It’s an idea for a 30 Day Challenge. See how little trash you can produce in one month and how many of the changes you make to your daily life are sustainable for you.
It’s also a good research project theme: how much trash and food waste do Japanese businesses produce, and how easy would it be to change policy in ways to encourage them to produce less waste? A lot of supermarkets now charge ¥2 or ¥5 or ¥10 for plastic bags, but convenience stores don’t. Should they?
Chie Hitotsuyama is a “contemporary art trailblazer” who uses recycled newspapers to create sculptures of wild animals: monkeys, rabbits, walruses, sea turtles, iguanas, and more.
“Their exuberant expressions convey the strength needed for survival in unforgiving nature.”
Read more about the artist and her work at the Kokusai Pulp & Paper Company.
This man takes discarded wood from old buildings in New York City and makes guitars from it.
See some of the guitars on the Carmine Street Guitars site.
Two longer articles about Mr. Kelly and his guitars:
San Francisco went from recycling about 38% of its trash 23 years ago to nearly double that today. Watch and find out more about what “zero waste” means and how the city plans to achieve that goal by 2020.
Find out more about San Francisco’s Zero Waste Plan here.