Now available on RedBubble, for cheap: “Recycle" and "Landfill" stickers.
So here’s the deal:
When bins are labeled “Trash” & “Recycling,” most people don’t think about where the trash actually goes. That drives me nuts—the landfill should have its own symbol, too, so I’ve made one for it.
We seldom see recycling equalized with its alternative, and therefore most people simply drop their waste into the “Trash,” with some mental image that it simply disappears. Recycling something is a bit more trouble, since it requires a second or so of thought, and that’s just enough effort to keep a ton of people from doing it. Of course we all know that trash doesn’t disappear. It goes into a giant pile somewhere nearby, and when reminded of that, most of us will try a bit harder to do the right thing.
These “Landfill" & "Recycle" stickers are designed to subtly help everyone be a bit more aware of their actions. They will seldom even notice they’re doing it, unless they are among the few who look around for the "regular trash." In that case, at least they’ve learned something.
(Let me know if you don’t like these colors, or need something different to match your decor, and I’ll try to accommodate your preferences. )