Think hardcore environmentalism requires living like a monk? Not if you ask Dave Chameides, a steadicam operator living in L.A. who collected all his trash for a year and blogged about the project. Dave created less trash in all of 2008 than an average American family throws out in a week. And more impressively, he achieved this eco-feat while drinking beer and eating potato chips.
â€œI didnâ€™t want to change the way that I was living my life,â€ Dave says. â€œIf I wanted to drink beer, I wasnâ€™t going to say, well, I canâ€™t find a way to drink beer without creating packaging, so therefore Iâ€™m not going to. Instead, what Iâ€™m going to do is look at the packaging in beer and pick the most â€˜eco-friendlyâ€™ way to do it.â€
via Eat chips, drink beer, save trash: One L.A. guyâ€™s almost zero-waste year | green LA girl.