Will This Trash Can Reduce Waste?

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This is a new trash can in the Environmental Sciences building at Western Washington University. I like the "landfill" label.

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We have bins labeled like that at work, landfill, recycling and worms (compost). I don't know if it works, but the landfill one usually seems the emptiest.