No, you're right. There's nothing particularly novel about using a heavy glass vase as a trashcan and yet we like it. Suddenly you are more aware of what's being thrown away than if it's hidden away. The trash becomes part of the decor and it's not always pretty. So you stop and think...How will this look in my trash? Maybe even, ultimately, in a landfill? As Danny Seo, an editor with Better Homes and Gardens and a green consultant for JCPenney, pointed out on his blog
, the Daily Danny, perhaps if you can see it, it may make you want to throw it away less or find another, more conscientious way of disposing of it. We're going to try it. How about you?
[Image from The Daily Danny]