Being a locavore isn’t the only way to be ‘green,’ but it IS one of the few ways that you can see a benefit to your own life and health while improving the planet. Eating local seasonal food is practical and measurable.
But what about the more traditional environmental approach of the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle? I’m talking about those in my monthly column On Being Green at Choose NOW Ministries. The heresy? I believe recycling should be a last resort.
In May I tackled reducing with a few tips you can use. Should you do all of them? Not necessarily, but they’re great awareness exercises at the very least.
June’s column examines whether reusing items really helps. And you’ll get to see the egg carton caterpillar my almost-four-year-old great nephew made!
On Wednesday, July 4, my post on recycling, trash, and littering will air over on the column. The recycling world isn’t all as hunky dory as we’d all like to think.
What do you think of the 3 Rs? Do these concepts affect your daily life?
I have to say I reuse where I can and recycle where I can’t because I have questions about our garbage company’s recycling methods, but it’s better than outright dumping, I suppose. The best thing is to avoid extra waste all together.
It’s too bad recycling doesn’t work as well as it ought to! But it’s still expensive to extract the raw materials back out of the finished goods, too.
Actually, I saw something where they’ve figured out an efficient way to return plastic to its petroleum base to extend the world oil supply. Whether this will get into general use any time soon is anyone’s guess, but I predict raids on the island of plastic in the ocean when it does.
Wendy Sargeant says
I have another version of the three R’s: Reading ‘Riting and the Remote LOL!
I’ve popped over from the aussiewriters blog to introduce my new humorous devotional blog. Come by and say hello!
Thanks for stopping by, Wendy! I popped by your new blog. What you’re trying to do there sounds fun 🙂