Today was a good day. I have been sticking pretty close to my goals and things are falling into habit. It is not that hard for me to say away from Slayter, Granville restaurants and Whit’s. Granted, if the Curtis dining hall dishwasher does not break down again. Avoiding these places, has allowed me to cut back on my waste, which is not a lot to begin with. One of my goals is to have less than half a bag of trash and so far so good. I’ve had very little trash, especially when we were told to collect our trash last week I had very little because I am already trying to lead a low impact lifestyle.
I went to Curtis for lunch and I was disappointed to see a mess on the floor by the salad bar. I just thought how all the spinach, lettuce, and egg would just go to waste in the garbage can. Then it got me wondering do the workers at the salad and sandwich line compost the vegetables that are not consumed? And why must they cut of the bottom tips of the lettuce and throw them into the trash? Is it because people don’t like to eat that part of it? So to please them we should dispose of it? Oh how convenient. Why not compost instead? At least that way the worms and bacteria will be more grateful and efficient.
I am always just so stunned at how students can be so wasteful on this campus and I’m sure on others as well. Many people do not care about disposing of things properly and find it bothersome to recycle and compost. I am constantly seeing plastic bottles, cans, paper in trashcans all around campus! It is truly disheartening to see this is the attitude college students have.