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Man Resolves to Throw Nothing Away in 2008

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Man Resolves to Throw Nothing Away in 2008

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Man Resolves to Throw Nothing Away in 2008

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Some people's New Year's resolutions revolve around weight loss or saving money. Other's revolve around trash.

A few months ago we talked to Los Angeles resident Dave Chameides about how he converted his car to run on vegetable oil. Now, as part of his ever-growing efforts to be more green, Chameides will attempt to throw away nothing in 2008. Any trash he does make, he'll keep in his basement — at least that's the plan right now.

We went to Chameides' house to see how he's getting ready for a year without waste and what his wife and daughters think of the plan.

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