New York activists become internet stars by rummaging through garbage in stores
New York City activists have become internet stars by making chain store trash buzz and embarrassing them by throwing and destroying usable food, medicine, designer clothes, and furniture.
Anna Sacks, nicknamed “the trash” on Instagram and TikTok, has recorded a “trash walk” since 2018, walking around Manhattan City with puncture-resistant gloves and sifted trash bags.
Some videos show a stack of trash bags full of unopened food and sealed disposables from places like Party City where you can still eat and use.
Other videos, like the one she posted from outside CVS in March, before companies broke and deliberately tossed their assortment of personal care foods, hygiene products like tampons, supplies medical devices and hairbrushes. Show how to throw it away.
Anna also previously targeted fashion brand coaches after last season’s expensive shoes were thrown away, and the bags were cut to discourage everyone from taking them.
She was contacted by other environmentalists for a similar purpose and recounted how a man found a live parakeet abandoned in a cage outside the Petco store.
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Anna Sacks (also known as “the trash can” on Instagram and TikTok) has become an internet star by examining trash and choosing what can be used.
In a video sent to her by one of the saxophone supporters, a live parakeet was found in a trash can outside of Petco.
Anna has repeatedly blamed CVS and shared the delivery of this dumpling in a fully edible candy and energy bar, squeezing toothpaste to discourage people from taking them.
Anna has revealed that certain products, such as these RX bars and sour candy, are intentionally opened to destroy them.
Last year, Sacks asked TikTok subscribers, who work in retail stores, if they were asked to get rid of unsold or returned items.
A TikTok user reported that he needed to cut an office chair with a knife while working at an office supply store.
According to Sax, unopened foods and candies aren’t fresh because they’re sold for about a month, so they eat a lot of what they find.
She says abandoned food is safe to eat at any time – with the rare exception that the store has kept the product too long – and they argue it should be donated.
Sax shared this bag full of ready-to-eat meals, including Amy’s premium organic produce.
Sax also shared this delivery of salads and yogurt from beloved French Boulangerie Maison Kaiser, who threw food in the trash instead of trying to donate to the poor.
Juice Press, a chain of New York City juice bars, was also caught throwing in salads and smoothies.
Sax is also targeting New Yorkers who mistakenly think such plastic toy bags can be recycled.
His latest TikTok video, shot outside of another CVS and posted on July 7, has been viewed over 2.5 million times and elicited over 5,500 comments.
In the video, she found a full bin bag of unopened M&M, Linz chocolate, briar bars, and other candy.
While many of Sax’s videos focus on waste from large companies such as CVS, Party City, and Starbucks, she delves into the housing and school waste on New York’s Upper West Side.
Campaigners have also discovered expensive, edible meals and smoothies that have been scrapped by luxury chains Maison Kaiser and Juice Press.
In a video released this summer, she showed trash from New York City public schools, including unopened school supplies, food and clothing. A large black garbage bag filled with overproduced bread from a bakery and Dunkin’Donuts pastries for less than a day. And there’s a mountain in a pile of Party City holiday and event-themed throwaway little disposables.
The saxophone’s mission is to redefine waste. You can donate and use food and other items such as Party City Super Bowl themed items during Christmas time.
These are unopened school supplies and food that are part of the New York public school trash cans.
The unopened health bar is overdue, but the saxophone is still safe and I eat it myself
Walker also shared a snapshot of food thrown away from Dunkin’Donuts in New York City, despite a new homeless crisis with COVID-19 in New York City.
She loads the unopened and stuck Party City items into the cart and returns them to the apartment.
In a treasure trove of items, she has a pen in a case sold for $ 200 on eBay outside the retirement home in a video posted in May, dumplings full of designer sunglasses cases in a video in April, and Lego. I have found a toy like this has been seen in a handful of videos.
“You have these items that you don’t want. The solution is not to throw them in the trash. The solution is to donate, ”Sacks said in a 2019 interview with NowThis.
Sax says he noticed the trash walk was relaxing and made a difference. His exposure to abandoned waste has prompted an investigation.
And after contacting the CEO of the pharmacy, she found out that some CVS stores had decided to start donating instead of throwing the item away.
Sax says the size of the target chain is so large that it’s difficult to coordinate donation and recycling efforts, but walking it can help people think about the amount of waste. I wish.