Changing what’s inside a trash bag

The anatomy of a New Jersey trash bag, in brief: Plastic bags, single use coffee cups, and single drink water bottles—glass or plastic, pick your poison—and a whole lot of scrap metal. And while all this trash can be recycled, how can we reduce trash in our own lives to prevent having so many MEVO clean-ups in the first place? Here are some steps: 1) Use a cloth bag instead of plastic for your shopping and refuse plastic bags at the grocery store 2) With coffee, bring a reusable mug as most places are happy to fill it up 3) Drink water from the tap and from a reusable canteen. Follow these three things, and you will do well at changing the composition of the New Jersey trash bag.