What is a trash test?
A trash test is simply going through our trash, recording what we find, then reviewing the information. This eye-opening experience helps us make better decisions when attempting to reduce waste within our home and/or business.
The first step in reducing waste is identifying what types of waste we currently generate.
Why are trash tests important?
The way we choose to live directly impacts our home & surrounding environment. Modern conveniences cost us more than the price tag.
Reducing the amount of waste that enters our home saves money, time, effort & space. In the long term, it might even save lives.
The average American generates over 4lbs of waste per day. By taking responsibility now, we can set good examples & create a better future for all.
How does trash testing help me?
See Physical Progress
Our recycle & trash can used to get filled to the top each week. Now, we fill the recycle 75% & trash 20%. Seeing progress is rewarding, motivating & makes success feel possible.
Make Data-Driven Decisions
Data-driven decisions offer us clarity, direction & peace of mind. Until we looked at the data, we had no idea that our garbage can contained more than 50% recyclable items.
Build Better Habits
Doing trash tests helps us grade our habits & behaviours so that we know how to improve. The more personal we get with our trash, the more power we have to change our ways.
How to do a trash test
Click HERE to download a free trash test template & watch the simple tutorial video below to learn how to do your own trash test!
Sample spreadsheet results
Happy Trash Testing!
Have questions or want me to add something? Email Bre@BreannaBaker.com