The argument was based on whether product packaging was important or not. So this guy goes around New York collecting garbage and sells them in clear plastic display cases for a minimum of $50 a pop!
When I found the article, my first response was, damn! I can't even sell a good idea for $10! You're doing really good if you can market trash in this obvious of a way. After thinking more about it though, I wondered, how does this fit into the environmental aspect of consumerism?
Do you think this is responsible reuse, reduce, and recycling? Or just proving the point further that people will consume anything just to consume? Are we addicted or helping here? This is his creative and very interesting website, NYC Garbage.
I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below.