The baby pooped four times today. Big ones. The poop didn’t go into the garbage, it got flushed down the toilet to go where the poop should go, unless, you are an Eco-Saint and do the Humanure thing. Then the cloth diaper got washed to be ready for tomorrow’s rounds.
Landfills are so stinky and gross and two easy things to keep out of them are human waste and food.
Food is an easy one if you try to compost everything that you can. People who are new to composting are always impressed with how much less garbage they have when they stop throwing food away. Add to that recycling everything you can and you’ll find you have very little waste indeed.
If every family, business and restaurant could get with this simple program of composting food scraps, being responsible with their poop and recycling all recyclables, then our landfills would be much less burdened.
I believe there is hope.