Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Amsterdam trash recycling and a Refrigerator on a Bike

For reasons I find difficult to explain, people in Amsterdam don't really have garage sales much or bring used stuff to the Goodwill/Salvation Army very often.

Instead, they throw things away on the street, and scavengers (myself included) have absolutely no scruples about rummaging through big piles of trash to see what treasures they may find.

Actually I think this kind of recycling can be pretty cool; it's just strange that when Dutch people want to resell something they don't need anymore, in classified ads they always ask for 90 percent of the original purchase price. In the U.S., one day after purchase = at least 50 percent off.

And of course, dumpster diving is something to be ashamed of.

But I digress. These are pics and clips of one of the better biking feats I've seen for a while. This guy found a small refrigerator in a trash heap and decided it was worth taking home.

I think you'll agree the clips show he found it no sweat balancing the 'fridge.

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