Trash Compactors & Carbon Footprints
I don't think I've ever posted at the Kitchen Table before. Been here (THS) for 11 years tho :)
If house A and house B both had the exact same amt of garbage in one week but house A had a trash compactor and house B did not, who has the larger carbon footprint OR are they the same? I say theyÃ¢ÂÂre the same. Same amt of garbage. My husband said house B has the larger carbon footprint. With the trash compactor all the weekÃ¢ÂÂs garbage is reduced/compacted to a 2.5x2 ft block of trash. Still same amt of trash but does it take up less space in the landfill in the end. Are the bags torn open and separated (glass, plastic, paper)? I like to feel good about hauling out one small compacted bag of trash a week to the curb but am I fooling myself?