Vocal Trash Wants Your Ideas! (Video)

Vocal Trash Is Looking For Fan Ideas!

By now, you know the mantra: Recycle, Reduce and Reuse!

We’ve been talking about these very things at Vocal Trash for years now and you’ve been learning all about  how to reuse, how we recycle, and how we can save the planet by reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. Whether it’s food waste, product packaging, old clothing, scrap metal, or whatever – we can make a difference by being more aware of our environment and how fragile it really is.

Facts About The Environment:

  • If just 25% of US families used 10 fewer plastic bags a month, we’d save 2.5 billion+ bags a year!
     
  • Leaves account for 75% of our solid waste in the autumn months (totaling 24 million tons!)
     
  • Americans consume 850 million trees and use 50 million tons of paper annually!
     
  • Every ton of recycled paper saves 380 gallons of oil.
     
  • Replacing 75 watt bulbs with energy efficient bulbs would prevent 1 ton of CO2 emissions a year.
     
  • 1% of our landfills are full of disposable baby diapers, which take 500 years to decompose. 

Why Recycle, Why Reduce, Why Reuse?

  1. We’re running out of room to store our trash. After all, who wants to live on top of or next to a garbage dump? Many cities already have to ship their waste somewhere else. With so many people, it’s hard to find space!
     
  2. Some resources like trees and fossil fuels are not here in limitless supply. Eventually we will run out! Learning to become more energy independent and planting more trees is essential!
     
  3. Burning more fossil fuels during the manufacturing process of metals, plastics, and other goods creates a lot of air pollution and contributes to global warming. To make the world a safer and more sustainable place, we need to reduce our level of polluting by reusing what we already have.
     
  4. We can protect our planet! As you know, our current waste management system is NOT perfect! Often times, metal drums bust open and spill toxins into our soil. Corporate and household waste often ends up in our streams, on our beaches, and littering our environment. Why not reuse these things instead and keep the world a beautiful place?

What We’re Asking of YOU…

In these videos, you’ve seen many of the ways that we rescue items from the landfill and reuse them. Now we’re looking for YOUR ideas! What have you creatively reused in your home? What uses can you find for egg cartons, plastic jugs, scrap metal, old paper towel rolls, old packaging, old light bulbs, and other items? We would love to hear your comments below.

And as always, remember to…

“THINK…before You Throw It Away!”


Vocal Trash Members Vocal Trash is a troupe of environmental entertainers who have been engaging audiences with their unique and exciting brand of entertainment for a decade from New York to Seattle. Whether in Madison Square Garden or the Venetian Hotel and Casino,  Vocal Trash is environmentally conscious using upcycled materials on stage. The group asks that you "THINK… before you throw it away!"

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2 Responses to “Vocal Trash Wants Your Ideas! (Video)”

  1. Janene November 10, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    Hi, Guys! We are long-time fans of yours from Wa state; come to see you whenever you are our way…(and looking forward to this New Years Eve!) 
    Anyways, we travel a bit, mostly down to Phoenix to see the Nascar races twice year. We stay in alot of hotels, and in each hotel bathroom there are many kinds of shampoos, conditioners, soaps…more than we use. Yes, it would be saving the hotel if we didn't use them all, but I carry a large zip lock baggie, and put the 'extras' in the baggie, to donate to a woman's shelter back home in Spokane. I take one of the soaps that we use, wrap it up in the celophane that one of the rooms' coffee cups come in (that gets tossed after we use the cup) and take it to the next hotel with us to use, thus not wasting it. (If it's used even once, the hotel maids will just toss the soap, of course…) So, then I have fresh, wrapped soap to add to the shelter baggie. I have been in very tight spots before; for a while being a single Mom raising my 4 children alone. Sometimes something as simple as a nice shampoo can mean alot!
                                                                           Thanks, and again…we LOVE you Guys!
                                                                                                        Janene

  2. darren November 11, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    My family consumes a lot of lunch meat in those reusable containers.  You do get to the point where you have more containers than you will ever need.  So, what I do with them is when company is over for dinner i let them take left overs home with them in those containers.So i do not have to worry about trying to get the container back.  However, I would have to do a lot of entertaining to use up my supply.  So instead of throwing them out or sending them to the recycle place.  I thought i woud try to sell them at a yard sale and they were a hit they sold real fast.  So i ended up with a little money in my pocket and someone else will probably reuse it for something which is keeping them out of landfills or recyclers for a while longer.

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