What Does Your Recycling Reveal?

What Does Your Recycling Reveal?

Sep 19, 2008

Water, wine or PBR? NYT or USWeekly? All of the above? Reading habits, shopping bags, empty bottles and jars (and body count)—we put out a biweekly microcosm of our real consumption vices and virtues in a plastic bin. Do you ever consider what your recycling says about you? Or how it could signal some habits to curb before you take them to the curb?

More real than a visual inventory of the aspirational contents of a grocery cart (will they eat those veggies?), recycling shows the world what you really consumed.

On a recent dog walk we realized our neighbors told us more every other Thursday than in years' worth of idle conversation.

Do you ever edit your recycling?
Do you ever think about what your consumption broadcasts about you—or what else you could do?

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