Packaging and printed material comprise nearly 40 percent of the U.S. municipal solid waste stream. ~ Product Stewardship Institute
Writing about electronic waste for Environmental Management magazine a few years ago inspired me to start the Concsious Cow blog, as well as to hold a trash fashion party for my daughter and her friends. We made all sorts of fashion-somewhat-forward outfits from recycled packaging, newspapers, fabric scraps and duct tape. (see the Trashonistas photo in the sidebar).
I was recently asked to hold a trash fashion workshop at our local craft center. Initially, I said no, but reading the email from PSI today has me rethinking this.
Off the Record: my sewing skills are seriously lacking, but I can do a lot with duct tape. Maybe it's time to get trashy again - and have some fun with my local peeps, making trash into trashion. More news later.