Ari Derfel leads a trashy life. He just wants to remind everyone else that they do, too.
The 35-year-old Berkeley caterer said he has saved every piece of trash he has generated over the past year to see how much garbage one person creates, The San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday.
The experiment began as a way to examine his own consumption habits, Derfel said, but grew into a statement about consumerism and the environment.
“When we throw something away, what does ‘away’ mean?” Derfel said. “There’s no such thing as ‘away.”‘