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Not all transactions conducted via craigslist.org count as recycling — not technically, at least. But what began as San Francisco resident Craig Newmark's personal email list of goods for sale or exchange has within a few short years become arguably the world's most active recycling/reuse network.
Made with Newmark's permission, this multi-award-winning, caffeine-tempo documentary intersperses recountings of "ultimate Craigslist stories" with footage of transactions initiated throughout the San Francisco Bay Area on a single day--August 4, 2003--from a couple selling all their possessions in order to afford a trip around the world to a guy selling a "prosthetic beer gut." It's a bit self-congratulatory in an "aren't we zany?" vein, but provides powerful, painless lessons in reducing waste and sidestepping the standard consumer cycle.
—Review by Anneli Rufus