Spreading the Word

By Liesl Clark

Trash Backwards' Post Card-Sized QR Code. Print One, Share It, and Spread the Word!

Trash Backwards’ Post Card-Sized QR Code. Print One, Share It, and Spread the Word!

A large part of our mission, at Trash Backwards, is to get out into the community and spread the word about reducing, reusing, and rethinking our collective “stuff.”

A display case at Bainbridge Island's Public Library enables us to get out there to show our wares. Photo © Liesl Clark

A display case at Bainbridge Island’s Public Library enables us to get out there to show our wares. Photo © Liesl Clark

Yesterday our target was the local public library, where we set up a display alongside Sustainable Bainbridge’s Zero Waste Initiative. Together, we’re spreading the word about the 3 R’s.

Simple Fire Starters From Dryer Lint + Egg Cartons Are a Crowd Pleaser.

Simple Fire Starters From Dryer Lint + Egg Cartons Are a Crowd Pleaser.

I watched, as 2 women walked up and discussed how pleased they were to learn which plastic bags are recyclable.

Simple Signage Can Make a Difference.

Simple Signage Can Make a Difference.

Do you read displays like this or do you find them annoying?

Milk Cartons Into Snack or Takeout Containers are a Simple Reduce/Reuse Idea.

Milk Cartons Into Snack or Takeout Containers are a Simple Reduce/Reuse Idea.

Our aim is to inspire, with good humor and without bugging anyone or making people feel judged.

This Zero Waste Lunch Kit Will Soon Be Available For Purchase at Trash Backwards. Interested?

This Zero Waste Lunch Kit Will Soon Be Available For Purchase at Trash Backwards. Interested?

If you’re interested in helping us spread the word about reducing single-use plastics and finding great reuse ideas for all your other stuff, you could always download our 8 X 10 poster to pin up at your nearest favorite cafe or in a spot filled with people who would be interested in our mission:

People Can Scan the QR Code and Link to Trash Backwards

People Can Scan the QR Code and Learn About Trash Backwards

Do you have any further advice on how to get the word out about Trash Backwards and our goal of helping people find joy in reducing their impact? We’re open to your good ideas!

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Categories: DIY, Plastic-Free Living, Recycle, Reduce Your Use, Repurpose and Reuse, Upcycle

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2 Comments on “Spreading the Word”

  1. March 3, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Not only is your display informative, but it is presented very beautifully. I would not be offended to find a display like this in my area, and would welcome it.

    • March 5, 2013 at 7:06 am #

      I completely agree with livingsimplyfree! I will be happy to print and post your poster at work, in local coffee shops, and at Whole Foods, REI. I will share this with my friends as well. I know it’s very expensive to produce films, but could you ever find a way to make some short, public service announcement-type films for television? You could demonstrate a few trash backwards ideas you’ve created. How about some demonstrations at local schools, at the library, park district, or in any other public venue?

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