We’d love to hear from you!

Media Inquiries: Contact us at Liesl [at] trashbackwards [dot] com.

Get Involved: Do you have a deep desire to divert things from our waste streams? Have a reuse solution or zero waste tip you’d like to share?  Interested in joining us as a guest author? Would your business like to partner with us? We’d love to hear from you at getinvolved [at] trashbackwards [dot] com.

Facebook: Like us? Then please “like” us on Facebook to get our tips and articles in your newsfeed.

Pinterest: Our Pinterest boards are a real-time window into our live research taking place day and night, expanding our curated database of stewardship solutions for our material culture. Peek through our Pinterest window and let us know what you like!

Internships: We are looking for unpaid interns to help us populate our database of national and hyper-local reduce, reuse, regift, and repurpose cradle-to-cradle options for our collective stuff. Our internships are perfect for people interested in environmental issues, business, computer science, marketing, sociology, and cultural anthropology. Interns do not need to be local; meetings can be conducted via Skype, email, and phone. For more information, please contact us at get involved [at] trashbackwards [dot] com.

15 Comments on “Contact”

    • January 30, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

      Thanks Diane! We’re finally up and running in beta and have this great reuse idea in our app under both plastic bottles and brooms. Hope you have a chance to check out all the other great reuse ideas and feel free to send us more innovations!
      — Liesl at Trash Backwards

  1. June 12, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    I have a bunch of ideas on my blog including making a jump rope from the caps of old markers: and making spinners from old CDs: and making butterflies from old magazines:
    Cool idea for an ap! Love it!

    • June 12, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

      Hi Carolyn – Thanks for getting in touch with us. We love your blog and reuse tutorials! If you’d be interested in joining us a guest blogger, please let us know. Also, we’d love to link to your site in our curated database of reuse solutions, the one that our app and website will access. We’d love to include photos (with full credit to you, of course) along with our links to your posts – Please let us know if that would work for you! Best, Rebecca Rockefeller, Trash Backwards Co-Founder

    • January 30, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

      Hi Carolyn! We finally have the Beta version of our app and your excellent posts are already in there. You can find them under CDs, DVDs, Magazines, Magic Markers, Jump Ropes, Toys, and Plastic Bottle Caps. We’d love to connect people to your work as you create new reuse content so do let us know if you’d like us to upload other ideas of yours. Kindest regards,
      — Liesl at Trash Backwards

  2. Julie Henderson
    September 26, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    I’m fairly new as a newsletter receiver, & I do enjoy the clever ideas by the way, & I’m just curious: do you not have an entry or idea every day, but rather just when someone submits one? I’m just wanting to make sure I’m not missing something. Thanks! 🙂

    • September 27, 2012 at 9:56 am #

      You are not missing anything, Julie. On our blog we post a few neat solutions each week. In our upcoming app, you’ll find *lots* of solutions that are posted by other citizens every day.

  3. November 11, 2012 at 12:32 am #


    I am a business owner in the Greater Seattle Area offering EPA/Green friendly cfc refrigerant gas recovery. Our business focus is a service driven business focused on commercial and industrial customers that service and maintain AC and Refrigeration systems. We are fully EPA compliant and operate with certified technicians and certified equipment. The great new is that with recent regulation changes many times our services are paid 100% by the value of the gas we recover and can rebate the customer on the spot for the gas.

    I found your profile on Linkedin in researching recycling companies which can and should be using our services. Our service is offered on a nationwide level though a franchise network. I personally service all of Oregon and Washington at this time and we are adding resources to keep up with demand. If you know of any companies that deal with disposal of refrigerators, water coolers or air conditioners we are a reliable and reputable means of disposing of the gas in a compliant manner.

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    Dean Curry
    Franchise Owner
    When you need environmentally compliant gas recovery call Rapid Recovery!!

    • January 30, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

      Hi Dean:
      I know this is a late response but do check out our web app and choose King County in the drop down menu at the upper right. Then, input refrigerators into the “Get Rid of It” box and you’ll get most of the companies in King County that recycle refrigerators! I counted 28 in there. Hope this helps!
      — Liesl at Trash Backwards

  4. TB
    February 15, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    Hello, I know your site had been blocked by pinterest from your website and I have the same problem now .Can you provide some useful information to solve this problem for me ? Thank you very much !

    • February 16, 2013 at 1:52 am #

      Hi TB:
      Sorry to hear you’ve been unjustly marked as spam by Pinterest. We protested the unfair random action and in the end it was simply a process of logging our concern through their help desk, asking for their attention to the matter. Sadly, it took weeks, but they did rectify the matter. We’ve persevered and have had no troubles establishing a community on Pinterest, regardless of the snafu. Be sure to not offer any giveaways, or pin your own content more than once every 12 hours or so. And do pin other people’s content as much as possible. As long as you’re playing by their rules, they’ll certainly have to rectify their unfair action, but it will take time. I hope this helps.
      — Liesl at Trash Backwards

      • TB
        February 16, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

        thank you very much ! I t’s very helpful….

  5. Judith
    November 22, 2013 at 6:41 am #

    I can’t find your app??

    • November 22, 2013 at 7:30 am #

      Hi Judith –
      The Buy Nothing Project doesn’t have an app; we’re a series of hyper-local gift economies that meet online at Facebook Groups in order to organize real-life connections. But the two founder of the BNP also worked to develop the Trash Backwards web app, which is located here: Hope that helps – Let us know if we can help you find your own local Buy Nothing group.

  6. Andros Zacharia
    September 24, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    Hi There guys.

    Just wanted to let you know that we have built a greenhouse few months ago using 2500 used plastic water bottles. Its the first in Cyprus, so i thought i would share that with you. I am in the process of writing a book about the project. If you would be interested in writing about it please let me know 🙂


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