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Quite often, people in the neighborhood have refuse that they need to discard. The frequency depends on the demographic characteristics of the neighborhood. One interesting thing is that different households tend to dispose of different types of garbage. Probably, the type of garbage gets determined by the foodstuff and the frequent purchases they make affiliated to the household usages.
This paper is explorative and depicts the type of garbage disposed of in the neighborhood. The neighborhood, off campus, which is the current accommodation, throws away different types of garbage. A whole analysis of the garbage that the neighborhood disposes of to the garbage depository shows some indication of the lifestyle of the people from the inside (Jones 524). This list lays out the types of garbage thrown away.
- Polythene papers logged with the local shopping stores trademarks
- Potato peels and cabbage remains
- Paper packets used to pack local and cheap drinks
- Food remains such as fish bones
- Potatoes and onions that have gone bad
- Excess packages of fast foods
- Old Politically affiliated magazines
The neighborhood is comprised of young students and income earners some of which one may not determine the exact places of work. However, the neighborhood does not dispose of large amounts of refuse on a daily basis. In fact, some of them just dispose of weakly refuse. It is not feasible to understand why they do not throw the refuse to the external bins on a frequent basis. Ideally, the neighborhood is comprised of a portfolio of persons who want to contain their lifestyles and issues within themselves. In fact, whenever the people dispose of their garbage, they do so in polythene bags.
The behavior evident with the neighborhood disposing of explains that they are of a middle-income earning background. It is essential to talk about background since some of them are students who neither engage themselves in an income earning experience. However, those who do are categorized as a middle social, economic class. First, the polythene bags that they use to dispose of the garbage to the external garbage bin are middle-class income earners who cannot afford to go for expensively branded products from the main malls such as Wal-Mart.
The neighborhood comprises of people who are quite antisocial. The amount of refuse shows that there are no times that these residents offer food or such substances to visitors since they are scarce. They are self-contained and confine by themselves. Similarly, they tend to spend very little on food and household substances, which is probably an art of making savings.
The garbage during the week of the analysis comprised of too much of vegetable waste rather than any other substances. There are fish remains that do not show the consistence of disposal like the way the vegetable substances do. Accordingly, it is feasible that the neighbors are from vegetarian societies. Their preference for vegetable food substances is prevalent. The inference can provide enough evidence that, if not all, most of the neighbors are vegetarians.
The garbage gets disposed of in different polythene bags. Some of the polythene bags show different trademarks. Three shopping malls are well represented. This shows preference and taste of the shopping stores. However, it also indicates that the deposits originate from different households. In addition, the volumes at the end of the week signify that there must be a collective refuse depositing.
The refuse also indicates the definite economic class of the neighbors. First, the malls that they shop from indicate that they are middle economic class residents. In addition, the small packets of beverage that gets packed in paper boxes are commonly disposed of at the garbage deposit. In addition, the residents also deposit tomatoes and vegetables that have gone bad. This means that they cannot afford to purchase refrigerators. Therefore, they may not belong to a well up kind of economic background.
Additionally, the residents frequently throw vegetable remains to the garbage bin. First they seem vegetarians. However, the foodstuff that they dispose is of low quality. Potatoes pills and cabbage remains reflect that the resident in the neighborhood is used to consume cheap foods for sustenance. The potatoes and cabbages get ranked amongst the readily available and cheap foodstuff in the society. Therefore, consumption of these foodstuffs indicates inefficiency of funds to purchase other forms of food. However, there is an affirmative attribute that can get gathered from the refuted substances by the neighbors. They have a culture of saving.
A minor inference can also get extracted from the several politically authored magazines that get deposited into the garbage. There is feasibility that one or several neighbors have zeal for political items. Some of the articles that were evident in the magazine include liberation history. They must have had a lot of concern with the political progressions since the times of liberation. Conclusively, the residents are low-income earners who seem to be trying to save for a preferable future. That is; the garbage illustrates low purchasing trends. Hence, the neighborhood’s culture of saving is outstanding.
Jones, E. E. Using viewshed analysis to explore settlement choice: A case study of the Onondaga Iroquois. American Antiquity, 523-538. (2006).