Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Green Choices Wednesday
Here's another disposable vs. reuseable choice.
Paper cups come from a "renewable resource." However, the production and the distribution chains for paper products expend irreplaceable fossil fuel and create greenhouse gases and other pollutants. They also add a lot of volume to landfills, and are slow to decompose. The point is that all disposable products turn resources into garbage after a single use, wasting fuel and generating pollution in the process!
A glass is used over and over, and can be recycled at the end of its life, making new glass products.
I no longer use paper cups in the bathroom or elsewhere. Instead I use a glass. Some green choices may result in an inconvenience or require a sacrifice. This choice only requires washing the glass as needed. Simple and easy!
This post talks about paper cups. At this time, I won't even get started on foam! Maybe next week!
Consider ways to eliminate "disposable" products from your life!
Think Green and live Green!