Citizen Tleilax


NY Times Exposes Egregious Corporate Waste, Sabotaging Dumpster Diving

On January 5th, 2010, Jim Dwyer published an article in the NY Times exposing how H&M Clothing destroys and discards large amounts of useful items. As I am completely against corporations sabotaging their useful trash, and completely supportive of people dumpster diving for useful trash, I was very happy to see an article exposing this egregious offense and wrote a letter to Dwyer with a CC to the editor of the NY Times:

I would like to thank you for writing an article exposing H & M’s irresponsible and completely insensitive actions. This is far too common of a practice for corporations all over the country, and the amount of waste that is generated from perfectly usable items of all sorts is utterly disgusting. That usable items are regularly disfigured and trashed is an insult to the communities they are supposedly a part of, and a slap in the face to those who can’t afford to patronize the company. Such actions show that ultimately they’d rather let people freeze to death than see them get a useful, discarded item for free from a dumpster. That is far too cold-hearted a practice to tolerate if we are to be a “civilized” society, and I believe your article sends this message.