Here’s a little filler for you and some info on “green” living, from Gimundo. I hate all the new age lingo, but it doesn’t make doing the thing any less important! I have cut and pasted the entire article to save you a click, but within it is a guide on how to recycle what and that does require a click if you’re interested!
“Cities like San Francisco may have placed a ban on plastic bags in grocery stores and boast of bike-friendly roads, but if you really want to discover the world’s greenest spot, you’ll have to head overseas, to the small town of Kamikatsu, Japan.
In Kamikatsu, there’s no such thing as trash. You won’t find a single garbage bin in any of the town’s homes, and there’s not a dump anywhere within driving distance. Instead, the resourceful residents must compost all waste from their food, and sort other trash into 34 separate categories, with sections for plastic bottles, razor blades, Styrofoam, and various other paraphernalia.
The crazy part? Most locals actually seem to like the extreme recycling process. Kikue Nii, one resident, claims that the town’s no-waste policy makes her more mindful of what she’s using, and helps her to take advantage of every last scrap. “I think I produce less waste because I have to compost it,” she told BBC News
“When I can’t use the whole vegetable or meat, I try to cook it again with wine and so on. It makes a very good soup. Everyone should have a composter if they can.”
While most of us may not be as ecologically-enlightened as the residents of Kamikatsu, the idea that people on the other side of the world are separating their scraps into 34 categories may at least help you get motivated to recycle your cans and bottles, as a minimum. And if you feel like taking their example, check out Lime’s Guide to Recycling to learn how to responsibly ditch all your trash without heading towards the dump.”