Let's Talk Trash!

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Hot2na
Let's Talk Trash!

Ha! Got your attention. Now, I am simply wondering.....how green are you? 

Recycling programs are everywhere:  home, the office, schools, restaurants, office supply shops, basically everywhere.  But are they really reinforced? How many of you have and use the 2 or 3 different recycle bins provided by your local city solid waste management department? We have 3. Black = everyday non recyclable waste. Blue = paper products, glass, aluminum, plastic jugs, bottles, etc. Green = lawn clippings, compost, tree limbs, etc.  Do you separate your trash into organic, inorganic, paper, plastic, etc.? Do you turn the light and/or ceiling fan off when not in a room? Ride your bike to do a quick errand close by or maybe walk if it is a reasonable distance? Have your sprinkler system on an energy saving water reducing timer? Your thermostat programmed to the temps in your climate/area and set higher when you are not home or sleeping?

What steps have you taken to "go green?"


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Almost Evil
Re: Let's Talk Trash!

I recycle but other than that...i dont care much. Im not a fan of electric or solar powered cars, though most of them are being tested here in california. Even our carpool lanes give free passes to hybrid/alternative energy cars, but i figure id rather not deal with it. I dont abuse the earth, but i dont feel the dire need others do to "go green" I think its all hype. 

animestrinity
Re: Let's Talk Trash!

The only 'Green' anything that I concern myself with is when it has to do with chemicals I'll be using... only because that affects me more directly... I don't recycle... until I find a car that I like, I'm sticking with my fossil fuel consuming one... as for solar power? I think I'll wait until the price comes down...

I'm not overly concerned about the Earth for my lifetime, or my children's... so meh... I know it sounds selfish, but like AE, I don't abuse the Earth, I'm just not going to drastically try to compensate for everyone's destruction.... I'll plant a tree... that's it.

Besides, referring to the 2012 thread... what if the apocalypse comes? lol 

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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

 

jp
Re: Let's Talk Trash!

we only have one recycling bin where i live. i do recycle everything that they accept here and every time i take out the garbage i have at least 6 times more recycled that non-recycled garbage. i also walk everywhere i can and use public transit. i went from driving 10,000 miles a year to just 200 miles a year.

i'm not obsessive about turning off lights though if i'm going to go back in the room shortly. and i don't unplug all my appliances everytime i leave my house like some people do. also, if i'm not home and can't find a recycling bin nearby i don't save up all my trash for the day and take it home with me to recycle it.

i've done a couple different online carbon footprint calculators and came up with numbers between. 0.15 and 0.35, which is very very low compared to the average, so i feel like i'm doing my part and don't need to go overboard.

p to the izzle
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We just have one recycle bin here. I recycle everything that can be recycled. I wouldn't own an SUV if you gave me one. I'm Vegan so that in itself has green consequences. I'm currently switching over to  florescent bulbs. I am a light nazi. I turn them off always, at home or at work. I use a Pur water filter instead of buying bottled water. I'm all about wind energy. We need some of that!!

"I'm just like you only shorter."

 

Hot2na
Re: Let's Talk Trash!

[quote=p to the izzle]I'm currently switching over to  florescent bulbs.[/quote]

most states have a florescent bulb rebate/incentive program. i'm only assuming you are here based off of your profile. have you checked it out yet?  

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat!

Almost Evil
Re: Let's Talk Trash!

Yuck. Fluorescent light bulbs are serious health hazards. You're just trading one negative for another. Just google "dangers of fluorescent light bulbs" and you'll find hundreds of reasons NOT to use them. Then again, i dont really care- if you get huge rebates for changing to mercury laden carbon bulbs, have at it. Saving money is saving money after all. 

Hot2na
Re: Let's Talk Trash!

[quote=Almost Evil]Then again, i dont really care- if you get huge rebates for changing to mercury laden carbon bulbs, have at it. [/quote]

where do you think mercury comes from? mother earth. it is a natural element and when properly disposed of, it's not an issue.

 

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat!

Almost Evil
Re: Let's Talk Trash!

Lots of things are "natural" but it doesnt mean they are used, or disposed of, properly. If you think you're never going to break a light bulb, and therefore never be exposed to the mercury within, great. Im just saying before jumping on the bandwagon, everyone should be aware of both sides. 

p to the izzle
Re: Let's Talk Trash!

I am aware of the toxins and do intend to dispose of them properly but then again I also recycle batteries and I'd say most people don't. I understand your point though because most people won't dispose of these properly. People are lazy and it's whatever is easier. 

"I'm just like you only shorter."

 

Isaac
Re: Let's Talk Trash!

LED's are more energy efficent, don't require mercury or any other toxins, last longer, and are much more sturdy. It's all just a ploy to get toxins into the enviroment and make people stupider.

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