Garbage Doesn’t Lie. {Video}

Via Jennifer S. White
on Sep 7, 2013
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We don’t need to waste any energy making time capsules.

Apparently, if we want future generations to know what we’re like, then all we need to do is continue making garbage.

Currently, garbage tells archaeologists quite a lot about past cultures—like what they hunted and ate and that Romans used a lot of Spanish and Egyptian olive oil.

And the garbage that we’re creating right now tells a lot about how we’re living too, and it will tell anyone else rummaging through our garbage in years to come what we were like—maybe a little more than you’re comfortable with.

Bonus: Plastic is Forever

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Ed: Sara Crolick


About Jennifer S. White

Jennifer S. White is a voracious reader, obsessive writer, passionate yoga instructor and drinker of hoppy ales. She’s also a devoted mama and wife (a stay-at-home yogi). She considers herself to be one of the funniest people who ever lived and she’s also an identical twin. In addition to her work on elephant journal, Jennifer has over 40 articles published on the wellness website MindBodyGreen and her yoga-themed column Your Personal Yogi ran in the newspaper Toledo Free Press. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in geology, absolutely no degrees in anything related to literature, and she currently owns a wheel of cheese. If you want to learn more about Jennifer, make sure to check out her writing, as she’s finally put her tendencies to over-think and over-share to good use. Jennifer is the author of The Best Day of Your Life, available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She's also as excited as a five year old to announce the release of her second book, The Art of Parenting: Love Letters from a Mother, available on Amazon.


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