Green Garbage Project likes these links:
- www.saveyourtrash.typepad.com: A Web site chronicling the adventures of a man who saved all his trash for an entire year, to see how much he accumulated. Check out his blog and photos – very interesting.
- www.rubbishfreeyear.co.nz: Alas, when we first conceived of the Green Garbage Project, we thought it was an original idea – not so! I did a Google search for similar projects and discovered a couple in New Zealand who had spent a year reducing their trash to almost nil. Still, I do think we’re the first Americans to try such a project. It’s an amazing resource and gives us hope as we embark on our project.
- www.storyofstuff.com: This neat, 20-minute video follows the journey of all our “stuff” from extraction to production, distribution, consumption, to, ultimately, disposal. I’ve not found such a succinct, concise resource anywhere on the Web. A must-watch.
- http://earth911.com/ : Earth 911 is a fantastic site that is a clearinghouse of information about recycling virtually any material you could think of. If you ever wondered whether soda bottle lids can be recycled with the rest of the bottle, you can find the answer here. Also useful is a search bar that allows you to type in your location and the material you’re trying to recycle, and Earth 911 will match you with the closest avaliable recycling center.
- http://www.chrisjordan.com/current_set2.php: A truly amazing art project. From the site, “each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on.” This really puts consumption into perspective.
- http://plasticfree.blogspot.com/: One woman’s blog about her plastic-free life.
- http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/organizing/tips-techniques/recycle-anything-00000000006117/ : A really handy article I can across that discusses how to recycle more unsual items like keys, Crocs, backpacks, and crayons. Lots of great ideas for where to donate used items to charity, and lots of Internet resources, too.
- http://www.etsy.com/shop/lousupcycles : Lou is on a mission to rid the world of plastic packaging in landfills. She invites people to send her their plastic packaging (chips bags, french fry bags, shredded cheese bags, etc. – basically any foldable plastic) and she turns this waste into super-cool upcycled household poducts – handbags, baby bibs, placemats, etc.
- www.plasticbagrecycling.org: Ever wonder what types of plastic packaging are recyclable? Look no further than this helpful site.