Are you an unreconstructed, consumerist, couch potato with no social conscience? Excellent. Read on. Because the Rubbish Game wants you.
We went to the Rubbish Game this week and, if only we hadn't got distracted drinking wine, we might have won it. Through 3 punishing rounds of stuff distribution we managed to zero our waste, creatively and cunningly disposing of it through righteous means. We dabbled in the recycling fair to win recycling tokens and made outrageous promises to donate broken mirrors to the local theatre company and their staging of The Lady of Shallot. Reuse, Recycle and Reduce referees judged our best efforts and only once did we resort to negotiating with the impassive Binman of Love to trash a broken toaster over the mishandling of some hazardous waste (cat poo).
But we're recycleheads anyway and relished our temporary identity as a Double Income No Kids couple at 2 Purple Avenue, prioritising wine drinking and giving things away to our bohemian friends. Frankly, we just didn't have the time to make a "McGyver" (a clever construction a la the TV hero made out of bits and bobs) but the winning creation, a model of the pirate ship the Jolly Recycler, was a thing of beauty.
What would you make of it? The next Rubbish Game is on 12 February and this excellently fun game wants some hopeless polluters to join its challenge, get competitive and maybe a little drunk and see if you can get your head around another way of dealing with crap.
Image of stuff on our table, and a cat face made of pom poms, the author's own.