Today I arrived at work to find I had run out of tea bags.
There was however yesterdays teabag sitting on a saucer next to my cup from yesterdays tea.
A little dried up, but a tea bag none the less.
Yes folks. I placed yesterdays tea bag into a clean cup, poured boiling water all over it and presto! I had a nice new cup of tea.
Is it ok to do what I did or is it absolutely disgusting?
I’m still very much alive…
I believe it is vital that we use the printing on packaging to INFORM and EDUCATE (as well as sell).
Unfortunately more often than not I find environmental labeling found on packaging to be confusing and inconsistent.
Can you spot the difference between the two recycle logos printed on the two different products photographed above? I’m not talking about the graphic, but more the message. There is a very important difference.
I noticed the other day an empty can (circled) sitting right next to the ramp of a removalist truck. The two guys working walked straight past the can about five times during the time that I was watching. The can lay literally right in their path.
I’m not suggesting for one minute that either of the workers ‘should’ have picked up the can.
What I am saying, is that either one of them ‘COULD’ have picked the can up off the grass. I know I would have.
To be fair, I wanted to return later in the day to see if the can was still there, however I was unable to get back so I may never know if the can had in fact been picked up or not.
If I were a betting man I’d say the can stayed put.
What do you think. Do you know anyone who picks up litter in the street?
Found this little beauty parked snugly on the footpath. This recumbent comes complete with storage trailer (if you don’t mind!).
For those of you who have seen something like this but were not quite sure what it was, these machines are known as recumbent bicycles. They are extremely comfortable and incredibly fast.
I’ve ridden one once, but this was on a dirt track. I’d love to get one out on the open road some day… hint, hint!
If you would like to know more here’s a link
I’ve written about receipts before http://www.wasteman.com.au/?s=receipts
I want you to think for a moment about how many paper receipts are thrown in the bin behind the shop counter each and every day.
So! Here I was thinking that the receipts are printed automatically and there’s nothing we can do about it when, whilst in a mini supermarket today, the woman behind the counter actually asked whether or not I wanted a receipt. When I asked her about it she said that If the sale was cash, she could program the printer NOT to print a receipt. This is contrary to what I’ve been told lately.
What’s actually going on here? I intend to get to the bottom of this.
Did anybody happen to catch this expo? I really wanted to go but just couldn’t get there. Would love to know your thoughts, comments, feedback.
If you’d like to know more here’s the link
um, just a thought…
What if there was one mail box specifically for the local ‘freebie’ newspaper and the residents actually passed it around and shared the paper once they had finished with it. Now this is an idea that would probably never take off but it actually makes some sense. Wasteman sometimes says ‘we need to go backward to go forward‘, and this idea is one of those, if you know what I mean.
Apart from the obvious saving in paper (enormous), residents would get to meet their neighbours. Despite what you hear or read, I think neighbours are the key ingredient in a slightly larger cake called ‘community’.
If you are one of those people who have always wanted to do something for the planet but have always felt the problems to be too large, try starting at home first, then look towards the local community.
Local communities are manageable sized chunks of society where real change can be implemented and felt.
I just thought of something…who would get to do the crossword? Dam!
I spotted these rainwater tanks the other day connected to a rather large church – Now that’s what I call HOLY WATER!
Yes folks…We are in the middle of a drought. Don’t forget it!!
There was a lovely little landscaped garden immediately adjacent the tanks so I’d say the tanks were for this. I wonder If the rainwater is also used for baptisms?
I went to the zoo the other day. I saw plenty of animals but I also saw a bench seat made out of old milk bottles.Horrible looking seat-but wonderful product. I’m going to be talking more about this recycled plastic furniture in the coming months.
but what I really liked was the Rainforest Lore…
Nothing more need be said really.
I found these undies in Target just the other day. I hope they’re talking about the environment movement and not the colour of ‘bad poos’.
Anyway… We used to talk about trying to make environmental issues ‘sexy’ at a time when really no one seemed particularly interested. And lo and behold…ten years down the track…on the back of a pair of undies in Target look what we find.
Earthlings, the environment movement has officially landed!