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Posted by Vivian McNeil on

Are you horrified by unexpected guests? Is company your greatest nightmare? So called elegant people, some from European backgrounds, are horrified at the thought of using plastics. The one exception is plastic trash bags. This type of garbage gathering item is almost universally accepted by all types of people. Except, of course by the real conservationists, who will have contests of how little plastic and garbage they can accumulate. On YouTube, there are stories of people describing how long they can survive without using plastic. It becomes virtually impossible because even if someone can function without plastic in their own...

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Posted by Vivian McNeil on

There are so many trash bags types to choose from. How should one be able to understand what type of thickness they really need? Many individuals will purchase a set of trash bags without even thinking into it if these are right for me. Then you have the homeowners who have been buying a box of black garbage bags just because that’s what their mother did. Meanwhile, the bag is constantly slipping when a heavy piece of trash finds a home in the receptacle. At that point, whichever party in the kitchen feels responsible enough for the kitchen garbage can,...

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Posted by Vivian McNeil on

What is one of the most dangerous, tiring and least appreciated professions today? Would you be surprised if I was to say, a garbage man? Yes, your local sanitation worker must go through thick and thin, literally. Whether it’s treacherous weather conditions, or precarious factors of the garbage itself, they don’t work on easy street. There is also another aspect of garbage pickup to consider. That is the respectable treatment of the workers by the home or apartment dwellers who use the services of the sanitation company.  How careful are we when we throw away our trash?  Most neighborhoods have...

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Posted by Vivian McNeil on

“Hey! What is that terrible smell emanating from the car trunk?”, exclaimed my tired brother-in-law, Moe. After an exhausting traffic filled trip back to the city from two months in the country in an upstate New York cottage, my brother-in-law, my sister and their family had finally returned home. Packing in black garbage bags can be so convenient, especially with towels and bathing suits taken off the outdoor clothes line right before departure. The linens are quickly stripped from the beds together with the ever-important mattress pads (no bed bugs please). Compressed black trash bags are so convenient for the...

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Posted by Vivian McNeil on

According to the EPA, the average American produced 4.40 pounds of municipal solid waste in 2013. That’s equivalent to 1,606 pounds of trash annually per person. Now, when someone says to you “You're full of trash”, we can finally understand where they are coming from. Though the EPA has not taken any recent polls, one can only speculate how much trash we produce today. Life was not always like this, and trash was mostly kept in check. In the past couple of decades, the increase in consumer demand for packaged goods, has caused the trash issue to explode. Municipalities had...

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