Wednesday, May 15, 2013

One Person's Trash is Another Person's Treasure

Giving comes in so many forms, and what you might dub trash, another can transform into beauty. Take these garbage cans for example, instead of sitting empty and rusting, one creative genius saw a flower pot. Now all who get to walk by the "trash" experience beautiful.

One company in the Netherlands, Goedzak, recognized this phenomenon and streamlined the giving process.  Simply place your "trash" that could be another's "treasure" into one of their eco-friendly garbage bags and passer-bys can find pieces they may need. The Goedzak has the ability to produce better sustainability in our reduce, recycle, reuse efforts. 

Any one up for starting something like this in the US? We're not in the trash business, but then again, since it can be beautiful (and it's not really trash), maybe we should be.


  1. Awesome idea! I have a neighbor that puts usable items out on her front yard the day before trash day. People have learned about this. inevitably, by the time the trash people arrive - everything is gone. Another neighbor starting doing the same thing a couple times a month IE: couch and dresser - Boom! Gone....

  2. I seem to always find beautiful yummy things in the trash. That is if MOM does not catch me. really I don't get in the trash much, but when I think she has tossed out the cut off top of a tomato I know it. Love the idea of putting things out that others can use. That is an echo thing we would get behind.

  3. Sounds like a great idea to me!! xo Jeanne


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