Look — I don’t want to freak you out or anything, but it’s gettin’ real vis-à-vis the landfill situation.
Have you ever thought about how much garbage we’re cramming into the earth? Let’s trash talk for a hot second… It’s estimated that by 2100 we’ll be producing THREE TIMES the amount of waste as we currently are, and that’s disconcerting. (To learn more, click here.)
If you’ve read my bio, you know that I used to live in LA. For five years I lived in a 1920s bungalow with two other girls. Fun times, sure, but in addition to producing a lot of trash, there was often total recycling bin negligence. At one point, I just got fed up and decided to be a bit clearer about the issue, taping this on the garbage bin.
My roommates loved me… But, hey, sometimes you have to tell it like it is: EVERYTHING that is thrown away, goes directly into the ground, polluting our planet.
So… what are we to do?
Well, let’s ask MJ (he has most of the answers, after all):
I’m starting with the man in the mirror,
I’m askin’ him to change his ways,
And no message could’a been any clearer —
If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change. Hoo!
(Thanks, Michael. Always a source of inspiration.)
So, whether you’re a man or woman, bat or squirrel, it’s time to make a change, man.
Well, mattafact, we made a video about it…
Also, to go more in depth, check out Lauren Singer’s top tips to reduce your waste — she’s the expert. Or if you’re feeling really inspired, check out the lady who started it all (the expert’s expert) Béa Johnson.
You are going to look so cool with your nutmilk bags… trust me,