Trash Talk

Chris Higgins

On May 13, product designer Ashley Menger set out on a two-week adventure to explore a "trashless" lifestyle.

From the Trash Talk Introduction:

For the next two weeks, I will be living without a garbage can. Where will my trash go? I am going to start needing to think about that before I buy something because, according to the rules I have set up for myself, I'm going to have to live with it. My own garbage must be within five feet of me at all times.

After five days, Menger fesses up:

Confession time. A lot of people around the office have noticed that I have not exactly had my garbage within 5 feet of me at all times. It tends to linger in a rucksack on my desk or wherever my computer is, but I often forget to bring it to the snack room, bathroom, or on a run to the fax machine. And my loving colleagues have taken great care to give me trash talk about this. So starting tomorrow, I will wear a back pack, with my garbage in it.

After Menger's two weeks are up, she'll pass the torch to another employee at frog design. Continue reading her saga.