Garbage Revolution

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garbagetitle_main.jpg I gotta tell you, since starting this blog I have noticed that a disproportionate percentage of the innovative trash solutions projects on this planet originate in Toronto. Ah, Canadians. Check out the Web site to this new documentary that chronicles one family who, instead of throwing their trash away, keep it in the garage and allow it to be filmed to show the world just how much waste one family produces.

I’m headed out of town again for a few weeks (warning, posts will be few and far between until mid-December), but when I return I plan to host a screening. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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4 Responses to “Garbage Revolution”

  1. kimberly Says:

    My theory about Canada is that they are on the verge of establishing the first large-scale successful Utopian nation.

    I can’t wait for the screening. Would it be pushing it to suggest a double feature, with that reality garbage show?

  2. dumpstertaoist Says:

    Hooray for Canada, I love me some Canadians too. But hmm, I wonder if this family realizes that the vast majority of waste that ends up in landfills is actually commercial and industrial waste? And a heck of a lot of it is plain old paper. Look it up.

    I’m amazed at how much recyclable cardboard gets dumped. When I shot a commercial for the Solid Waste Dept (a dream gig). I’ve got footage of tons and tons of cardboard getting landfilled if any trashies wanna see….

    -dt

  3. Heather... a Canadian Says:

    I went to a screening of this movie in my hometown just outside of Toronto, and the director was there to answer Q and A afterwards.

    dumpstertaoist, the film does mention paper waste ending up in landfill. It also mentions that paper can only be recycled a certain amount of times… and then it’s off to Michigan.

    It was a fantastic, fantastic documentary. All about a revolution starting at the bottom, not the top. If you can, order up some copies. You won’t regret it.

  4. everydaytrash Says:

    Thanks for the update, Heather!

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