Results from Waste Assay 

Winter 2001 Natural History of Garbage Class, UW Tacoma

21 out of 27 students responding

total kw electric per month kw per person per month 2 week garbage garbage/

 person/ day (g/day)

2 week recycling recycling / persons/day (r/day) total persons in household Ratio of recycling/total # in diapers total lbs Per day (g+r/14)/ persons
    63 1.1 31 0.6 4 0.3 0 1.7
    27 0.6 23 0.5 3 0.5 0 1.2
595 298 17 0.6 4 0.1 2 0.2 0 0.7
1820 607 25 0.6 0 0 3 0 0 0.6
    43 1.5 27.5 1.0 2 0.4 0 2.5
1714 571 39 0.9 23 0.5 3 0.4 0 1.5
    68.65 1.2 0 0 4 0 0 1.2
1004 502 27 1.0 54 1.9 2 0.7 0 2.9
1207 241 75 1.1 20 0.3 5 0.2 0 1.3
    100 1.8 46 0.8 4 0.3 1 2.6
1375 458 18 0.4 29 0.7 3 0.6 0 1.1
na   18 1.3 3.5 0.2 1 0.2 0 1.5
230 115 16 0.6 45 1.6 2 0.7 0 2.1
    17.5 1.3 5.5 0.4 1 0.2 0 1.6
    25.5 0.9 11 0.4 2 0.3 0 1.3
    69.5 2.5 6.5 0.2 2 0.1 0 2.7
3160 527 91 1.1 47 0.6 6 0.3 0 1.6
787 394 57 1.4 39 0.9 3 0.4 1 2.3
1081 541 23 0.8 1.6 0.1 2 0.1 0 0.9
910 455 32 0.8 0 0 3 0 1 0.8
    41 0.7 59 1.1 4 0.59 1.8
    20 0.7 0 0 2 0 0 0.7
  214  41.5 1.04 ave 0.5  2.9 0.3   n/a 1.6
  607   2.5 max 1.9       2.9
  0   0.4 min 0       0.6
        var         0.5
        stdev         0.7