Guess what this picture is???
It is just a small part of a garbage dumpster full of Heidi Swapp and Advantus products thrown out and destroyed following a show in the US.
Apparently despite the economic recession and world focus on "reduce, reuse, recycle" and despite the fact that there are COUNTLESS ideas just in my mind alone of what one could do with all the "extras" after an event if you don't want to bother shipping it home with you (donate them to a worthy non-profit, a local school, hospital therapeutic scrapbooking program????), this is how Advantus and other companies have apparently handled their "leftovers" from some shows so that no one else can benefit from them.
Lauren Ferguson was at the event, entered said dumpster, rescued, cleaned and then donated as much of it as she could (this is her photo from her blog). Click HERE to read her full story!! Surely there has to be a better way!!
So very sad... and although I still love so much of their product, I'm finding it real hard to continue to support them when these "incidents" keep arising (click HERE to read my personal encounter at CHA).