Call it what it is. Total BS.
How many crews use turkey bags? 1/2? 1/3? 1/4, or less?
But lets be kind and say 1/3
Might be 7000 turkey bags per summer
Assuming a 8 weeks of treks = 875 per week.
want to know how much volume the bags actually takes up?
A couple cubic feet, tops. Less than 1/2 of a trash can, per week.
The food residue in the bags would be way more of a problem, than the bags themselves.
And that food comes out anyway in the yum yum ziplocks.
People have used turkey bags and other preferred ways of doing things for years at Philmont without issues.
But apparently someone new got a hard-on to try to make everyone do things their way.
When we have asked, we have not been told that we couldnt do anything that we wanted. We were told they would "prefer" if we did it X way.
That is also the language used here.
actual turkey bag weighs .5 oz
10 bags weigh 6 oz,= 0.375 lb
How much trash if 1/3 used them? 272lbs
How much trash if everyone used them 816 lbs
816 lbs is all the recyclable trash they are actually saving. Period.
22000 participants cant generate 50000 bags unless they use two for each meal, or if they have 5 man crews. Neither happens.
22000 * 11/7 =34571 = the max # of bags that could be possibly generated.
=1080 lb All recyclable too.
Seems they cant even do math, or possibly just like throwing out ridiculous exxagerations. More that likely the average crew size is 10, and you end up with 800 lbs of trash, max based on 24000 turkey bags, not 50,000
In actuality, you will use one yum-yum bag every 2 days since you will dispose of at staffed camps, so thats 0.6 oz (double bagged) vs. 1.0 oz for one turkey bag each day.
so in reality, the trash savings is even less, probably half. 400lbs total if everyone used turkey bags, or more likely, 150 lbs.
The rest of the trash in their food packaging for a crew, eclipses that easily by probably a factor of 50. They are working on the wrong target, as usual.