Saturday, May 23, 2009

Kinda off Green....

Today I went to the recycle place to recycle my aluminum cans and plastic bottles. This household is doing it's best to do our part in keeping this planet green. As I stated, I save cans, plastic bottles, take shorter showers and water the lawn every other day. I rinse out little baggies (yes, you read that right), clean off used aluminum, empty the dirty water from the cat bowl into plants, serve left overs, use clean propane when barbecuing and try to use biodegradable cleaning product, even thought they don't work as well as the ozone burning ones.
I'm sure we could be doing more, but in a nutshell, this is what we do.

Having said all that, a few weeks ago, I heard that the State of California is going to try to pass a law adding a 25 cent ser charge on every super market plastic bag that you use from the market. They will just add it on to your grocery bill. Now, that may not seem like a lot to you, but for me, it adds up. I average about 6 bags of groceries a week, that comes out to $1.50, which comes out to $6.00 a month, which turns into $72.00 per year and that's just one market. Big Woop you say, yeah, but besides money....think of the planet....right? Ok, I hear this and I'm thinking, I"ll buy those green bags from various markets and I'll use those. In my daily journeys, I come across said bags and I purchase them. Some even buy one get another one free. Good job bunny, your doing your part. All together I end up spending roughly $10.00 to save $62.00, but that's ok, because again we are saving the world and in the long run it's better for my grandchildren.

Here is the evidence......Trader Joes, Albertsons, Stater Bros. and the little Italian Market up the street

Nice and convenient in the back of my car where I can easily get to in any given moment just in case I need a pit stop at the market or a green emergency happens. HA! Right. Half the time I forget. It's a habit that I just drive to the market, get my list, coupon book, purse...and walk into the market not even thinking about saving the world. And when I do remember it's too late. One more thing. You know those evil plastic bags the markets bag your groceries in?
Well I use those too. They have many uses, cleaning up dog and cat poop off my lawn, emptying garbage into, storing household items in the closet and so on and so on.

As I said before, we are doing our part, but our part is very difficult sometimes and I guess we have to pick and choose our battles. Today was a good day. I made $37.75 and the man at the recycling plant shouted out to me "Hello, senorita".....and the "ita" implies I'm young, so all is not lost.....I'm just say'n....


  1. are too adorable! I love your Blog and your humor! I now have the "green" bags too and it's soooooo worth it. LOL, I thought I was the only one that washed out baggies! I am in good company :)

    LuLu Kellogg

  2. We do all that good recycling stuff too, but in our case the city collects it. I suppose we could take it in for recycling ourselves and collect on it but I already went through the stacked bags in the back yard period. It got on my nerves so bad I couldn't take it anymore. Then I tried telling the kids that if they did it they could have the money. They weren't interested. So...if they city wants it, at least it isn't going to the dump!


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