Instructions for Sorting Waste at Whole Foods

Aaron Gilbreath
6 min readJan 3, 2020
Um, I’m confused. Photo by confused author.

Thank you for eating at Whole Foods. After bussing your table, please help reduce the amount of material that ends up in landfills by sorting garbage into our six separate bins, and by garbage we don’t mean trash. Trash has its own bin. We mean waste, aka, disposable, single-use, post-meal material. This includes:

Aaron Gilbreath

Essayist, Journalist, Burritoist. Longreads Editor. Writing: Harper’s, NYT, Slate, Paris Review, VQR, Oxford American, Kenyon Review. 3 nonfiction books.