Images: Talking trash in an eco-friendly way

A CNET News.com image gallery tells the story of a growing number of green pack rats who are keeping the landfill very close to home.

Ari Derfel
Ari Derfel

Has conspicuous consumption got you down? You could do as some green pack rats do, and keep the landfill very close to home.

Ari Derfel, shown right, quietly collected his garbage for a year. Except for food that he composted for fertilizer, Derfel refused to take anything he threw away outside of his Berkeley, Calif., home.

Click over to this CNET News.com image gallery to see the great lengths he and some other eco-bloggers are going to in order to reduce the waste they generate.

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