Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Blog Action Day and I Almost Forgot. Some Trash Talk Then.

Please don't flame! Husband is sick. Work deadline.
Anyway, my main contribution has something to do with trash. The topic's actually in the local hot seat right now, getting front page exposure with the landfill debates going on.
My ways of diminishing ours are pretty simple:
I recycle. A lot. Mainly because I'm a packrat and I'm always setting aside disposables to be used for some project later on. I will post more about recycling options later. I really just want to meet the Monday deadline for this post (I'm very ashamed!!!).
Always consider the packaging of items you want to buy. Individually wrapped, cute solo stuff may be convenient, but that equates to more trash in your landfill. Get economy size and then dole out into non-disposables, say juice into glasses, chips into bowls...
Another way is somewhat connected to recycling. I don't buy trash bags. When we end up with plastic from the supermarket, we use them to line the bins. The thing is we try to avoid plastic store bags in the first place. I have a canvas bag that I use for shopping. When I don't have it with me for those impromptu trips to the mall, I just insist on stuffing purchases inside my purse and just showing the receipt to the store guard. With no plastic to put trash in, the best option is to not have trash to get rid of, lol. In the event that you do end up with something that needs to be thrown away, try a cardboard box. Composting is also a huge deal. You get really fertile soil for your troubles too.

Something I'm looking into: cloth wipes for the family (guests will still get TP). I go through a roll of TP faster than I'd like to (small bladder). Anyway, it's an idea.
This is some choice post, huh? Please forgive, forgive, forgive. And I'd been looking forward to it too!
Whew! Did I make it?

8 comments:

Trina said...

I saw black recyclable plastic trash bags in the grocery, Shopwise to be exact. Is there such a thing as recyclable plastic?

spinninglovelydays said...

yes, there is, but for a deeper understanding of plastic and recycling, i suggest reading the following:

http://www.ecologycenter.org/ptf/misconceptions.html

there are biodegradable trash bags too, but they're quite spendy.

spinninglovelydays said...

btw, is it trina grimalt(sp?), mark's former bandmate?:) either way, hi!:)

Trina said...

We probably just have the same name. :P I'm Trina from GT. I chanced upon your blog while reading some posts there. And I've enjoyed reading your blog since then. Keep up the good work! :)

spinninglovelydays said...

oh that's so neat! thanks. i'm glad you like the blog. :)

Anonymous said...

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spinninglovelydays said...

I'm a dealer of mythical creatures, but you have to be a licensed unicorn handler before I sell you one *eye roll*

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