Wednesday, January 2, 2008

waste not, want not

I heard this story about a guy who plans to not throw anything away for an entire year on NPR on my ride home today. Fascinating. Here's the link to his blog, where he'll describe the process for a year.

It's hard to imagine not throwing anything away for a year. Including recycling. Yikes! We don't have much trash (considering), but our recycling bins overflow.

I love composting, and having a yard (finally!), makes it (relatively) easy to do. I once had a worm composting system, when I lived in an apartment in the middle of the city, but it didn't work very well for me. I guess I didn't have enough worms or something. But composting outside rocks!

I'll be following his progress when I can make it to the computer. Yeah, you know, I'm not here very much any more.


Michelle said...

that is truly bizarre. but of course that means i'm going to check out his site. weird things fascinate me :)

Elizabeth said...

Sounds interesting. He might be better off if he tries not to buy anything either!
I hope he has a woodstove, that's where all my paper is going.