-05-07 19:41:59 -0400
    I hate the fact that I have to buy landfill to put out my garbage and recycling
  • Derek Wenderson
    Took Challenge 2014-05-07 19:27:06 -0400