One mans trash is another ones treasure: China doesn’t think plastics are treasure

What do you see when you see a plastic bag?

Some may see a harmless vessel to carry items that you have purchased.

Others may see a way to ensure that someone keeps quiet and never speaks again.

No matter what you see it as chances are you do not see it as a lethal killer of millions every year; unless you are the Chinese government. In that case you probably do.

China identified plastics as one of “a deluge of soiled and contaminated materials that was overwhelming Chinese processing facilities and leaving the country with yet another environmental problem ” and we all know what immediately follows an environmental problem (Yale environment 360).

As a result of no longer wanting to be the worlds dumping ground China implemented the ” ‘National Sword’ policy, enacted in January 2018, banned the import of most plastics and other materials headed for that nation’s recycling processors, which had handled nearly half of the world’s recyclable waste for the past quarter century ” (Yale environment 360).

With this host of recycled plastic China was able to supply every Kardashian and thot west of the Mississippi river with a pair of upcycled plastic heels

However, in January 2018 China said no to recycled plastic from other nations .

As a result of this local governments and recycling processors across the U.S have been forced to find solutions to getting rid of recycled plastics. Some solutions include curtailing collections, halting recycle programs, or just burning the plastics to harness the energy.

What type of energy are they getting from burned plastic bags? I have no idea. I’m just going to sit here with my skepticism and not breathe the air.

As third parties from China can no longer take the plastics from the West a variety of other poorer Eastern nations have also agreed to take our trash.

So, the conclusion drawn by me was that this policy by the Chinese government to not take our plastic trash is nothing to freak out about…yet.

According to Global Healing Center plastic bags can lead to everything from killing the female libido (sex drive) to disfigured genitals.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my genitals to be disfigured.

So in an effort to maintain the appearance of my genitalia I have implemented a few minor changes to limit use of plastics.

Paper or Plastic?

Do the baggers at stores still ask what type of bag you would like? I recently discovered that even if they do not offer you the option you can still request paper bags and the store is obligated to honor your request. So do the earth a favor and get a paper bag! Or BYOB (Bring your own bag). Reducing your risk for genital mutilation is a small price to pay for eliminating that random stash of plastic bags hidden in your kitchen.

Glass water bottles

It has been drilled in our heads over and over again that we should drink 8 glasses of water a day. It also is commonly stated that you should not drink tap water (disclaimer: I do and people act like I just walked up to a baby and kicked it every time they see me fill my water bottle with tap water). As a result many have turned to plastic water bottles. You can find a plastic water bottle in more places than a plate of green eggs and ham. You can find a plastic water bottle on a train

in the rain

in the trash

and then being burned and having chemicals released into the air.

Or if the sweet smell of chemicals is not for you then you could invest in a reusable glass water bottle!

Non-plastic shoes

Shoes can be constructed from everything from candy wrappers to leather to (unfortunately) plastic.

I was surprised to learn that plastic shoes do not solely look like the ones above that they can look like mundane shoes as plastic is often incorporated into the materials used to craft shoes that one would opt to wear daily. So be sure to carefully read the materials used to make the shoe before buying.

Which one of these alternatives to plastic do you already implement or plan to implement? How do you feel about China no longer taking our plastics?

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“All money isn’t good money”

All money isn’t good money, they say.

Rich people did

But Sprint doesn’t care if it’s good money or bad money that pays the bill, if it don’t get it’s money Sprint is going to cut your phone off

The luxury of only choosing sources of money that are “good” is one that is often not afforded to many of us. We may strive to reach a point in our lives where we do not have to do just “anything for the bag”, but while on the journey to that point, I have compiled a few ways below to “get money”, specifically bad money.

Disclaimer: All methods below are legal, not trying to get you locked up.

Affiliate Marketing

I swear I’m not about to insert a picture of my Lamborghini and talk about how you can make 50k a day like me if you just buy my course for $60 dollars.

But I will be honest and say that you can make a nice side hustle from affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is defined as “a marketing arrangement by which an online retailer pays commission to an external website for traffic or sales generated from its referrals” and is nice because it requires little effort. Simply advertise a product on a platform and direct people to purchase it through your link.

Then sit and wait for your Lambo with suicide doors.


I resell items quite frequently. I advocate for it and have penned a number of articles advocating for it and espousing upon components of it. With the advent of a variety of platforms that encourage the user to sell items (Poshmark, Ebay, Etsy, etc.) reselling has become easier than ever! Combined with procuring expensive luxury items at a low price from thrift stores, reselling has the potential to provide a nice income.

Webcam Modeling

I am specifically well versed in this source of dirty money as I have an inside look into the world of camming. A lot are enticed by stories of a friends cousins’ girlfriends little sister who makes a six figure salary from camming like 2 hours a day on Monday and Tuesday; I’m here to tell you the truth; that probably will not be you.

You can obtain a pretty nice average income from camming. As an added benefit you don’t have to put on pants.

Sell things on Craigslist

Not those kind of things.

Things like your time and strength. Craigslist is full of ads requesting persons to move heavy items, be “blackground” on reality shows, be a date for an event, etc. So if you are low on cash check out one of these options!


Eating has always been…interesting.

