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CSR Life Idea: Thin Garbage Movement

Apparently, improper garbage disposal is one of the biggest problems that we have in the city. According to one of the reports by the Metro Manila Development Authority, 3000 cubic meters (or 600 trucks) is the approximate volume of trash that are collected everyday. These garbage are found in landfills but a significant amount are also dumped in rivers and waterways.

If we will take a closer look, these garbage balloon up trash bags because they are not compressed. Imagine a bin filled with trash that are in their proper “composure” — will it be the solution to a lesser volume of trash and lesser annoyance?

CSR Idea: Thin Garbage Movement

The Thin Garbage Movement is a CSR Life Idea on proper waste disposal, particularly of wrapper or anything made from paper, plastic, or anything foldable. The Thin Garbage Movement suggests that we fold instead of crumple, that we fold instead of dropping it just that. Little by little, compressing our garbage in those simple ways will enable a huge difference.

So, are you up for a challenge?

Below are some ideas.

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4 comments on “CSR Life Idea: Thin Garbage Movement

  1. Kathy
    March 10, 2014

    Don’t forget to take off that cardboard cupholder and recycle it separately!!

  2. Amy Lay
    March 10, 2014

    Although this is an elegant idea on the surface, it ignores the basic fact that we need to REDUCE our single-use consumption (period) not fold it into what is an illusion of less trash.

    Paper alone naturally biodegrades under certain conditions. Folding and compacting more paper trash will create bigger problems down the line by forcing more and more trash into our landfills and inhibiting biodegradation. (It is a well documented fact that decades old newspapers packed down at the bottom of landfills do not biodegrade but instead are perfectly preserved. They do not receive enough heat or oxygen required for decomposition.)

    Please do not give the green-light to companies that market single-use products paper, plastic or otherwise because we cannot fold away the problem.

    • LS
      March 11, 2014

      Hi, Amy Lay! Definitely, we have to reduce garbage. But we also believe that on circumstances when we have trash on hand, we have to find ways in scaling it down instead of just crumpling it and making the space cluttered.

  3. No1
    March 18, 2014

    I like the idea of that, I’m one of those persons’ who is guilty of crumpling my trash, but now thanks to your article, I will think twice of doing that.

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