Do you ever notice bottles, cans and plastic bags by the side of a hiking trail or city sidewalk? I see them almost every day, and often pick them up and take them home for recycling or reuse. Intrigued by the seasonal patterns of what gets thrown out, I started keeping a log of the recyclables I collected. This blog consists primarily of daily tallies of the items I've picked up. Occasionally, I'll also write about other environmental issues, like my attempts to cut down on my consumption of electricity.