One woman's two years worth of trash is another woman's two hours worth. (via Kickstarter)
How much trash have you produced already today? Once you start to add it up, it's kind of terrifying how quickly we create garbage. I've been sitting at my desk most of the day, and I've already managed to throw away a wet plastic grocery bag, the packaging from a toy, a plastic envelope that arrived in the mail, and more.
New York Magazine has an interview up today with a woman who can fit all the trash she's produced in the last two years in a mason jar. Lauren Singer, a 23-year-old with a degree in Environmental Studies, attempts to live her life with "zero waste." What she can't reuse, recycle, or compost, goes in the jar. It's mostly "packaging" from food, with the occasionally plastic straw.