One Can a Year

Getting rid of the trash

Master recycler Betty Shelley and her husband Jon have gotten their garbage down to one can a year. “Once you start reducing your household garbage,” Shelley says, “it can become like a game. You get more creative.”

Are you ready to play? Whatever we do, it’s worth asking—how little can we use? How efficient can we be? Do we need this?

photo: Reuters/Charles Platiau

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