I sat outside on a warm sunny day while the neighborhood children were playing. I carried my bucket of soap and two pairs of shoes and began to scrub them. It didn’t take long for them to become curious. A little girl asked, “what are you doing?” I replied, “Well I’m cleaning my shoes because they’re dirty!” She answered “oh! Why?” I continued, “well when you get older your feet will stop growing and you won’t buy as many new shoes. Do You know how many one billion is? She shook her head. I continued, well neither do I! But that’s how many pieces of garbage are floating in the ocean right now! You see I’m washing these shoes because I don’t want them to get lost in the Ocean. That’s how Whales get sick and die. She looked at me with a smile and said yes I know Whales! Turtles too!!
After my husband and I shop Costco we separate the meat with plastic bags. We do this because the bulk packages come in 10-20 pieces! Every family loves Costco! I was in the middle of defrosting the meat when my thoughts wondered… This really isn’t an environmentally friendly process at all! I removed the thawed meat from the bag and realized cleaning the bag and recycling it was secondary to throwing it into the trash. Reason: Goey slime guts flowing its contents splashing said bacteria into the sink!! Gross. Hmmm Well, I guess I still have a long ways to go in the process.