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No Trash Week - Earth Day Week 2010

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No Trash Week is April 18-24, 2010
Try To Make No Trash For An Entire Week!

How do you participate? Strive to make no trash for an entire week. Try your best, but don't worry too much about getting a perfect score, especially if this is your first attempt to go garbage-free.

Think about what you eat, how you commute, how you move things from place to place, how you share information and take notes... Remember that although recycling is a wonderful way to extend the useful life of many materials, it still takes energy to remake things, and most end up downcycled until they wind up in the landfill. So treat recycling as a last resort, for materials you just can't find any way to reuse. For this challenge, biodegradable items which you turn back into dirt via a compost in your own yard or home do not count as trash. However, a plastic grocery bag kept only for reuse as a rubbish bin liner still counts as trash!

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