Hello, Dear Readers! :)
I've been TerraCycling for our school since November (see earlier post for more info. about that) and it has been a real journey, to say the least. I started out wanting to do good for the planet and I feel like I am in a small way, but it has also made me think about so many issues that are bigger than chip bags and juice pouches. Like how huge the plastic problem has become and how we don't even think of it as a problem in the U.S. It doesn't make the nightly news, even though there are huge gyres of plastic filling up our oceans....the very oceans we depend on for survival. And like how much we waste in this country. If you ever want a lesson in waste, take a look at what is thrown away at a typical Elementary School lunch. This leads me to so many other thoughts. Do parents realize how much money is being thrown away, even if they aren't at all concerned about the environment?
I haven't posted for a while because all of these thoughts are swirling around me like a gyre. I'm trying to figure out what I'm supposed to do with them. When I do, I'll post more, but if you have some of your own that you'd like to discuss here, please let me know.
Have a great week!