But in recent years has sparked a phenomenon that is able to be monetized. That phenomenon is known as mukbangs. Spoon University reports that mukbangs are “when someone consumes massive amounts of food while recording themselves eat. According to Metro, the hosts of the videos ‘sit eating a range of foods for fans, interacting with them through the live chat.’  Those who watch the videos can suggest what to eat next for future videos.”

The mukbang phenomenon can be evidenced across video platforms. The most well known of which is YouTube.

So grab your fork and get that coin!

Be a friend, or foe

There are literally people that pay others to be their friend. I don’t know who these people are as most people (including myself) would pay you to leave them alone…. but I guess some people like to be bothered.

A popular site that allows these people to rent a friend is “ is a web-based hire a friend service. You can either choose to rent a friend or get paid to be a friend. Rent A Friend was started in 2009 by Scott Rosenbaum in New Jersey. It claims to be the world’s leading friend-for-hire website, having been featured by major news stables including FOX and CNN”.

Be a sugar baby

Perhaps one of the easiest jobs ever, being a sugar baby has become a lucrative career. Thanks to sites like Seeking Arrangements and Instagram, you don’t even have to leave the house anymore to let an older rich person know that your hot and ready

like Little Caesars pizza

self is willing to trade your presence (and maybe other things) for money.


Being a stripper is a career path that has crossed many minds. I’m sure I am not the only one who has seen this

and thought “oh, I can do that!”

But technical abilities aside, stripping is actually a pretty great startup career. According to sources on Reddit, some strippers on average make around $500 a night with potential to make upwards of $3k! Not a shabby salary, if I do say so. In addition to the monetary benefit of stripping are the benefits to your physical health. Who needs the gym when your job requires aerial cardio for hours?

Write erotica

A common theme in the world of money is that sex sells. Even in dystopian futures where every woman is turned into a flesh eating zombie human men will still be willing to risk it all for a piece of the pie.

Imagine she’s a zombie. Black women zombie pictures don’t exist. I guess I’ll add zombie to the list of things society says we can’t be.

So if you like writing, have a vivid imagination, and can describe sexual situations in detail then you should try your hand at erotica. I recently discovered this option while researching for this post and will definitely try my hand at it, I will check in after about two months. Primary platforms for selling erotica include “(1) Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), (2) Barnes & Noble’s Nook Press platform, and (3) Smashwords” ( For a comprehensive guide on how to get started on this interesting venture visit this site.

Do you advocate for “dirty” money? What are some ways to get it?

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The Best Online Thrift stores

Shopping can be draining,  All that people interaction and walking and stuff.  Sometimes you just feel like lying on your bed and binge watching a show on Netflix.

(minus the partner in this picture, most of us are forever alone😭)

Fortunately the peoples cries of wanting to shop in their pajamas was heard faster than God heard the cries of the Hebrew slaves (just kidding).  Thus online shopping was born!  We could now dive into consumerism without having to step a foot outside!

I love online shopping, its retail therapy without having to  be around people, don’t get me wrong I love people, but sometimes I just need a break from you guys.  So online shopping is perfect!  With the exception of one thing: the cost.  High prices of retail stores don’t go away just because you didn’t have to spend money on gas.  In fact you are more likely to click on and buy that higher priced item in lieu of the reasonably priced one that you initially selected.

Well I’m a baddie on a budget and don’t have the funds to be making it rain in online retail shops.



So you can imagine how pumped I was when I discovered that some thrift stores were online!  It was a dream come true.  So I want to share my found treasure with you guys and share with you the best online thrift stores!



Nike Huarache; $8.00


I had absolutely no idea that Goodwill had an online marketplace but it does!  I was ECSTATIC to find this out!  Online it offers an auction style buying service in which mot bid times only last for 24 hours!  There is such a wide array of items you can find here from wedding dresses to saxophones.  I for one know that I’m about to get something from here.


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Ann Taylor Factory; $22.99

I recently discovered ThredUp and was immediately impressed by how professional the site design appeared.  I also love how easy the site is to use and that it does not feel as if you are shopping online at a thrift store but at like H&M or something, you know?  They offer a wide selection and you can search for a specific brand.  Prices are definitely less than what you would pay for the item if brought new but they are higher than what you would probably pay at a traditional thrift store.


Asos Marketplace


co-ordinates top and trousers; $30.00

It is the perfect combination of one of a kind, pre-owned, and low cost with fashionable.  I did not even know that it existed until a few days ago but now I am glad that I found it.  Asos marketplace offers lower cost items from independent designers and vintage stores around the globe.  So you can honestly say you got your jacket from Thailand even though you did;t actually go to Thailand.



Calvin Klein jacket; 18.99

This online thrift store is unique in that it tells you the exact location where your item is coming from.  It also has very fast shipping!  It only took me 3 days to get my items from them!


Vintage Aztec clay mask; $18.00


Formerly known as Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift and Consignment Store the newly named gone tomorrow has been operating since 2002!  It offers slightly used clothing in addition to home goods.  Personally I think they are best at home goods and prefer shopping for knickknacks like the one above from them.

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Apple to Apples game, $8.00

The self described “largest online consignment shop” this store offers games and toys in addition to clothes.  This website had all thee 90’s toys like Yu-gi-oh cards and Gameboys, it was soon nostalgic.  I think every 90s kid will spend their entire paycheck on this thrift store.

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