Friday, July 16, 2010

Ok.....Confession Time

I posted Tuesday about two surprises in the mail. Today I've got two more surprises. Not in the mail...but deposited at our door. Aren't they great looking?!



Confession. I have not been a recycler. However.......I will be now. Our waste management company and our rural little city have a new agreement. So from this day forward, our household will be a recycling little machine. Normal trash goes in the green one. Recyclable materials go in the blue one. A little bit of a change in the way we do things, but I do admit this is a good thing. 


The following facts have been floating around in the twittering/blogging world. Check them out.
Fact: About 900,000,000 trees are required to feed America's paper consumption each year, according to the Clean Air Council. 
Fact: With over 90% of US households taking advantage of the convenience of paper towels we produce over 3,000 tons of waste each day.


Wow! Paper towels are an addiction for more people than not. Should we work on this?


Now if you've got the paper towel thing down, read this. Ten Things You Should Never Buy
There are plenty of things to consider. 


For me one thing at a time.......

17 comments:

  1. I started recycling two years ago right after I started composting for my garden . It soon becomes a good habit. I use cloth napkins. They are wonderful .

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  2. Hi Diana - How are you!!?? Recycling will be a habit before you know it - even the toilet paper roll and cereal boxes and laundry detg. bottles. You'll love it. Since that's not a stinky can, it's close to the garage door and we can keep the lid up and just open the door and toss it out. You'll love it. I'm with you on the other things though - one at a time! :)

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  3. Thanks for the encouragement.
    I used to recycle faithfully but then moved to a municipality that charged extra to pick up garbage targeted for recycling...that definitely put the kobash on our efforts.
    So,I need to get back into this worthwhile, nature-conserving habit!!!

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  4. Hi! Diana, so happy to meet you! Glad you visited my blog today! I just sent you a e-mail, but it said there was an "error", I thought I had you on my lists already, but I am adding you as we speak, So excited to share with you about my happenings, sometimes it gets a little crazy tho! But my main goal is to share Jesus! Blessings from my heart to yours. Nana

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  5. Great post! My hubby works for a conservation agency, so I'm all for it! Thanks for commenting on my blog! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Whitesboro just started recycling this week, also. Glad to have you onboard. :) I didn't know that about paper towels, however. Now, I feel guilty.

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  7. HI DIANA,
    WE HAVE RECYCLED HERE FOR QUITE A NUMBER OF YEARS AND I HAVE DONE IT AND THINK IT'S GREAT, BUT A FEW YEARS AGO I FOUND OUT THAT THEY SELL OUR RECYCLABLES AND USE THE $$$ TO GIVE AWAY COLLEGE
    SCHOLARSHIPS....I THOUGHT THAT WAS WONDERFUL SO I AM EVEN MORE INTO IT THAN BEFORE. I REALLY DISLIKE THROWING SOMETHING IN THE REG TRASH IF IT CAN BE RECYCLED....COURSE, I ALSO HAVE MORE TIME TO DO THAT SINCE I AM NO LONGER RUNNING CHILDREN ALL OVER CREATION. LOL THAT HELPS A LOT!!
    HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND,
    BLESSINGS, NELLIE

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  8. Friday evening blessings to you Diana, Loved hearing that your Waste Management company is using recycling bins/cans now. I always thought Colorado would be more green than Calif. but not true-when we first moved here we had to pay extra to recycle-can you believe it?
    I know you'll be amazed at how much you can recycle.
    Hugs to you,
    Noreen

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  9. Oh, Diana, the GUILT I feel!!! Our little town FINALLY has a place to deposit paper, but everything else still goes to the landfill. So sad. Be blessed in doing your part to save the planet!!! :)

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  10. Recycling has been a part of my family for over twenty years now. It is such a normality that I would feel strange if we didn't recycle. It is one way to really be responsible for so much that is wasted. Knowing you through your blog, you will probably take this wonderful chore and bring it up to a whole 'nother level!

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  11. We've been recycling a long time, even before our city required it. They've required it for about 10 years now. I have 2 recycling containers and 1 trash container. That's how much we (a family of 8) recycle. It's not hard, and it's great to be able to put out more for recycling than for trash.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  12. We only started recycling about a year ago, and I confess that I STILL don't have it down!

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  13. GREAT post! I feel if everyone just did one thing, or a few things that don't overwhelm them, our world would be so much better off. Good job, you!

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  14. That's great you have the option to recycle now! We've been recycling for many years now, and I feel funny when I'm somewhere and can't do it. :)

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  15. I don't like buying paper towels just because they are so expensive. I mean say you only spend $5 on them a month...that's $60 a year. Wow. And if we have them, then everyone uses them constantly. Got some for camping because it was just more practical than cloth that I'd have to save for washing. They got used up quick once we were home.

    Cathy

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