Read this and change the way you think about waste and the throw-away society.
What if everything we threw out of our homes had our name on it? What if everything that we discarded had its value printed on it? The cost of packaging? The value of the wasted food? If in dollar terms we could see just how much our trash bins were worth at the end of the day; in real amounts the cost of our garbage.
What would that mean? Would we waste less?
What if we physically had to hand over how much ‘garbage’ we produced on a daily or a weekly basis to a stranger or to someone we knew. What changes would this evoke? Would it be embarrassing to see how much food was wasted, how many still usable items were discarded because you changed your mind, it was slightly broken or the color scheme in your kitchen/bedroom/lounge changed and a particular item no longer matched.
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