Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Talkin' trash: june 1, 2009 edition
The Talkin' Trash team
Last night a few of us ventured into the wilds of Williamsburg on garbage night for a little PSA. Our goal: identify and label all the reusable "trash" we saw, hoping to inspire passersby to rethink their garbage.
The tools: recycled cardboard signs with speech bubbles and Replayground stamps; markers; tape; and a little creativity.
Some of our suggestions were simple and practical.
Empty drawer: "Take me home, I can store books in your home too!". Artillery case (?): "I can be a magnetic memoboard!"
Skateboard: "I can be a shelf, too!" (ed. note: kinda wish I'd taken this home)
5 gallon bucket: "I can be a trash can!" (ed. note: These also make excellent containers for tomatoes and other veggies on your fire escape or stoop - just drill some drainage holes in the bottom!)
Some were a little more elaborate.
Styrofoam speaker packaging: "Turn me into a lamp - fill me with xmas lights and put me on the wall or on a table!"
Old TV: "Turn me into a fish tank!"
And some weren't that practical.
Mystery funnel: "I could be a large monocle!"
See more pictures on Flickr.
Hopefully someone even took us up on some of our suggestions - but if we just got a few people to think of their trash in a new way, we accomplished our mission.