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Disposability Consciousness

"I know in my heart that as long as trashing the planet and trashing each other, a healthy, holistic and healed world is not possible. We can not have peace ON the earth unless we also have peace WITH the earth. Our disposability consciousness is a weapon of mass destruction."

~ Julia Butterfly Hill

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Rate products on sustainability

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 4, 2016. 0 Replies

Does a particular product make you angry, because it's deliberately designed to damage the environment? Submit it at People's Design Lab, or submit products that you love because they're designed…Continue

Tags: share your feelings about ecological design

40 percent of e-waste recyclers are frauds

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 21, 2016. 0 Replies

Forty percent of all US electronics recyclers testers included in the study proved to be complete shams, with our e-waste getting shipped wholesale to landfills in Hong Kong, China, and developing…Continue

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Comment by Grinning Cat on August 19, 2017 at 1:36pm

Trump Administration Reverses Bottled Water Ban In National Parks (NPR)

It was not actually an outright ban — but 23 out of 417 national parks, including Grand Canyon National Park and Zion National Park, implemented restrictions on bottled water sales. The parks encourage visitors to use tap water and refillable bottles instead.

Now, The Trump administration has reversed this Obama-era policy.

... "The [bottled-water] industry has lobbied Congress to block this policy for years," says Jesse Bragg, spokesperson for Corporate Accountability International ... CAI points out that the Trump administration recently appointed a deputy secretary at the Department of the Interior who previously worked for a law firm that has represented one of the large companies that sell bottled water.

CAI's Bragg says this is an "example of the industry pulling the strings behind the scenes to protect its profits."

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 31, 2016 at 5:06pm

There are several reusable K-Cup filters available, that let you use your own ground coffee or loose tea or whatever.

(Before you check Amazon, consider that there's a call to boycott Amazon and other retailers that carry Trump merchandise such as the "Make America White Great Again" hat. I've seen such filters in supermarkets, and a quick web search turned up Best Buy and eBay as some of the other sources.)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 31, 2016 at 4:15pm
Comment by kathy: ky on October 19, 2016 at 12:04am
I parked, walked back,retrieved the six pack ring, and pulled every ring loose before I disposed of it in the trash. Seems I'm always picking up others trash from parking lots and putting it in the trash can that's usually only a few feet away. People often disgust me.
Comment by kathy: ky on October 18, 2016 at 11:54pm
I've carried my own grocery bags for years. A couple of them are just soft sided coolers that I picked up on sale at the dollar store. The rest are cloth ones I bought years ago. I tell the clerks exactly how I want them packed. They listen to me because I never let them remove the bags to the bagging turnstile. I can get all my cold things in two of them. And I don't have to pick up bruised produce from the parking lot or drive.
I'm passionate about not using plastic if there's anyway to avoid it. I won't let them put a plastic bag of apples or potatoes inside another stupid plastic bag.
My two young gdaughters are equally adamant about it. I had to park my car once because my, then eight year old gkid, spotted the plastic from a six pack of drinks lying in the parking lot and was so concerned about it washing to the ocean and harming or killing a dolphin or anything else :) sweet child.
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 14, 2016 at 12:17pm

My Grandma Whitehead's old Maytag washer, the kind with a wringer attached, served her through so many babies I can't even count. She had it until she gave up her home. Same with the wood stove. Oh! those days ended, never to return. She livd with my parents until she went into a nursing facility and could not learn how to work the automatic washer and dryer. 

I feel as she must have felt when I try to figure out how to integrate different components to my computer. Any of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren can do the tasks with ease. 

Sorry, Daniel, I know of no one with a 1950-60 gas stove. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 1, 2016 at 8:09pm
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 31, 2016 at 6:02pm

from a Robert Scribbler blog comment

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 20, 2013 at 10:53pm

I had o idea there was a risk using pyrex baking dishes. The testimonies certainly reveal a serious problem and the photos tell a frightening story. My daughter has a lot of Pyrex and I will alert her to the risks. Thanks. 

I like the idea of using old glass, and you are right, follow direcions. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 27, 2012 at 3:05pm

Perhaps it is not either/or but both/and. I like your ideas. Let me think a minute, how can I clean the oven and go for a walk before getting dinner ready. Oh! yes I can. 
This photo is not of my oven, but it looks as bad as mine. 

 

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