This blog was started, and is intended to illustrate that environmentalism happens through small acts, is not difficult, and that it does not always have to be some big life changing event that forces you to live in the tree tops with no electricity. All that being said, one of my small acts was to start this blog to gain some friends to help me save the world.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Green Theme of the Day: Trash, Green Challenge of the Day: Trash

So here is something that makes me mad (shocker right) those adverts for the disposable hand towels.  Seriously how stupid is that.  The company that sells and advertises those stupid things is banking on a lazy consumer (and I know lazy people (mostly myself) but I have never met someone this lazy).  How rude, I mean really.  Not sure where they got there data, but my guess is that they just made it up.  If you are that worried about your hand towel being dirty that you think a disposable towel is a good idea, here is an idea WASH IT.  Or better yet go hang out in a public restroom all day, and there you can get your fill of disposable paper towels that should quench your thirst for waste.  This is not a hard concept, washing towels.  And, no we don't need to wash our hand towels individually, believe it or not you can throw them in with a load of regular towels, or sheets, or clothes, do I need to go on.  I mean there are many things in my life that I would rather do than say wash the dishes or do the laundry, but guess what folks, I still do them every once in a while.  Geez.  Anyway so here is my point (I know I struggle to get to it sometimes, the point that is) trash is lazy.  So here is my challenge to myself, no trash for a day.  I can recycle and compost if needed, but nothing can go in my trash bin for a full 24 hours.  Never done this before, so I have no idea if it will work, but I got to try.  And if there is anyone who would like to join me go for it.  I will report back (I know, I am sure that everyone is now on the edge of their seats with anticipation, but you will have to find other things to do to fill your day, I kill me wink wink). So haha take that stupid disposable towel company, I don't need you.
Wish me luck, I need it.


  1. When i buy something new,I give out the old ones to people who can have a use for them, instead of disposing or burning them. I urge all to reuse what ever we can and recycle everything we can.Lets make the world a better place to work,play and live on.

  2. When i buy something new,I give out the old ones to people who can have a use for them, instead of disposing or burning them. I urge all to reuse whatever we can and recycle everything we can. Let’s make the world a better place to work,play and live on. I call it green conduct.

  3. Say no to disposable Styrofoam cups!
    Fact: Styrofoam cups/plates are NOT recyclable.
    Fact: Styrofoam cups/plates do not decompose.

    Is there a need to say any more? Maybe, US for say, disposes of 15 billion cups every year. Just think about the non-bio-degradeable refuse produced. Many offices provide styrofoam cups for drinking water/coffee at the party. Dont you think that trend ought to stop?
    Here's what we can do to help.
    • Bring your own mugs/cups.
    So it turns out you have to wash your own mugs.
    Spending a minute to wash your cup is better than leaving a non-decomposing eye sore that is going to stick around forever. An added incentive is you can personalize your mug with your favourite pictures or photos of your loved ones.Reduce usage of use-and-throw plastic items. Couple of tough metal spoons (and may be a knife) in your office drawers can be good enough weapons to keep your over-bearing neighbour from bothering you.
    • Why use AND throw (and cause overflowing garbage bins and 500 years of agony?), when you have the option not to use in the first place! product that looks, feels, and insulates just like styrofoam, but is completely recyclable and biodegradable.Now thats what i call environment friendly.The more we try to make our life easy,the more we we complicate our lives,and the dangers are immnent.