About AIW


Your Go-To Waste Nerd Outlet for Storytellers, Travelers, Artists, Treasure Finders, and Solution Seekers.


Adventures in Waste is a nonprofit media outlet run by women in the industry who are dedicated to waste (and the reduction there of) as it pertains to environment, art, social and cultural impacts, and solutions. We are a band of storytellers, travelers, artists, treasure finders, educators, solution seekers, and Waste Sisters!

“Waste is a Verb Not a Noun”

Cayos Cochinos, Jessica Aldridge

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The beautiful shores of Cayos Cochinos off the north coast of Honduras are scattered with discarded plastic washed up from the mainland countries that line the Atlantic Ocean.

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Jessica Aldridge, Adventures in Waste
Jessica Aldridge, founder of Adventures in Waste, making space for women in the waste management industry. Highlights: Colonialism through consumerism is dumping “first world” waste in indigenous communities around the world. “A New Waste Paradigm is Inevitable.” – – Regrann from @proyectojardin
But in the meantime: In California we create about 10 lbs of waste per person daily.
The US is 5% of world population, but we represent 30% of consumerism and create 30% of waste production. Our recycling rate is only 9%. In CA, the second largest source of methane is landfill. Foodwaste is 30% of the material in landfill.
If foodwaste were a country, it would be the 3rd largest producer of greenhouse gases.
Thank you #proyectojardin for the pic and post of AIW.
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