About Webseries

Redefining Waste documentary webseries is not a doomsday story. This series features spirited individuals who survive or create using waste. Their stories will educate and motivate attitudinal and behavioral change. Redefining Waste explores what inspires people to reuse waste through conversations with garbage anthropologists, yardists, artists and companies. The intent is for viewers to reflect on their relationship with waste, recycling habits, consumption patterns, and to take relevant action.

We live in a culture in which products are designed to be consumed and disposed of in volume. Rarely are consumers or manufacturers held responsible for the environmental repercussions of this model. As a result, individuals have lost touch with product origins and the impact of their consumption.

creating music out of waste

Donald Knaack is a conservatory-trained percussionist, composer, and is also known as “The Junkman.”