“The more we can do to eliminate choices, the more successful we will be,” says Hamilton.
And it’s a battle worth fighting considering a unique set of circumstances facing Pitkin County. The Pitkin County Landfill has a lifespan and it’s limited: about five years from now the landfill will close and all Pitkin County trash will have to be loaded into trucks and carted elsewhere.
“If we keep waste that can serve other purposes out of the landfill, the more prolonged the timeline will be before we have to ship our garbage to other places,” says Hamilton.
So the next time your plate gets cleared at Cliffhouse, think about the journey the apple core takes, and better yet, put in the effort to make sure it gets composted.