How to Cut Back on Trash Except the Men You Date

Climate change is an ever-growing concern, and you want to make sure you’re doing your part. One big cause of greenhouse gasses is landfills, which accumulate up to 400 million tons of garbage each year. Here’s how to cut back on trash, except for the men you date.


Choose Reusable

So much of the items we use become trash, from paper napkins to plastic food containers. You can make a big difference by investing in reusable items, like cloth napkins, glass food storage containers, and canvas grocery bags. Soon you’ll find you’re generating a lot less trash, except for Kyle, who once bragged to you that every girl he’s ever slept with has said his dick is her favorite. Ugh, you’re going to text Kyle tonight.


Cancel Catalogs

You might not think about it on a day-to-day basis, but all the junk mail you throw out is unnecessary waste! Contact the companies who send you catalogs and remove your address from their mailing list. Sure, it’s a time commitment, but you’ll be significantly saving paper and resources each year. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for your new boyfriend Kevin, who wears boat shoes with cargo shorts and only texts the words “k” and “haha kewl.” Kevin is true garbage, and he’s not going anywhere.



Avoid Excess

Much of the trash we generate comes from things that we don’t need. Whether it’s over-packaged goods, food we don’t eat, or double-bagged groceries, you can be mindful about how much waste you’re purchasing in the first place. And speaking of too much, Brad texts you every night at 3am with a curt “yo” followed immediately by a harshly-lit dick pic. Why can’t you throw out that trash? What the hell is wrong with you?


It’s entirely up to you how much trash you generate—it just depends on the effort you’re willing to put in. With these tips you’ll be able to reduce the garbage you have, except for the men you date. Sorry, but that trash is here to stay.