How much we give this year will end up as Garbage?

It’s a question Metro Vancouver is asking this year as part of their Zero Waste campaign and the answer is……  ALL OF IT!

http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solidwaste/zerowaste/Pages/holidaycampaign.aspx

That’s right ladies and gentlemen. All of it.  Unless you’re planning on giving away an original Picasso or something like that. Eventually the screen will get scratched, the controller will break, it a tire will pop, you’ll hate Rogers, whatever. It’s all destined to be toast!

But, while I can’t stop the inevitable – wouldn’t even dare try. What I can do is suggest something semi helpful.

If you go to Craigslist Vancouver and click on For Sale, you can search based on price.  From here you can select if you need an image or not and then you can browse.  Scroll away people, scroll away…

Selling or buying used things is awesome. Why? Because everything we (Fresh Start) haul away has “negative value”. It cost $X new, and now you’re willing to pay $Y to have it removed.  It’s now worth a negative $ amount.  Everything we own moves along this price continuum but we can delay the inevitable and put a little extra cash in our pockets by selling it on Craigslist (I personally HIGHLY recommend 🙂 you do this with your evil hide-a-beds).

Some person needs money. You need a gift. You’d like to try and be a little less impactful on the environment. Well, I’m shopping on Craigslist this year.  It’s going to fun! Come and join me!!!!!  Tell me if you got anything cool for your friends and family AND your $$$ will go farther. You’ll probably get them something really cool! Plus there’s a section called “Barter“. Maybe you could even trade something you don’t want for some neato gift.  Aren’t the holidays cool?

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1 Comment »

  1. Hello, I’m Nicole from ecofreek.com- a search
    engine for free and swap items. Our mission is to provide a
    means for people to find items they need while reducing
    landfill waste.

    We would much appreciate a review of our site or any
    feedback to help improve our service.

    -Nicole Boivin
    nicole@ecofreek.com

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