Tuesday, November 25, 2008

RRR, not always

As we all know the 3 easiest steps to saving the planet are REDUCE, RECYCLE, and REUSE. Well, this may not always be true. With the wave of environmentalism that is sweeping the nation, and don't get me wrong, it is a good thing, people are not asking enough questions. Attempts at "going green" may end up a little misguided. Many more people are recycling but centers are filling up quickly with no where for the recycled materials to go or lack of resources to move the items and break them down for reuse. Case in point, according to Earth911.com, only 8 out of 10 plastic water bottles become landfill waste!! That's an alarming number.

I work in the town next to where I go to school and my boss says they are taxed to make recycling a lighter burden on the city but their recycling machines have been broken for months. Don't hesitate to ask questions and get the facts!

Don't fret that processes are slipping through cracks, there are many things you can to to reduce. First of all, the biggest filler of landfills are plastic bottles. There are many options including Brita pitchers, Nalgene bottles (who recently removed BPA from bottles), etc. Also, there are many household projects for recycling goods. If anyone makes anything from these ideas, let me know!

I want to thank miss Lisa for sparking this blog with her own post, featuring yours truly.

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