- 12:29 pm - Sat, Jul 28, 2012
- 37 notes
By and large, I’m not a huge fan of Regretsy, which seems to take a little too much smug delight in making a name for itself by picking people out of obscurity for the exclusive purpose of slamming them — and then pretending that there is something brave and rebellious. Speaking truth to powerless? Whatever.
But, I’m nothing if not open-minded, so I think there’s something in this post that’s worth consideration. “Noncycling,” or whatever term you might prefer, is an issue I think all Unconsumption contributors confront every day as we prowl about the online world looking for the best material to share with you.
The fact is, I think we all see a lot of pretty suspect stuff — projects and objects that pose as eco-friendly creative reuse, but are kinda not exactly that creative, or reuseful.
Maybe Regretsy does us a favor with this terminology:
1. To take a piece of garbage and turn it into a different piece of garbage
2. To take an object that still has some useful purpose and turn it into a piece of garbage
“Mary stopped Jim from discarding the expired air-fresheners so she could noncycle them into an instant collection.”
Synonyms: Lateral Recycling, Garbage Shuffling, Etsy Inventory
What do you think?