I don't know if this is something anyone else even thinks about...
I know in my house, my husband thinks NOTHING of it.
How do I know? Because I try to recycle where I can & it drives him nuts.
& he has no problem throwing everything away. Even clothes that he doesn't like anymore.
I'm like, GIVE IT TO CHARITY & he's like, Meh
.... don't worry, I don't let him make it to the garbage with the clothes. I keep a box always by the door for things to give away when a charity calls for a pick up.
But I do worry about the earth.
I'm the person who cries over cut down trees. Really, I cry.
I worry about landfills. How can it continue to hold all the garbage that is created????
I freak out about the air & water & what can happen to it.
So this video really intrigued me....
& I don't think its about living so extreme you can't function in a normal way.
I do love that it did force her to live a healthier lifestyle though. Isn't that interesting? You take care of yourself better & you take care of the environment around you better as well. The circle of life I can get down with.
What about you? Does this sort of thing worry you?
Do you do anything to help the environment or watch your trash usage?
What's one thing you are willing to change in the future?
I am a huge recycler, re-user, and donater. I hate a lot of trash.ReplyDelete
Last night Michael finished some dip and said, "I'm just gonna throw the container in the trash so I don't have to wash it" and I was like, "NO!!! I'll wash it." He then washed it himself and pouted the whole time. I was like...I told you I'd wash it... Recycling is so ingrained in me, I can't just throw recyclables away!ReplyDelete
I hate throwing things away too and I always make piles of things to recycle,donate, and re-use. The problem is that my piles become too large because I rarely find the time to actually take the stuff to goodwill or the recycling center...lolReplyDelete
I definitely worry about things like this too. It's funny because I used to be much more wasteful and Mike really helped me change my ways on this :) I try to recycle, re-use or donate as much as possible.ReplyDelete
My current apartment makes it so convenient to recycle but my old did not, which was a real pain. The older I get the more aware I am. I love this American Indian Proverb, "We don't inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children." #truthReplyDelete
I wish this was something I worried about more. I try to donate my clothes as often as I can though.ReplyDelete
Nothing made me feel more sad about our planet than being at the beach and seeing all of the trash that would end up on the beach from the water.ReplyDelete
I know I could do more, but I'm a huge recycler! Guess that earns me a few points, right?ReplyDelete
I've read a few books about the topic of zero waste, the one that sticks out the most is 'No Impact Man' and I think the topic is fascinating! I added that video to my 'watch later' list. I try to reuse & recycle as much as possible and make an effort to reduce what I use in the first place. With somethings it's almost like a game, 'how long can I make this bottle of shampoo last?'.ReplyDelete
Oh mercy - I'm a big-time recycler and everything is "reduce! reuse! recycle!". It definitely started when I spent a summer in Germany during college and I found out that they get fined for having recyclable items in the regular trash. I came home and encouraged my parents to set up a recycle bin station at their house. And now, still recycling anything I think can be put in those green bins. I was even bringing non-confidential papers home from work to recycle since I didn't want to just throw them in the trash. And clothes? even if they are totally unsellable (single socks or a t-shirt that is totally ripped up) still goes to the Salvation Army bag. I know now that they can sell those to be recycled as well. Honestly, I think I was the Lorax in a previous life. ;)ReplyDelete
It makes me sad when I think about how wasteful we all are. I try hard to donate things and save things where I can. We dont have a recycling program where I live and I think that is terrible. Every city should offer recycling, not just the big ones!ReplyDelete
Hubby and I used to recycle a lot, but I guess we've gotten lax about it. Seldom do it now. Time to get back into that habit, I guess.ReplyDelete
I recycle, reuse, repurpose, and donate whenever I can. I grew up recycling so it's habit but the rest took a bit of time to incorporate into regular life. It did, though, and here we are.ReplyDelete
I'm definitely environmentally conscious and I have the same thoughts about landfills.
Oh we recycle everything. We even compost some of our foods. It is a good practice for sure.ReplyDelete
I LOOOVE this post!!!!! I am a huge eco-nut! We recycle and re-use almost everything that we can! I love buying things used as well! So many good books or dvds (ha when we buy them!) can be purchased used. I love thrift shopping as well.. though it was filling our house up! hahah We carpool every day and we try to be good with lights and plug in items at home. We purchase organic a lot, and I don't use any chemicals in my makeup or hygiene stuff. almost! I know there are areas I can do better though! Good for you keeping up after ricky! hehe Thanks for this post and for making people (including those of us who do some of these things!) think! XO - AlexandraReplyDelete
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We recycle. We have those huge rolling trash cans that are provided by the company. Our recyclables all filled to the top each week. Our normal trash usually only has one bag inside from the week! We definitely give our clothes to charity.ReplyDelete
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