by Michael dEstries
Categories: People.

pmcartney.jpgIn an act that would make Jack Johnson pick up his guitar and pen a new environmental song, Paul McCartney has admitted that he’s a garbage picker; intent on visiting other people’s rubbish and seeing what he can put to good use. From the article,

“He says, “I’m the kind of guy who doesn’t like to see things in skips. I go past a skip and I’ll say, ‘I could use that. That’s a cupboard, that’s a nice bit of wood.’ I’ll see a rubbish heap and see an odd bit of a bicycle or something and think, ‘Picasso’s Bull’s Head’. I’ll think, ‘Interesting shape that,’ because he used the bike seat didn’t he. Only last night I saw some stuff in a skip and had to be pulled away.

“(Once) I found a white pillow case with a zip. It had paint stains on it from a house painter. I found a real sponge in the Caribbean too. So I rinsed it out and it went in the pillow case and I use that for washing the sailboat.”

It’s nice to see someone with unlimited cash reserves (although ex Heather Mills may have something to say about that) putting to use the 3 Rs. How many other celebrities go looking through people’s trash for their own treasures? Just goes to show that wealth does not mean you have to give up visiting garage sales or your neighbor’s garbage bin. Phew.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.religiousforum.com becky

    Or visiting your local thrift store. That’s the epitomy of reusing. There are so many things that I own that I bought there, and I’m sure were bought and return before me.

    I love thrift stores!