June 14, 2010
We did our big pick-up with the trash company today. It included a large plastic wheelbarrow, two ladder back chairs and twelve bags of junk. We tried to redeem ourselves a bit by attempting to freecycle a lot of the stuff- for the most part, no one wanted it. Charlie and I had an interesting discussion about all the stuff that we sent to the landfill. At the point when we bought all this stuff, we thought that it had worth. Over time, it somehow went from the “needed” status to the “junk” status. So wasteful on so many levels.
Our experience reminded me of this mini documentary from a couple of years ago- The Story of Stuff. It drew both great criticism and great praise. It’s twenty minutes long, but I think it’s worth watching.