Friday, October 28, 2011
There are literally dozens of recycling categories here
at McMurdo and because we sort everything that is discarded,
65% of our waste we generate does not end up in a landfill.
In comparison, only 32.5% of total waste in the United
States is recycled. We pretty much live, breath, eat and
sleep recycling. We get used to seeing dumpsters outside
that have the familiar labels: Plastic, Glass, Wood, etc.
However, lately someone has gotten creative and created
several new dumpsters. One for "Glitter" and one for
"Urine Soaked Pants". I understand there are also dumpters
in town that are for "Dreams" and "Trashy Romance Novels"
but I haven't seen them yet. One thing I love about McMurdo
is there are always people mixing things up...keeping it