Two Friends on a Mission

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

6 Comments on “Two Friends on a Mission”

  1. October 23, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    Hi, thanks for looking at my button post. Yes, you can reblog it on this blog! Thank you for asking. I really like your philosophy and am now following your blog. 🙂

  2. February 3, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    I am glad I stumbled upon your site and look forward to keeping up with you!

    • September 10, 2013 at 8:34 am #

      Hi! I just found you and I thought you might be interested in something I’ve done. I have an installation at the Bellevue Arts Museum- over 800 weavings using thrifted CDs and yarn, made by my students, friend and family. The installation is up until December 1, 2013. And you can make a weaving to add to it too! All the supplies are available at the museum. You can read more about Unity/Variety: The Weaving Project at my blog. See the posts labeled CD weaving.

      • September 10, 2013 at 8:53 am #

        Thanks, Stephanie – This sounds wonderful! We’ll do our best to trek across the water to see your work. Thanks for letting us know about it!

  3. Rebecca Dare
    October 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    So beautifully done. Thank you.

  4. July 4, 2017 at 8:48 pm #

    I’ve noticed there hasn’t been a post recently. You’ve provided great content here on reducing waste. Are you planning to blog again?

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