We’re the voices behind Trash Backwards, a new web tool that we hope will increase your joy as you reduce your waste. This is a labor of love for us, pursuing lives less plastic and shifting our thinking to see the stuff we’ve got, the things we think we’re done with, as a resource.
Our story began three years ago on the shores of Puget Sound when we discovered plastic waste, items we knew could be ours, hidden in plain sight on our favorite beaches. We developed an educational program to share what we learned about plastic pollution and how to reverse the trend by rethinking our relationship with plastic and all the stuff in our lives.
After two years of collecting and inventorying plastic litter, teaching, public speaking, hanging gallery shows of reclaimed trash art, running free waste audits, and blogging, we wanted more. Trash Backwards is our answer, a web tool to help us all reduce, reuse, and recycle while we connect with each other. We hope you’ll find our original content and our web tool useful, and that you’ll let us know what else you’d like to see in our database.
Liesl Clark, Pioneering the Simple Life
Rebecca Rockefeller, Rock Farmer