Friday, May 9, 2014

Mindful Waste

In the last 200 years population growth has increased by four times going from 1 and 1/2 billion to 6 billion in the 20th century alone.  Now it is 7 billion since we are in the 21st century.  Because of the mass population growth that translates into the greater environmental changes that are likely to occur.  

 This is all the  more reason we need new international limits on toxins and new international legislation on proper waste management, and new regulations on how things are to be disposed of and what can or cannot be disposed.   

Poor countries should not be allowed to sale land fills to other countries unless there are stipulations included that prohibit open and unsanitary garbage dumps.   
We must drastically reduce the amount of waste that is being produced. 

Perhaps there could be another action similar to the Vienna Convention where the Montreal Protocol international agreement was signed in 1987 by 105 countries and the European Community which stopped the ozone layers fast depletion by aerosol sprays and refrigerants.  

It is TIME for America and China to sign the Kyoto Agreement Protocol and strengthen the Copenhagen Accord Agreement 


 #green #sustainable #ecofriendly

Wonder why all the starfish are dying by the millions?

One way to get closer to being 100% renewable, recyclable, or reusable is the way that I do it:  I've been doing this proficiently for many years now. The only thing that I dispose of that cannot be recycled are things like dirty Q-tips, napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, tea bags, or items that can not be washed and have food particles on it. 

My cans, jars and bottles get cycled through the dishwasher before I recycle them making it easier for the recycle process and that way I can store the recycling in my house without any odor.  Everything else gets recycled, reused or renewed in one way or another. I use my tiny applesauce containers as mini ice trays.  

One applesauce container is perfect for one glass of water.  You only need that one ice cube.  Other items that have lids to them are perfect to keep for food storage or even dried herbs or powdered herbs.

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